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Belgium attracts 5 applicants for temporary 5G licences

2020-03-24 09:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Belgian regulator BIPT announced five applicants for the temporary 5G licences available in the 3.6-3.8 GHz band. It proposes providing 40 MHz each to Telenet, Proximus, Orange Belgium, Cegeka and Entropia. The awards will be confirmed in individual decisions following a public consultation on the plan, open for comment until 21 April. 

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Twitter warns of Q1 operating loss on advertising slump during pandemic

2020-03-24 08:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Twitter has warned of lower revenues and an operating loss in the first quarter, as the Covid-19 outbreak dampens advertising revenues. The company said it was withdrawing its previous guidance in the first quarter as well estimates for expenses, stock-based compensation, headcount and capital expenditures for the full year due to the growing impact of the pandemic on the economic climate and advertiser demand.

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Phoenix Tower, Bouygues Telecom create JV to deploy 4,000 new mobile towers in France

2020-03-24 08:18:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Phoenix Tower International, a mobile infrastructure company backed by Blackstone, has signed a deal with French operator Bouygues Telecom to form a joint venture that will invest in around 4,000 new mobile towers over a 12-year period. The sites will be located outside very densely populated areas of France and will help Bouygues meet its mobile coverage objectives linked to the 'New Deal' programme, agreed between French operators and the government  in early 2018.

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5Gs potential shines amidst COVID-19 pandemic

2020-03-24 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The coronavirus outbreak is proving something of a catalyst for 5G innovation, especially in China, with operators and enterprises working closely with one another to help alleviate the burden on the nation’s infrastructure.   Medical applications of 5G have long been some of the most highly anticipated possibilities with the new technology. Perhaps the least complex but the most impactful, is its potential improvements to telemedicine…read more on TotalTele.com »

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NTT and Toyota partner up for Mt Fuji smart city

2020-03-24 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

NTT and Toyota are joining forces to make Toyota’s plans for a smart city at the base of Mt Fuji a reality, the companies announced today. The companies said they would work together to develop a platform to compile and analyse all of the data being created from the smart cities connected homes…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Bouygues Telecom strikes deal with Phoenix Tower International for 4,000 French towers

2020-03-24 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

A new joint venture between Bouygues Telecom and Phoenix Tower International will see the latter build and operate 4,000 new tower sites in France.     The move comes in part to help Bouygues Telecom achieve the targets set by the French regulator as part of the so-called New Deal, in which spectrum licence holders are required to extend 4G availability to the country&rsquo…read more on TotalTele.com »

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ZTE 6G research team focussing on intelligent architecture

2020-03-24 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

For most people, 6G is a mere pipe dream, as operators race to rapidly deploy their 5G networks. Not so for Dr Fang Min, ZTE’s director of 6G research and collaboration, who is already working with a team to make 6G a reality by 2030.   But what would 6G even look like? For one thing…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Xiaomi launches mid-range Redmi Note 9S with 5,000mAh battery

2020-03-23 15:32:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi has officially launched the Redmi Note 9S smartphone, the international version of the Redmi Note 9 Pro introduced in India earlier this month as a successor to the popular Redmi Note 8 Pro. The mid-range Android 10 device has a 6.67-inch Full HD+ display, with a layer of Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, and is powered by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. Xiaomi was keen to emphasise the phone's 5,020mAh battery, which it says keeps users fully powered throughout the day, even during heavy usage. It also comes with 18W fast charging and a 22.5W in-box charger.

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T-Mobile US launches USD 15 per month prepaid plan with 5G

2020-03-23 14:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US said it will launch soon a lower-priced plan for these "challenging times" when people have to stay more at home but still want to remain connected. The T-Mobile Connect plan, part of the T-Mobile 5G for Good Initiative, will launch on 25 March and cost USD 15 per month, half the price of the company's lowest smartphone plan. The plan was announced in November and was set to launch after closing of the company's merger with Sprint. With the coronavirus outbreak, it will now start sooner, the company said. 

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Netflix cuts bandwidth 25% in Europe, offers same for ISPs elsewhere

2020-03-23 11:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Netflix said it's received requests from some ISPs in Latin America to reduce its bandwidth, in order to free up network capacity during the coronavirus crisis. As a result, it's started offering telecom operators worldwide a 25 percent cut in bandwidth from its services, as the company is already deploying in Europe. 

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