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Freebox Delta customer base reaches 100,000 subscribers since December launch

2019-03-14 10:40:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French broadband operator Free announced that over 100,000 customers have signed up to its Freebox Delta premium bundle unveiled on 04 December. Free's co-founder Xavier Niel described the milestone as a success, while presenting an apology for the long delay in fulfilling orders during the first month following the launch.

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Orange to expand FTTH offering to all French rural fibre networks

2019-03-14 09:59:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange will soon commercialise its FTTH broadband offers in France across all the public initiative networks (known as RIP, Reseaux d'Initiative Publique) currently being deployed by third-party operators such as Covage, Altitude and Axione. Nearly 2 million French premises were covered by these rural networks at the end of 2018, according to telecom regulator Arcep. Within this footprint, Orange's fibre offers are already available to over 500,000 households and businesses. Coverage will be extended to nearly 3 million eligible premises by the end of 2019, across public initiative networks run by third-party operators and those where Orange is responsible for the deployment.

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Rakuten TV expands to over 30 new countries

2019-03-14 09:26:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Rakuten TV has expanded its VoD service to over 30 new territories, mainly in Europe. The VOD player is available online and will also feature a dedicated button on remote controls for smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Philips and Hisense from this summer. 


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Google releases first beta of Android Q for Pixel users

2019-03-14 09:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google has released the first beta of Android Q, the next version of the mobile operating system, for users of its Pixel smartphones. The company said Android Q brings a number of additional privacy and security features for users, as well as enhancements for foldables, new APIs for connectivity, new media codecs and camera capabilities, and faster app startup. A preview SDK is also available for developers. The company will release more details of the new OS at its developers conference Google I/O in May. 


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Orange boosts its full fibre reach in rural France

2019-03-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Orange has announced plans to offer full broadband services on all Public Initiative Networks (PIN) deployed in France.  The decision means that all consumers who live in areas covered by France's Public Initiative Networks will be able to avail themselves of Orange's full fibre broadband services…read more on TotalTele.com »


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The Philippines backs Huawei on 5G security

2019-03-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Philippines has backed Chinese tech giant Huawei to be involved in the country's 5G rollout, saying that there is "no evidence" that the company's network infrastructure is any less secure than that of its European rivals…read more on TotalTele.com »


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The UK grabs a seat at the FTTH top table

2019-03-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK has been included in the FTTH Council's Global FTTH Index, for the first time, as penetration levels officially passed the 1 per cent threshold in 2018. As of September 2018, the UK's penetration levels for combined fibre to the home (FTTH) and fibre to the building (FTTB) services stood at 1…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Samsung's Galaxy S10 hits 2.7Gbps in final phase of South Korea's 5G testing

2019-03-14 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Samsung Electronics and SK Telecom have taken the final steps in their 5G testing before commercial networks are launched in Korea next month, achieving download speeds of 2…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Spotify files complaint against Apple with EU over app store 'tax'

2019-03-13 14:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Spotify has filed a complaint against Apple with the European Commission, saying the company benefits from unfair competition on its App Store as Apple favours certain apps, namely its own, over others. Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek said Apple acts as "both a player and referee" and that it purposely limits choice, to the deliberate disadvantage of other app developers.

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Verizon starts pre-sales of 5G moto mod, plans USD 10 charge for unlimited 5G data

2019-03-13 11:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Verizon announced that it will start pre-sales of the 5G Moto Mod from 14 March. First announced last year, the mod clips on to the Moto Z3 smartphone to make it work over 5G networks. The launch comes as Verizon prepares to start 5G mobile services in the first half of 2019, with Chicago and Minneapolis announced as the first cities for the service. 

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