Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.
Chinese equipment vendor maintains rate of sales growth and boosts profitability despite an array of competitive and regulatory challenges.
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.
We now know a bit more about when America is going mobile with 5G, as AT&T and Verizon revealed more details this week.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify adds paying customers; Proximus makes progress in Q2; O2 invites everyone into its 5G testbed.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone divide mid-band airwaves that will support the launch of next-generation 5G services when equipment becomes available.
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.
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.
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 to spend $22B in capex for 2018, as it starts to get payments – of around $2M – for FirstNet.
Italian telecom incumbent is evaluating strategic options for subsidiaries after weighing the impact of a forthcoming 5G spectrum auction.
Service assurance software company to provide continuous network data and analytics for smarter IBM analytics to CSPs.
This week: Scott's befuddled by Ericsson; Jamie Homers in on Iliad; and Ray yanks our blockchain.
But new CEO and Verizon's CFO continue to keep a tight cap on capex, despite its 5G rollout.
Sharp cuts to wholesale rates could sap enthusiasm for investment in fiber networks that provide an alternative to Openreach.
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 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.
A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.
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 says new RF modules will help solve the 'proximity effect' problem for 5G mmWave smartphones.
Chinese infrastructure business is looking to raise funds that could help with investment in next-generation 5G technology.
Attempt to reinstate ZTE components ban is killed in Congress.
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.
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
Broadband vendor's NG-PON2 technology could have a major role to play in the 5G networks that service providers are building.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.
The C-Spire service is more proto-5G than the real thing, but it still offers dang fast broadband by Mississippi standards.
A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.
Swedish equipment vendor returns to operating profitability after slashing jobs and witnessing more favorable conditions in its main networks market.
S. Korean govt. gets major mobile carriers to co-ordinate on a planned March 2019 5G launch date.
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.
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
Kyle Malady is now acting CTO at Verizon, replacing Hans Vestberg.
Using the 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz band could allow for more 5G spectrum harmonization.
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.
Get set, and grab your VR helmets! FCC chairman promises first 5G-specific auctions will start mid-November.
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 gears up for swathes of domestic 5G in China in 2020.
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.
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.
This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.
5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.
5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.
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?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.
New specs from CableLabs aim to help cable operators bulk up fiber capacity as they start to distribute their access networks.
More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.
There are political games a-plenty as carriers put all their 5G expansion cards on the table without showing their hand.
Switzerland kicks off its 5G auction process and will announce the final winners by June next year.
Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Internet copyright proposals rejected; Ericsson confirms Wind Tre win; Inmarsat says no to second EchoStar bid.
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 ditches Intel for 5G iPhones in 2020.
India's RJio has already shaken up the country's mobile market: now it's turning its attention to broadband.
According to unconfirmed reports from South-East Asian media, the vendor's head of telco cloud has been appointed as its new CEO.
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.
The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.
The latest 5G standard included specifications for next-generation core platforms, so expect to hear plenty about service-based architecture in the coming months.
What isn't a security risk these days?
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.
Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.
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.
Following successful trials with Cisco and Samsung, Orange is considering whether 5G could be used as a fixed-line broadband alternative in Romania.
Mobile 5G networks probably won't be delivering gigabit downloads right off the bat. But they won't be sitting still, either.
Reliance Jio, Reliance Industries' disruptive 4G operator, will get its own in-house telco cloud vendor.
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.
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.
In line with US demands, ZTE has appointed a new board of directors.