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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/17/2018
Flush with $45M in new funding, MDU-focused broadband startup eyes expansion, more competition for incumbent cable ops and telcos.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/17/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom and Vestel answer Erdogan's call; Swisscom bolsters broadband; MTN linked with Jumia sale; Rovio's revenues fall.
By Robert Clark, 8/16/2018
Australia's telcos may be allowed to use Huawei's equipment after all – with caveats.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 8/16/2018
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/16/2018
Australia's largest retail service provider has blamed the government's NBN pricing for a sharp fall in profits.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 8/16/2018
India wants its telecom sector to be entirely self-reliant by 2022, buying all of its products at home.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/15/2018
Partnerships with local authorities and private sector investors could help Deutsche Telekom drag Germany into the gigabit age.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in fiber collaboration talks with United Internet; Hi3G upgrades backhaul with Ericsson; Interxion widens access to Google Cloud Platform.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/14/2018
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/14/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange completes Basefarm cloud services buy; EE wins UK coverage gong; Kudelski offloads SmarDTV business.

By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/13/2018
Agency recommends keeping the 25 Mbit/s downstream definition for 'advanced telecommunications capability,' but one Commissioner asserts that it should be raised to 100 Mbit/s.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/13/2018
Top industry analyst downgrades Dish shares to 'sell' and cuts the target price on the stock over concerns about company's network buildout strategy.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/13/2018
German service provider says it may bid to become a fourth mobile network operator despite opposition from Deutsche Telekom.
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Congressional Campaign Websites Vulnerable to Attack, Say Researchers
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 8/17/2018
Researchers presented a study at DEF CON that showed that a third of ...
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Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 8/17/2018
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Managed Security Forges Trusted Advisor Relationship
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/17/2018
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Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 8/16/2018
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NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/14/2018
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose ...
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
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