Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hull gets a gigabit; Ooredoo's new man in Algeria; LoopUp valued at £40 million in IPO; Orange denies Vivendi deal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight wins in Abu Dhabi; Square staffs up for Europe; Mediaset files suit against Vivendi; Pokémon GOes, but comes back.
Emerging market demand for lower-cost devices fueled second-quarter growth in smartphone shipments, according to GfK.
In today's regional roundup: BT and Nokia become 5G buddies; Swisscom runs a steady ship as it shifts towards all IP and ultra-broadband; an eye-watering 20 Gbit/s broadband service is announced in UAE; and Deutsche Telekom reviews its corporate ethics.
Born of the identity crisis that afflicts telcos, the haziness surrounding 5G is not helping anyone.
Intel Capital leads three rounds of funding totalling $25M for Velostrata, Sedona Systems and Panoply.io.
AT&T announced it's using Radcom's service assurance software to support its move toward a virtualized, New IP network.
Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents spat with Apple; BBC closes iPlayer loophole; Telenor appoints new CFO.
Experience doesn't matter when you're building a team to develop technologies that don't exist yet, says Sigal Barda, VP of R&D for Cyber and NFV at ECI Telecom.