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Vodafone claims UK's first live holographic 5G call

2018-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Vodafone showed off its 5G prowess on Thursday by conducting what it claims is the U.K.'s first ever live holographic call using 5G technology. The call was carried out between the telco's Manchester office and Newbury headquarters, and featured England women's football captain Steph Houghton appearing on stage in hologram form to give football tips to a young fan…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio vie for Aircel assets

2018-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm are both said to have submitted bids for various assets belonging to insolvent mobile operator Aircel. Livemint reported on Thursday that network vendor Sterlite Technologies and two investment firms are also among the bidders…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Battle for Sky to conclude on Saturday

2018-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The fate of Sky is finally set to be decided this weekend with a 24-hour auction that will give rival bidders Comcast and 21st Century Fox one more shot at glory. The UK Takeover Panel said in a statement on Thursday that all three parties have agreed to the procedure…read more on TotalTele.com »

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German politicians slam watchdog's 5G auction rules

2018-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

German politicians have criticised the country's telco watchdog for not including strict coverage obligations as part of its draft 5G auction rules. A letter from the ruling Christian Democrat party seen by Reuters called on the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA) to require Germany's three mobile operators &ndash…read more on TotalTele.com »

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TIM eyes Nextel Brazil bid

2018-09-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telecom Italia's (TIM's) Brazilian arm is mulling a move for Nextel, it emerged on Thursday. Sources cited by Bloomberg expect group CEO Amos Genish to bring up the subject at a board meeting due to take place next Monday…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Austria's TKK opens applications for 3.4-3.8 GHz band auction

2018-09-19 16:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Austrian Telecom Control Commission (TKK) published tender documentation for the auction of frequencies in the 3.4-3.8 GHz band. The auction is planned for the first quarter of 2019. According to Johannes Gungl, Chairman of the regulator RTR, this time they have done several things differently compared to the multi-band auction in 2013. The reserve price is much lower, the auction design is simpler and more transparent, and the announcement follows three rounds of consultations with stakeholders. In addition, regional licences will allow participation of local providers.

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Liberty Global unveils Horizon 4 box, adding OTT content, 4K, voice remote

2018-09-19 15:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Liberty Global has unveiled its new Horizon 4 set-top box at its annual Tech Summit in Amsterdam. Based on the V6 launched last year in the UK by its subsidiary Virgin Media, the Horizon 4 will roll out in the coming months at Ziggo in the Netherlands, Telenet in Belgium and UPC Switzerland. 

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Sky launches new Ultimate on Demand package with Netflix

2018-09-19 09:29:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Sky announced that its new subscription pack integrating Netflix will launch in November. Called Ultimate on Demand, the plan includes the full Netflix service, plus Sky Box Sets at an extra GBP 10 per month for customers on its top-tier Sky Q service. Recommendations for Sky and Netflix shows will both feature on Sky Q's homepage. 

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Apple pays EUR 13 bln to Ireland in unfair state aid case

2018-09-19 09:14:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has fully paid back the EUR 13 billion in unfair state aid it was ordered by the European Commission to give back to Ireland . Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said the company paid the bill in tranches over the course of the second and third quarters. The first tranche was paid in May. The full amount was for EUR 13.1 billion, plus interest of EUR 1.2 billion.

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Hulu starts ad campaign after hitting 1 mln live TV subscribers

2018-09-19 08:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) US streaming service Hulu has launched a new ad campaign after it passed 1 million subscribers for its live TV service, USA Today reports. Launched last year, the service was last reported to be at 800,000 customers in May. Overall, Hulu has more than 20 million subscribers including those who pay for its on-demand TV and movie offerings.

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