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Fifth of Dutch households use fibre broadband

2020-03-19 10:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) One in five Dutch households uses a fibre broadband connection, according to the latest research from Telecompaper. The number of mass market fibre connections passed 1.5 million at the end of 2019, after growing by over 160,000 last year. With fibre outperforming the wider broadband market, its market share increased to 19.8 percent of mass market connections at year-end, up by nearly 2 percent points year-on-year.

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Telenor unites Asian ops at hub in Singapore led by Rostrup as markets mature

2020-03-19 09:36:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telenor said it has appointed Jorgen C Arentz Rostrup to lead a unified Asian business from 01 May and named Tone H Bachke to succeed him as group CFO from the same date. Uniting the markets in Asia as a single unit will strengthen Telenor's focus on growth and modernisation and position it to capture opportunities in the region, it said. Bache moves to her role as CFO from her current position as head of group treasury.

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EU commissioner talks to Netflix on switch to SD video to conserve bandwidth

2020-03-19 08:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) EU Commissioner Thierry Breton said he spoke to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings on ways to ensure sufficient internet capacity while more people are working at home during the coronavirus crisis. On Twitter, Breton launched the hashtag #SwitchtoStandard to encourage people to use SD rather than HD video in order to conserve bandwidth. 

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Telenor consolidates Asia business under Jrgen C. Arentz Rostrup

2020-03-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telenor is unifying its Asia units under the leadership of its current CFO, Jørgen C. Arentz Rostrup.   The company’s Asian business is currently split into two clusters, ‘Developed Asia’ and ‘Emerging Asia’, each with their own attached CEO, but the region’s economic development has left little functional differences between the two…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Indian Supreme Court explodes over telcos self-assessed AGR repayments

2020-03-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Last week, the Department of Telecoms (DoT) advised the government it would recalculate the amounts owed by the telcos for their AGR dues, based on the telcos’ own self-appraisals.   Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel have independently found their liability to be around half of that calculated by the DoT…read more on TotalTele.com »

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EU seeks to curb streaming services as networks struggle with work from home

2020-03-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The huge number of people working from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic has sent internet traffic skyrocketing, with some operators struggling to cope.    Operators such as BT and Deutsche Telekom, have notably said that their networks can cope with the additional stress, but many are concerned about spiking daytime traffic.    Earlier this week, EE, O2, Vodafone, and Tesco Mobile encountered a minor hiccup…read more on TotalTele.com »

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China Mobile ramps up 5G targets, unaffected by COVID-19

2020-03-19 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

China Mobile will be pumping around 100 billion yuan (around $14 billion) into rolling out 5G this year, despite the set backs presented by the coronavirus pandemic. This investment represents over half of the company’s planned ~180 billion yuan (~$26 billion) expenditure for the year, a huge increase on the 14% earmarked for 5G last year…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vodafone Group creates 5-point plan to counter impact of coronavirus

2020-03-18 16:09:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Vodafone Group has announced a five-point plan to help counter the impact of the covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak. Under the plan, the company said it will seek to maintain the quality of service of its networks, provide network capacity and services for critical government functions, improve the dissemination of information to the public, help people working from home and SMEs within its Supply Chain, and help government get insight into people's movements in affected areas.

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Spain suspends mobile and fixed portability during coronavirus lockdown

2020-03-18 15:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Spanish government has ordered all operators to suspend fixed and mobile number portability processes as part of its effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus, confirming earlier reports. In a newly-published decree, the government said the ongoing lockdown due to the "State of Alarm" announced by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on 14 March requires the immediate suspension of portabilities with a view to preventing unnecessary movements and contacts.

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Apple updates iPad Pro with new camera, sensors, adds trackpad to Magic Keyboard

2020-03-18 14:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple has unveiled the new iPad Pro, with a faster processor, improved display and addition cameras, sensors and a LiDAR scanner for AR applications. The company also updated the optional Magic Keyboard with a trackpad and new design to make the tablet even more useful as a laptop replacement. 

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