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Eurobites: EU Officials Raid Telenor & Tele2 Over Competition Concerns in Sweden
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4/26/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q1 revenues slip at KPN; Virgin Media adds channels for expats; Orange agrees wage deal with unions; Netflix et al could face increased European content requirement.
Telia's Sweden Cost Problem Threatens 2017 Targets
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4/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish telco insists it will overcome its cost problems in subsequent quarters and sticks to its earnings guidance for the full year.
AT&T: TW Deal Will Light a Fire Under Video Biz
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4/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Video was not a highlight for AT&T in Q1.
AT&T's Gig Economy Driven by Spectrum Obsession in 2017
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T focuses on spectrum growth as it misses Q1 revenue expectations.
Juniper Q1: Cloud Rises, Security Sags
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom and enterprise grew in Juniper's Q1, but cloud outshone them all, while security continued to underperform.
Netflix Set to Enter China
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4/25/2017  |  2 comments
Through a licensing deal with iQIYI in China, Netflix appears set to gain access to nearly 500 million potential new customers.
Did Verizon Outbid AT&T for Straight Path?
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4/25/2017  |  8 comments
Verizon appears to want to lock AT&T out of the 5G spectrum grab with possible $1.8B bid for Straight Path.
Eurobites: BICS Bags TeleSign for $230M
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 IPO rumor resurfaces; Orange teams up with Facebook on accelerator program; Telekom Austria's Q1; CityFibre's full year.
Cisco Jasper Eyes Mobile Management
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco Jasper is working with service providers to roll out a new mobile management platform called Control Center for Mobile Enterprise.
T-Mobile Says 600MHz Takes It Head-to-Head With 'Duopoly'
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile wants to cover 321 million people with 4G by year's end to whack AT&T & Verizon, and is already slaughtering Big Red in Q1 on subscriber adds.
Ericsson's Q1 Even Worse Than Feared
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4/25/2017  |  3 comments
Swedish vendor racks up massive loss and says new profitability criteria in the managed services area will wipe 4% off revenues in 2019.
Utility Poles Pose Problems for 5G & More
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
New ideas surfaced at the FCC's first Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee meeting for solving the industry's pole attachment problem and accelerating broadband deployments.
Eurobites: BT Claims Victimhood in Italian Accounting Case
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's six steps to the smart city; eir in TV sport play to mobile users; 3 has a bad weekend; more scary stuff about cybercrime.
New TV Standard Turns on Broadcasters
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
A new survey highlights the optimism among US broadcasters about the next-gen TV transmission standard, as well as their lack of knowledge and concerns about the new tech standard.
Tele2's Shares Soar on Strong Q1
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator reports impressive growth in sales and profits thanks partly to takeover activity.
China's Telcos Eye Life After 4G
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
China's operators are thriving in the consumer market for 4G services. Can they carry that success into new areas as 4G growth slows?
Eurobites: T-Mobile Gets All-Clear on 'Data-Free' Music Streaming
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify renews deal with indie labels; Orange Belgium's Q1; Virgin gives it some Voom; Finland's epic coffee fail.
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
IHG Hack Hit Hospitality Guests in the Wallet
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4/20/2017  |  2 comments
Malware on IHG servers sent credit card info to stay with thieves.
Pai Picks Up Deregulatory Pace
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4/20/2017  |  3 comments
Under the leadership of its new Republican chairman, the FCC has approved broad deregulation of the business data market and effectively loosened limits on TV station ownership.
Verizon Ekes Out Fios Revenue Gains
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4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Despite the loss of 13,000 video subscribers, the big US telco sees overall Fios revenues climb 4.7% on a year-over-year basis in Q1.
Verizon Fixates on 'Future' Network, as It Loses Subs, Revenue
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4/20/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon lost 307,000 postpaid customers in Q1, but says it is building out for the long term and stands by its 2017 capex projection.
Vodafone Egypt Virtualizes Analytics With Procera
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Mobile operator uses PacketLogic virtual solution to identify user and application to deliver the right bandwidth in real time.
Orange Adds Voice to Growing Chorus of Digital Assistants
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
French incumbent will unleash a voice assistant called Djingo in early 2018. Could a similar offering from Deutsche Telekom be in the works?
