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Eurobites: Vive les vieux smartphones, says France
News Analysis | 2/24/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain revenue down; real-estate companies warned on digital failings; more bad ads from UK mobile operators.

Ooredoo posts Q4 sick note
News Analysis | 2/15/2021

Pandemic continues to take an unhealthy toll on revenue, while Iraqi dinar devaluation adds to net profit pain.

Eurobites: Mike Rake steps down from Huawei role
News Analysis | 2/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange signs renewables agreement with ENGIE; ENET extends Dublin fiber network; STC wins 5G bragging rights.

Eurobites: Telia goes 'beyond roaming' with global IoT offer
News Analysis | 2/10/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, T-Systems take private-network collaboration worldwide; Swisscom buys Webtiser for SAP boost; A1 Austria holds it together in Q4.

Eurobites: How BT helps prop up the UK economy
News Analysis | 2/9/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: opportunity NOCs for Elisa; Orange's cloud to power Egypt's new smart city; Vodafone chooses Digitalk platform for MVNO growth.

Eurobites: Lawmakers fret over UK's tech strategy
News Analysis | 2/4/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jordan's Umniah taps Ericsson; Swisscom slips up in Switzerland, makes hay in Italy with Fastweb; 5G on the waterfront, again.

Eurobites: Telia teams with Nokia, Digita for private networks push
News Analysis | 2/3/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 'unbreakable' Wi-Fi; Sparkle supplies voice services to EU satnav agency; Mobily extends billing deal with CSG.

Eurobites: We're falling behind on 5G, says ETNO
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ends network-sharing talks with Free; fiber's greener than copper, say its backers; STC, Huawei combine on 5G for the oil and gas industry.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

Eurobites: Zain KSA taps Infovista for 5G radio planning
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects trains in Austria; Three UK installs private network at Port of Felixstowe; Amdocs helps enforce London's clean-air zone.

How Télécoms San Frontières helped reconnect blast-hit Beirut
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

With victims of last year's explosion needing urgent support, a software bot developed by the non-governmental organization proved critical.

Zain Saudi Arabia taps Nokia for 5G FWA
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Saudi operator to deploy 60,000 Nokia Fastmile 5G FWA gateways in next 12 months.

Eurobites: Ericsson elbows its way into Ooredoo's 5G RAN
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel board accepts bid from PSC Partecipazioni; A1 Telekom Austria joins HERE's data exchange; Vodafone does deal with Discovery.

Ericsson cranks up 5G forecast (again)
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Due to higher-than-expected 5G take-up in China, Ericsson raises its global 5G subscription forecast from 190 million to 220 million by the end of the year.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

Kuwait's telco Zain sees Iraq and Sudan fortunes improve
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.

Ooredoo recovers slightly in Q3; CEO to retire
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Operator sees improved performance in most markets during Q3, and announces the appointment of a new group MD.

WiCipedia: Breaking through barriers and smashing inequality
WiCipedia | 10/30/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.

Eurobites: STC moves into second phase of 5G rollout
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a Q3 results frenzy, wherein operators battle against the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic, and other stuff.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Finnish JV's 5G network
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefónica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.

Eurobites: EU member states map out their cloud future
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.

Orange takes Iraq to arbitration over its Korek stake
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Orange launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.

Eurobites: Three UK backs Colt as its preferred provider of backhaul
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson modernizes Airtel's Kenyan network; Arm exec promises 'firewalls' to protect customers' interests after Nvidia takeover; hydrogen fuel cell provides backup for European tower site.

Eurobites: Ericsson, BT and Telia join new climate-change club
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.

Eurobites: Drillisch shares slide after profits warning
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.

Eurobites: BT blasted for cost of rural hook-ups
News Analysis | 9/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE ditches Dixons Carphone; former BT bigwig heads up UK's post-Huawei task force; Telecom Italia grows connectivity for agribusinesses.

STC set to revise Vodafone Egypt offer – reports
News Analysis | 9/8/2020

Saudi Telecom Company said to be in discussions to reduce its $2.39 billion offer for Vodafone Group's 55% stake, potentially scuppering eight months of talks.

Eurobites: Nokia patent injunction stops Daimler in its tracks
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du, Software AG collaborate on IoT; Deutsche Telekom researches drones; Merthyr Tydfil gets a gig.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK hops aboard dedicated-broadband bandwagon
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel dinged by COVID-19; HEVC Advance files lawsuit in Germany; Amazon faces German antitrust probe.

How Amdocs swallowed Openet and paid so little
Morris Lore | 8/12/2020

The small Irish software company disappeared last month when it was acquired by Israel's Amdocs for just $180 million.

