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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/19/2018
Following several rounds of consolidation, India's telecom industry is poised for a major expansion of network infrastructure. Each of the top three service providers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom offers Azure in South Africa; Facebook gets less presumptuous; EU gets tough on data; Elisa Q1 profits up.
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BT has lumped its two enterprise-facing units into one new-look business in yet another restructuring effort it hopes will improve customer services and reduce costs.
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By Light Reading, 4/17/2018
Legislation, automation, defamation – it's a ball of conversational confusion on this week's Telecoms.com podcast.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/16/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia signs movie deal; Nokia brings LTE to connected car trial in Japan; UK and AI; Vodafone board change.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/13/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fon buys XCellAir; Telegram app blocked in Russia; Deutsche Telekom upgrades "nearshore" areas.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/9/2018
Telekom Austria has $1 billion available to spend on acquisitions in eastern Europe, CEO Alejandro Plater is reported to have told a press conference in Vienna ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/6/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Inbound Voice Services; Deutsche Telekom rolls out fiber in Mansfeld-Südharz; Facebook faces flak.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/4/2018
A lot of working in government is about making do with what you've got, which is why the private telecom sector rightly argues that it's much better suited to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/3/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches WiFi calling and VoLTE; Telefónica, Microsoft partner on IoT; VEON scraps GTH move; Telia sells Spotify stake. - ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/2/2018
It's been a couple of years since I attended the annual California-based OFC (Optical Fiber Communication) conference but I'm very glad I attended this year's event ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/30/2018
Ask most cable and telecom network operators about municipal broadband and there's a fair amount of eye rolling, usually followed by references to failed projects ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/28/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky strikes fiber deal in Italy; Ofcom rules on ducts, poles and more; roaming subscriptions in the EU; Orange news.
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DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: Cybercrime Will Reach $6 Trillion Annually
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 4/18/2018
Kirstjen Nielsen, the secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, told ...
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Larry Loeb, Author, 4/18/2018
A join statement from UK and US law enforcement and security agencies are warning ...
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ADTRAN Upbeat as Q1 Results Reflect Stalled Spending
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/18/2018
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Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
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