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Nottingham and Belfast to get the Fibre First treatment from Openreach

2018-11-06 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Openreach has revealed that the cities of Nottingham and Belfast are next in line to join its Fibre First programme. Openreach will make gigabit capable fibre to the home (FTTH) services available to customers in the two cities next year.   Nottingham will become the first gigabit city in the East Midlands, whilst Belfast will become the first city in Northern Ireland to rollout full fibre services…read more on TotalTele.com »

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TalkTalk: UK consumers deserve 'fairer' broadband pricing

2018-11-06 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

New research commissioned by UK based Internet Service Provider, TalkTalk, suggests that as many as 87 per cent of people in the UK feel "ripped off" by mid-contract price increases…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Telcos to lead the UK's digital transformation?

2018-11-06 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Whilst most telcos in the UK are scrambling furiously to expedite their own digital transformation, a new industry report has heralded them as pioneers in the UK's broader digital transformation…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Verizon Communications reorganises into Consumer, Business, Media/Oath groups

2018-11-05 15:32:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Verizon has reorganised its operations into three customer-facing areas, in order to be ready for 5G. All three of the new Consumer, Business and Verizon Media Group/Oath areas will be supported by a network and IT organization, and corporate-wide staff functions. The changes will go into effect on 1 January 2019, and be reflected for the first time during the second quarter. 

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Vodafone Spain unveils low-cost 'Vodafone Bit' mobile and fibre offering

2018-11-05 15:08:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The mobile plan has no permanence clause but the convergent tariff comes with a 12-month contract. Vodafone Bit also includes EU roaming and, by way of a promotion, free US roaming until 31 March 2019.

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Mozilla rebrands Firefox Rocket browser as Firefox Lite, enters 2 deals in Asia

2018-11-05 15:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Mozilla rebranded Firefox Rocket into Firefox Lite and entered two new Asia partnerships with Cherry Mobile, a mobile and electronics brand in the Philippines, and ExpressVPN, a specialist in consumer VPN service. Users in the Philippines can now enjoy the browser on their mobile phones thanks to the first partnership. Through the second collaboration, Firefox Lite users in India, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will be offered a free 7-day trial of ExpressVPN. The new partnership with ExpressVPN is Mozilla's first long-term strategic partnership with a VPN provider in Asia.

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Apple gains market share in US, China; Android wins in Europe, Japan - Kantar

2018-11-05 13:45:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple continues to grow its market share in the US and China, while Google's Android is winning more in Europe and Japan, according to third-quarter smartphone sales figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Apple's share in its home market was up 5 percent points year-on-year to 39.7 percent, and the company added 1.6 percent points in China for a share of 18.9 percent. 

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Softbank profits surge on investments, telco business shows steady growth

2018-11-05 12:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Softbank reported another surge in net profit for its fiscal first half to September, with the result jumping 719 percent to JPY 840.1 billion from JPY 102.6 billion a year ago. The growth was driven by gains on its investment portfolio, while revenues rose a more modest 6 percent year-on-year to JPY 4.65 trillion. Operating profit was up 62 percent to JPY 1.42 trillion, supported by improvement at Sprint. 

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Telia Denmark launches OTT TV service

2018-11-05 12:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Denmark said it has brought out a new television receiver which provides both traditional TV channels and streaming services in the same box. Viewers do not need to purchase their internet service from Telia to watch it. The receiver costs DKK 699.

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Last week in telecoms: record performance with telecom index closing in on its benchmark, and BT makes a leap

2018-11-05 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Last week was the the year's best so far for the European telecoms sector. Our index was up 4.0 percent, outperforming the EuroStoxx 50 index (+2.5%) and reversing much of the previous week's losses. The year-to-date performance of our index (-11%) and its benchmark (-8.3%) have come closer together. There was a record number of eights stocks making double digit gains. Earnings reports were generally welcomed, except those coming out of the satellite sector. BT made a 15 percent jump on regulatory developments. The western and southern European players faired quite well, with just two exceptions.

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