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Telia cuts FY outlook as virus hits TV & Media, reduces dividend proposal

2020-03-26 13:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Company said the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will cause it to miss its 2020 forecast for group EBITDA and operational free cash flow, and that it will reduce its dividend proposal to the AGM. This is because of the impact on Telia's television and media operations, while the effects on the rest of its business are currently limited. There could be an EGM in the autumn to vote on an extra dividend, the company added.

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Huawei CEO says R&D push to help offset US sanctions, virus impact

2020-03-26 10:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei has acknowledged the company's sales are suffering outside China due to the US sanctions as well as the spread of the coronavirus. However, in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post, he said the company had quickly resumed production in China and was spending heavily on R&D to ensure it maintains its technological lead. 

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Telia Norway launches fixed wireless broadband with outdoor receiver and Zyxel Wi-Fi 6 router

2020-03-26 09:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Norway has announced the launch of fixed wireless broadband, running on its 4G network and ready to upgrade to 5G before long. It offers service at 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 75 Mbps at a set monthly price, although Telia did not state what this was. Telia supplies a dedicated outdoor receiver, indoor Wi-Fi 6 router from Zyxel, and its own Trygg pa Nett security service.

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EU privacy regulators back plan to use telecom data to track coronavirus

2020-03-26 09:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Data Protection Supervisor has backed the European Commission's plans to collect anonymised data from telecom operators to help track developments in the coronavirus crisis. The EDPS said the plans do not violate EU data protection laws. The EDPB earlier expressed a similar stance, saying national legislation on the matter is also possible. 

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Apple mulls delaying first 5G iPhone launch due to coronavirus - report

2020-03-26 08:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple is preparing to possibly delay the launch of its first 5G iPhones as the coronavirus pandemic threatens global demand and disrupts the company's product development schedule, sources familiar with the matter told the Nikkei Asian Review. The company has held internal discussions on the possibility of delaying the launch by months, three people familiar with the matter said, while supply chain sources say practical hurdles could push back the release, originally scheduled for September.

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Sell, sell, sell! BT to offload French operations

2020-03-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

When BT announced that it would be streamlining its operation to focus on its domestic market, it really was not kidding. Just days ago, the UK incumbent operator announced the that it was moving to sell a large portion of its Latin American businesses to CIH Technology Holdings and now it is looking to offload its French holdings as well…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Operators agree to share anonymised data with EU to help track COVID-19

2020-03-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Yesterday, the GSMA announced that eight major European telecoms have agreed to share anonymised mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of coronavirus.    The aggregation of anonymous data will be analysed to help predict the spread of the virus and help coordinate healthcare responses.   “In the fight against this sanitary crisis…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vodafone finalises Italy tower deal and gets US approval for TPG merger

2020-03-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Unperturbed by the coronavirus upheaval, Vodafone has today announced it is following through with a couple of significant deals made on opposite sides of the world. In Italy, the deal to merge its tower holdings with INWIT, Telecom Italia (TIM)’s tower subsidiary, has been approved by the regulator and is ready to take effect on the 31st of March…read more on TotalTele.com »

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International OTT Voice Traffic Reaches 1 Trillion Minutes in 2019, More Than Double International Carrier Voice Traffic

2020-03-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The annual TeleGeography Report and Database update shows international voice revenues are feeling the effects of more than 5 billion monthly OTT users globally The update estimates that international over-the-top (OTT) voice traffic reached 1 trillion minutes in 2019, compared to just 432 billion minutes of international carrier traffic…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Triple Play Insights 2019 Q4

2020-03-25 16:21:00| Telecompaper Reports

The Triple Play Insights report recognizes the growing importance of triple and dual (broadband + TV) play plans in the market. The current position of each provider in the triple play market is clearly presented, as well as how the market positions have changed over time.

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