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Leading Lights 2022: The Winners

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Open RAN take-up has barely left a scratch on big vendors

The market share of the top five RAN vendors has fallen by less than one percentage point since last year, according to Dell'Oro Group.

Eurobites: 5G leaves (some) Brits unimpressed

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom ups the fiber ante; BT gets digital with manufacturing; OneWeb spreads its wings in Bulgaria.

How Orange is coping with a data tsunami and energy crisis

The French telco incumbent has turned off the heating, switched off the lights and invested in the most energy-efficient tech it can find.

Eurobites: UK eyes Starlink solution to problem of the unconnected

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell's lawsuit against MTN is dismissed; Nokia lands DCI deal with AtNorth; Ofcom probes mid-contract price rises.

Deutsche Telekom hits open RAN delays – sources

The prospect of a big commercial deployment next year is receding amid industry concerns about systems integration.

Eurobites: Cost of Starlink devices rockets in Ukraine

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus schedules 3G switch-off; Ericsson and Thales liberate eSIMs; Cellnex taps the power of aluminum.

Small can be beautiful in telco's B2B agenda

A new report from Beyond Now highlights how CSPs should change their way of thinking about SMEs.

Falling telco energy use at odds with the victim narrative

Some of Europe's biggest operators have counterintuitively managed to cut energy consumption in recent years despite all their complaints about rising costs.

Eurobites: Strike-hit BT reaches deal with unions over pay

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.

No 6G, please, we're British Telecom

The UK telecom incumbent questions the need for another mobile generation when 5G has yet to find its mojo.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Deutsche Glasfaser agree wholesale fiber deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT looks to merge units to save costs; Nokia opens 5G/6G R&D center in Portugal; cyber-extortion on the rise in Europe.

US aims star-spangled boot at Huawei's bruised body

The latest American rules against Chinese firms are another sign of globalization's demise in the technology sector.

Downsized VEON looks beyond Russia for growth

Sale of Russian operations via an MBO will halve the group's annual revenues based on 2021 figures.

Eurobites: Openreach hits back at fiber go-slow claims

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera wants to share the social tariff burden; 5G in emerging markets; Orange, 1&1 strike roaming deal.

Towerco consolidation would show up huge conflicts of interest

Europe's biggest operators are selling tower services to the same companies they compete against in the consumer-facing market.

What the rise of the robots means for BT

In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.

Eurobites: BICS bigs up 5G SA roaming breakthrough

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.

Netherlands plots ways to close stubborn fiber gap

The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to connect 19,000 addresses at a cost that recent EU estimates put at up to €100,000 per household.

DOCSIS 4.0 CPE costs won't break the bank – Liberty Global CTO

Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.

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