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Huawei, ZTE in the Eye of a Trade Storm
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4/26/2018  |  6 comments
The increasingly tough US line against Huawei and ZTE form part of the resistance to China's state-driven, quasi-protectionist industry policies.
Qualcomm Profits Hammered by Licensing Disputes
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4/26/2018  |  4 comments
Qualcomm blames its legal battles with Apple and another licensee for a fall in profits but managed to grow sales thanks to its chips business.
Nokia Tumbles on Weak Results, Insists Good 5G Times Lie Ahead
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4/26/2018  |  2 comments
Finnish vendor insists the second half of 2018 will be much better than the first half as customers start to invest in long-awaited 5G networks.
Telstra's Programmable Network Sidesteps a Slippery Slope
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Telstra's Jim Fagan explains how service providers can apply lessons learned about automation in the cloud to delivering more automation in their networks.
Bharti Infratel, Indus Towers Merge to Form $14.6B Giant
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Indian operators merge their infrastructure assets to form the world's second-biggest towers company.
Fierce Competition Batters Airtel Profits Again
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Competition and adverse regulatory measures continue to squeeze the Indian operator's profits.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Come Together?
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Is convergence a sound business strategy? Or is it best to stick with what you know? Also: Who'd be a Chinese vendor? Discuss. And they do.
Telenor's Cost-Cutting Focus Rattles Investors
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4/24/2018  |  1 comment
Norwegian incumbent loses 4% of its value in Oslo after analysts question focus on efficiency and accuse it of 'hoarding cash.'
Telco Fat Cats: Still Worth It?
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2018  |  1 comment
While some of the head honchos in telecom have taken hefty pay cuts in the last few years, they probably aren't yet worried about the price of milk.
Viu Strikes Content Deal With GMM Channel
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal signifies Viu's continued expansion of localized content to suit viewers in different markets.
Ericsson Takes Giant Leap Toward Profitability
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
ZTE in Existential Crisis as It Slams 'Unfair' US Ban, Considers 'Judicial Measures'
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4/20/2018  |  1 comment
ZTE hits back at US Dept. of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, raises prospect of 'judicial measures' and questions its own survival.
Ericsson Reports Q1 Improvement
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Year-on-year sales are down but margins have improved significantly.
ZTE Hits Back at US Dept. of Commerce Over 'Denial Order'
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
ZTE has issued a statement concerning the 'denial order' imposed by the US Dept. of Commerce, calling it unfair but saying it is committed to resolving the issue.
Qualcomm Cuts Jobs as It Seeks Chinese Approval for NXP M&A
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Qualcomm says 1,500 job losses are part of a cost-cutting plan announced in January.
Indian Telcos to Ramp Up Network Investment in Next 2 Years
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
India's telcos have announced plans for a dramatic expansion of basestation infrastructure, but the network expansion will not be without challenges.
Alibaba Goes for Cloud Foundry Gold
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
The Chinese cloud giant is supporting Cloud Foundry on its infrastructure and joining its Foundation as a gold member.
Cloud Foundry Now Available on Asia's Leading Cloud Provider Alibaba Cloud
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Alibaba Cloud plans to deploy Cloud Foundry, and the company is joining the Cloud Foundry Foundation as a gold member.
Orange Hails AI Progress in 5G With IBM, Nokia
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
French service provider unveils details of AI research with Nokia and IBM as part of Europe's 5G-PPP initiative.
Huawei's First 5G Smartphones Will Arrive in Q3 2019
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4/18/2018  |  2 comments
Timed to arrive as the first domestic 5G networks come online.
Acacia Hit Worst by ZTE Components Ban
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4/17/2018  |  1 comment
Optical components specialist Acacia suffered a 36% share price dip following news of the ban on US companies selling components to Chinese systems vendor ZTE.
GTT Adds PoPs in North America, Japan
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Global cloud connection provider adds six new cities, including Osaka, Japan.
Eurobites: Google's Nest Eyes Nokia's Withings
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lycamobile strikes WiFi deal; French government trials home-grown WhatsApp; Com Hem profits down.
ZTE Labeled Security Risk by UK Government
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
A UK warning that ZTE could pose a security risk in service provider networks comes at the same time US authorities ban the sale of components by US firms to the Chinese vendor.
5G Won't Solve Everything, Warns Huawei Boss
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4/17/2018  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor's chairman downplays 5G technology, saying it is not materially different from 4G.
China Unicom Revamps Its Network With Cisco
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4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
China Unicom has been working with Cisco to introduce segment routing capabilities as it undergoes its 'cloud + network' transformation.
