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PLDT to launch 2 new subsea cables in Asia Pacific

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

Filipino telecoms giant, PLDT, has confirmed that it will launch two new subsea telecoms cables in Asia Pacific and Southeast Asia, in addition to its highly anticipated Jupiter cable.  …read more on TotalTele.com »

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AT&T set for a shake-up, as Elliott Management takes $3.2bn stake

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

Activist investor, Elliott Management, has taken a $3.2 billion stake in US telecoms giant, AT&T. The US investment fund has a reputation for aggressively pursuing its own agenda at board level…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Huawei unveils Kirin 990 flagship chipset withy built-in 5G modem

2019-09-06 13:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Huawei unveiled its latest Kirin 990 flagship chipset during IFA in Berlin. The company said the new chipset is faster, more versatile and energy efficient than its predecessor, the Kirin 980. There will also be a version of the Kirin 990 with a built-in 5G modem, making it the first SoC that will be able to cope with the next generation of mobile networks, the company said.

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Dutch Broadband 2019-Q2

2019-09-06 13:35:00| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the second quarter of 2019 in the Dutch market for broadband internet access, focusing on mass market connections including consumer and SOHO (Small Office Home Office). The report further includes data on triple-play developments, fixed market revenues and broadband revenues. The findings are compared with results from previous periods. The analysis is based on Telecompaper's continuous research into the development of the Dutch broadband communication services market. The focus is on cable network operators (Ziggo, Delta, Caiway), DSL network operators (KPN, Online.nl, Tele2) and FTTH providers (including KPN, Caiway).

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Telenor and Axiata call off Asian operations merger blaming 'complexities'

2019-09-06 12:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telenor Group said that it has reached a mutual agreement with Axiata Group to end discussions regarding a combination of their telecom and infrastructure assets in Asia. It said that over the last four months, both parties have been working on due diligence and finalising transaction agreements, aiming for completion in the third quarter of 2019. Because of "some complexities involved in the proposed transaction", they have mutually agreed to end the discussions.

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France adds record 1.13 mln FTTH homes passed in Q2

2019-09-06 10:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The number of homes passed by FTTH in France increased by a record 1.13 million in the second quarter to 15.58 million. That's an increase of 32 percent year-on-year, but the roll-out needs to accelerate further, said regulator Arcep in its latest quarterly broadband report.

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LG unveils G8X ThinQ smartphone with second screen

2019-09-06 09:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) LG has unveiled its latest G series smartphone at IFA 2019 in Berlin, an upgraded G8 with a secondary display case called the LG G8XThinQ. The device comes with a second screen case that's the same size as the phone's primary 6.4-inch FHD+ display, allowing users to activate a second display from settings. Both screens are 6.4-inch OLED FHD+ with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and both have notches, with the second screen also featuring a 2.1-inch monochrome OLED cover display. The 'freestop' hinge offers full 360-degree tilt freedom, said LG.

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Gavin Patterson returns to head up Salesforce in Europe and the Middle East

2019-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Former BT chief exec, Gavin Paterson, has landed a new role as Salesforce's new chairman for Europe, The Middle East and Africa. According to a report in the Financial Times, Patterson will be in charge of shaping Salesforce's strategic direction within the region…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Everything-as-a-Service: The next step in the evolution of the telco

2019-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

A quick flick through the agenda for next week's Carriers World event in London, will show you that telcos are desperately searching for ways to boost their bottom line, increase ARPUs and stop being just… well… telcos. The days of merely flogging voice, text and data bundles to the world and his wife are long gone, as service providers look to leverage their existing infrastructure to deliver a huge range of "Everything-as-a-Service" type products. New consumer research released this week, suggests that telcos are well placed to build on high levels of brand trust, as well as a genuine desire for digital services among their client base, to transform their business models. A new survey released by Openet this week, shows that 70 per cent of consumers believe that their mobile network provider is a "digital first" company, while 73 per cent said that they would be receptive to greater digital service offerings from their provider. Surprisingly, respondents to the survey held their mobile operator in higher regard than a host of digital native companies, including Spotify, eBay and Uber. In light of these findings, I met with Openet's CEO…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Dominique Leroy lands the KPN top job

2019-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

KPN has announced that former Proximus Group CEO, Dominique Leroy, will become the company's new chief exec, with effect from the 1st of December 2019.   Leroy will succeed Maximo Ibarra as CEO of KPN, following his decision to resign earlier this year…read more on TotalTele.com »

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