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Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
In the spirit of German Christmas markets, where supersized hot dogs are sold from souped-up garden sheds in snow-starved town squares across Europe, today's Eurobites is mainly about Deutsche Telekom. Oh, and there's a bit about UK broadband.
Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.
Adtran Buy Adds On-Prem Visibility
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New end-to-end view of customer network, including in-home WiFi, will speed troubleshooting and offer proactive service and sales potential, vendor says.
ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
Altice USA's Mobile Service to Be 'BYOD-Heavy'
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
But cable operator is still evaluating its pricing and business model for mobile as it prepares to launch service in 1H 2019.
Verizon's Vestberg Mum on 2019 Capex but Ebullient on 5G Prospects
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12/4/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon CEO doesn't want to name a 'killer app' for 5G, but he has a few ideas.
Eurobites: FTTH Council Takes 'Fake Fiber' Fight to Brussels
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12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Accenture revives Telefónica; Telia's 5G robot; BT tees up new security boss; Deutsche Telekom digitizes breakdown recovery.
Eurobites: US Leans on Germany, UK to Give Huawei the Heave-Ho
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11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.
Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs
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11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Leading telcos are worried about the power inefficiency of forthcoming 5G networks and the impact this could have on profit margins.
Eurobites: Telefónica Rolls Out Network-Based Cybersecurity Service
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11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach extends UK Gfast reach; Deutsche Telekom signs SmartConnect deal with iPass; Telecom Egypt hits 200G with Nokia; Phones 4u aftershocks continue.
BT Hopes to Score With 5G Broadcasting Push
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11/22/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.
Airspan Buys Mimosa to Add More Next-Gen Wireless Chops
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11/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Magic Box small cell maker Airspan buys fixed wireless vendor Mimosa.
Eurobites: Genish Versus Elliott Gets Personal
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11/21/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alfa deploys Nokia's 4.5G tech; TalkTalk ups sticks, sets up fiber rollout arm; Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson provide campus network for Osram.
FCC OKs SpaceX to Launch 7,518 More Broadband Satellites
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11/21/2018  |  1 comment
With the unprecedented number of low-earth orbit satellites on the way, FCC also pursues new rules designed to mitigate a growing space junk problem.
Swiss Sunrise to Sunset Copper Broadband in Huawei-Led 5G Plan
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.
Eurobites: Orange Targets SMEs With XGS-PON in Poland
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets industrial with 5G in Oulu; Ovum and Three UK sing praises of 5G fixed wireless; Sky clinches second-tier soccer deal, but some clubs aren't happy.
Eurobites: Nokia, Telefónica Put 5G to Work on the Assembly Line
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat does deal with Airbus; Hagberg joins top team at Tele2; CityFibre does Stirling work; UK's cybersecurity strategy slammed.
Telecom Italia Caught in Clash of Clans While Rome Burns
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
Telecom Italia Appoints New CEO
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
There's another new name at the helm of Telecom Italia (TIM) – the appointment could herald an access network spin-off.
Italy's Struggling Wind Tre Eyes 5G Rollout in Late 2019
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The Italian operator says it is halfway through its network modernization and hopes to bring 5G into parts of the country by late 2019.
FCC's 28GHz 5G Auction Kicks Off With $36M+ in Bids
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11/14/2018  |  1 comment
The first 5G mmWave auction kicks off.
Verizon CFO Reiterates Plans to Pass 30 Million Homes With 5G
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
As Verizon, Motorola and Samsung test 5G mobile module.
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
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11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.
Vodafone Weighs Towers Sale, Swings to Net Loss for H1
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11/13/2018  |  2 comments
UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.
Intel Says Its 5G Chips Will Be in Commercial Devices in Early 2020
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Intel trails Qualcomm by about a year for commercial 5G launches using its silicon.
Three UK to Go Big on 5G for Home Broadband
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.
BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts
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11/12/2018  |  1 comment
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
Loss-Making Telecom Italia Casts Doubt Over Debt Target
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Italian telecom incumbent swings to a net loss after conditions worsen in Italy and indicates that its debt-reduction targets look doubtful.
