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Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Eurobites: Ireland's Cubic gets €23.5M funding boost

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre takes fiber gig into 14 more cities; Millicom boosted by M&A; Hungary kicks off 5G auction process; Qualcomm fined.

D3.1 Finally (Really) Debuts Down Under

Australian government-backed wholesale broadband provider concludes successful D3.1 field trial on a retail operator's HFC network in Victoria, achieving download speeds of nearly 1 Gig.

Shaw Bets on BlueCurve for Broadband

As part of its broad product syndication deal with Comcast, big Canadian MSO is counting on new home WiFi app, DOCSIS 3.1 rollout and IPTV launch to trigger fresh subscriber and revenue growth.

RJio May Make Stock Market Debut In 2020 – Reports

India's fastest-growing operator is preparing for an IPO, according to press reports.

Telecom Italia in talks with Open Fiber to create broadband giant

Italy's biggest phone company is in talks with a government-backed broadband venture about tie-up options including a possible merger.

BoJo & Brexit Bother BT's Broadband Boss

UK plans to provide universal fiber coverage by 2025 would be challenging, says Clive Selley, not least because the Brexit decision has made recruitment a lot harder.

Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues

The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.

Cable techies eye 25-Gig path

Even though cable's 10-Gig-enabling broadband spec, Full Duplex DOCSIS, hasn't hit the streets yet, some leading industry engineers are already laying the groundwork for a future DOCSIS spec that would support symmetrical speeds of up to 25 Gigs.

Liberty Global Grapples With Revenue Slump

Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.

Google Fiber to Pay $3.84M to Clean Up Mess It Left in Louisville

Google Fiber ceased service on Monday following decision to exit the market because of technical issues discovered with shallow trenching techniques it used there.

Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service

The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.

Charter, US Ignite spark smart cities project

Spectrum Enterprise unit and non-profit group team on exploration and rollout of apps and services that use mix of wired and wireless connectivity options underpinned by a data management platform.

Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19

The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.

Windstream Woes: Hedge Fund Prevails in Bond Fight

Windstream may end up owing 310M to a hedge fund if a court ruling made on Friday is allowed to stand. That could force the company into bankruptcy.

Google Fiber: A timeline of the good, the bad and the ugly

Google's fiber initiative is almost exactly nine years old. Following its embarrassing setback in Louisville, here's a look back at Google Fiber's moments of hype, glory, achievement and disappointment.

Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds

Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.

Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs

Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.

ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul

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.

BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts

The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.

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