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The Evolution of AI for Telecoms
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
HR's Steve Bell on 5G Private Networks
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G World, Heavy Reading senior analyst Steve Bell discusses one of the hottest topics in the 4G and 5G markets – private networks.
DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
Huawei Slaps Verizon With $1B+ Patents Bill – Reports
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6/13/2019  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor ups the ante in battle with the US by reportedly demanding more than $1 billion in patent payments from the US carrier for the use of technology it has in its networks, reports the Wall Street Journal.
Key Takeaways From 5G World
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the key issues – spectrum allocation, Verizon's progress, the impending UK ruling on Huawei, uptake in South Korea – from the first morning of the 5G World event in London.
Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.
Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
Vodafone UK Gears Up for 5G, SD-WAN Push
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
A visit to Vodafone UK's headquarters in Newbury reveals what's on the operator's mind – and it's not keen on the prospect of 6G...
What's Next for Neophotonics?
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?
A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World
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5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.
Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.
Optical's Shifting Sands
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
The Importance of Hardware to 5G
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5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Gilles Garcia, EMEA comms business lead director at chip specialist Xilinx, suggests the hardware platforms needed to underpin 5G rollouts are being overshadowed by excitement over software developments.
HR's Steve Bell on FUD in a 5G World
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell highlights some of the fear, uncertainty and doubt related to 5G's return-on-investment cases and regulatory environments.
Nice Work If You Can Get It...
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
Nibbles From Nice: Don't Mention the 'T' Word
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
DT's CIO doesn't dig 'transformation,' Enghouse keeps its toes warm and the TM Forum snacks on Danish… plus more from the Riviera.
Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G's Milestone
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's Service Provider Markets group, gives his take on the current state of the 5G market.
RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Outdated telco IT procurement processes cost industry more than $1 billion per year, according to findings of a report from industry body TM Forum, which asks if it's time to kill the RFP.
Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
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5/6/2019  |  1 comment
Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
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5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
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5/4/2019  |  1 comment
There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
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5/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Acacia Communications, Finisar, ProLabs, Source Photonics and Xilinx all submitted standout entries for the Outstanding Components Vendor category in this year's Leading Lights contest.
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Hansen Acquires Sigma Systems in $117M Deal
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5/1/2019  |  2 comments
Australian billing and customer care specialist Hansen Technologies expands international presence with US$117 million deal to acquire Sigma Systems.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Blockchain for Telecoms Strategy
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4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt, Filament, Mobileum and Synchronoss Technologies all submitted standout entries for most innovative blockchain for telecoms strategy in this year's Leading Lights contest.
Eurobites: ETSI & Linux Foundation Get Jiggy With IT
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4/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange Spain tests Huawei 5G smartphone; KPN's numbers are heading south as it makes its 5G vendor decisions; and competitive device manufacturer Oppo is heading to Europe.
KPN Rules Out Huawei for 5G Core
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4/26/2019  |  1 comment
Dutch national operator will use a 'Western' supplier for the 'sensitive' 5G core platform.
Nokia Suffers 5G Blues in Q1, Stock Slumps
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4/25/2019  |  Post a comment
When the CEO and CFO say the quarter was 'weak,' you know it was bad: investors agreed.
DriveNets Boasts Cloud-Native Router Breakthrough
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Israeli startup claims to be first to market with a disaggregated router that supports 400G-per-port throughput as it courts major telcos and takes on the router establishment.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
Nortel Resurrected for 6G R&D
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4/1/2019  |  2 comments
Nortel's back! Investors show faith in one of the industry's biggest ever names, with 6G as the focus.
UK Security Report Piles Pressure on Huawei
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The annual report from the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) will not make for happy reading in Shenzhen.
Rumors of Major BT Job Cuts Should Not Be a Shock
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Bloomberg reports talks to cut 25% of the UK operator's workforce – no one should be shocked.
ZTE Says It's Back in the Black
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
After an annus horribilis, Chinese vendor ZTE is expecting to report a net profit for the first quarter of 2019.
Nokia Unearths AlcaLu Compliance Timebomb
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3/22/2019  |  1 comment
Annual report references 'compliance issues' at former Alcatel-Lucent business that could have criminal and financial implications.
An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
You begged... we caved.
Next Stop for Versa Networks – Europe
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3/19/2019  |  1 comment
The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
AT&T Handset Sales Down by $50M Per Month – CFO
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
With users holding on to their smartphones for longer, AT&T's device sales are dipping to the tune of about $50 million per month compared with a year ago.
MWC19: Telecoms Is Back, Thanks to 5G
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.
Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.
Orange Exec on IoT's Key Verticals
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
On the show floor at Mobile World Congress 2019, Emmanuel Routier from Orange Business Services talks about the key verticals for IoT application developments.
5G Transport, 400ZR Star at OFC19
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3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.
Huawei Sues the US Government
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3/6/2019  |  4 comments
The Chinese vendor is taking the US government to court over its National Defense Authorization Act, which the company describes as 'unconstitutional.'
MWC19: A Soft Embrace for the Public Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
3/5/2019  |  1 comment
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
Orange Business Services CEO Talks Cloud Trends, Security
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3/1/2019  |  Post a comment
At MWC19, Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger discusses trends in cloud services, SD-WAN, security and more.
Telefónica, Microsoft Strengthen Their Tech R&D Bond
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Already AI and cloud bedfellows, the Spanish telco and cloud giant are strengthening their relationship with a strategic partnership and joint developments around AI.
