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Singtel launches all-digital, no-contract mobile service Gomo

2019-03-25 11:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) EMBARGOED Singtel has introduced Gomo, an all-digital mobile product, which mainly targets digital natives and millennials. Gomo provides immediate digital mobile sign-up and same day SIM card delivery, a dedicated Care app and 24/7 live chat for customer service enquires, as well as data allowances and lifestyle benefits. For SGD 20 per month, the Gomo Mobile package includes 20GB of data, 200 minutes talktime, 200 SMS and free Caller ID.

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Telenor appoints Pakistan CEO Khan as head of Asia cluster

2019-03-25 10:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telenor Group has announced that, effective 1 April, Irfan Khan, CEO of Telenor Pakistan, will assume an additional leadership role as Telenor Group executive vice president and cluster head for Emerging Asia. In his new role, Khan will join Telenor Group's executive management team and will report directly to Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke. Khan replaces Petter-Borre Furberg, who will become CEO of Telenor Norway and step out of Telenor Group's Executive Management.

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Naspers to spin off internet brands, list NewCo on Euronext Amsterdam

2019-03-25 09:53:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Naspers has announced its intention to list NewCo, a new global consumer internet group, on Euronext Amsterdam. NewCo will also have a secondary, inward listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa. The new group will bring together all of Naspers' internet interests outside of South Africa, including its companies and investments in the online classifieds, food delivery, payments, retail, travel, education, and social and internet platforms sectors, among others. Brands include Tencent, mail.ru, OLX, Avito, letgo, PayU, iFood, Swiggy, DeliveryHero, Udemy, eMAG and MakeMyTrip.

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Pinterest files IPO registration with SEC

2019-03-25 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Social media website Pinterest filed a registration statement for its initial public offering with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company provides no expected share price range nor any specific date for its IPO, saying only that it should happen "as soon as is practicable." 

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Last week in telecoms: Italy remains hot, infrastructure focus in Germany and UK, M&A news in Germany, Switzerland and France

2019-03-25 07:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The outliers last week were Inmarsat and Turk Telekom. Combined with Deutsche Telekom (+1.2%) and Vodafone (+0.5%), both ending week 12 in positive territory, the Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms was able to produce a gain of 0.6 percent, outperforming the EuroStoxx 50 (-2.4%). Italy was particularly heavy with news. Infrastructure investment plans were topical in the UK and Germany and 5G was in the spotlights in Germany and the Netherlands. Major takeover news came from Germany, Switzerland and France.

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Last week in media: Disney absorbs Fox, Google launches Stadia and receives EU fine, Comcast unveils AVOD service

2019-03-25 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Walt Disney closed its takeover of 21st Century Fox assets and the latter continued as Fox Corp. Alphabet's Google unveiled its streaming videogames platform Stadia and Comcast unveiled a new AVOD annex video aggregation service, Flex. Alphabet was further confronted with a number three fine from the EU, now EUR 1.49 billion over unfair competition with the Google AdSense platform. The Telecompaper Stock Index Global Consumer Media ended week 12 with a loss of 1.6 percent. The Dow Jones Industrials index lost 1.3 percent.

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The UK's newest FTTH start-up lands 75m investment

2019-03-25 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Britain's newest fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband provider, toob, has received a £75m investment from the UK government, according to a company release.   The investment was made by the National Digital Infrastructure Fund…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Huawei and ZTE to expand manufacturing operations in India

2019-03-25 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE are both looking to increase their manufacturing capabilities in India, according to reports in the Indian press. The Economic Times of India reported that the Chinese network equipment and smartphone producers were exploring strategies to increase production levels on the sub…read more on TotalTele.com »

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UK's most innovative players revealed as Total Telecom releases shortlist for Connected Britain Awards 2019

2019-03-25 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Total Telecom has released the shortlist for the Connected Britain Awards 2019. The awards will celebrate the UK's most ambitious digital infrastructure projects, as the country looks to continue the rollout of 5G and FTTH services.  Spread across 10 categories, the awards will celebrate innovation and accomplishment across the UK's fixed line and mobile telecommunications sectors.  This year saw a sharp increase in the number of entries received, with 74 companies making the final shortlist…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Comcast unveils Infinity Flex streaming TV platform for internet-only subscribers

2019-03-22 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) US cable operator Comcast has introduced Xfinity Flex, a new streaming service aimed at its internet-only customers. The service, to launch next week for USD 5 per month, brings together a number of subscription streaming services, free content, and voice control to manage all connected devices in the home, all from one platform. Specifically, Xfinity Flex will come with an internet-connected, 4K HDR streaming TV device, Comcast's voice remote, an integrated guide for accessing popular streaming video and music apps, and Comcast's home Wi-Fi, mobile, security, and automation services. 

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