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KPN names Proximus's Dominique Leroy its new CEO

2019-09-05 20:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) KPN has appointed Dominique Leroy the company's new CEO from 1 December. Leroy will succeed Maximo Ibarra Ibarra, who left the company on 30 September for Sky Italia, where he started working as CEO on 1 October. Leroy will join KPN from Belgium's Proximus (formerly Belgacom), where she has been CEO since 2014. Before that, Leroy served 24 years at Unilever.

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Altice USA launches unlimited mobile plan at USD 20 for cable customers

2019-09-05 17:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Cable operator Altice USA has launched its Altice Mobile service, starting at the low price of USD 20 per month for customers of its Suddenlink and Optimum cable services. 

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TCL launches first own-brand smartphone at IFA

2019-09-05 16:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) China-based TCL Communication, maker of Alcatel, Blackberry and Palm devices, has unveiled its first own-brand smartphone at IFA 2019. The 'TCL Plex' smartphone is a mid-range handset with a large 6.53-inch display that will be launched in select European markets next month at a recommended retail price of EUR 329. It has a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and a processor that upconverts all SDR content on the display into HDR.

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Dutch Mobile Operators 2019-Q2

2019-09-05 14:18:26| Telecompaper Reports

This latest report from Telecompaper's continued research into developments in the Dutch communication services market looks at the leading Dutch mobile network operators: KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile/Tele2 and the MVNO market. It analyses second quarter 2019 results, both revenue and subscriber base, and compares the findings with results in the previous quarters and year. The report provides splits at different levels, from postpaid to prepaid but also from a network operator to retail point of view. Additionally it also includes a five-year forecast (both network operator service revenue and mobile SIMs) for the Dutch market.

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Deutsche Telekom launches own Magenta smart speaker at IFA

2019-09-05 12:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom has launched its own smart speaker at the IFA show in Berlin. The long-delayed Magenta speaker co-developed with Orange - is the first smart speaker made in Europe, the company says. It's offering it at the discounted price of EUR 99 until the end of October, and then EUR 149.99. 

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YouTube fined USD 170 mln for violating children's privacy with tracking cookies

2019-09-05 09:34:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google and its subsidiary YouTube have agreed to pay USD 170 million to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission and the New York Attorney General that YouTube illegally collected personal information from children without their parents' consent. This is the largest fine ever under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, first passed in the US in 1998. 

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Amazon updates Fire TV Cube, expands Fire smart TVs to Europe

2019-09-05 08:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Amazon.com announced a new generation of its Fire TV Cube as well as new Fire TV smart TVs. The TVs will be distributed in Europe for the first time, in partnership with local retailers and manufacturers. 

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Samsung to offer extra customer service, onboarding for Galaxy Fold

2019-09-05 08:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung announced it will offer additional customer service for the Galaxy Fold when it launches later this month. After the technical problems with the original launch in April, Samsung is offering customers a free, one-on-one 'onboarding' session to introduce them to the device, as well as a contact service for any questions or problems. 

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Vodafone to launch in Oman, as it boosts its presence in MENA

2019-09-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

 Vodafone Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Oman Future Telecommunications to launch mobile network services in the Sultanate of Oman. The pair have signed a non-equity agreement that will see them roll out a brand…read more on TotalTele.com »

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T-Mobile employees fear job cuts ahead of Sprint merger

2019-09-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

T-Mobile employees in the US have written to Tim Hoettges, CEO of the firm's parent company Deutsche Telekom, to seek assurances over their long-term job security after the firm's imminent merger with Sprint…read more on TotalTele.com »

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