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Eurobites: HMD raises $230M for Nokia-branded phones push

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: United Internet lifts guidance; Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica dodge German fines; BEREC warns about government interference.

5G absent from VW's big manufacturing plant upgrade

Volkswagen is embarking on a major manufacturing plant update that appears tailor-made for 5G. Except that the company said it's using Wi-Fi and wired networks.

Eurobites: BT may sell part of network to pensioners – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE extends emergency services network; Austria moves ahead with 5G auction plans; Telecom Italia, Telefónica consortium nearer to Oi deal.

Wind Tre: The merger that went rotten

The Italian phone operator eyed a leading role in the market on its creation but since then it has lost millions of customers and seen revenues plummet.

Eurobites: UK is (almost) totally wired, finds ONS Internet study

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom/Airtel merger in Kenya is off; Sparkle's shiny new CEO; Call of Duty update puts strain on UK networks.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

Three UK serves up a first-half shocker

Customer losses and rising costs blight financials for the first six months of the year amid questions about IT transformation and Huawei replacement.

Eurobites: Vodafone launches first live open RAN site in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.

Sickly VEON laid low by coronavirus

Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Ofcom: UK adults spent 40% of lockdown in front of a screen

During the COVID-19 lockdown, UK adults spent a staggering 40% of waking hours watching TV and streaming services, according to a report by Ofcom.

Telecom Italia desperate to control Italy's only fiber network

If the Italian phone incumbent cannot negotiate a majority stake, its outlook will suffer.

Disney+ smashes subscriber targets in fiscal Q3

Disney's streaming service proves a hit amid an otherwise challenging period, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and standout shows like The Mandalorian.

Eurobites: EU steps up probe into Google's Fitbit deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson build private network for Centrica; uCPE testing calls on Arm technology; Salt tastes success in Swiss broadband comparison.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

UK's 5G auction sequel is a £1.1B farce

Ofcom says no to operators calling for an administrative award of spectrum instead of a competitive auction. Its logic makes little sense.

Eurobites: Arm co-founder warns against Nvidia sale

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrtelecom rolls out broadband to rural notspots; Seacom boosts capacity on African subsea cable; UK politicians sounds TikTok alarm.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Has Nokia stopped the 5G rot?

The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.

Eurobites: Does Drahi have his eye on Openreach?

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling work from CityFibre; Telia sells Afghan stake; new boss at Olivetti; 5G – The Movie.

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