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Eurobites: Fastweb Buys Tiscali's Fixed-Wireless Biz, 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.

Huawei Shrugs Off Challenges With Surge in H1 Profit
News Analysis | 7/31/2018

Chinese equipment vendor maintains rate of sales growth and boosts profitability despite an array of competitive and regulatory challenges.

Nokia Reels In $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile US
News Analysis | 7/30/2018

Nokia's $3.5 billion 5G deal with T-Mobile US is the Finnish vendor's biggest 5G deal so far and proves the importance of its 'end-to-end' portfolio, says the company.

5G in the USA: Where We at With Mobile?
News Analysis | 7/27/2018

We now know a bit more about when America is going mobile with 5G, as AT&T and Verizon revealed more details this week.

BT: It's Good to Talk About Profits, but Not Customers
News Analysis | 7/27/2018

Shares in BT rise after it reports an improvement in profitability, but the UK operator has yet to convince everyone that its business is on the mend.

Eurobites: Ericsson Plays Backseat Driver in 5G Auto Antenna Trials
News Analysis | 7/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify adds paying customers; Proximus makes progress in Q2; O2 invites everyone into its 5G testbed.

Verizon Confirms Mobile 5G in 'Early' 2019
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.

Spanish 5G Auction Nets €438M for Govt
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone divide mid-band airwaves that will support the launch of next-generation 5G services when equipment becomes available.

Profits Crash at Nokia's Networks Biz
News Analysis | 7/26/2018

Margins at Finnish vendor's networks business are nearly wiped out as it continues to guide for an improvement in conditions in the second half.

The Great Edge Computing Land Grab
News Analysis | 7/25/2018

Schneider Electric, a major supplier to everyone in the data center space, sees a rush to identify and build out edge data centers that sit between the cell tower and a CO or regional data center.

Verizon: We'll Still Do Video Our Way
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.

AT&T Expects Mobile 5G in 'Parts' of 12 Markets by Year's End
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

AT&T expects to spend $22B in capex for 2018, as it starts to get payments – of around $2M – for FirstNet.

Telecom Italia Says 5G Auction May Force It to Sell Assets
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Italian telecom incumbent is evaluating strategic options for subsidiaries after weighing the impact of a forthcoming 5G spectrum auction.

NetScout Data to Power IBM CEM
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Service assurance software company to provide continuous network data and analytics for smarter IBM analytics to CSPs.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Drinking With CEOs
LRTV Documentaries | 7/24/2018

This week: Scott's befuddled by Ericsson; Jamie Homers in on Iliad; and Ray yanks our blockchain.

Verizon Reveals Third 5G City, as Revenue Climbs 5.4% in Q2
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

But new CEO and Verizon's CFO continue to keep a tight cap on capex, despite its 5G rollout.

Openreach Cuts Prices to Fend Off Infrastructure Challenge
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Sharp cuts to wholesale rates could sap enthusiasm for investment in fiber networks that provide an alternative to Openreach.

Eurobites: European Commission Takes Closer Look at Thales/Gemalto Deal
News Analysis | 7/24/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook spreads its wings in London; Proximus not happy about prospect of fourth Belgian mobile operator; BT consults on transfer of staff to Openreach.

Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.

UK Bumpkins Told Not to Expect Fiber in Their Lifetimes
Morris Lore | 7/23/2018

A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.

Eurobites: UK Fine-Tunes Its Full-Fiber Future
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus secures digital rollout agreement with Flemish government; Ericsson runs 5G pilot in Singapore; Elisa hosts AI contest.

Qualcomm Unveils New Modules to Power Millimeter Wave 5G for Smartphones
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Qualcomm says new RF modules will help solve the 'proximity effect' problem for 5G mmWave smartphones.

China Tower Plans $8.7B IPO in Hong Kong
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Chinese infrastructure business is looking to raise funds that could help with investment in next-generation 5G technology.

Senate Republicans Capitulate to Trump's ZTE Deal
News Analysis | 7/20/2018

Attempt to reinstate ZTE components ban is killed in Congress.

AT&T Adds Trio of New Cities for 5G Launch in 2018
News Analysis | 7/20/2018

Ma Bell gets ready to launch its 5G 'puck' in three more US cities by the end of the year, bringing the announced cities to six so far.

Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2018

UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.

Adtran Will Be a 5G Winner, Says Analyst
News Analysis | 7/19/2018

Broadband vendor's NG-PON2 technology could have a major role to play in the 5G networks that service providers are building.

Eurobites: Google's Balloon Goes Up Over Kenya
News Analysis | 7/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.

C-Spire Claims to Be First in the US With 5G
News Analysis | 7/18/2018

The C-Spire service is more proto-5G than the real thing, but it still offers dang fast broadband by Mississippi standards.

Ericsson's R&D Workout Piles 5G Pressure Onto Rivals
News Analysis | 7/18/2018

A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.

Ericsson Back in Profit After Fierce Cuts & 5G Action
News Analysis | 7/18/2018

Swedish equipment vendor returns to operating profitability after slashing jobs and witnessing more favorable conditions in its main networks market.

5G Will Arrive in South Korea in March 2019
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

S. Korean govt. gets major mobile carriers to co-ordinate on a planned March 2019 5G launch date.

Eurobites: Telia Bags TDC Norway for $2.59B
News Analysis | 7/17/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica suffers data breach; Telenor slips in Q2; TalkTalk revenues up but ARPU down; Actility, HERE team up for asset tracking.

Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
Column | 7/17/2018

Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.

Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Morris Lore | 7/17/2018

The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.

Eurobites: OBS Buys Basefarm to Reap Multicloud Benefits
News Analysis | 7/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre thinks there's been a broadband con-trick; Ericsson trumpets 5G breakthrough with Telstra; MegaFon delists from London.