Eurobites: Italy's Open Fiber Secures €3.5B Loan for Mega-Rollout
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4/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia signs movie deal; Nokia brings LTE to connected car trial in Japan; UK and AI; Vodafone board change.
Google Preps Machine-Learning-as-a-Service for Networks
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4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Internet giant says it will be 'humanly impossible' to manage networks at scale and hints at ML-based service offering.
Australia's Optus on Back Foot After 'Anglo Saxon' Job Ad
Shades of Ray  | 
4/13/2018  |  11 comments
Local branch of Australian service provider causes s**tstorm with advert stating preference for white staff.
Leading Lights 2018: A Bumper Crop of Finalists
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4/12/2018  |  1 comment
Hundreds of entries were judged and now the shortlists for this year's Light Reading awards have been revealed.
Nokia Seizes Open RAN Initiative as Ericsson Holds Back
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4/12/2018  |  2 comments
The Swedish vendor seems to have a bigger problem with openness than its Finnish rival.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Etisalat Form Security Alliance With Asian Giants
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4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google helps cut data use in Africa; Deutsche Telekom invests in Israeli IoT startup; Nokia and Telia put the 5G into Industry 4.0.
Huawei Can Help Cut 90% of Networks Operations Jobs, Says Senior Exec
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4/12/2018  |  10 comments
The Chinese vendor says its automation tools and services will support major workforce reductions in network operations.
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
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4/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 14th year.
Google Has Intent to Cut Humans Out of Network
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4/11/2018  |  3 comments
Search engine giant is building an intent-driven tool to stop human employees from stressing out the network, says one of its chief engineers.
Eurobites: Telefónica Boards the 5G Bus
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4/11/2018  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU officials raid Fox's London office; Nokia in talks with Google over airplane broadband sale; Orange Luxembourg goes with Comarch for BSS.
Telstra: Automating From the Network Up
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4/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Without having a full automated network, you're not going to realize the potential of digital transformation, explains Telstra's director of Global Platforms, Jim Fagan, at Light Reading's Automation Everywhere conference in Dallas.
8 Things We Didn't Know About Telecom Automation Until Last Week
From the Founder  | 
4/10/2018  |  8 comments
Light Reading's recent Automation Everywhere conference provided invaluable guidance and insights for network operators figuring out their automation strategies.
Telco IoT in 2018: Firework or Flop?
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Long heralded as a growth opportunity for telcos, IoT has continued to underwhelm. Could 2018 mark the turning point?
Google & Alibaba Cloud Gaining Fast in Public Cloud – but AWS Still Rules
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4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Google and Alibaba have a long way to go to catch up with Amazon and Microsoft, but if they can keep up the triple-digit growth they'll get there.
Eurobites: Orange Slams UK Spectrum Auction
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4/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brexit twist in Facebook data shenanigans; Telefónica chooses ASSIA for WiFi management; Nokia gets China Mobile gig; Deutsche Telekom rethinks media-buying operations.
Samsung Expects Boost in Sales, Profits for Q1
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
South Korean company is flourishing thanks largely to demand for its memory chip products.
Telstra's Fagan: Network Automation Demands Disruption
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Jim Fagan, director of Global Platforms for Telstra, delivered a keynote on the operator's Programmable Network and how it has set the stage for Telstra's journey toward network automation.
Telco Content War Heats Up in India
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
India's operators are taking their fight into the content arena.
NOW Launches With Accedo
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4/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Vietnamese broadcaster VTC Digital Television is using Accedo One's innovative Studio Professional UX platform to power VTC Now, the newly launched direct-to-consumer, OTT video service.
Automation Is About Job Cuts – LR Poll
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4/4/2018  |  4 comments
A desire to reduce headcount emerged as the most popular option when Light Reading's audience was recently asked why operators are automating network operations.
SD-WAN Supplier Aryaka Partners With China Mobile International
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Aryaka announced a new strategic partnership with China Mobile International (CMI) to deliver the first fully compliant global SD-WAN service for international companies.
Aryaka Tackles New China SD-WAN Regulations With Partner China Mobile
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Aryaka has partnered with China Mobile to be the first fully compliant global SD-WAN service for Chinese and international companies.
Why Telstra's COO Thinks Diversity of Thought Matters Most
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Diversity of thought may be the most important in an industry that depends on innovation, according to Telstra COO Robyn Denholm.
Google Spins Subsea Cable Web to Australia & Southeast Asia
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is investing in a subsea cable connecting the two continents, casting its subsea web wider.
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