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Eurobites: Fastweb Buys Tiscali's Fixed-Wireless Biz, 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.

Huawei Shrugs Off Challenges With Surge in H1 Profit
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

Chinese equipment vendor maintains rate of sales growth and boosts profitability despite an array of competitive and regulatory challenges.

ZTE Racks Up $790M Q1 Loss on US Ban
News Analysis | 7/27/2018

Chinese equipment vendor issues revised earnings report to calculate full impact of US ban that nearly destroyed its business.

Profits Crash at Nokia's Networks Biz
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Margins at Finnish vendor's networks business are nearly wiped out as it continues to guide for an improvement in conditions in the second half.

Infinera's Integration Situation Needs More Explanation
The Philter | 7/25/2018

Infinera's proposed purchase of Coriant for $430 million sounds like a small price for lots of upside. But the integration will be a challenge – this tasty-sounding deal could go together like mustard and pancakes.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.

Eurobites: UK Fine-Tunes Its Full-Fiber Future
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus secures digital rollout agreement with Flemish government; Ericsson runs 5G pilot in Singapore; Elisa hosts AI contest.

Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2018

UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.

ECI Reportedly Planning a London IPO
News Analysis | 7/18/2018

After 10 years of private ownership, Israeli media reports suggest optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about $650 million.

Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
Column | 7/17/2018

Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.

ZTE Stock Rises After US Lifts Ban
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Chinese vendor's share price rises in Hong Kong after the US finally lifts a ban that has stopped it from acquiring US components for the past three months.

Viptela's Kingpins Have a New Stealth Startup
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Cisco has lost some key SD-WAN staff that came on board with the Viptela acquisition, as they've left to join their former CEO in a new startup.

Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.

ZTE nearly back in business after inking US 'escrow' deal
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Chinese equipment vendor's stock gets a boost after it signs important escrow deal with US authorities, but doubts remain over the company's future.

Huawei Embroiled in Santa Clara Whistleblower Court Case
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

A former Huawei employee is suing the Chinese giant over allegations he was sacked for highlighting corporate espionage efforts in which he refused to participate.

Nokia Lands Big Deals in China, UK
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Finnish equipment vendor lands a $1 billion deal with China Mobile and is named as one of Openreach's two fiber vendors in the UK.

Eurobites: Openreach Turns to Nokia, Huawei for 'Fibre First' Aid
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.

Capex Growth Will Double for Internet Content Providers
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

OTT and cloud companies will grow their capex by 100% over the next five years, according to Ovum. That will have them soon spending more on infrastructure than fixed-line telcos.

What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/9/2018

On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?

Eurobites: BT in Cloud Talks With China's Alibaba
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.

CableLabs Clears Coherent Optics for Takeoff
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

New specs from CableLabs aim to help cable operators bulk up fiber capacity as they start to distribute their access networks.

5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/6/2018

More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.

ZTE Appoints New CEO – Report
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

According to unconfirmed reports from South-East Asian media, the vendor's head of telco cloud has been appointed as its new CEO.

US Lifts Some Restrictions on ZTE
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

US authorities will allow the Chinese vendor to maintain existing networks and other equipment while it tries to meet the conditions for a full reprieve.

Eurobites: Opera Files for Nasdaq IPO
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk sale collapses; DT will bring fiber to Stuttgart; Micro Focus sells off open source infrastructure software unit; the smartphone made of cork.

NGON: The Software Tide Creeps Up on Optical
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2018

Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.

ZTE Unveils New Board in Effort to Appease US Lawmakers
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.

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