Sickly VEON laid low by coronavirus
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future
CxO Spotlight | 8/3/2020

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Eurobites: Openreach pushes fiber into 'final third' of UK
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS bags 5G license; Ooredoo strengthens its core with Nokia; Arm UK wrestles Arm China.

Ooredoo counts negative impact of COVID-19 in H1 results
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Qatari operator says EBITDA dropped 5% in the first six months of 2020, in part because of actions introduced to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Zain sees sharp drop in Q2 profit but highlights resiliency amid COVID-19
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

The Middle Eastern operator reports mixed results for the first six months but hails measures undertaken to counter the effects of the health crisis.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands private network gig at Paris airports
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.

Eurobites: Ericsson trumpets standalone 5G NR software
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new CCO; using drones to fix cell towers; smart home devices losing their luster in MEA.

Eurobites: Vodafone wheels 5G into West Midlands transport initiative
News Analysis | 7/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems focuses on its Brot und Butter; Israel to track COVID-19 victims; Huawei provides Massive MIMO in Johannesburg.

Eurobites: UK government faces fresh lawmakers' mutiny over Huawei
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.

Huawei tried to cover up its control of Iran's Skycom – Reuters
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The Chinese equipment vendor tried to bury details of its relationship with Skycom, a company that sold equipment to Iran in breach of US sanctions, according to new documents unearthed by Reuters.

Eurobites: Fastweb boosts its enterprise appeal with Cutaway acquisition
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iskratel tackles CPE; work begins on Channel Islands network upgrade; Telefónica offers its servers for research into diseases.

Cable broadband access equipment market will rebound, eventually
Column | 5/26/2020

But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.

Orange reports slight Q1 revenue growth amid COVID-19 uncertainty
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

The France-based group reports a mixed bag of results for the quarter, with revenue up strongly in Africa and the Middle East but down in Spain.

Those pestiferous men and their 5G machines
Morris Lore | 4/24/2020

Stay away from 5G masts, inject yourself with Dettol and douse your cornflakes in pure alcohol. The COVID-19 madness spreads.

Eurobites: Boffins join forces to develop COVID-19 tracking apps
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia given green light for Finnish fiber JV; who's up and who's down in European telco brands; Sequans revises guidance down for first quarter.

Eurobites: Virus-led voice-call revival puts strain on UK networks
News Analysis | 3/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the COVID-19 fight goes on; OneWeb sends up more satellites; connected tractors; throttling Walt.

ITU draws up emergency plans to tackle COVID-19
News Analysis | 3/20/2020

UN Agency urges national telecommunications authorities to test effectiveness of disaster response plans.

Huawei picks up five-market 5G deal from Ooredoo
News Analysis | 3/9/2020

The much-maligned China-based vendor has won a 5G deal from Qatar-based Ooredoo covering Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia, Tunisia and the Maldives.

Eurobites: Dave Dyson steps down as Three UK boss
News Analysis | 3/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google Cloud floats across Europe; Tele2 and Elisa cooperate on enterprise services; Ericsson goes with Sinch for 5G messaging.

Eurobites: Nokia, Telenor and Telia trial MOCN-based network-sharing in Denmark
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; British MP highlights Huawei 'slave labor'allegations; ECI acquired by Ribbon; 'Fitbit for cows.'

Disruptive router vendor DriveNets shifts up a gear
News Analysis | 2/27/2020

Preps live demo of the distributed disaggregated chassis system favoured by AT&T and teams up with systems integrator KPGCo as operators consider their next-gen routing options.

Netflix's global sub base to expand to 325M by 2025 – analyst
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.

Why all the fuss about Disney+?
Column | 2/13/2020

Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.

Eurobites: Ericsson Claims mmWave 5G Data Transfer Record
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: MWC Organizer Plays Down Coronavirus Threat
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.

Vodafone Flogs Egypt Biz to Saudi Telecom for $2.4B
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

The divestment will raise cash for debt relief and allow Vodafone to concentrate on more important markets, says its chief executive.

Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks
Wagner’s Ring | 1/24/2020

Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

ZTE Aims to Raise $1.66B to Fund 5G R&D
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Chinese vendor looks to issue new shares to ten institutional investors to raise funds for 5G research and development and general 'working capital.'

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Eurobites: UK Government Urged to Tighten Rules on Prepaid Phones to Help Fight Crime
News Analysis | 1/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sterlite buys stake in Israeli virtual RAN vendor; Ofcom doubles down on provider performance ratings; Telekom Slovenije does deal with Discovery.

