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Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.

Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter | 7/30/2019

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.

Eurobites: GSMA Blasts Space Industry for Hogging 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus guides for 'nearly stable' results; Ooredoo sees revenues shrink; Giffgaff fined; MTS gets new board members; and more.

Is Light Communications a Solution in Search of a Problem?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/30/2019

LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.

AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/29/2019

AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.

Altice USA Nearing Sale of Lightpath Stake – Report
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

Potential deal with Stonepeak would involve a minority piece of fiber-fueled business services unit and value the Lightpath division at about $3 billion, Bloomberg says.

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight | 7/26/2019

Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.

Eurobites: Three Joins UK's 5G Price War
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Raises Gigabit Stakes in UK
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre sucks up to BoJo; O2 confirms 5G launch; Telefónica's net income slips in Q2, though its revenues rise.

AT&T Video Sub Losses Hit Record Highs
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

Company executives say their forthcoming 'thin-client' streaming video service and intensified focus on digital assets and 'long-term value' customers will save the day. But analysts have their doubts.

Ciena Hopes to Accelerate Growth Under New Leadership in India
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

The optical equipment maker has a new Indian boss with an eye on growth opportunities.

CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.

Eurobites: UK Government Gets Jumpy Over Inmarsat Sale
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom Telecom lands Italian FWA job with Open Fiber; Openreach reduces wholesale FTTP prices; Ericsson and Swisscom join the 5G Dots.

Eurobites: Europe 'Risk Assesses' Its 5G
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global to form JV to expand Virgin Media fiber network; Telefónica lands cybersecurity deal with Havas; Ofcom looks to protect mobile users, kicks off search for new boss.

The Right Strategy for Modernizing Cable
Column | 7/19/2019

Operators are challenged with finding a tech-agnostic approach and a data-driven upgrade strategy that will stand the test of time.

5G Man Meets His Nemesis
LRTV Documentaries | 7/17/2019

5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...

Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight | 7/16/2019

Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.

Eurobites: Swisscom Brokers 5G Roaming Deals With SKT, Elisa
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arcep sets out its ground rules for 5G spectrum allocation; Facebook exec moves to VEON; Eurofins lands smart-home testing deal.

Huawei Prepares for Possible Life Without US Suppliers
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Chinese equipment giant confirms it is developing alternatives to US suppliers and limiting the amount of US technology in its products.

C-Band Proposal Fixates on Fiber
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

A proposal with cable industry backing to free up at least 370MHz of C-Band spectrum for 5G should make fiber providers and data center operators salivate.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, Software AG Team Up for IoT Expansion
News Analysis | 7/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone boss takes a £1.2 million pay cut; BT may cut its dividend to fund fiber rollout; ADVA connects in Kuwait.

Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.

Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2019

International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.

Talk – but No Greater Clarity – on Huawei Ban
Shades of Ray | 7/10/2019

Various reports suggest there has been a relaxation on the trade position being taken by the US authorities with regards to Huawei, but the situation for US vendors is no clearer.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

The Story Behind Verizon's 5G Secret Weapon
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Verizon is spending billions on fiber to support its wireless 5G push.

Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
The Philter | 7/9/2019

US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.

India's Tejas Targets Big Gains in US
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.

Eurobites: Vodafone Poaches Tata's Kumar to Head Up Business Unit
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN sells international assets; Telenet shares dented by wholesale access proposals; Huawei's position on Poland.

Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight | 7/8/2019

Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.

Broadcom Set to Acquire Symantec – Reports
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

A $15 billion deal is in the works, according to market speculation.

Eurobites: Broadpeak Raises €10M From Eutelsat
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK fires up 5G; Nokia's 5G factory lights the way ahead; BT to launch 5G in the fall; Google invests in Lisbon-Cape Town cable.

Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2019

No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.

NTT Revamps to Form Single Giant Global Service Provider
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Japanese operator pulls together multiple units to form a single international ICT service provider with annual revenues of $11 billion.

Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.

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