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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.

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