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India OKs BSNL towers spin-off

2017-09-13 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Indian government has given the go-ahead for state-owned telco BSNL to spin off its towers business into a separate company…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Culture Secretary prepared to refer Sky, Fox deal to CMA

2017-09-12 22:16:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) UK Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has confirmed her intention to refer the planned takeover of broadcaster Sky by 21st Century Fox to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). In a statement to MPs, Bradley said she was minded to refer the proposed merger to the CMA for a full six-month investigation on the grounds of media plurality and commitment to broadcasting standards. 

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Apple unveils premium iPhone X along with iPhone 8, new Apple TV and Watch

2017-09-12 19:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has unveiled a new generation of iPhones, including the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus and a special edition iPhone X to mark 10 years since the Apple smartphone was first introduced. The iPhone 8 will be in shops from 22 September in selected countries and the iPhone X from 3 November. 

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Charter tests 4G, pre-5G kit with Samsung ahead of mobile launch in 2018

2017-09-12 17:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung Electronics announced it started this summer testing wireless network technology with Charter Communications and the tests will continue until year-end. The US cable operator is testing Samsung's pre-commercial 5G system and devices for the 28 GHz (mmWave) band, as well as equipment using CBRS spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band for 4G services. 

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Qualcomm shows 5G NR prototype for mmWave spectrum

2017-09-12 14:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm announced it has a 5G New Radio prototype for mmWave spectrum ready to start tests in the second half of this year. Based on the Release-15 specifications being developed by 3GPP, the prototype system uses spectrum bands above 24 GHz, an area many operators are exploring for the first 5G services. 

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Ericsson, KDDI to test 5G PoC on 4.5GHz spectrum

2017-09-12 09:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Ericsson and Japanese operator KDDI have agreed to test a 5G proof of concept on the 4.5GHz frequency band in a number of cities across Japan. During the trial, KDDI and Ericsson plan to carry out a large number of tests across a wide range of 5G use cases on the 4.5GHz and 28GHz frequency bands, including interworking between 5G and LTE.

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T-Mobile US to roll out nationwide NB-IoT by mid-2018, 5G in 2020

2017-09-12 09:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The company earlier held live field-tests of NB-IoT services in Las Vegas, together with Qualcomm and Ericsson. It says it will now launch the service continent-wide in mid-2018. The network will also support Cat-M, another IoT standard with also voice support, in 2018. 

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Singtel to close copper ADSL network by 2018

2017-09-12 09:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Singtel has announced that it will accelerate fibre-based service adoption for its business and residential customers. Currently, fibre-based networks deliver speeds of up to 100 Gbps. Singtel will cease copper deployment to commercial buildings that obtain Temporary Occupation Permit (TOP) status from April 2018 and will serve customers in these buildings using fibre-based networks. Commercial buildings that obtain TOP status before April 2018 will not be affected. Singtel ceased copper deployment to new residential buildings since 2013.

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Ziggo narrows gap with KPN on Dutch fixed market

2017-09-12 09:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Dutch fixed-line market contracted by another half a percent in the second quarter to 6.22 million connections. Ziggo narrowed its gap in market share with market leader KPN to just 0.6 percent points, according to the latest Dutch Fixed Telephony Market report from Telecompaper. 

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Bharti Airtel launches VoLTE

2017-09-12 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Bharti Airtel became the second operator in India to launch voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services this week. The Indian mobile market leader announced the launch of VoLTE in Mumbai on Monday…read more on TotalTele.com »

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