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Last week in media: European broadcasters and ad agencies up, music shares down

2019-04-22 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Some of the biggest ad agencies, including Publicis (+9.3%) and Omnicom (+7.7%), led the media sector higher in week 16. Also, some of the heaviest constituents had a positive week, including Comcast (+2.7%), Netflix (+2.6%), Walt Disney (+1.8%) and Alphabet (+1.5%). The week's poorest performances were delivered by McClatchy (-13%) and Salem Media (-12%). Earnings season was kicked off by Omnicom, Vivendi and Netflix.

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Google starts rolling out Android choice of browser, search engine

2019-04-19 09:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google has made some changes to how people can personalise their Android devices. The company said it made the changes in order to comply with the European Commission's ruling from July 2018. Android device users will now be able to install any app they want and also choose what services to use as defaults in apps like Google Chrome. The new screens will come to Android users in Europe through an update, with an option to download search apps and browsers.

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Amazon, Google agree to carry each other's video apps

2019-04-18 15:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Amazon and Google have put aside their differences to allow distribution of each other's video apps on their respective hardware. As a result, the YouTube app will be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, and Amazon Prime Video will be available over Google's Chromecast and Android TVs. 

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T-Mobile US launches mobile banking service nationwide

2019-04-18 15:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US announced that its mobile banking service is now available nationwide, following a trial launched last year. The free bank account can be opened and managed from a smartphone and offers T-Mobile postpaid customers extra interest on the account balance.

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OnePlus enters top-5 premium smartphone brands - study

2019-04-18 14:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple continues to lead the global premium smartphone segment, taking more than half the market in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Its figures found that OnePlus entered the top five premium brands for the first time in 2018.

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European Parliament allows Wi-Fi connected car standard to move forward

2019-04-18 14:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has dismissed objections from its transport committee over the European Commission's proposal for a connected car standard. This effectively opens up the way to the Wi-Fi based 802.11p standard for short-range communications to be endorsed by the EU for vehicle communications, as opposed to the Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) technology based on LTE and 5G and supported by the mobile industry. 

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Spain claims biggest FTTH network in Europe with over 77% of homes passed

2019-04-18 12:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Spain's Ministry of Economy has published its latest annual report on broadband coverage in the country. This shows that access to at least 100 Mbps improved by 5 percent points in the year to June 2018, to 81 percent of the population, while 85 percent have access to at least 30 Mbps. The government aims to increase these rates to respectively 89 percent and 98 percent by 2020 with the help of its ongoing subsidy programmes. 

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Zoom prices IPO above range, raising USD 751 million

2019-04-18 09:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The enterprise videoconferencing specialist Zoom Video Communications has priced its initial public offering of shares, raising around USD 751 million. The issue was priced at USD 36 per share, above the indicated range of USD 33-35 per share, which was already increased from USD 27-32.

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FCC chair plans to reject China Mobile application for US licence

2019-04-18 08:54:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the US regulator will vote at its meeting in May on whether to give China Mobile a licence to operate in the US. Following recommendations from government agencies such as the NTIA, the chairman plans to recommend a vote against the licence, based on national security interests. 

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Three UK asks Ofcom to drop costly rural connectivity initiative

2019-04-18 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Three UK has called on the UK’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, to ditch a scheme intended to boost connectivity in the country’s hard to reach rural locations…read more on TotalTele.com »

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