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Nigerian govt to roll out 18,000 km of fibre optic cable

2017-11-10 11:13:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, set up in March 2017 and running under the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, has commenced initiatives to accelerate the country's industrialisation by installing 18,000km of fibre optic cable nationwide to improve broad band penetration.

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Telecom Italia revenue growth slows to 1.3% in Q3, EBITDA lower

2017-11-10 10:40:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) reported a 1.3 percent year-on-year rise in revenues to EUR 4.91 billion in the third quarter, up from EUR 4.84 billion a year earlier, fuelled by continuous high demand for high-speed mobile and fixed services and the ongoing recovery at its TIM Brasil unit. However, the results were slightly below expectations in view of annual revenue rises of 6.4 percent and 8.5 percent in the previous two quarters. In September, Vivendi's chief convergence officer Amos Genish replaced Flavio Cattaneo as CEO in a further sign of the French media giant's influence over the company.

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Altice CEO Combes resigns in management reshuffle

2017-11-10 09:02:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Altice has announced the resignation of its CEO Michel Combes in a management reshuffle following the release of the company's third-quarter results. The group's founder Patrick Drahi has been reappointed president of the board after stepping down last year, with Dexter Goei named CEO while keeping his role as chief executive and chairman of Altice USA. Additional changes see Dennis Okhuijsen appointed Altice Europe head while continuing as the group's chief financial officer and current SFR Media CEO Alain Weill named SFR Group chairman and chief executive.

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Deutsche Telekom to launch own smart speaker, voice assistant

2017-11-10 08:55:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom is building its own smart speaker and voice assistant for the German market, to take on Apple, Amazon and Google. Michael Hagspihl, head of the consumer customer business at Telekom Deutschland, told Die Welt that the time is ripe to launch such a product with data protected by German privacy laws. Asked about the potential market share, he said the company was not planning to offer a niche product. 

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TIM Q3 earnings fall in Italy

2017-11-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

TIM posted solid headline figures for the first nine months of 2017 but the numbers masked a relatively weak performance in the third quarter. The Italian incumbent reported EBITDA of €1.69 billion for the three months to the end of September, down by 2.5% on Q3 last year, while revenues crept up by 1.3% to €4.91 billion. For the first nine months of the year the telco's earnings grew by 5…read more on TotalTele.com »

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AT&T chief denies CNN sale rumours

2017-11-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson moved quickly this week to dispel rumours his company may have to sell CNN in return for antitrust approval for its acquisition of Time Warner. "…read more on TotalTele.com »

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What a difference a year makesunless you're Ericsson

2017-11-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

It is a little over a year since Börje Ekholm was named Ericsson's new CEO and not quite 12 months since he officially took the reins, and so far, based on this week's capital markets day at least, he doesn't have much to show for it. Apart from doom and gloom, of course; there has been plenty of that this year. In fact, if that was Ericsson's bread and butter, it would be toasting a successful 2017…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Altice shuffles management as Combes quits

2017-11-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Altice has undertaken a management reshuffle that it describes as a return to its core organisational structure following the resignation of chief executive officer Michel Combes. Former CEO Dexter Goei returns to the helm less than 18 months after he handed over the post to Combes in order to become chairman and CEO of Altice's newly-created Altice USA business. He will retain his U…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Switzerland schedules 5G spectrum sale for 2018

2017-11-10 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Switzerland plans to allocate spectrum earmarked for 5G mobile services next year. The country aims to kick off the award process in the spring with a view to allocating the airwaves in the second half of 2018…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Qualcomm unveils ARM-based server processor to challenge Intel

2017-11-09 12:22:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm is stepping up competition with Intel with the launch of a new ARM-based server processor. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 processor family has already been tested by a number of leading players and will launch to the first customers in early 2018. 

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