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Nokia: 5G is in a state of flux and will be until 2021

2019-09-10 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

With operators across the world rushing to deploy their fledgling 5G network offerings, consumers could be in for some underwhelming experiences as media hype overtakes network performance, according to a senior industry expert. Speaking exclusively to Total Telecom on Tuesday, Nokia's chief technology officer, Marcus Weldon said that the 5G market was in a state of flux and would remain so until the end of 2020 or the beginning of 2021. "I'm often asked when I expect to see the big deployment of 5G occur and become really impactful…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Dutch Television Market 2019-Q2

2019-09-09 16:17:37| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the Dutch market for television connections and revenues in the second quarter of 2019, and compares the findings with results from previous quarters. The focus is on TV via cable networks (Ziggo, Delta and Caiway), as the largest TV technology in the Netherlands; terrestrial digital TV (DVB-T), offered by KPN's Digitenne; DVB-S (satellite), offered by Canal Digitaal; IPTV via DSL networks, offered by KPN and its brands, Tele2, T-Mobile, Online.nl and others; and (analogue) TV via FTTH (Caiway, KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile, Online.nl and others).

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Elliott Management calls for turnaround plan at AT&T

2019-09-09 15:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The activist investor Elliott Management has launched a call for a strategic rethink at AT&T, saying it has a plan to turnaround the company's business and end the stock's underperformance. After buying USD 3.2 billion worth of AT&T's shares, one of its largest investments ever, Elliott said it sees as much as 65 percent upside in the share price by 2021 and wants to work with AT&T to implement the plan. 

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China Unicom, Telecom confirm plans to cooperate on 5G network build

2019-09-09 14:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) China Unicom and China Telecom have confirmed plans to cooperate on building a national 5G network. They plan to co-build one 5G access network nationwide, with each operator taking responsibility for construction in certain regions. The cooperation is expected to accelerate the roll-out of 5G services and reduce costs. 

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Last week in media: Lions Gate, comScore and Modern Times Group up double digits, Meredith down double digits

2019-09-09 10:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The global media sector did well in week 36. Our Global Media index was up 2.0 percent, slightly outperforming the S&P 500 (+1.8%). Double-digit gains were scored by Lions Gate (+20%), ComScore (+19%), Modern Times Group (+13%) and Tegna (+10%), versus just a single double-digit drop for Meredith (-21%). Importantly, the heaviest holdings in our index underperformed only slightly: Alphabet (+1.4%), Facebook (+1.0%) and Walt Disney (+1.7%).

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German govt lays out strategy to accelerate 4G, 5G network building

2019-09-09 10:38:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The German Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure has laid out a five-point plan representing its strategy to accelerate the construction of 4G and 5G networks, and close white spots in mobile coverage. 

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US states attorneys to launch Facebook and Google antitrust probes

2019-09-09 08:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Top state law-enforcement officials across the United States are formally opening antitrust investigations into Facebook and Alphabet's Google, confirming recent reports. New York's attorney general Letitia James said her office is organising a bipartisan, multistate antitrust probe into whether Facebook stifled competition and put users at risk. Separately, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's office said it was launching a probe of "large tech companies" without yet naming them.

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Last week in telecoms: double digit losses for Iliad and Play, double digit gains for Drillisch, United Internet and Gamma

2019-09-09 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European telecoms sector underperformed the general market in week 36. Iliad and Play suffered double digit losses and not all M&A related news pushed the market towards consolidation. The Italian market remains the embodiment of competition, with all mobile operators beating the promotion drum. Our European Telecoms Services index was up 0.5 percent for the week as a result of a few steep gains, at 1&1 Drillisch, United Internet and Gamma Communications. The EuroStoxx 50 index was up 2.0 percent.

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Telenor and Axiata call off proposed merger in Asia

2019-09-09 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telenor and Axiata have announced that they have ended discussions over a possible merger between the two telecoms players. In a statement on its website, Telenor said that the pair had mutually agreed to end discussions regarding the proposed merging of their telecom and infrastructure assets in Asia…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Filipino govt to free up spectrum to make way for new 5G players

2019-09-09 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Filipino government could be preparing the ground for the launch of a fourth, and even fifth, telco, as the country prepares to reallocate spectrum frequencies ahead of its 5G launch. A report in GMA News quoted Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary…read more on TotalTele.com »

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