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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.

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