MobiledgeX's Jason Hoffman: State of the Edge
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/16/2018

Jason Hoffman is CEO of MobiledgeX, a relatively new company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom focusing on developer-facing edge services and everything that is needed from an edge perspective leading up to 5G. Why is edge important, what services are needed, who is edge for and what is needed to make sure we build an edge for people other than ourselves?

Eurobites: German Giants Pledge to Extend 4G Coverage
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus looks to boost IoT credentials with Codit acquisition; Telit sells automotive unit; Finland starts 5G spectrum auction.

FCC's Rosenworcel: US 'Falling Behind' on 5G
News Analysis | 7/13/2018

US regulator says the US now lags a host of European and Asian countries on the award of all-important mid-band spectrum for use with 5G services.

Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/13/2018

Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.

Verizon Taps Malady as Acting CTO
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Kyle Malady is now acting CTO at Verizon, replacing Hans Vestberg.

FCC Proposes Opening More Spectrum for Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis | 7/12/2018

Using the 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz band could allow for more 5G spectrum harmonization.

Pole Position: A Look at San Jose's Smart City Small Cell Deal
LRTV Interviews | 7/12/2018

The City of San Jose is working with three carriers to unleash the best cell coverage and fastest download speeds its citizens have ever seen. Here's how it happened.

First 5G-Specific US Spectrum Auctions Coming November
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

Get set, and grab your VR helmets! FCC chairman promises first 5G-specific auctions will start mid-November.

AT&T Invests in Magic Leap, Strikes Exclusive Consumer Deal
News Analysis | 7/11/2018

AT&T will let consumers check out Magic Leap's augmented reality platform in stores as it sees a strong link with its developing 5G network strategy.

China Mobile Taps Huawei & Intel for Interop Testing Ahead of Big 5G Plans
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

China Mobile gears up for swathes of domestic 5G in China in 2020.

Ericsson Rebadges Media Unit, Eyes Smart Cities, M&A
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

The media business that Ericsson is relinquishing has a new name and aspirations to consolidate the media networking sector and build a business with smart cities.

Nokia Lands Big Deals in China, UK
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

Finnish equipment vendor lands a $1 billion deal with China Mobile and is named as one of Openreach's two fiber vendors in the UK.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: It's Coming Home
LRTV Documentaries | 7/10/2018

This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.

5G Will Transform the Enterprise Cloud
Column | 7/10/2018

5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.

5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Ovum
News Analysis | 7/10/2018

5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.

What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/9/2018

On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?

Eurobites: BT in Cloud Talks With China's Alibaba
News Analysis | 7/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.

CableLabs Clears Coherent Optics for Takeoff
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

New specs from CableLabs aim to help cable operators bulk up fiber capacity as they start to distribute their access networks.

AT&T to Show Off Standards-Based 5G in Austin
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.

Carriers Awkwardly Embrace San Jose's Small Cell Success
The Philter | 7/6/2018

There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.

Switzerland Sets $222M Base Fee in 5G Auction
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

Switzerland kicks off its 5G auction process and will announce the final winners by June next year.

The US 5G 'Lead' Over Europe Is Bluster
Morris Lore | 7/6/2018

Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.

Eurobites: EU Reads US the Riot Act Over Privacy Shield
News Analysis | 7/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Internet copyright proposals rejected; Ericsson confirms Wind Tre win; Inmarsat says no to second EchoStar bid.

5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/6/2018

More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.

Apple Reportedly Drops Intel for 5G Modems
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

Apple reportedly ditches Intel for 5G iPhones in 2020.

India's RJio Charges Into Fiber, Unveils New 4G Phone
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

India's RJio has already shaken up the country's mobile market: now it's turning its attention to broadband.

ZTE Appoints New CEO – Report
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

According to unconfirmed reports from South-East Asian media, the vendor's head of telco cloud has been appointed as its new CEO.

Eurobites: Telefónica Considers Sale of Fixed-Line Stake to Reduce Debt Pile
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tencent teams up with Nokia on 5G testing; Ericsson benefits from ZTE's misfortune; German regulator still has its eye on online giants.

Orange Ups 5G Broadband Stakes in Romania
News Analysis | 7/5/2018

The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.

Will 5G Trial Action Now Shift to the Core?
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.

Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?
Shades of Ray | 7/4/2018

What isn't a security risk these days?

Eurobites: Telenor Made Europe's Designated Driver for 5G Journey
News Analysis | 7/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: real-world 5G in Hungary and Russia; Euro boffins test Huawei's cloud fabric; Tele2 embraces eSIM technology.

Looking for 5G's Killer Apps? Make a Start Here
Column | 7/3/2018

Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.

Eurobites: BT Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Outgoing CEO's Bonus
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia nails procurement deals; Sudatel tests 5G and more with Nokia; satellite link-up heads into the cloud; IBM trumpets European wins.

Orange Romania Weighs Fixed 5G for Broadband Expansion
News Analysis | 7/3/2018

Following successful trials with Cisco and Samsung, Orange is considering whether 5G could be used as a fixed-line broadband alternative in Romania.

Getting Real About Mobile 5G Speeds
Jonestown | 7/2/2018

Mobile 5G networks probably won't be delivering gigabit downloads right off the bat. But they won't be sitting still, either.

India's Reliance Industries Snaps Up Radisys
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.

Eurobites: Opera Files for Nasdaq IPO
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk sale collapses; DT will bring fiber to Stuttgart; Micro Focus sells off open source infrastructure software unit; the smartphone made of cork.

NGON: The Software Tide Creeps Up on Optical
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2018

Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.

ZTE Unveils New Board in Effort to Appease US Lawmakers
News Analysis | 7/2/2018

In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.

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