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Eurobites: Virgin Slams BT State Aid
News Analysis | 11/30/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA bags optical monitoring team; Orange in African energy deal; BT offers link to HP cloud.

Facebook in Africa: Beauty or Beast?
News Analysis | 11/27/2015

While some operators have warmed to Facebook's zero-rating model, others still see it as a threat.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team on Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis | 11/27/2015

Also in today's 'Black Friday' regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves 500Mbit/s LTE; Altice lands rights to English Premier League.

Eurobites: Glasgow Gets the Gigabit Treatment
News Analysis | 11/26/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS launches 3G in Kiev; Ericsson opens its 5G Garage; OTE looks to raise €350 million on debt market; Israeli big data startup bags $15 million in Series A.

Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
MariNation | 11/26/2015

Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.

Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.

Eurobites: Jolla Sails Into Choppy Waters
News Analysis | 11/23/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.

Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi
Between the CEOs | 11/20/2015

Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.

Eurobites: Vivendi Spooks Telecom Italia Shareholders
News Analysis | 11/20/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir in talks to buy Setanta; lawyers smell TalkTalk blood; Deutsche Telekom bans phones for Christmas.

Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 11/19/2015

Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.

Eurobites: Telefónica Casts Doubt on Spanish Fiber Rollout
News Analysis | 11/19/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera connects cars; Ericsson connects ships; AlcaLu connects Cape Town.

Eurobites: Facebook Expands Internet.org in Africa
News Analysis | 11/17/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French spectrum auction bids reach €2.7 billion; Cellcom profits plunge; Vodafone Wallet teams up with MasterCard.

Eurobites: Openreach CEO to Step Down
News Analysis | 11/16/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson denies Cisco M&A rumors; Vivendi wants bodies on Telecom Italia board; Yandex takes Google case to EU.

Mobily on Bringing Innovation to Saudi Arabia
Between the CEOs | 11/13/2015

Mobily CEO Ahmad Farroukh talks to Steve Saunders about the realities of being a mobile operator in Saudi Arabia.

Eurobites: More Places Set at NokAlu Top Table
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu spreads the cloud in west Africa; Bouygues returns to revenue growth; former competition boss favors Openreach spin-off.

Mellanox Gets the Jitters Over EZchip Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/13/2015

The planned acquisition of EZchip by Mellanox has resulted in a fractious war of words between EZchip and investors and a delayed shareholder vote.

Magic Quadrant or Gartner 'Graft'?
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Gartner's Magic Quadrant still holds the tech industry under its spell but some companies have had enough of what they allege is a flawed process that at least one company describes as a 'pay-to-play' model.

NFV Made IoT Profitable for STC, Says Affirmed
News Analysis | 11/12/2015

Will Saudi Telecom's experience of running live M2M services over a vEPC persuade it to make a much bigger push into virtualization?

Eurobites: Tele2 Plots Dutch Mobile 'Revolution'
News Analysis | 11/11/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: hack-soiled TalkTalk surprises with dividend; new MTN boss may challenge mega-fine; Google faces EU heat over mapping.

Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.

Eurobites: KPN Cashes In Its German Stake
News Analysis | 11/10/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson forecasts growth; Orange sells Kenyan stake; posh watches get smart.

Vendors Vie for Programmable Transport Traction
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/10/2015

Many vendors are developing programmable transport network platforms to help operators control dynamic virtualized resources but the industry lacks a unified approach as early adopters move forward.

Cisco + Ericsson: Friends With Benefits
Shades of Ray | 11/9/2015

Cisco and Ericsson have been forced into each other's arms by that other courting couple, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.

Eurobites: Mega-Fine Topples MTN CEO
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government offers 10 Mbit/s for all; Telenor/VimpelCom latest; 3/O2 deadline pushed back.

Cisco & Ericsson Forge Killer Partnership
News Analysis | 11/9/2015

IP and wireless networking giants announce strategic relationship that includes joint SDN and NFV developments.

Vodafone Calls for End to Five Nines
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

One of the world's biggest operators says the 'five-nines' concept has no place in a virtualized world.

Eurobites: Orange Sets Out Spanish FTTH Vision
News Analysis | 11/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Deutsche Telekom soars in Q3; Cellcom Israel agrees to buy Golan Telecom; Finnish emojis.

CEO Chat With Ori Gerstel, Sedona Systems
Between the CEOs | 11/4/2015

On a recent visit to Israel, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders had a chance to speak with Ori Gerstel, CTO of Sedona Systems, about Sedona's multi-layer control solution.

Intel's Sckipio Investment Could Pave Way for Takeover
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Sckipio plans to use funding from Intel Capital to make G.fast improvements, allowing operators to use the technology over much longer distances.

Eurobites: MTN Shares Suspended After $5.2B Fine
News Analysis | 11/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Volvo boost for Nokia's HERE; TDC's profits down in third quarter; 'blingphone' company sold to Chinese.

Eurobites: Kudelski Unit Sues Verizon
News Analysis | 11/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone customers exposed in UK; M&A moves in Israel; Nokia's cmWave trial; movie-streaming heaven.

Mentor Monday: SAP's Lise Tcheng
Que Sera Sarah | 11/2/2015

Quotas backed up by KPIs are the best way to level the playing field for women in comms, SAP's SVP says as she provides a global perspective.

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