Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS forced to suspend service in Turkmenistan; Vonage has new base in UK; Huawei helps Viva Bahrain on hybrid core.
The significant shift towards becoming a lean, digital operator was the focus of the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA in 200G trials with Telefónica Germany; BMW finds room for Alexa; BT maintains complaints quota.
The Belgian wholesale carrier hopes its $230 million takeover of a Californian software company will take it in a new direction.
A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: court rules in Nokia's favor in patents dispute with LG; Arcep revamps mobile coverage mapping; Privacy Shield comes up for review.
Richard Mahony, research director for the service provider segment at Ovum, explains why the global telco services market is set to grow by about 2% this year.