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5G-aliser June 2020 update: Geopolitics overshadows steady progress

2020-07-07 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

This month’s sustained intensity in the geopolitical arena are somewhat contrasted by the steady development in a number of key drivers. For many countries, the healthcare impact of the coronavirus is beginning to wane, hinting at a slow return to normality; for the operators, the financial uncertainty may soon begin to fade, with some governments pushing 5G as a major driver of economic rejuvenation. STL Parners and Total Telecom present this month's edition of The 5G-aliser, a snapshot into this month's key developments in 5G.       Wildcard impact      • The trade war between China and the US…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International planning IPO worth up to USD 7.5 bln

2020-07-06 13:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is planning an initial public offering that could be worth USD 6.55-7.5 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported. SMIC hopes to sell 1.69 billion new shares at CNY 27.46 (USD 3.89) per unit, and list them on the Shanghai Stock Exchange's Science and Technology Innovation Board, or Star Market.The company said the offering could be increased by a greenshoe of 15 percent. That would take the deal's size to about USD 7.5 billion.

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UK govt set to ban Huawei from 5G network within months - report

2020-07-06 11:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The UK Government is set to perform a major u-turn and order the phasing out of Huawei 5G network technology as early as this year, reports The Sunday Telegraph.

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French security agency confirms limited role for Huawei equipment in 5G roll-outs

2020-07-06 10:49:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The head of French security agency ANSSI, Guillaume Poupard, has confirmed that the country's mobile network operators will be permitted to invest in Huawei equipment for their 5G deployments, although restrictions will apply to encourage the use of alternative European-based suppliers. Talking to Les Echos, Poupard said that the security agency had completed its assessment of the first authorisation requests for the roll-out of 5G equipment in a number of French cities, under the new procurement regime put in place by the government at the end of 2019.

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Zain KSA, Mobily plan to offer both companies' towers to investors

2020-07-06 10:24:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Zain KSA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mobily to form a committee to draw up a request for proposal (RFP) to buy their telecoms towers, merge them into one company with other investors, or operate them on their behalf. The MoU aims to raise participation in telecom towers to maximise efficiency and improve the communication and information technology system under the supervision of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).

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Tele2 announces departure of CEO Nilsson and replacement by Veon ex-COO Johnsen

2020-07-06 09:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tele2 AB has announced the resignation of Anders Nilsson as president and CEO of Com Hem and Tele2 on 14 September. He will be replaced the next day by Kjell Morten Johnsen, previously COO of Veon and head of Telenor Europe. Nilsson said the six years in the role had been very intense and he has now concluded that it is time for him to take a break and focus on other things in life for a while

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New GCHQ report could see Huawei phased out of UK 5G

2020-07-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Back in January, when the UK government first took the decision to allow Huawei limited access to the UK’s 5G network, excluding them from the core and limiting them to 35% market share, UK security services praised the decision; indeed, prior to the announcement, head of MI5, Sir Andrew Parker, shrugged off qualms about working with Huawei.   Now, however, the playing field has changed dramatically…read more on TotalTele.com »

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European telcos: Were ready to lift the continent out of this recession

2020-07-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the connectivity provided by the telecoms industry has proven vital to international social and economic cohesion. Now, with some countries beginning to gradually ease their COVID-19 lockdown measures, the industry is also being posited as a major driver for economic recovery.   Now, the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) has released a joint statement imploring institutions and national governments to help them to “lift workers and businesses out of the current crisis through sustainable and lasting economic growth&rdquo…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Adoption at scale will be key for new 5G verticals

2020-07-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Reports seeking to evaluate the widespread availability and development of 5G for the UK economy vary wildly. A recent study by Vodafone found the value of 5G to the UK could be a whopping £150 billion over 10 years (provided rollouts can be accelerated), while other studies place the figure in the region of £15.7 billion by 2025. However, one thing all of these reports agree on is that 5G has a huge potential to change the UK…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Claro announces first commercial 5G network in Brazil

2020-07-03 15:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Claro Brasil has announced the implementation of the first commercial 5G network in Brazil, reports Valor Economico. The launch takes place even before the auction of radio frequency bands set to be held by the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel). The operator said the new service uses 5G Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology and represents a preview of 5G in Brazil. 

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