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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/14/2019
The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/8/2019
Despite announcing plans for 13,000 layoffs last May, the UK operator is now bigger than ever, and it generates far less in per-employee revenues than most of its regional peers.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/8/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 1/3/2019
The US operator cut about 4% of roles across its main telecom business and Time Warner combined, while other telcos in the US and Europe have continued to shed jobs.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/13/2018
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/10/2018
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/5/2018
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 11/28/2018
Smart cities could be a telco dream come true but for a long-term payoff, they'll need to keep investing in the space and be careful not to overreach.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/23/2018
Lee Wade, CEO at UK cloud and data network operator Exponential-e, talks cloud and network evolution, automation, security and why he has two baristas at the company's London HQ.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/22/2018
The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/20/2018
Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/20/2018
MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 11/19/2018
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
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