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Major telcos prep for US components ban on Huawei
News Analysis | 2/27/2019

Service providers have drawn up contracts for the transfer of technology and know-how in the event the US bans component sales to Huawei and ZTE.

Windstream Turns to Chapter 11 in Wake of Court Ruling
News Analysis | 2/25/2019

Company, which has secured $1B in DIP financing, pins blame on the judge and hedge fund linked to ruling that Windstream violated conditions of its bonds by putting network assets into a REIT.

Eurobites: Vodafone Hooks Up With ARM on IoT
News Analysis | 2/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet teams up with Samsung on 5G packet core; Ericsson loses revenue assurance element of VEON contract; former Gigaclear CEO launches Zzoomm network.

Altice USA 'Reviewing' Future of Lightpath Unit
News Analysis | 2/22/2019

CEO Dexter Goei says an internal review is underway for that asset, noting later that Lightpath has become 'less core to the overall business today.'

Telecom Italia Seeks Friends for 5G Revival
News Analysis | 2/22/2019

The Italian phone incumbent has announced a mobile partnership with Vodafone and is seeking a fixed-line tie-up with Open Fiber as it tries to slash costs while building a next-generation network.

Altice USA Expects to Bring 'Major' OTT-TV Player to Set-Top Platform
News Analysis | 2/21/2019

Such an integration announcement could occur in the coming months as operator eyes potential revenue-sharing models with virtual MVPDs, CEO Dexter Goei says.

Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
News Analysis | 2/21/2019

Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.

Eurobites: Huawei Will Invest More in UK Amid US Mistrust, Says Founder – Report
News Analysis | 2/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three goes cloud-native; Nokia adds transport muscle; Ericsson touts licensing deal with OPPO; Inwit boosts sales; and more.

LeoSat CEO Envisions a High-Capacity, Low-Latency Backbone... in Space!
CxO Spotlight | 2/18/2019

But to get that global vision off the ground (literally), LeoSat must piece together a plan that spans technology, secures funding and cuts through a heap of regulatory red tape.

Rakuten Sets Cloud-Native 5G Template, Disrupts Japan's Status Quo
News Analysis | 2/18/2019

With its next-gen network plans, the ecommerce company threatens to have the same impact on Japan's telecom market that Reliance Jio had in India.

Eurobites: UK Set to Approve Deployment of Huawei's 5G Gear
News Analysis | 2/18/2019

Also in today's regional roundup: GSMA warns against supply chain disruption in Europe; UK mobile operators may be forced to share networks in rural areas; G+D boasts integrated mobile security chip; and more.

Altice USA Might Sell Lightpath Unit – Cowen & Co.
News Analysis | 2/15/2019

Analyst firm says a deal for company's fiber-fueled business services unit could fetch as much as $4 billion, jolt stock.

Cloud-Native Router Startup DriveNets Banks $110M, Takes On Cisco et al.
News Analysis | 2/15/2019

Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.

Ray Dolan Dons a 5G Cap at Cohere
News Analysis | 2/14/2019

Former CEO of Sonus Networks has taken the CEO role at a company with an alternative take on next-generation wireless broadband.

Google Fiber: A timeline of the good, the bad and the ugly
The Bauminator | 2/14/2019

Google's fiber initiative is almost exactly nine years old. Following its embarrassing setback in Louisville, here's a look back at Google Fiber's moments of hype, glory, achievement and disappointment.

Eurobites: Ireland's eir Plows €500M Into Fixed-Line Network
News Analysis | 2/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM collaborates with Corning; Tele2's Q4; prepaid mobile in developing economies; Kudelski forges IoT partnership.

DT's Dinner With Huawei Could Become Dog's Breakfast
News Analysis | 2/12/2019

A European backlash against Huawei could turn into the German incumbent's biggest network challenge of all time.

MWC 2019: 5G & the Capex Question
LRTV Interviews | 2/11/2019

With 2019 set to be the year when 5G really starts to shift from slideware to the network, the head of Ovum's European telecoms team, Dario Talmesio, talks about the impact on carrier capex.

Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
CxO Spotlight | 2/11/2019

CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.

Eurobites: Bharti Unit, Telkom Kenya to Merge Operations
News Analysis | 2/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US sounds alarm over Huawei's empire-building in eastern Europe; Iskratel soups up FTTH on French-owned Réunion Island; rural mobile connectivity failing in the UK.

Eurobites: Germany Offers Hope to Huawei
News Analysis | 2/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Exponential-e offers transformation help; KPN offloads iBasis; Deutsche Telekom's upgrade rolls on; Sparkle brings connectivity for motorsports coverage.

Huawei Pledges $2B to Address Security Concerns, Appease the Brits
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

Addressing security concerns, including those of the UK establishment, will take up to five years and a few billion, says the president of Huawei's carrier business group, as the company fights against a Brit backlash.

Eurobites: Germany Holds 'Huaweigate' Summit
News Analysis | 2/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MLL Telecom and CityFibre make WAN hay in Constable Country; Colt appoints new exec to pitch connectivity services to mobile operators; Spotify's Q4 figures sound better than Maroon 5.

Virgin Media, Arris Test 8-Gig Symmetrical Speeds
News Analysis | 2/5/2019

Trial to involve about 50 homes will use Arris E6000 chassis outfitted with 10-Gig EPON line card and DOCSIS-based provisioning.

Cable Next-Gen Is Calling
LRTV Documentaries | 2/4/2019

Could our Cable Next-Gen Tech event make your cable dreams come true? Or are we just being delusional? In his head, LR cable guy Alan Breznick is there already...

Nokia Plots Job Cuts Outside Europe
News Analysis | 2/1/2019

Finnish equipment maker is trying to reduce annual costs to hit profitability targets for the 2020 fiscal year.

Eurobites: Orange Beefs Up Its Cybersecurity Offer With SecureData Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Canadian fund considers KPN bid; Allot lands European Tier 1 deal; TalkTalk profit warning sends share price south.

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