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India more than halves interconnect charge, operators to appeal

2017-09-20 09:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Indian regulator TRAI more than halved the interconnect usage charge (IUC). Starting 1 October, the call termination fee paid by operators will drop to 6 paise per minute from the current 14 paise per minute. 


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Amazon working on smart glasses with Alexa, home security camera - report

2017-09-20 09:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Amazon is working on a a pair of smart glasses integrating its digital assistant Alexa, people familiar with the matter told the Financial Times. The glasses would look similar to a normal pair of spectacles and connect wirelessly to a smartphone for internet access. A bone conduction system would allow the user to hear Alexa without having to wear headphones.


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Sprint, T-Mobile in 'active' talks for all-stock merger - report

2017-09-20 08:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) US mobile operators T-Mobile and Sprint are in "active talks" about a merger, people close to the situation told CNBC. The all-stock deal is expected to give T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom a controlling stake in the merged operator. 


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Telekom Austria rebrands ahead of European consolidation

2017-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telekom Austria on Wednesday announced that will rebrand its international operations as A1 with a view to unifying its identity ahead of expected consolidation in the European telecoms market. The Austrian incumbent uses the A1 brand for all of its domestic operations and in Slovenia…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Wind Tre extends wholesale FTTH deal with Open Fiber

2017-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Wind Tre this week extended its partnership with wholesale fibre network operator Open Fiber, inking a new deal that will see it extend fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to an additional 258 Italian cities. The Italian telco is already using Open Fiber's infrastructure to provide FTTH in 13 cities. The new deal extends the deal to cover all 271 of Italy's so-called A and B cities, which are the economically viable and most profitable locations in the country…read more on TotalTele.com »


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TIM takes Consob to court over control claim

2017-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

TIM has confirmed that it will launch a legal challenge against last week's ruling from Consob that its largest shareholder Vivendi is able to exercise control over it. In a short announcement late on Tuesday…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Chambers to step down, ending era at Cisco

2017-09-19 09:32:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) John Chambers, Cisco's executive chairman has said he will be stepping down from his position from 11 December, when his term ends. Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins will then also serve as chairman. Chambers will be given the honorary title of Chairman Emeritus. Chambers joined the company in 1991 as head of sales. He became CEO in January 1995 and served in that position until end July 2015. During his time as CEO, Cisco annual revenues went from USD 1.2 billion to nearly USD 50 billion. When Chambers became executive chairman in 2015, Robbins took over the reins as CEO.

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Millicom to roll out new Tigo One OTT throughout Latin America

2017-09-19 08:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Millicom has revealed that it plans to deploy its recently announced Tigo One TV platform throughout Latin America. The next generation TV service combining linear pay-TV and over-the-top (OTT) services has already been launched by the company's TigoUne unit in Colombia after it teamed up with TiVo to develop a tailor-made hybrid TV everywhere platform. The service allows viewers to access online streaming services such as YouTube and VoD platforms such as Sony's Crackle, HBO and Fox, as well as traditional linear television content.

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T-Mo, Sprint in new merger talks

2017-09-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Rumours have again surfaced about merger talks between T-Mobile US and Sprint. The two U.S. operators are in active negotiations, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing unnamed sources close to the situation. The parent companies of both operators have held frequent discussions about an all…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Telia sells direct stake in Turkcell

2017-09-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telia Company on Tuesday announced it has sold its remaining 7% direct stake in Turkcell as part of its ongoing move to exit Eurasia and focus on its Nordic and Baltic operations. The Swedish operator said it has offloaded 153.5 million ordinary shares in Turkcell for around 4…read more on TotalTele.com »


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