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Eurobites: Altice Sells Off SFR Fiber Assets for $2.3B
News Analysis | 11/30/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica outlines transformation plan; Italy's League party supports state-backed broadband network; Germany scrutinizes Amazon.

So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray | 11/29/2018

Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?

Eurobites: US Leans on Germany, UK to Give Huawei the Heave-Ho
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.

Vertical Systems: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2018

In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.

Web-Scale Companies Pioneer Open Line Systems, but Will Network Operators Follow?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/26/2018

The optical line system is undergoing a revolution. Web-scale providers are bringing the concept of disaggregation to optical networking in the form of the open line system (OLS). But are operators buying it?

MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2018

Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.

Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs
News Analysis | 11/26/2018

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
News Analysis | 11/26/2018

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.

Exponential-e CEO on Cloud, Security & Coffee
CxO Spotlight | 11/23/2018

Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.

Cisco to Acquire UK Networking Software Specialist
News Analysis | 11/21/2018

Cisco is to acquire small British outfit Ensoft, which develops software that supports routing, switching, carrier Ethernet and much more.

Nan Chen Reveals Secret to MEF's Staying Power
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2018

MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported.

Eurobites: Genish Versus Elliott Gets Personal
News Analysis | 11/21/2018

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.

MEF SVP Dan Pitt: We're Ready for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 11/20/2018

MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.

Eurobites: Orange Targets SMEs With XGS-PON in Poland
News Analysis | 11/20/2018

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.

Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2018

Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G – and how those technologies are reshaping networking.

Telecom Italia Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

There's another new name at the helm of Telecom Italia (TIM) – the appointment could herald an access network spin-off.

Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2018

Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.

Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2018

Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.

Having Caught Telcos in Broadband Speeds, Cable Providers Pivot to Apps & Experience
News Analysis | 11/15/2018

Now that cable providers can deliver 1 Gbit/s download speeds to business customers on their hybrid fiber coax infrastructure, a panel of experts finds that more is needed to win sales over the long run.

AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 11/15/2018

SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T.

DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps
LRTV Interviews | 11/14/2018

Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is 'very close' to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps.

F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
LRTV Interviews | 11/14/2018

Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.

SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 11/14/2018

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.

Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2018

Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.

AT&T's Goodell: MEF Moving Faster on API Solutions
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2018

Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.

Three UK to Go Big on 5G for Home Broadband
News Analysis | 11/12/2018

Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.

Liberty Global's Cloud Network Strategy Explained
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2018

Liberty Global's director of Strategy Roadmap & Innovation, Chris Aspell, explains how the cable giant's network will evolve to a more cloud-based architecture in the coming years.

Eurobites: Swisscom Bangs Its 5G Cowbell
News Analysis | 11/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor tests 5G in Norway; former Orange man joins Vodafone board; China's Xiaomi enters UK; Telefónica offloads insurance arm.

Spectrum: SD-WAN Is Coming Soon, but It's Complicated
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2018

Satya Parimi of Spectrum Enterprise, says managed SD-WAN services are coming shortly following trials that revealed the complexity of deploying this new service.

Telefónica's 'Pre-Crime' Unit Is Fighting Hurricanes & Sloppy Workmen
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

The Spanish operator is using data and sophisticated algorithms to predict when hurricanes and careless roadworkers could strike.

Eurobites: EU Makes Life Awkward for OTT Video Crew
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Disney-Fox deal; Nokia helps create private LTE network for BMW in China, gets cozy with Infosys; Hyperoptic attracts Middle Eastern money; Three UK trumpets 5G progress.

Nokia Pockets €2B From China 5G Deals
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Deals with China's big three operators should buoy investor spirits as the Finnish equipment vendor looks to end 2018 on a high.

CityFibre's CEO Courts Cable
LRTV Interviews | 11/6/2018

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.

Eurobites: KPN lubricates Shell's industrial processes with a squirt of 5G
News Analysis | 11/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia clears out of Kazakhstan; Openreach brings fiber to Nottingham and Belfast; EU divided over digital services tax.

China Mobile Takes Global Broadband Crown
News Analysis | 11/5/2018

The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.

Eurobites: US lawsuit alleges corruption at Iraq's Korek Telecom
News Analysis | 11/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hyperoptic extends Thurrock network; Synamedia appoints new CFO; streaming VoD turns into a torrent.

Eurobites: Ofcom Starts Work on Opening Up BT's Poles & Ducts
News Analysis | 11/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom comes on strong; Sweden approves Tele2/Com Hem deal; Spotify shares slump on margin-shaving plans; inventor of web says 'careful now.'

Eurobites: Ericsson Taps WNC for 5G Hotspot Devices
News Analysis | 11/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK uses carrier aggregation; Swisscom struggles on home turf; Nordic bigwigs get serious about sustainability; US slams UK tax plan.

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