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Hefty fines for UK operators flouting Huawei restrictions

Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.

Eurobites: Orange cozies up to AWS cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.

Tiscali gets ready to enter the FiberCop tangle

Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Accenture snaps up Spain's Arca to boost 5G know-how

Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.

Altice Europe steers steady course in Q3 2020

French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.

NEC jumps into UK's open RAN void

Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.

Eurobites: Cellnex eyes Telefónica's towers – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

NB-IoT is still traveling nowhere fast

With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.

EU slow to counter market abuse by big tech – auditors

The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

Russia's long 5G wait goes on

Government agencies and the military still occupy the spectrum bands that are the most economical for a 5G rollout.

Bouygues Telecom to fire up 5G on December 1

France-based operator raises 2020 sales guidance after reporting growth in Q3 and first nine months of the year.

Vodafone to launch open RAN in Ireland next month

The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.

How telcos installed a RAN triumvirate they now want toppled

In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.

Ericsson CEO takes Sweden to task over Huawei ban

Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Konnects with Eutelsat for 'ultrabroadband' boost

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.

Elisa, Nokia and Qualcomm trumpet 8Gbit/s 5G speeds

Latest milestone was achieved in Finland using mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.

Vantage Towers talks up prospects ahead of IPO

Vodafone's tower business spin-off sees a clear path for growth; sets aside $1.2 billion of leverage capacity 'to fund larger opportunities.'

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