Eurobites: For Nokia, 63 Is a 5G Magic Number
News Analysis | 1/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM beats 2 Gbit/s on live 5G commercial network; UK altnet ITS bags £45 million in funding; T-Mobile Poland heads out into the open source.

CES 2020 Notebook: 'Filmmaker Mode' Secures Buy-In From TV Makers & Video Producers
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

Also, Technicolor's streaming box goes software-agnostic, Locast seeks defense funds, Amazon fund backs Sweepr and Synamedia lands cloud DVR deal.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Offers 'Free' Broadband Boost
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia scores at Etisalat; Vodafone's Sanches joins Kaltura; African pay-TV market set for subscriber boom.

Etisalat to Build Open RAN 'Across UAE'
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.

Eurobites: Huawei Fears Estonian Freeze-Out
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Arabia's Mobily opts for Ericsson; Ireland's data center dilemma; Sunrise appoints post-Swantee CFO.

Service Providers Start to Lock In on IoT Security
News Analysis | 12/20/2019

Service providers are partnering up and developing new IoT-focused cybersecurity tools and services as the smart home emerges as a soft, increasingly attractive target for hackers and pirates.

Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

Cisco unveiled new silicon, optics and network operating system software that it says will carry the Internet through the next decade – with its products forming the backbone.

Ericsson Paid Out Millions in Bribes While CEO Ekholm Sat on Board
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

The details of Ericsson's corruption scandal, as documented by US authorities, raise awkward questions for the Swedish vendor.

Eurobites: Germany Cools on Huawei's 5G Future
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN provides coverage to North Sea oil rigs; ITU identifies 5G spectrum; more Telia staff changes; Cobham goes deeper underground.

Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Towers Spin-Off – Report
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.

Vodafone Registers Slight Sales Growth as Debts & Losses Pile Up
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.

Eurobites: Vodafone strikes deal with Openreach to widen fiber offer in UK
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain chooses Ericsson for 5G buildout in Bahrain; Sky and the BBC get cozy; Vodacom profits up; Africa's broadband future.

After past blunders, VEON bets big on network and digital reset
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

The Frankenstein's monster of the telco world hopes fresh investments and an overhaul of its digitalization strategy will make it more attractive to investors.

VEON comes unstuck in Russia
News Analysis | 11/4/2019

The long-suffering emerging-markets giant has warned investors that a turnaround at its ailing Russian business will take some time.

Eurobites: Digital Realty Digests Interxion for $7.15B
News Analysis | 10/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes cloud-native in Tunisia; European operators look at blockchain for roaming settlement; Masmovil enjoys soaraway third quarter.

Cinia Seeks Partners for Arctic Rollout
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Finnish firm plans a 10,500km cable route crossing the Russian north coast to Asia, but is it viable?

Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.

Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says
The Bauminator | 10/14/2019

Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.

Eurobites: Telia & Nokia Launch 5G FWA in Finland
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.

Eurobites: Openreach Trials New Approaches to FTTP
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

Why AT&T's latest open source contribution matters
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Ericsson Expects $1B US Fine for Corruption, Warns Non-US Investigations May Follow
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.

Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.

Eurobites: Is the UK Heading for a Big Copper Switch-Off?
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom takes back control of enterprise telecom from T-Systems; ADVA lands Kuwaiti gig; TalkTalk cleans up its act; coffee gets connected.

Eurobites: Dennelind Lands CEO Role at Du
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: It's crunch time for Apple versus the EU; Infinera deployed for Greece-Italy link; TIM gets new multimedia boss; why Netflix should be worried.

Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.

Apple TV+ to debut November 1, fetch $4.99 per month
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Apple to offer a free year of the new subscription VoD service with purchase of any new iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Challenges Ofcom Over Openreach Ruling
News Analysis | 8/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson invests in Polish plant; Sparkle launches Italy-UAE roaming link; Telia takes on the Baltic's poisonous algae.

ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.

Eurobites: Nokia Hires Ericsson Insider
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tweaks top table; silly job titles just got sillier; Drei Austria schutz the Internet.

Eurobites: Brits Head Online for TV Fix
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom names new CTIO; Turkcell hits more than 2 Gbit/s in 5G speed test; Ericsson reaches 24 live 5G networks; mobile money in South Sudan.

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.

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.

Netflix thinking inside the box
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Netflix is increasingly focused on getting its OTT app integrated into pay-TV set-tops and mobile devices as it seeks to maintain its rapid growth pace around the world.

Cato Debuts 'Hands-Free' SD-WAN
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

Cato offers self-service, co-managed and now fully managed options for its cloud SD-WAN service.

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