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Key developments from the fiber broadband sector.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 8/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT looks for TIP startups; UK rural broadband; Deutsche Telekom eyes cloud takeovers; Deutsche Bahn's fiber plan; MBNL extends Ericsson deal.
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 Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/16/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's fixed-line challenge; MegaFon on the march in Q2; O2 sees the light; Virgin's fiber-to-the-crater.
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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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/13/2018
Shared infrastructure play now includes delivering fiber services, lit and unlit, to enterprises in large urban areas across US.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/10/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach reins in Gfast rollout; Fitch returns Nokia to investment-grade status; Huawei powers Fastweb's WiFi; UK smart meter program in crisis.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/9/2018
Execs upgrade the guidance for 2018 saying the integration of Level 3 is going well and will drive major new business opportunities.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to live-stream top-flight European soccer; FTTH = fiber to the Highlands; Telia helps test the Ironmen's mettle.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/31/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/23/2018
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.
By Wayne Hickey, Advisor, Product Marketing, Ciena, 7/17/2018
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/10/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 7/9/2018
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?
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