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TomTom to provide maps to Huawei, as alternative to Google Maps

2020-01-20 08:49:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Dutch navigation specialist TomTom has signed a deal to help Huawei with its maps, traffic information and navigation software, De Telegraaf reported. Huawei will use the information to develop its own apps, as an alternative to Google Maps. TomTom confirmed the agreement to De Telegraaf but declined to give any financial or other details, speaking only of a "multi-year agreement."

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Ericssons eSIM solution could rattle telcos

2020-01-20 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Swedish company Ericsson has launched its eSIM solution, removing the need for a physical SIM card in customer devices. The eSIM will offer remote provisioning of user profiles and device management, allowing providers to manage user profiles more flexibly…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Shared Rural Network: BT issues cost proposal

2020-01-20 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

With discussion surrounding the rollout of 5G forever ringing in our ears, it is often easy to forget that there are areas of the UK that do not yet have access to 4G.    Last year’s announcement of the proposed SRN – a shared network of the UK’s four biggest operators &ndash…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vietnams Viettel to use its own tech for summer 5G rollout

2020-01-20 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Last year, Viettel said it would be using its own equipment for 5G, but later reneged on this statement, opting to use equipment from Ericsson and Nokia. Now, however, it seems the use of locally developed equipment is back on the cards, with Viettel conducting its first 5G video call this weekend using entirely Vietnamese tech…read more on TotalTele.com »

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SK Telecom achieves worlds first standalone 5G data session

2020-01-20 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Using a multi-vendor commercial 5G network, SK Telecom has achieved the world’s first standalone 5G over-the-air data transmission.  New Radio software was used with SK Telecom’s existing non-standalone 5G base stations to create the standalone connection…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Huawei eschews Google Maps, partners with TomTom for navigation

2020-01-20 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

With the full effects of the China–US trade war scheduled to hit both US and Chinese companies in February, Huawei has been ramping up its development of an alternative for GMS.  The alternative platform, which it is calling Huawei Mobile Services, is developing rapidly in anticipation of the company losing access to GMS services…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Xiaomi spins off Poco brand, to launch more premium phones in India

2020-01-17 11:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi said that Poco, the sub-brand it unveiled in the summer of 2018, is now an independent company, TechCrunch reported. Xiaomi VP Manu Kumar made the announcement, saying Poco had grown into its own identity and that it was right to let the secondary brand operate on its own. Xiaomi did not specifiy now Poco was spun off or how it would be structured.

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BT becomes first European distribution partner for Google Stadia

2020-01-17 10:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) BT and Google have announced a strategic cloud gaming partnership, with BT becoming the first European distribution platform for the Stadia cloud gaming platform.

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NBCUniversal to start rolling out Peacock streaming service in April, including free version

2020-01-17 09:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The two Peacock premium tiers cost USD 4.99 per month with ads and USD 9.99 per month with no ads. Both come with more than 15,000 hours of content including live sports such as the Premier League and early access to late-night shows as well as full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series. The company said it expects to bundle Peacock Premium with additional partners in the coming months.

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Microsoft to go carbon negative by 2030, start USD 1 bln fund to help carbon reduction worldwide

2020-01-17 09:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Microsoft has announced a new goal, that it will be carbon negative by 2030. Looking further still, the company also pledges to remove from the environment all the carbon it has ever emitted since its 1975 foundation, either directly or by electrical consumption, by 2050. Microsoft added that it will also help suppliers and customers worldwide reduce their footprints. And to help in this goal, it has set up a new USD 1 billion climate innovation fund to accelerate the development of carbon reduction, capture and removal technologies.

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