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Eurobites: Nokia Goes Cloud-Native With China Unicom
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sanguine over Premier League soccer rights; new faces at MVNO Europe; another deal for Digpro.

Telstra Malaysia Director: Time to Raise the Bar for Women
Mentor Monday | 2/5/2018

Now is the time for senior female executives in comms to help the new entrants carve a niche for themselves in the industry, according to Telstra Malaysia's Yuni Lee Heathcote.

Cloud Market Growth Accelerates, Alibaba Joins Top Providers
Wagner’s Ring | 2/5/2018

The top cloud providers, previously numbering four, need to find room for another chair at the table.

MWC 2018: Time for a Reality Check
LRTV Interviews | 2/5/2018

Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio says MWC 2018 is a great opportunity for a reality check on key technology developments and potential business cases related to AI, IoT, 5G and more.

Sprint Promises Mobile 5G in H1 2019, Signals More Job Cuts
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Sprint ups its capex as it gets into its 5G stride.

Don't Laugh, Charter Is Testing '6G' Wireless
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Maybe cry instead.

Vodafone in Talks to Acquire Liberty Global Assets
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Major merger not being discussed but the acquisition by Vodafone of European assets is being considered, the companies admit.

Google Cloud, Fastest Growing of Them All
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Google Cloud now has a run rate of more than $4 billion annually.

Dell Confirms Possible IPO or VMware Merger
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

Yup, we're thinking about it, Dell says in an SEC filing, adding that it might do something else or just continue business as usual.

ZTE Hails Return to Profitability, Ramps 5G Investment
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Chinese vendor manages sales growth in 2017 despite challenging market conditions and plots a boost to its 5G R&D investments.

AT&T's Rice: White Box OS a Team Effort
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

New open source group may not be as dependent on AT&T-produced code, says top exec.

Orange Business Services Acquires E-Health Company Enovacom
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Orange is acquiring healthcare software company Enovacom; 1,500 healthcare institutions use Enovacom's software for the secure management and sharing of healthcare data.

WiCipedia: 'Perceived Gender Bias' & Google/YouTube CEOs on Diversity
WiCipedia | 2/2/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT needs women; CEOs under spotlight for views on diversity; 'perceived gender bias' in schools; and more.

Eurobites: DT, Nokia Put 5G to the Industrial Test
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Deutsche Telekom get industrial with 5G in Hamburg; eir revenue falls in Q2; Tele2's busy year.

BT Consumer Biz Hits Buffers as Q3 Results Disappoint
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

UK operator records first decline at consumer business in five years and loses TV customers, while sales slump at the troubled global services outfit.

Liberty Global Names Versa 'Preferred' SD-WAN Supplier
Wagner’s Ring | 2/2/2018

It's part of Liberty's drive to build its business services portfolio for big enterprise and government customers.

Apple Could Spend Big on M&A in 2018
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

On the fisal Q1 2018 earnings call, execs said they had around $163 billion to spend on acquisitions or dividends due to US corporate tax reform.

Verizon Boards the NB-IoT Train
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Following T-Mobile, Verizon says it will go nationwide with NB-IoT in 2018.

Amazon Cloud Tops $20B Run Rate
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Amazon Web Services is becoming a bigger part of the company business.

Qualcomm Sets Out Its 5G Stall for 2018
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

5G is big with Qualcomm on its latest earnings call.

Germany's 5G Auction & the Gigabit Dream
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Proceeds from an auction of 5G spectrum are unlikely to go far in helping Germany to realize its gigabit ambitions.

Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/1/2018

Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.

Las Vegas Bets on a New Network Edge
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Creating a smart city means redefining network infrastructure.

AT&T Spotlights Next-Gen Video Plans
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

US operator spells out plans for new 'home-centric' streaming device for its DirecTV Now OTT service as it remains 'very bullish' on video despite heavy satellite TV and U-verse TV sub losses.

NIA to Tackle NFV's Ball & Chain: Interoperability
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

One of the major hurdles in the way of NFV deployments is system interoperability – still!! So the New IP Agency (NIA) has launched an NFV interoperability certification program to provide some certainty to frustrated network operators.

Versa Lands SD-WAN Gig at Liberty Global
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Another win for Versa and a first step into SD-WAN territory for the cable operator giant, with the UK's Virgin Media spearheading its service launch.

Is the Cloud Drowning Juniper?
Wagner’s Ring | 2/1/2018

Changing demands by cloud providers are driving down revenues for Juniper, and at least one analyst thinks the problem isn't going away anytime soon.

Eurobites: Openreach Finally Puts 'Fibre First'
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone going steady; Nokia's reasons to be cheerful; eir pulls out of Ireland's National Broadband Plan.

Catching a CASB Key to Securing SaaS
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Managed security service providers are joining enterprises in looking to cloud access security broker software as a critical addition.

Nokia Outperforms Ericsson in Mobile but Sees Margin Pressure
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Finnish vendor ends 2017 on a relative high note but says conditions will remain tough in 2018 and that margins will be under pressure.

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