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Huawei confirmed as industry leader for innovation, filing 5,405 patents in 2018

2019-03-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Chinese tech giant, Huawei, has been confirmed as the most innovative company in the global telecoms sector, after it filed a record number of patents with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) last year…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Apple introduces new generation iPad Mini and iPad Air

2019-03-18 17:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has announced new versions of its iPad Air and iPad Mini, after several years of the older models on the market. This completes the new range started with the low-cost Apple iPad 9.7 and high-end iPad Pro models launched last year.  

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Dutch Television Market 2018-Q4

2019-03-18 16:55:00| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the Dutch market for television connections and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2018, 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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America Movil acquires 100% of Brazil's Nextel for USD 905 mln

2019-03-18 11:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) America Movil has announced an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Brazil's fifth largest mobile operator Nextel from NII Holdings and Access Industries Brazil Holdings for a total of USD 905 million on a cash- and debt-free basis. Under the terms of the deal, NII Holdings will receive 70 percent of the final net proceeds, with AI Brazil receiving 30 percent for the stake it acquired in June for around USD 70 million. 

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Plantronics changes name to Poly after Polycom takeover

2019-03-18 11:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Plantronics announced it's changing its name to Poly, following its takeover of Polycom last year. Poly is meant to stand for 'many' and underline the breadth of endpoints offered by the company across unified communications and collaboration platforms.

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HTC stabilises operating loss, gross margin improves in Q4

2019-03-18 11:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) HTC managed to stabilise its operating loss and improve its gross margin in the fourth quarter. The company's bottom line remained in the red, with a net loss of TWD 4.4 billion, as revenues dropped to TWD 4.1 billion from TWD 15.7 billion a year earlier.

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Vivendi urges Consob to probe TIM governance issues

2019-03-18 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French media giant Vivendi has again urged the auditors of Telecom Italia (TIM) and Italian market regulator Consob to further investigate a series of governance issues at the operator. Vivendi, which remains TIM's top shareholder with a 24 percent stake, released a statement calling for an in-depth investigation after TIM's auditors issued a report indicating irregularities in the way information was shared with the company's board members prior to the sacking of chief executive Amos Genish in November. Vivendi claims board members appointed by US activist fund Elliott conspired to replace Genish, a former Vivendi executive.

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Qualcomm awarded USD 31 mln in damages in Apple patent infringement suit

2019-03-18 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm announced that a jury in the US District Court for the Southern District of California found that the Apple iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus and X infringe two Qualcomm patents, and the Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X also infringe a third patent. The jury awarded Qualcomm USD 31 million in damages for infringement of the patents from July 2017, when the lawsuit was filed, through the end of the trial. 

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OneWeb raises USD 1.25 billion for global satellite network

2019-03-18 08:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) OneWeb has raised another USD 1.25 billion to further its project to create a global satellite internet network. Its largest fundraising round to date brings the total funds raised to USD 3.4 billion. This round was led by SoftBank Group, Grupo Salinas, Qualcomm Technologies and the government of Rwanda. 

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Last week in media: Snap outperforms, Spotify battles Apple and platforms feel regulatory heat

2019-03-18 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Walt Disney scored high at the box office with its latest Marvel movie and it announced the closing date for the 21st Century Fox takeover. The Modern Times Group hosted two capital market days, one for its own games-related activities and one for the VOD-centered NENT Group, soon to be spun off. Alphabet and Facebook came under regulatory fire in more than one way. Spotfy clashed with Apple over the latter's App Store revenue share. All in all, things turned out well for the Telecompaper Stock Index Global Consumer Media, ending week 11 up 2.2 percent. It outstripped the Dow Jones Industrials index (+1.1%).

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