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Ericsson's MWC Decision Will Likely Start Domino Effect

As companies wait to see what others are doing before deciding whether to still attend MWC 2020, Ericsson's bold decision to withdraw looks like it will tip many towards following suit.

WiCipedia: Women in Tech Turn to TikTok to Expose Industry

This week in our WiC roundup: When women don't apply to jobs; the new social media scene spreading the tech word (for better or for worse); the skills women need to get hired; and more.

Eurobites: Trump Blows His Top at Boris Over Huawei – Report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.

KT's 5G Splurge Hits Profits in 2019

Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.

Nokia sees light at end of 5G tunnel

The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.

US Politicos Take 5G Bandwagon Down Dangerous Path

We don't need no bifurcation…

Eurobites: Proximus Floats Private 5G Network Concept at Port of Antwerp

Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.

Eurobites: Three Loses Two as Execs Depart

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government knocks heads together on shared rural network; network performance surveys ahoy; Ericsson and Nokia expose themselves.

Eurobites: MWC Organizer Plays Down Coronavirus Threat

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.

Ex-WorldCom Boss Bernie Ebbers Dies

The man behind the telecom sector's biggest-ever accounting fraud died at the weekend just weeks after he was released from prison.

Tele2 targets further cuts as sales remain flat

Swedish operator plans another $100 million in cost reductions and says it will remove legacy IT systems and 'double functions' after its Com Hem takeover.

Exclusive: Matrixx appoints Glo Gordon as CEO

Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.

WiCipedia: Silicon Valley's Vanity Problem

This week in our WiC roundup: Melinda Gates makes moves for gender equality; getting highly paid people more money; Silicon Valley's issue with age and imperfection; and more.

IBM Names New CEO: Arvind Krishna, Red Hat Deal Mastermind, Replaces Rometty

The change brings cloud and open source front and center for the company, as IBM also names former Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst as president.

BT says cap on Huawei's UK 5G role will cost it £500M

UK national operator will have to rip and replace existing infrastructure to meet limitations on Huawei's role in its 5G radio access network rollout and that will set it back £500 million.

Only One Clear Winner From UK's Huawei Ruling – China

The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.

Eurobites: Pompeo Flies in to Bend Boris's Ear Over Huaweigate (Again)

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO wants to see investment encouraged; Q4 fun at KPN, Telia and Telenor; broadband wars in Bristol.

Facebook Engineering Boss Parikh Exits, but Open Networking Lives On

Under Jay Parikh's ten-year leadership, Facebook built one of the most sophisticated data and networking infrastructures in the world, and collaborated with telcos on open networking.

Ericsson's New Look: Plenty of Robots, Not Many Jobs

The Swedish equipment maker is making automation investments across the entirety of its operations. In some areas, it may be time for remaining employees to worry.

GSMA to Increase Medical Staff to Combat Coronavirus's Impact at MWC 2020

The annual wireless confab in Barcelona, Spain, typically draws more than 100,000 attendees from around the world, including a large contingent from China.

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