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UK to become world leader in artificial intelligence

2018-04-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK has the potential to become a world leader in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) according to a new government report. The report, issued by the UK's upper legislative chamber, The House of Lords, also stated that measures should be put in place to ensure that the technology is never given the "…read more on TotalTele.com »


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UK and US warn telcos against working with ZTE

2018-04-17 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned UK telco's against working with Chinese kit maker ZTE, claiming that the company poses a potential risk to national security…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Rogers to trial 5G in Toronto and Ottowa with Ericsson

2018-04-16 15:38:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Rogers has signed a multi-year contract with Ericsson aimed at developing networks for 5G. Working with Ericsson, Rogers will trial 5G in Toronto and Ottawa, in addition to select cities over the next year. The operator's plan includes the continued rollout of its Gigabit LTE network with the latest technology including 4x4 MIMO, four-carrier aggregation and 256 QAM. The company will boost and densify its network with small cells and macro sites across the country.


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Sony unveils new Xperia X72 Premium, with pro camera, loudest speakers yet

2018-04-16 15:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Sony Mobile has launched its new Xperia XZ2 Premium, saying it comes with a special professional Motion Eye camera that can create as well as show 4K HDR content, a 3D glass surface and Sony's loudest yet speakers for an Xperia smartphone. The phone will become available worldwide this summer in Chrome Black and Chrome Silver and will ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.


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Global pay-TV revenues to fall 11% by 2023 - study

2018-04-16 12:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Global pay-TV revenues are set to plummet by 11 percent to USD 183 billion by 2023 after reaching a peak of USD 205 billion in 2016, according to the latest study by Digital TV Research, covering 138 countries. The decline in revenues over the next 5 years will be due above all to more and more homes converting to bundles and will come in spite of an expected 9 percent rise in the number of pay-TV subscribers by 2023, said the report.


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Konga and Yudala confirm merger

2018-04-16 09:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Nigeria's largest online mall Konga and African pioneer composite e-commerce company Yudala have officially announced a merger of their operations, reports CommunicationsWeek. This will see them effectively become the biggest organised retail and e-commerce marketplace on the African continent, it added. The merger takes effect from 01 May and will see both companies operate under the Konga brand name.

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Telenet CEO confirms interest in Voo

2018-04-16 09:03:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telenet has confirmed it's interest in expanding further in the south of Belgium. CEO John Porter told newspaper L'Echo the company has met with Voo's owner Nethys "recently" and sees the Wallonia cable operator valued at EUR 1.0-1.3 billion. 

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Open Fiber approves EUR 3.5 bln funding deal for broadband rollout

2018-04-16 08:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Open Fiber wholesale-only venture of Italian utility giant Enel and state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) announced the signing of a EUR 3.5 billion seven-year agreement with a number of banks to support its broadband rollout, confirming earlier reports. The company signed the project finance deal with BNP Paribas, Societe Generale and UniCredit, describing it as one of the largest agreements of its type at a European level in the telecommunications sector.

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Last week in telecoms: Russian shares under pressure, Intelsat leaps to lead the sector YTD

2018-04-16 07:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Intelsat (+36%) made a big leap last week on news of a capacity deal with Vodacom. The heavyweights of the European telecoms sector, had a positive week with a1.4 percent gain for Vodafone and +3.7 percent for Deutsche Telekom. The four Russian shares in our index on the other hand suffered heavy losses: Rostelecom (-6%), VEON (-11%), MTS (-12%) and MegaFon (-17%). Greek takeover target Forthnet (-19%) could not hold on to the previous week's gains. Overall, our telecoms index ended week 15 up slightly (+0.4%), versus a gain of 1.2 percent for the EuroStoxx 50 index.

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VoLTE revenues to hit $280 billion by 2021

2018-04-15 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The total value of the Voice over LTE (VoLTE) subscriptions is set to surpass the $280 billion mark by 2021, according to a new industry report…read more on TotalTele.com »

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