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Signal encrypts Skype messages

2018-01-12 10:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Encrypted messaging app Signal was selected by Microsoft to encrypt its Sykpe messages. Microsoft joins a growing list of organisations including WhatsApp, Google, Facebook, and Signal itself that have integrated the open source Signal Protocol into their messaging platform.

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Automotive, telecom, ITS companies unveil mobile C-V2X trials in Japan

2018-01-12 09:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Continental, Ericsson, Nissan, NTT Docomo, OKI and Qualcomm Technologies have announced plans to carry out their first Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials in Japan. The trial's objective is to validate and demonstrate the benefits of C-V2X using direct communication technology defined by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) in their Release 14 specifications. The trial is expected to begin in 2018.

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Dropbox files confidential IPO - report

2018-01-12 08:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Online file-sharing firm Dropbox has filed confidentially for an initial public offering in the US, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg and later confirmed by Forbes. The company is valued by private investors at USD 10 billion, with Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase set to lead the listing process. One source added that the company is looking to list in the first half of this year.

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MTN and Ericsson conduct first African 5G trials

2018-01-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

MTN and Ericsson have joined forces in South Africa to showcase the first 5G testing on the African continent, according to a company statement. The announcement follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two companies in recent weeks…read more on TotalTele.com »

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UK Telcos make record compensation pay outs in 2017

2018-01-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of compensation being paid to consumers by telecommunication firms in the UK, according to a new report. The percentage of complaints that result in financial awards has risen since last year to 82%…read more on TotalTele.com »

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South Korean firm joins the race to launch third Filipino telco

2018-01-12 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Philippines’ race to launch a third telecoms operator in the country has taken an unexpected turn, with the emergence of interest from an as yet unnamed player from South Korea…read more on TotalTele.com »

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TiVo files new lawsuits against Comcast over Rovi patent infringement

2018-01-11 14:12:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) TiVo announced fresh patent infringement suit against Comcast, alleging its X1 TV platform infringes certain patents held by TiVo company Rovi. The company also applied for an order from the International Trade Commission to ban imports of the X1 set-top boxes in the US. 

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Telefonica Deutschland issues dual-tranche promissory note loan using Blockchain

2018-01-11 13:36:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telefonica Deutschland announced it has issued a promissory note loan that combines traditional financing with a tranche using Blockchain technology. The promissory note loan carries a target volume of EUR 200 million and was issued with DZ Bank and the Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBBW). The Blockchain tranche of the euro-denominated dual-tranche note loan has a tenor of slightly longer than one year, while the traditional component will likely have a tenor of 7 to 15 years, said Telefonica Deutschland.

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PT CEO: Portugal could be the best connected European nation by 2020

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

2017 was an eventful year for Portugal Telecom's new CEO Alexande Fonseca. Fonseca began the year as CTO at Portugal's biggest operator, simultaneously juggling an ambitious optical fibre project, the revamping of the country's 3G and 4G networks and the launch LTE services – all whilst Altice was implementing a comprehensive restructuring of the company.  "One of the big challenges that we faced in 2017 was being able to deliver on these projects while simultaneously completing this restructuring programme," Fonseca told Total Telecom in an exclusive interview this week.   Unsurprisingly, Fonseca's efforts won him much admiration in the industry and in November 2011 he scooped the coveted CTO of the Year prize at the World Communications Awards in London. He was subsequently promoted to CEO of Portugal Telecom, and is now responsible for delivering on a host of ambitious projects in 2018 and beyond.  Following the World Communication Awards, Total Telecom caught up with Fonseca to reflect on the successes of 2017 and to look ahead to what is in store in 2018…read more on TotalTele.com »

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TE Subcom wins key contract on transatlantic Havfrue project

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

Subsea communications specialists TE Subcom has been awarded a contract for work on the Hafvrue cable system. TE Subcom will act as the system supplier to a consortium of companies, including Aqua Comms and Facebook…read more on TotalTele.com »

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