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UK start up to provide FTTH services to 35% of new homes by 2021

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

Broadband and technology entrepreneur Elfred Thomas has launced British Fibre Networks, a new company which aims to provide pure fibre connectivity and a choice of Internet Service Provider (ISP) to all new build homes in the UK. British Fibre Networks will offer new homeowners the chance to experience greater broadband capacity and speeds of up to 1GB from their chosen ISP…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vivo shows first smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner at CES

2018-01-10 15:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vivo has shown at CES the first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Moving the fingerprint sensor to inside the display is expected to accelerate the trend for full-screen phones with ever-thinner bezels. 

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Vodafone Italia launches EUR 10 mln 5G startup call

2018-01-10 15:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodafone Italia has teamed up with the PoliHub incubator of Milan's Politecnico university to launch 'Action for 5G', the first startup call devoted to development of projects based on the 5G standard in Italy. The company pledged to allocate EUR 10 million over four years to promote projects in areas such as robotics, augmented and virtual reality as well as 5G-based apps and digital solutions covering the industry 4.0, healthcare, smart city, smart grid, security and entertainment sectors.

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Orange France launches 'Pickle' multi-screen content bundle for 15-35 target audience

2018-01-10 12:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange France has started marketing a new pay-TV bundle, named 'Pickle', designed for the 15-35 year old target audience. Priced at EUR 4.99 per month, the subscription gives access to ad-free multi-screen TV and premium video content including Vivendi's Studio+ and Webedia's new 'ES1' channel dedicated to eSport. The entertainment-focused package also offers several thematic channels (Game One, OKLM, Clubbing TV, Manga One and Spicee), as well as all episodes from 'South Park' and a new series from internet video platform Golden Moustache.

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Hulu ends 2017 with 17 mln subscribers, USD 1 bln in advertising revenues

2018-01-10 10:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Hulu ended 2017 with over 17 million total subscribers for its subscription on demand (SVOD) and live TV plans in the US, a rise of 40 percent (over 5 million) from the year before. The total number of unique viewers increased to 54 million. Advertising revenues also advanced, reaching USD 1 billion for the first time in the company's history.

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Tele2 to acquire Com Hem to form Sweden's second-largest operator

2018-01-10 09:52:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Tele2 Group and Com Hem Holding said they are merging to create Sweden's second largest mobile telephony and fixed broadband provider, as Tele2 seeks to focus on the Baltic Sea region after strategic moves elsewhere. Tele2 is absorbing the Swedish cable operator but Com Hem's CEO Anders Nilsson will take over as CEO of the enlarged Tele2 from Allison Kirkby.

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Lenovo unveils standalone VR headset with Google Daydream

2018-01-10 08:48:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Lenovo has unveiled at CES a new VR headset based on Google's Daydream platform. The standalone Mirage Solo headset will launch in Q2, along with the Lenovo Mirage Camera for producing 3D videos. 

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BT launches Cloud Connect Direct service

2018-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

BT has launched its Cloud Connect Direct service, which offers global businesses direct access to the IBM Cloud through BT's networks.    Cloud Connect Direct will leverage BT's global network spanning 198 countries worldwide…read more on TotalTele.com »

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"Broadband First" as Trump plans to boost coverage in rural America

2018-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

President Trump says he intends to "level the playing field" for US farmers as he unveils plans to boost broadband coverage across rural America.  Speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation's 99th Annual Conference, Trump said that improving broadband coverage was essential to help US farmers compete with international players…read more on TotalTele.com »

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New UK Digital Minister as May shuffles the pack

2018-01-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Margot James MP has been promoted to Minister of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in the government's latest cabinet reshuffle. Former Minister…read more on TotalTele.com »

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