The US backlash against Huawei has been good news for the company's smartphone business in the vast Chinese market.
Stockpiling of components, in the event of a US ban, tore into the Chinese vendor's operating cash flow last year, despite a bumper set of results.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.
After an annus horribilis, Chinese vendor ZTE is expecting to report a net profit for the first quarter of 2019.
Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.
An MKM partners analyst thinks the compliance issue Nokia flagged in its annual report will cost less than €125 million ($141 million) and still prefers Nokia to Ericsson in the 5G market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new UK FTTH player raises £75 million; EU encourages data sharing, says no to US-led Huawei gear ban; Abu Dhabi hub targets UK startups.
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEC and the connected car; Ericsson wants Poles to get their 5G act together; Deutsche Telekom teams up with EWE on €2 billion fiber rollout.
Annual report references 'compliance issues' at former Alcatel-Lucent business that could have criminal and financial implications.
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google makes it a hat-trick of EU mega-fines; data-mad customers drive Three UK's growth; Ericsson wins role in South Korean 5G bonanza.
You begged... we caved.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange spreads its fiber offer; GSMA attacks EU's connected-car technology roadmap; German Interior Minister urges caution on Huawei freeze-out.
Exciting new applications such as IoT, virtual reality and cloud services all depend on world-class connectivity, and 5G's success will depend on a reliable, next-generation optical networking foundation.
Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.
AT&T's CFO didn't directly respond to a question about whether the operator would lower capex in 2020, but he did list all the reasons why the operator might do exactly that.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK sets out plan to curb online giants; Telia Carrier and Telxius combine on capacity; Deutsche Telekom tackles cybersecurity on connected cars.
Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.
The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Börse Group invests in Swisscom fintech startup; Russians protest against the unplugging of their Internet; Uzbek telecom turmoil takes another turn.
Discussions involving fiber-powered business services division could lead to a sale or bringing on an investor, Reuters says.
UK mobile operator is phasing the Finnish vendor out of its radio access network as it embarks on the rollout of 5G technology.
US claims to 5G leadership are nothing more than marketing flimflam, according to Vodafone UK's chief technology officer.
Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.
Does Huawei know what it's getting itself into by taking the US government to court? This could be a risky move.
Banning Huawei would cost 'hundreds of millions' and hold up the UK's 5G deployment, says the UK mobile operator, while backing the Chinese vendor's calls for industry-wide testing.
The embattled Chinese equipment maker is gearing up for a major offensive against its US enemies and recruiting Europeans to its cause.
More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Romania's opposition opposes Huawei; Sky launches streaming service in Austria; Openreach invests in Scottish fiber academy.
As it ramps its first quarter revenues by more than 20%, Ciena shows off its WaveLogic 5 programmable coherent modem, capable of up to 800 Gbit/s transmission, at OFC 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian mobile advertising firm wins big with MTN; Huawei's Hu pleas for cybersecurity consistency; ADVA touts optical transport advance.
Cablecos must go beyond platform upgrades like DOCSIS 3.1 to stay truly competitive with the growing number of FTTH offerings from rival providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, MTN extend mobile-money partnership; CityFibre appoints new chief operating officer; extra protection for UK broadband buyers.