Ericsson CEO Talks 5G, 4G, M&A & More
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G, 4G, antenna tech, the Kathrein acquisition and why The Boss is better than Duran Duran.
MWC19 Preview: 5G to the Edge, the Enterprise & Beyond
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading editors weigh in on a few big 5G ideas and opportunities we expect to learn more about at MWC19 in Barcelona.
MobiledgeX Seeks to Conquer the Network Edge, From Barcelona
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing hopeful has plenty to talk about and show off at MWC19, but will it be enough?
Vodafone Deal a 'Huge Step' for Sedona Systems
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport network visibility and multivendor management startup Sedona has landed a breakthrough deal with Vodafone Group, adding to its Tier 1 successes.
Trump Tweets on 5G… & 6G
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2019  |  5 comments
POTUS wants 5G and 6G ASAP!!
MWC 2019: What's Hot in 5G RAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/21/2019  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's radio access network and 5G analyst supremo Gabriel Brown highlights open RAN (O-RAN) as one of the key topics he'll be digging into at this year's MWC.
MWC 2019: Three 5G Trends to Watch
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2/21/2019  |  1 comment
Iain and Ray from Light Reading chew the MWC 5G fat and spit out three trends to watch out for in Barcelona.
Huawei Bullish on Better Carrier Sales Growth in 2019
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2/20/2019  |  4 comments
Despite the current security-related concerns, the head of Huawei's carrier business group expects revenues to grow faster in 2019 than in the past two years thanks to early 5G revenues.
MWC 2019: Ovum on Enterprise 5G
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Alexander Harrowell, Senior Analyst at Ovum Enterprise Services, looks at the development of 5G enterprise services and the need for deeper relationships between the mobile sector and industrial verticals.
Euro 5G Test Regime Would 'Slow Innovation' – Ericsson
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2/19/2019  |  1 comment
The GSMA's suggestion of a collaborative 5G test program isn't being greeted with enthusiasm in Stockholm.
Eurobites: UK Set to Approve Deployment of Huawei's 5G Gear
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: GSMA warns against supply chain disruption in Europe; UK mobile operators may be forced to share networks in rural areas; G+D boasts integrated mobile security chip; and more.
Cloud-Native Router Startup DriveNets Banks $110M, Takes On Cisco et al.
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2/15/2019  |  4 comments
Vendor already has Tier 1 traction, a founder with track record of disruption, the backing of Bessemer and has Cisco, Juniper, Huawei and Nokia in its sights.
Ray Dolan Dons a 5G Cap at Cohere
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Former CEO of Sonus Networks has taken the CEO role at a company with an alternative take on next-generation wireless broadband.
MWC 2019: 5G's AI Power Struggle
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2/14/2019  |  1 comment
5G will usher in an AI power struggle between the mobile operators and the web services giants, predicts Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica.
MWC 2019: 5G & the Capex Question
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2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
With 2019 set to be the year when 5G really starts to shift from slideware to the network, the head of Ovum's European telecoms team, Dario Talmesio, talks about the impact on carrier capex.
Will Trump Fan the Flames as Huawei Is Burned at the Stake?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/8/2019  |  14 comments
An 'executive order' banning Chinese networking technology from US communications networks is imminent, according to Politico – such a posturing move would be bad for everyone.
MWC 2019: Ovum's Key IoT Trends
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As the IoT market shifts further from proofs of concept to real deployments, Ovum's IoT expert Alexandra Rehak talks about the key IoT trends, such as new business models and data management, that she'll be discussing in Barcelona.
Analyst on Why CES Left a 'Bad Taste'
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica, returned from CES with a 'bad taste' left by an overload of gimmicks and lack of substance.
MWC 2019: Ovum on the 5G Device Buzz
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphone expert and Ovum senior analyst Daniel Gleeson says 5G devices, and foldable displays, will take center stage on device stands in Barcelona, but it will likely be 2020 at the earliest before Apple joins the 5G device fray.
Telefónica Slims Down (a Bit) With M&A Move
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1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish giant sells its operations in Guatemala and El Salvador to Carlos Slim's América Móvil for $648 million, but the move won't put much of a dent in its debt pile.
Nokia Poaches Fran Heeran From Vodafone
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1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation has jumped ship to rejoin Nokia's telco cloud team.
Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation
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1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefónica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  1 comment
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
Samsung Issues Profit Warning
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1/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.
Huawei Expects 2018 Revenues of $108.5B
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12/27/2018  |  Post a comment
In its annual message to the industry, a defiant Huawei boasts of an annual sales increase of 21%.
Huawei Preps 'Security Transparency Center,' Gets Vote of Confidence From 5G Customer
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei is continuing its push-back against its international critics with details of security testing facilities, while one of its customers in Korea talks of its confidence in the embattled vendor.
Liberty Global's European Shrinkage
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12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The cable giant is selling more European assets – how far might it go? And what might it do with its prime asset, the UK's Virgin Media?
Eurobites: Analyst Upgrades Ericsson as Huawei Backlash Intensifies
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12/20/2018  |  1 comment
In today's regional roundup: Huawei's troubles could be good news for Ericsson; Enea lines up another acquisition; Orange Business Services lands smart meter IoT deal; Ciena heads to the UK countryside; and more Ericsson.

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