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WhatsApp launches money transfer service in India

2018-02-19 09:24:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) WhatsApp has launched a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India. The launch follows a trial period involving a million users, Reuters reports, citing a statement from the National Payments Corp of India. The statement marks the official launch of WhatsApp's new service as NPCI is the body set up by the central bank and lenders to oversee payment services.


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Telegram raises USD 850 mln in initial coin sale to private investors

2018-02-19 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The encrypted messenger Telegram has raised USD 850 million in a sale of its own coin to private investors. According to a SEC filing, the money will be used to develop its own blockchain architecture for payments, develop and maintain the Telegram Messenger and for other corporate purposes.


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Qualcomm rejects latest Broadcom offer

2018-02-19 08:47:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has rejected the latest takeover offer from Broadcom. After Broadcom raised its bid and the companies met, Qualcomm said it still thinks the offer "materially undervalues" its shares and has an "unacceptably high level of risk".


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Nokia, Tele2 to introduce managed IoT services for business customers

2018-02-19 08:26:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Nokia has agreed to provide Tele2 business customers with IoT services using the Nokia worldwide IoT network grid (WING). The agreement, signed for five years, will enable Tele2 to rapidly introduce IoT services to enterprise customers in transport, healthcare, smart city and utilities. The company is aiming to launch the new offering in the the third quarter, enabling customers to manage their connectivity needs and assets, such as connected cars or connected freight containers, around the globe. Under the deal, the two companies will also partner on other advanced technologies such as 5G, Narrowband IoT (NBIoT), LTE for machine-to-machine (LTE-M), Sim management and analytics.


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Last week in telecoms: 5G, capex budgets and an offer for TDC drive share prices

2018-02-19 08:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) It was a week of recovery, both in the general market and in the European telecoms sector. Our index gained 1.7 percent, versus +3.0 percent for the Eurostoxx 50 Index. One common theme in the recent quarterly results seems to be capex budgets increasing. Also, investors are still grappling with the consequences of satellite companies offering spectrum for 5G usage in the US. And TDC benefited one last time from Macquarie's offer, leaving the share price just below the value of the offer. Year-to-date our basket is lagging the general market.


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Opencell and Vodafone collaborate to launch 4G indoor signal solution

2018-02-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Opencell and Vodafone have unveiled their new solution to help boost 4G mobile signal in high rise buildings.   “It’s exciting to once again enable a telecoms solution first…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Weekend Round up - Vodafone looks to break into Czech IPTV market

2018-02-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Morocco - Morocco's biggest telco, Maroc Telecom, has posted a 4.4 per cent increase in its revenue, according to the company's Q4 financial report.  The company has grown its customer base by 5.5 per cent to 57 million customers in Morocco and across North Africa.  The surge in revenues has been driven by an increase in uptake of mobile internet services across the country…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Could going to church help boost your broadband signal?

2018-02-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has signed a deal with the Church of England, which it hopes will help boost connectivity in Britain's rural communities. The accord will encourage churches to become enablers of connectivity to rural communities by placing 4G masts on the church spires…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Turkcell profits jump 32.6% as company focuses on 5G

2018-02-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Turkish telecoms operator Turkcell has recorded a 32.6per cent jump in profits to TRY1.98 billion (£376 million), according to the company's fourth quarter financial report…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Facebook loses Belgian privacy case, faces up to EUR 100 mln fine

2018-02-16 16:03:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) A judge in Brussels has told Facebook to destroy all unlawfully obtained personal data in Belgium, saying the social network failed to provide sufficient information to people about how it collects and stores data. The judgment came in favour of the Belgian Privacy Commission, which has been pursuing the company for several years over unauthorised tracking of both Facebook users and others through cookies. 


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