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KPN to phase out second brands, bring everything under main brand

2019-01-10 10:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) KPN plans to eventually eliminate its subsidiary brands and focus on the KPN brand and bundled services for Dutch households and companies. No time frame has yet been announced. The changes will affect consumer brands Telfort and XS4ALL and business brands Telfort Zakelijk and Yes Telecom. Mobile unit Simyo was not mentioned. Nothing is expected to change for customers. 

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Dtac agrees to pay THB 9.5 bln to settle CAT disputes

2019-01-10 10:11:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Thai mobile operator Dtac announced an agreement to settle part of its long-running legal disputes with CAT Telecom. If approved by Dtac shareholders later this year at the AGM, Dtac would pay CAT THB 9.51 billion (USD 298 million) to CAT under the agreement.

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Ericsson to take SEK 7.6 bln in charges to restructure loss-making BSS business

2019-01-10 09:29:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Ericsson announced plans for SEK 6.1 billion in one-time charges in Q4 to restructure its BSS business. The company said its new Revenue Manager product had proven unsuccessful and had to be written off. It plans to restructure the business in order to focus on updating its existing platform, Ericsson Digital BSS. 

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Is the UK doing enough to fight 'fake fibre'?

2019-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

New research has revealed that the majority of UK consumers remain unaware that copper connections could be sabotaging the speed of their 'fibre optic' broadband packages.  58 per cent of consumers said that they were unaware that fibre broadband packages could still use copper telephone wires to connect the premises to the nearest cabinet…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Ericsson takes $687m hit to restructure its BSS division

2019-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Swedish tech manufacturer Ericsson will take $687 million hit as it looks to reshape its Business Support Systems (BSS) unit, according to a company release.  Ericsson's was in the process of trying to scale up its BSS unit…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vodafone to wield the redundancy axe in Spain

2019-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Vodafone Group has announced that it will make up to 1,200 redundancies in Spain this year, reducing its workforce by 20 per cent.  Vodafone currently employs around 5,100 people in Spain and negotiations between Vodafone Group and the employees' union representatives are expected to begin later this month…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Liquid Telecom appoints new CEO for the Middle East and West Africa

2019-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Pan African telco, Liquid Telecom, has appointed Abdel Bassit as its new regional CEO for the Middle East and West Africa. Bassit brings a wealth of industry experience to the role…read more on TotalTele.com »

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T-Mobile US adds record 2.4 mln customers in Q4, beats FY postpaid guidance

2019-01-09 15:22:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US announced that it set a new record in quarterly customer additions in the fourth quarter of 2018, growing by 2.4 million to a total of 79.65 million customers at the end of the year. Over the full year, the customer base grew by 10 percent or just over 7 million customers. Branded postpaid net additions totaled 1.4 million in the quarter, taking the total annual growth to 4.5 million, better than the company's already improved guidance. 

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Telia Finland discontinues fixed line telephony in 2019

2019-01-09 11:47:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Finland said it will discontinue the provision of fixed line telephony in 2019 and is encouraging customers to switch to mobile phone services. It said its mobile network covers is 99.9 percent of the population. Jari Collin, technology director, said the number of landline subscriptions has been decreasing steadily year by year, and that the technology was becoming "obsolete".

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Wi-Fi 6 certification programme to launch in Q3

2019-01-09 10:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Wi-Fi Alliance announced at CES 2019 that the certification programme for the Wi-Fi 6 standard first unveiled last October will launch in the third quarter of 2019. The new programme is designed to ensure that Wi-Fi devices using the latest IEEE 802.11ax technology comply with industry-agreed interoperability and security standards as well as providing capacity, coverage and performance required by users to experience next generation Wi-Fi use cases, said the Alliance.

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