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Huawei: Europe must stand together on 5G innovation

2018-11-07 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Europe's telcos must collaborate more closely on research and development to unleash the full power of 5G, IoT and Artificial Intelligence (AI), according to Huawei.   Speaking exclusively at the company's European Innovation Day in Rome this week…read more on TotalTele.com »

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EU states divided over digital services tax proposal

2018-11-06 17:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The EU countries remain divided on a proposal from the European Commission to implement a new digital tax on larger online groups providing services such as advertising. A meeting of EU finance ministers found that a majority is still missing to support the new tax, and some countries plan to pursue their own national initiatives instead. The Austrian government, which holds the rotating presidency of the EU this semester, said it hopes to reach a consensus on the proposal by the end its term at year-end. 

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Dish picks Ericsson as first wireless supplier to roll out NB-IoT network

2018-11-06 16:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) US pay-TV provider Dish Network has named Ericsson as its first wireless network supplier. Ericsson will deliver a radio access and core network for Dish's planned NB-IoT network, which is slated for completion in March 2020.

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Telefonica mulling sale of data centre business - report

2018-11-06 16:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telefonica is evaluating the sale of its data centre business with a view to cutting down its debt pile, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. The company has hired financial advisers and is currently in the process of gauging interest from potential buyers including data centre specialist firms as well as infrastructure and private-equity funds, said the sources, adding that the sale could earn the Spanish group EUR 500 million to EUR 1 billion, depending on the assets included.

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Average global broadband prices down just 1.6% to USD 73 a month - study

2018-11-06 15:40:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The average price of broadband worldwide has fallen just 1.64 per cent to USD 72.92 a month since the fourth quarter of 2017 even though speeds have accelerated by an average of 23 percent, according to the latest research from Cable.co.uk. The comparison of price data from 3,303 fixed-line broadband deals in 195 countries gathered from 15 August to 20 September revealed that prices fluctuated wildly from just USD 5.0 a month in Ukraine to USD 768.16 in Mauritania.

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Samsung to preview foldable smartphone at developer conference - report

2018-11-06 14:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung will release some of the details of its planned foldable smartphone at its developers conference this week, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The company has already confirmed it plans to launch a device with a foldable screen and it is hoping to increase developer interest by showing some of the phone's key features at the event. 

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KPN tests 5G applications at Shell refinery in Rotterdam port

2018-11-06 10:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) KPN has conducted a 5G pilot in the port of Rotterdam with partners Shell, Huawei, ExRobotics, Accenture and ABB, looking at how the new mobile technology and network sensors can help optimise production processes, industrial maintenance and workplace safety. 

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Broadcom completes buy of CA Technologies, sells Veracode for USD 950 mln in cash

2018-11-06 10:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Broadcom said it has completed the USD18.9 billion acquisition of CA Technologies. The deal was first announced in July but then hit a short hiccup in October, when a forged memo said it needed to be reviewed by the Committee on Foreign Investment (CFIUS). The deal nevertheless closed a bit earlier than expected. The CA Technologies shares will stop trading on the Nasdaq.

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Supreme Court declines industry appeal to void 2016 net neutrality ruling

2018-11-06 09:08:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by the telecom industry seeking to overturn a ruling that upheld the previous net neutrality rules, NPR reports. The industry had hoped to have the ruling quashed in order to avoid any continued legal precedent for the rules passed in 2015 under the Obama administration. 

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Altice USA revenues rise 4.1%, EBITDA margins hit record levels in Q3

2018-11-06 09:06:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Altice USA said it delivered its best financial performance in the third quarter, though TV losses continued to plague customer numbers. Revenues for the quarter went 4.1 percent higher to USD 2.42 billion, driven by Residential growth of 2.4 percent, Business Services rising 6 percent and advertising revenue jumping 37.8 percent.  

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