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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/14/2017
The 20 largest telcos with headquarters in Europe and North America slashed more than 63,000 jobs last year, and ten of them have cut nearly 21,000 roles in 2017, as ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom's H1 revenues rise; new 100G link between China and Russia; du buys into IoT messaging platform.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/8/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and Vodafone make 5G data connection in Italy; automation not that scary after all; welcome to Gigabit Island.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/7/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Mobily network in Saudi Arabia; Vodafone turns to V for Victory in the consumer IoT market; Nokia and Vodacom ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/6/2017
SoftBank has revealed plans to increase its stake in Sprint shortly after abandoning efforts to merge the US telco with local rival T-Mobile US.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/6/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange PoPs into South Africa; du teams up with ecommerce portal; T-Mobile Netherlands gets TD-LTE in synch with Oscilloquartz.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 11/3/2017
The names Sonus and Genband have been on the communications networking and services scene for years (remember the buzz around softswitches and session border ...
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By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/31/2017
DALLAS -- AT&T Summit -- In an environment where new players are rapidly disrupting the communications industry, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s John Donovan said the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/31/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN talks tough to Turkcell; Orange gets caffeine boost; has the UK reached "peak phone"?
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain sees Q3 revenues and net income decline; Intracom virtualizes WiFi services; Ericsson stays friendly with Entel.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/16/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du trials Nokia's SDAN on NG-PON; Nokia unveils wireless PON offering; UK study bigs up AI's business potential.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat acquires Noorsat for $75 million; Orange partners with Ciena and Akamai for vCDN; Finns go ga-ga for mobile gigabytes.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/13/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the ...
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Dell Makes the Case for Cloud 'Core'
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
Dell reinvents the idea of on-premises computing.
Multicloud Can Lead to Management Nightmare – Survey
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 11/17/2017
A report commissioned by software provider BMC shows that the multicloud ...
Telco Transformation
Windstream's Pham: Cybersecurity Is About Trade-Offs
Trent Pham, Head of Products and Security, Windstream, 11/17/2017
Early detection of security risks at the entry point minimizes loss and speeds up ...
SD-WAN: Not a Panacea
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 11/16/2017
SD-WAN has room to grow, according to a panel at the MEF17 conference.
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Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 3/13/2017
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
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