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Dan Jones Senate Republicans Capitulate to Trump's ZTE Deal
Dan Jones  
7/20/2018  
The US Senate is ready to drop opposition to the Trump Administration's deal to save Chinese telecoms vendor ZTE, essentially meaning that the company will remain in business.
Dan Jones AT&T Adds Trio of New Cities for 5G Launch in 2018
Dan Jones  
7/20/2018  
AT&T is adding three new cities to its mobile 5G launch plans for late 2018.
Huawei Huawei 5G Microwave With Low TCO Promotes Broadband Development in Emerging Markets
Huawei  
7/20/2018  
In recent years, mobile data traffic has been growing rapidly around the world. Mobile data traffic in emerging markets has huge growth potential, with a recent study finding that the combined Middle East and Africa region leads global data traffic growth with a compound annual growth rate of 71%. It is estimated that by 2020, the total amount of data traffic in emerging markets will be seven times its 2015 level. In view of this growth trend, many emerging market countries have released a national broadband plan to develop mobile infrastructure and improve national broadband coverage, meeting the Internet access requirements of a large number of people currently unconnected.
Iain Morris VEON: When Transformation Goes Bad
Iain Morris  
7/20/2018   1 Comment
VEON seems to have become a stark illustration of what can happen when a digital transformation project goes wrong.
Carol Wilson New Effort Tries to Curb Edge Chaos
Carol Wilson  
7/20/2018  
Two men from different segments of the edge computing realm have spearheaded a new effort to bring clarity to that often-confusing world through an open source project that began with a glossary of terms and an edge computing "landscape map."
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telia Turns Up TV Offer With Bonnier Acquisition
Paul Rainford  
7/20/2018  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media loses UKTV channels; EU ups the ante with Qualcomm; Proximus teams up for smart buildings.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Facebook in Diversity Hotseat & US Lagging in Gender Equality
Eryn Leavens  
7/20/2018  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Facebook reveals latest diversity numbers; Microsoft still in lawsuit battle; African women's tech access; and more.
James Crawshaw Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
James Crawshaw  
7/20/2018  
British "challenger" mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a very interesting network transformation, as we have already reported. (See Three UK's Core Network Transformation Requires New Approach to Assurance.)
Iain Morris Huawei Poses Security Threat, Says UK Watchdog
Iain Morris  
7/20/2018   3 comments
Cybersecurity experts have warned the British government in a new report that China's Huawei poses a threat to the security of UK telecom networks and described its lack of progress on addressing security concerns as "disappointing."
Mitch Wagner Microsoft Soars on Cloud Sales, Reports Record-Breaking $110B in Annual Revenue
Mitch Wagner  
7/19/2018  
Microsoft's annual revenue topped $110 billion for the first time in the company's history during fiscal 2018, up 14%, driven by cloud and intelligent edge services, the company said in its fourth-quarter earnings report Thursday.
Dan Jones Sensors Working Overtime: T-Mobile NB-IoT Goes Nationwide
Dan Jones  
7/19/2018   5 comments
T-Mobile said Thursday that it is the first US carrier to deploy an NB-IoT LTE network nationwide in the US.
Alan Breznick Comcast Gives Up on Fox, Focuses on Sky
Alan Breznick  
7/19/2018  
Like others bent on global domination before it, Comcast has learned the hard way that it can't win a two-front war.
Iain Morris Adtran Will Be a 5G Winner, Says Analyst
Iain Morris  
7/19/2018   10 comments
Broadband equipment vendor Adtran is in a strong position to profit from forthcoming investments in higher-speed mobile networks thanks to the attractions of its NG-PON2 portfolio, according to a leading analyst.
Dan Jones Trump Trashes EU's $5B Google Fine
Dan Jones  
7/19/2018   7 comments
President Trump has attacked the European Union for the $5 billion fine it has slapped on US tech giant Google this week.
Iain Morris Iliad Grabs 1M Customers by Day 50 of Italian Odyssey
Iain Morris  
7/19/2018  
When Iliad stormed the French mobile market in 2012, it grabbed nearly 32,000 customers every day in its first three months. By the end of its first quarter as France's fourth mobile operator, it had 2.6 million subscribers and an unprecedented 4% share of the market. Many analysts were left gobsmacked at its impact. The French mobile establishment was reeling.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Google's Balloon Goes Up Over Kenya
Paul Rainford  
7/19/2018   2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.
Mitch Wagner Amazon: We're Not Selling Commercial Switches
Mitch Wagner  
7/19/2018   1 Comment
One of the oddest tech rumors of recent memory is apparently just fiction, as Amazon has flat-out denied it'll sell white-box switches -- or any other variety of commercial switch, for that matter.
Mitch Wagner IBM Rises to $20B in Revenue on Cloud Growth
Mitch Wagner  
7/18/2018  
Cloud and other so-called "strategic imperatives" are helping turn IBM's recent, five-year revenue decline into a distant bad memory. The company reported its third consecutive quarter of revenue growth Wednesday, with second-quarter revenue an even $20 billion, up 4% year-over-year.
Dan Jones C-Spire Claims to Be First in the US With 5G
Dan Jones  
7/18/2018   3 comments
Regional carrier C-Spire has quietly launched what it calls a "5G Fixed Wireless Access" service in parts of Mississippi, but it is using proprietary equipment for the early service, not infrastructure based on the 3GPP specification.
Ray Le Maistre ECI Reportedly Planning a London IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
7/18/2018  
More than ten years after it was delisted and taken into private ownership, optical transport specialist ECI Telecom is reportedly planning to list its stock again in a move that would value the company at about GB pound 500 million (US$650 million), according to a report from Israeli business news site Calcalist.
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