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Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
Orange Reports Q2
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Objective for restated EBITDA growth in 2016 confirmed.
Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
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7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Ofcom Announces Digital Comms Plans
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7/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Ofcom rules that BT's Openreach division should become its own company within the BT Group.
Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
ADVA Adds to Its Ensemble Harmony Ecosystem
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Ten new members come on board.
Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
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7/25/2016  |  7 comments
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Huawei Reports 40% H1 Sales Growth But Margins Suffer
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7/25/2016  |  3 comments
While much of the rest of the communications technology sector hunts in vain for improving revenues, Huawei shifts up another gear but its margins dip.
Eurobites: CityFibre Forges Ahead
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria has a flat first half; Tele2 to put Nokia's Cloud Packet Core to work; BT offers to set up separate board for Openreach.
Tele2 to Deploy Nokia's Cloud Packet Core
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia to provide Tele2 with Cloud Packet Core solution across entire group network to deliver mobile broadband, prepare for 5G.
Huawei Reports 40% Rise in H1 Revenues
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei revenues for the first half of 2016 hit 245.5 billion Yuan Renminbi, a 40% year-on-year increase.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
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7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Net Insight Reports Q2 Growth
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Net sales increased by 42% with an operating margin of 9%.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
Up in ARMs
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
SoftBank is set to buy chip designer ARM for about $32 billion, citing the expected growth of the IoT tech market as a catalyst. Is this a good move by SoftBank?
ADVA Has a Growth Spurt but Margins Lag
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  1 comment
European vendor's momentum continues into 2016 as it reports impressive sales growth, only some of which comes from its Overture acquisition, but its profitability isn't keeping up.
Telenor Picks Ranplan for Small Cell & HetNet Planning
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ranplan has worked closely with the Telenor wireless network team based in Belgrade.
Orange Poland Tests 1.5 Tbit/s Link Over 870km With Nokia
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange Poland and Nokia set new capacity-distance record with 1.5Tbit/s superchannel transmitted over 870km between Warsaw and Wroclaw.
CenturyLink Lights 200 Gbit/s of Transatlantic Capacity
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Provisioning of secure and reliable capacity on the next-generation subsea fiber optic network will support CenturyLink's US-to-Europe broadband traffic.
Eurobites: Hands Off Our Data, France Tells Microsoft
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange buys into desktop virtualization; BT outage hits banks; Tele2 records loss in Q2.
ADVA Reports Record Revenues in Q2
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7/21/2016  |  Post a comment
ADVA Optical Networking reports revenues of €157.2 million for the second quarter, a year-on-year increase of 40.1%.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
AT&T, Orange Unite to Press for SDN, NFV Standards
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  2 comments
Carriers collaborating to speed up standards that make virtual CPE, SDNs and VNF on-boarding universally interoperable across networks.
Openet Enables In-Car WiFi for Orange Slovakia
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange Slovakia now supports multiple devices connected to different content via a single in-car router.
Eurofins Digital Testing Joins RDK Community
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Selected by multiple operators to test and validate next-gen TV services and applications running on RDK-based set-top boxes.
AT&T, Orange Team on SDN, NFV Standardization
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Orange are collaborating on efforts around open source and the standardization of SDN and NFV.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
TalkTalk Provides Fiscal Q1 Trading Update
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Q1 revenues flat year-on-year at UK alternative broadband provider.
Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
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7/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
Hyperoptic Lands £21M Backing for Gigabit Expansion in UK
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
European Investment Bank backs UK FTTP provider.
Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.
Telenor Group Reports Q2 Growth
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
But revenues are dented by low device sales.
Ericsson 'Doubles' Savings Goal as Sales Slump
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7/19/2016  |  10 comments
Swedish vendor renews efforts to improve margins as market and macro-economic conditions weigh heavily on second-quarter sales.
Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
Ericsson Reports Q2 Decline
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adjusted revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year as mobile broadband sales continued to decline, particularly in markets suffering from weak macro-economic trends.
CSPs Face Double Threat From DDoS Trends - Report
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7/19/2016  |  1 comment
Communications service providers not only face an increasing number of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks -- they're also under threat from the web giants in the DDoS protection services market.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column  | 
7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
Out on a Limb
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
SoftBank acquires ARM
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Eurobites: Doubt Cast on Ericsson Reporting
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: full Opera sale falls through; Huawei does German deal; UK government's Mr Broadband moved on.
SoftBank Muscles In on ARM in $32B Deal
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7/18/2016  |  36 comments
Japanese company makes bet on ARM's ability to corner the market for IoT.
AT&T Offers Network Functions On Demand... Sort Of
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7/18/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T is offering a virtual network functions using its international cloud platform; but while the service might be cutting edge, the business model wears an old school badge.
SoftBank to Buy ARM for £24.3B
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Japanese group agrees terms to buy UK-based chip design company.
AT&T Introduces Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T says its new service will simplify networking and help save costs for businesses in 76 countries and territories around the world.
AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand
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7/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
Is Sigfox on the Run?
Morris Lore  | 
7/15/2016  |  11 comments
Yet to satisfactorily answer its critics, the French IoT player is at risk of being marginalized in the LPWA market.
Eurobites: Brussels Goes In Hard on Google
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ronan Dunne to leave O2 at end of month; KPN tests vectoring; Finland's Elisa edges up in second quarter.
Prototypes for Narrowband IoT
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7/15/2016  |  3 comments
Deutsche Telekom is taking a collaborative approach to the development of NB-IoT applications, explains Dr. Alexander Lautz.
Business SMS Drives Messaging Market Growth, Finds Report
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
A new report released by Telefónica suggests that SMS volumes will continue to grow driven by the growing use of Application To Person (A2P) messaging.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.
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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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