Faster Mobile Will Not Justify €2.4B 5G Spectrum Fee, Says Telecom Italia Exec
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11/8/2018  |  1 comment
Despite his high-speed name, Telecom Italia's Giuseppe Ferraris is concerned about any 5G business case based entirely on providing faster mobile connectivity to consumers.
Public Safety Agencies Exhorted to Embrace Cloud
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Public safety expert tells conference there's no reason agencies can't be 'mobile-first' and consume as-a-service apps immediately to save more lives.
CityFibre's CEO Courts Cable
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11/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Greg Mesch, founder and CEO at CityFibre, explains why wholesale fiber networks are relevant to cable operators, offering them a new network asset option outside their existing coverage areas.
CityFibre Model Heading to US, Says CEO
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11/6/2018  |  1 comment
Investors in the US are queuing up to fund wholesale fiber specialists with nationwide plans, according to CityFibre boss Greg Mesch.
Verizon Restructures in Bid for 5G Growth
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11/5/2018  |  3 comments
US telco giant has gone in for some organizational slicing as it tries to position itself for growth opportunities in the 5G market.
BT's Jansen: We Need to Talk About Openreach
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11/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Figuring out what to do about the access infrastructure part of BT may be the biggest challenge that faces its next CEO.
China Mobile Takes Global Broadband Crown
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11/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.
Making Smart Cities Smarter
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11/5/2018  |  1 comment
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.
Verizon Bundles Amazon Prime to Pump 1-Gig Fios
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11/1/2018  |  6 comments
OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.
NBN: We're Beating Europe & Not Overcharging Anyone
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10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Executives from Australia's controversial wholesaler reject the accusation they are overcharging customers and insist the project is now on track to meet targets.
RJio Aims to Increase Stake in GTPL Hathway – Reports
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
India's youngest and most aggressive operator is trying to beef up its cable stakes as it aims to be a force in the country's home broadband market.
Charter Puts Mobile in Motion
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Following the full market launch of its new Spectrum Mobile product last month, the No. 2 US MSO has signed up 21,000 wireless customers and is integrating mobile service into its new triple-play bundle.
5G in the USA: Fall Edition
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G race between AT&T and Verizon heats up as we hit the last quarter of the year. But it's still mostly a war of words.
Eurobites: Ericsson Partners With Fujitsu on 5G
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT down after Jansen appointment; Orange's data center plans; Proximus raises guidance.
White House to Develop National Spectrum Strategy to Win 'Race to 5G'
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The White House makes access to more spectrum a priority as 5G looms in the US.
China's ZTE Expects $1B Loss This Year After US Sanctions
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment vendor blames a downbeat full-year forecast on the impact of US sanctions, which have this year included a $1 billion fine and temporary ban on its purchase of US components.
Eurobites: Worldpay's Jansen Lands BT Top Job
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone second to claim UK 5G first; cost savings boost Orange earnings; Airtel Africa attracts $1.25 billion investment; and ADVA swings to third-quarter profit.
Nokia Warns of Job Cuts in €700M Shake-Up
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest restructuring plan comes as the Finnish equipment vendor reports an improvement in margins at its networks business for the recent third quarter.
Verizon Names Panama City as Its Fifth 5G Market
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon picks hurricane-buffetted Panama City in Florida as its fifth fixed 5G city.
BT's CTIO on CPE, Blockchain & More
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
On the show floor at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin, BT's CTIO Howard Watson talks about integrated CPE developments, process automation and the potential uses of blockchain.
Cable Leaders Hammer 5G 'Hype'
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
In keynote talks at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, NCTA CEO Michael Powell and Cox CTO Kevin Hart belittle 5G's promise and play up cable's 10 Gig broadband potential.
AT&T Promises Initial Mobile 5G Launch in 'Weeks'
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T sticks to $22 billion capex estimation as it continues 5G and 4G deployments.
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