Windstream Redefines Continuity for the Cloud
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
New packaged solution uses diverse access, including fixed broadband wireless, along with backup power, diverse routers and transport.
Cable, Telecoms Spend Millions to Fete Trump
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4/20/2017  |  2 comments
And AT&T tops the list.
Orange Plans Bank Raid With AI, Digital Weapons
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4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Orange is set to launch a banking service this July that will take advantage of artificial intelligence and other digital capabilities.
Eurobites: Orange Bank Is Open for Business
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom issues duct-and-pole proposals; KPN invests in smart home system; Sky revenue up, but profit down; Liquid Telecom links up with Intelsat.
Unlicensed: It's What's Next for US Mobile Operators
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4/19/2017  |  4 comments
The three largest mobile operators are eyeing unlicensed 3.5GHz and 5GHz bands to boost 4G capacity, as compatible devices start to come to market.
Ingenu Seeks Funding to Support Growth
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
IoT specialist changes its tune on fundraising in the face of growing demand and says tie-ups with cellular operators are in the pipeline.
Verizon's Fiber Spend Won't End With Corning
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4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon needs a lot of fiber for future 5G rollouts, which leads to the age-old question: build it or buy it?
Eurobites: Vivendi Fights Back After Italian Rebuff
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson virtualizes video processing; Swisscom promotes mobile multi-tasking; OBS goes into the fitting room.
Netflix Nears Big Milestones
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4/18/2017  |  2 comments
With its latest subscriber gains, Netflix is approaching both the 100 million subscriber mark and the point where it will have more international customers than US customers for the first time.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
Crown Castle Adds Fiber Muscle With $600M Wilcon Buy
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Towerco's latest takeover move shows it is banking on the growing appetite for small cell technologies with the rollout of 5G services.
Comcast Ready for Clash With Hulu
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4/18/2017  |  7 comments
Untangling the tangled web of Comcast and Hulu.
ZTE Bounces Back in Q1 After US Trade Fine
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor reports strong growth in sales and profits as it moves on from a trade dispute with the US.
FDA Warns Abbott on IoT Vulnerability & More
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4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The FDA delivered a strongly worded warning to Abbott Labs about continuing vulnerabilities and defects in implantable devices.
Report: Verizon Considering Bid for Straight Path
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4/17/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon could top AT&T's offer for the future 5G spectrum holder.
Equinix CTO: Open Source Critical for Interconnection
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4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The exchange operator is carefully tracking progress on open source to fuel massively scalable interconnections of the future.
Pay-TV Still Growing Globally
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4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The latest version of informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that pay-TV providers are still adding subscribers despite cord-cutting in the US.
Comcast Wins Spectrum – What's Next?
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
A peek at what Comcast could do with its new wireless spectrum assets.
How Pivotal's PaaS Transformed Comcast
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4/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Embrace the microservices! Comcast did, and its internal IT workings transformed in about a year, Pivotal says.
Netflix Leads US OTT Video Market But...
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4/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent data from Comscore finds that nearly three out of every four OTT homes in the US have Netflix – to no one's surprise.
Indian M&A Could Spell Trouble for Vendors
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
Merger activity in India's telecom market leaves both service providers and their suppliers facing an uncertain future.
Intel Eyes Fab 5G Future, Not Another Mobile Mess
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
The semiconductor giant hopes a 5G-driven convergence between computing and communications will play into its hands.
T-Mobile, Dish & Comcast Big Winners in $19.8B 600MHz Auction
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
T-Mobile claims low-band spectrum win will quadruple its 600MHz holdings and start to be switched on this year.
Wikileaks Vault 7 Hacks Hit Dozens
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4/13/2017  |  4 comments
The attacks detailed in Wikipedia's Vault 7 release of CIA information have hit at least 40 targets since the information release.
Cable Clashes With DOT Over Spectrum
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4/13/2017  |  1 comment
There's only so much wireless spectrum to go around.
Windstream Buys UC Provider Broadview
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
In an all-cash transaction, Windstream pays $227 million to add Broadview's UC capabilities to its business services.
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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The Impact of Video

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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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