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SFR to launch premium STB on 20 August

2019-07-19 10:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French operator SFR has unveiled a new 4K-compatible set-top box developed by sister company Altice Labs, without revealing the cost to customers. It will become available on 20 August with all FTTH/DSL plans, and on 08 October for subscribers on the operator's hybrid fibre-coaxial network. Named SFR Box 8, the new addition will be marketed as an optional upgrade to new sign-ups, who will still be able to choose the existing 4K-compatible SFR Box 7 model as the standard offer.

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ITV, BBC confirm BritBox SVOD launch for Q4, at GBP 6 per month

2019-07-19 09:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) ITV and the BBC have signed an agreement to go ahead with the launch of the BritBox subscription streaming service in the UK in the fourth quarter of this year. The service will cost GBP 5.99 per month for HD access across multiple screens and devices, which the companies noted is less than other streaming services. 

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Millicom grows Q2 revenues 5.4% on acquisitions, operating profit lower

2019-07-19 09:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Millicom reported second-quarter revenues up 5.4 percent to USD 1.054 billion, helped by its acquisitions of Cable Onda as well as Telefonica Nicaragua. Operating profit fell 34.5 percent to USD 110 million on one-off charges and higher amortization expense, and net profit rose to USD 46 million from a loss of USD 1 million a year ago, due mostly to revaluation gains. 

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Microsoft profit leaps almost 50% in Q4 buoyed by commercial cloud

2019-07-19 09:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) CEO Satya Nadella said it was a record fiscal year for the company and that in the quarter, the company returned USD 7.7 billion to shareholders in the form of buybacks and dividends. For the full year, revenues advanced 14 percent to USD 125.8 billion, the operating income went 23 percent higher to USD 43.0 billion and the net profit jumped 137 percent to USD 39.2 billion or USD 5.06 per diluted share. 

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Qualcomm fined 242m by Europe's top anti-trust regulator

2019-07-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The European Commission has fined US chip manufacturer Qualcomm €242m for abusing its dominant market position and charging unfair prices for accessing its product. The ruling concludes a nine…read more on TotalTele.com »

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UK's Intelligence & Security Committee: Banning Huawei would damage 5G security standards

2019-07-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK's Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has urged the UK not to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G rollout plans, saying that reducing the number of possible 5G vendors to two would seriously impact on competition. Huawei has been a key player in the UK's telecoms networks for over 18 years and enjoys a 35 per cent share of the country's 4G network architecture…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Mind the connectivity gap TFL announces plans for 4G on London's Underground

2019-07-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Last week I found myself wandering around the magnificent St Kinga Cathedral in Krakow, Poland. Set 135 metres below ground in a working salt mine, St Kinga's chapel is a marvel of human ingenuity and a testament to what can be achieved when society commits to deliver on a project. The chapel began as a place of worship for miners in Southern Poland and has been expanded numerous times to become a seriously impressive piece of architecture in its own right – it was even visited by Pope John Paul II, the former Bishop of Krakow, on numerous occasions. Carved out of the salt deposits which fuelled the region's economy for hundreds of years…read more on TotalTele.com »

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BT selects Cisco for internet peering platform

2019-07-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

BT Group has chosen Cisco to provide the infrastructure to support its internet peering network, allowing BT to connect its network with other ISPs and carrier networks. A recent report predicted that global internet traffic will grow to 4…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Qualcomm fined EUR 242 mln by EU for predatory pricing of 3G chips

2019-07-18 14:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has received another fine from the EU for competition violations. In a long-running investigation going back ten years, the European Commission fined the company EUR 242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm said it would appeal the decision.

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Vodafone secures competition clearance for Liberty Global takeover in Germany, East Europe

2019-07-18 11:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodafone has won approval from the European Commission to take over Liberty Global's cable operations in Germany, Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania. The competition clearance comes with a number of conditions in the German market, such as opening up the cable network to a rival and not increasing fees or imposing conditions on broadcasters. 

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