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Thales Splashes $215M on Guavus for Analytics
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4/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Thales is looking to strengthen its analytics portfolio in aerospace, transport, space, security and defense, but Guavus will still serve its existing customer base of CSPs.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands IoT Core Deal With SoftBank
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4/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenues flat at Ireland's eir; BEREC plan lacks support; old-school taxi firms link arms against Uber and friends.
Nokia Turnaround Gathers Pace, Shares Rise
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4/27/2017  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor reports margin improvements and stable sales at its mobile business despite difficult market conditions.
Simyo Wins MVNO Award Using Huawei Platform
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Spanish MVNO Simyo won 'Most Innovative MVNO award' at MVNO World Congress 2017, using the Huawei BSS Cloud.
Orange Doffs Beret to Spanish Biz for Q1 Growth
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
French operator hails growth in sales and earnings thanks to a strong performance in Spain and less pain at home.
Eurobites: Swisscom Commits to IP Timeline
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Proximus stay friends in Belgium and Luxembourg; UK government angered by Twitter data block; Sky's OTT service launches in Ireland.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
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4/27/2017  |  Post a comment
The finalists in the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category were selected because of their product innovation in next-generation OSS/BSS/analytics/digital commerce systems, proud investors and happy employees.
Ericsson, Huawei Incompatibility Threatens NB-IoT – Sources
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4/26/2017  |  2 comments
Already threatened by a host of rival technologies, NB-IoT also faces an interoperability problem that could hinder its advancement.
Altice USA Preps for Home Hub Rollout
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4/26/2017  |  1 comment
Speaking at NAB, Altice USA chief Dexter Goei discusses MSO's plans for deploying combination set-top, modem and router boxes in customer homes.
Eurobites: EU Officials Raid Telenor & Tele2 Over Competition Concerns in Sweden
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4/26/2017  |  5 comments
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.
SUNET Deploys ADVA's 100G Tech in National Research & Education Network
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4/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The research and education infrastructure, which stretches 8,000km across Sweden and into Norway, will deliver coherent ultra-high bandwidth connectivity to over 100 organizations.
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.
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.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
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.
ZTE & VEON Sign Global Framework Agreement on NFVi, vEPC
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4/24/2017  |  Post a comment
According to the agreement, ZTE will become a supplier to the VEON group for NFVi, and will deploy large-scale NFVi as well as vEPC networks in several countries, including Russia.
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.
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?
HPE & 5G Lab Germany Team Up to Deliver Next-Gen Edge Applications
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
HPE and the 5G Lab will research the impact of 5G wireless networks combined with HPE Edgeline Converged Edge Systems on the telecom and mobile industries.
Vimond Joins You.i TV Partner Program
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Collaboration bundles front- and back-end resources for direct-to-consumer video providers.
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.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
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.
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.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
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4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
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.
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.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
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4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
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.
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.
Eurobites: Elisa, Nokia Test 5G on 3.5GHz Band
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi on the buses in Barcelona; Virgin Media admits to Facebook shut-out; Vodafone argues with broadcasters in Germany.
Eurobites: IoT Startup Actility Raises $75M
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4/12/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK pushes roaming offer; Orange Egypt chooses Openet; KPN invests in telemedicine; Germany and Israel collaborate on cybersecurity.
Huawei Takes Aim at AWS, Google With Public Cloud Move
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4/11/2017  |  4 comments
Chinese equipment giant is on the verge of a dramatic move into the public cloud market as it looks for new growth opportunities.
Eurobites: UK Broadband Customers Stung by 'Loyalty Penalties'
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
CEO Chat With Huawei's David Wang
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's David Wang talks about interoperability, Trump and innovation, and weighs up the key differences between telcos and OTT players.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Smaller Telcos Deserve Some Limelight
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4/10/2017  |  2 comments
Let's hear it for the little guys...
Eurobites: EU Gives Blessing to Fox-Sky Deal
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major data breach at payday loans company; MTS trumpets onlines sales success; Nokia does IoT research Down Under.
Vivendi CEO Eyes Chairman Job at Telecom Italia
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
French media giant and Telecom Italia shareholder is bidding for greater control over the Italian operator.
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
Deutsche Telekom Preps for 4K Launch
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom will start offering 4K Ultra HD channels as part of its Entertain TV service later this year,
Eurobites: MEPs Tackle Trump on Data Privacy
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4/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: London's Square Mile signs public WiFi deal; Telenor sells shares in VEON; Spotify may go for direct listing; Virgin Media does Devon.
Nokia to Inherit Key Deutsche Telekom Orchestration Deal via Comptel
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4/6/2017  |  4 comments
Once its acquisition of Comptel is complete, Nokia will hold a prime virtualized services orchestration relationship with Deutsche Telekom.
Eurobites: Huawei Faces Device Sales Ban in UK
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Norway and Cisco Jasper link up on IoT; Telia Carrier adds PoP in Berlin; BICS gets into the Coriant Groove; Nokia lands 100G contract in Japan.
Mobile Industry Spies Opportunity in Drones
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4/6/2017  |  Post a comment
The mobile industry's ambitions are taking flight with unmanned aerial vehicles.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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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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