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Swedish govt provides SEK 1.40 bln more broadband subsidies in 2021, reaching SEK 2.85 bln by 2025

2020-09-17 09:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Swedish communications regulator PTS has announced the provision of an extra SEK 1.40 billion in funding for broadband in 2021, bringing the total sum available for distribution up to and including 2025 to SEK 2.85 billion. The announcement follows the government's budget proposal for next year.

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Chipmakers apply for US licences to continue sales to Huawei

2020-09-17 09:34:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Several major chipmakers have sought exemptions from the new US sanctions against Huawei, so they can continue to supply the company. These include Qualcomm, Micron Technology, Samsung Electronics, Mediatek and Macronix International, reports Caixin Global. New Commerce Department rules that went into force 15 September forbid any company whose production process involves American technology from supplying Huawei with products unless they obtain a licence.

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More chipmakers apply for US licence to sell to Huawei as sanctions kick in

2020-09-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

September 15th marked the implementation of the latest round of US sanctions against Huawei, stopping companies from supplying the vendor with any chips developed or produced using US technology. The sanctions have already hit Huawei hard. The loss of TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor company…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Altitude Infrastructure raises funds as it eyes 2.5bn fibre investment

2020-09-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Altitude Infrastructure has raised €500 million in equity and debt, aiming to plug these funds into its newly acquired wholesaler Kosc as part of a €2.5 billion fibre investment scheme over the next three years.   Altitude acquired Kosc Telecom back at the start of August for &euro…read more on TotalTele.com »

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EU regulators likely to oppose Italys plan to create single, national fibre provider

2020-09-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Reports are suggesting that the European Commission is uneasy about the current deal being finalised between TIM and Open Fiber to create a single national fibre provider and may legally oppose its formation when the time comes.  …read more on TotalTele.com »

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Singapore, Apple partner on national health initiative using Apple Watch

2020-09-16 15:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The government of Singapore and Apple have partnered on the health initiative LumiHealth, a personalised programme to encourage healthy activity and behaviors using Apple Watch. The programme was designed by Singapore's Health Promotion Board together with Apple as part of the country's Smart Nation initiative, a national effort to leverage technology to deliver benefits to its citizens and businesses.

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Vodafone Romania revamps cable TV service, starts VodafoneOne fixed-mobile offers

2020-09-16 14:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodafone Romania launched Vodafone TV, a service that brings customers in Romania a completely new television and entertainment experience, in line with existing trends and new consumer habits, the operator said. Also, Vodafone Romania launched new fixed-mobile convergent offers, under the VodafoneOne umbrella. 

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Telefonica, Rakuten Mobile ink OpenRAN MoU

2020-09-16 14:27:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Spain's Telefonica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile to cooperate on the development of OpenRAN, 5G Core and OSS technologies. The partners said they intend to run joint lab tests and trials of OpenRAN architecture, focusing on the role of Artificial Intelligence in RAN networks. They will also jointly develop proposals for optimal 5G RAN architecture and OpenRAN models as part of industry efforts to achieve quicker time to market, new price-points and boost the potential of software-centric RAN.

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NENT lifts Viaplay subscriber intake target to 700,000, aims to reach 3 mln total by year-end

2020-09-16 13:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) has upgraded its Viaplay streaming service paying subscriber target again for the current year to 3 million by adding more than 700,000 in 2020. In June, NENT had lifted its full year intake target to 600,000 from 400,000. The new target represents year-on-year growth of over 30 percent, compared with 29 percent growth to nearly 2.72 million on 30 June.

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Macquarie to table binding offer for Enel's Open Fiber stake - report

2020-09-16 09:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Australian infrastructure fund Macquarie is set to make a binding offer to acquire all or part of Enel's 50 percent stake in Italian wholesale-only operator Open Fiber, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. The offer for a stake of between 35 percent and 50 percent will be sent to Enel before the utility giant's board meeting on 17 September, said the source. In June, Enel confirmed that Macquarie had tabled a non-binding offer for all or part of its stake in a bid that according to various sources valued the company at EUR 7.7 billion.

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