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Covid-19 travel restrictions to cost operators USD 25 bln in roaming revenues

2020-03-27 09:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The impact of coronavirus on the international travel industry could result in network operators losing over USD 25 billion in revenues over the next 9 months, according to a report from Juniper Research. Under the more likely high impact scenario, over 650 million passenger trips will be cancelled due to the pandemic before the end of the year, affecting over half of all roaming revenue for the period.

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Magyar Telekom, Telenor, Vodafone Hungary pay HUF 128.5 bln for 5G licences

2020-03-27 08:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Magyar Telekom, Telenor Hungary and Vodafone Hungary paid a total of HUF 128.5 billion (EUR 363 million) for 15 years of usage rights for the 700 MHz, 2,100 MHz and 3,600 MHz bands in telecom authority NMHH's latest auction. Due to the epidemic situation, the 5G auction took place under special circumstances.

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CityFibre completes its acquisition of FibreNation increasing its rollout plans to pass up to 8 million premises

2020-03-27 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

In what are clearly challenging times with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has today completed its acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk Group following shareholder approval, continuing CityFibre’s long-term strategy of investing in critical national infrastructure. The acquisition of the full fibre network builder enables CityFibre to increase its rollout ambition from 5 million to up to 8 million premises, supporting an investment programme of up to £…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Huawei unveils new P40 flagship smartphone series

2020-03-26 14:38:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Huawei has unveiled its new P40 flagship smartphone range. The P40 Lite, P40 and P40 Pro models will be available from 07 April starting at respectively EUR 299, EUR 799 and EUR 999, and the P40 Pro+ will follow in June for EUR 1,399. 

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Telia cuts FY outlook as virus hits TV & Media, reduces dividend proposal

2020-03-26 13:43:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Company said the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic will cause it to miss its 2020 forecast for group EBITDA and operational free cash flow, and that it will reduce its dividend proposal to the AGM. This is because of the impact on Telia's television and media operations, while the effects on the rest of its business are currently limited. There could be an EGM in the autumn to vote on an extra dividend, the company added.

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Huawei CEO says R&D push to help offset US sanctions, virus impact

2020-03-26 10:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Huawei CEO and founder Ren Zhengfei has acknowledged the company's sales are suffering outside China due to the US sanctions as well as the spread of the coronavirus. However, in interviews with the Wall Street Journal and South China Morning Post, he said the company had quickly resumed production in China and was spending heavily on R&D to ensure it maintains its technological lead. 

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Telia Norway launches fixed wireless broadband with outdoor receiver and Zyxel Wi-Fi 6 router

2020-03-26 09:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Norway has announced the launch of fixed wireless broadband, running on its 4G network and ready to upgrade to 5G before long. It offers service at 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps and 75 Mbps at a set monthly price, although Telia did not state what this was. Telia supplies a dedicated outdoor receiver, indoor Wi-Fi 6 router from Zyxel, and its own Trygg pa Nett security service.

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EU privacy regulators back plan to use telecom data to track coronavirus

2020-03-26 09:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Data Protection Supervisor has backed the European Commission's plans to collect anonymised data from telecom operators to help track developments in the coronavirus crisis. The EDPS said the plans do not violate EU data protection laws. The EDPB earlier expressed a similar stance, saying national legislation on the matter is also possible. 

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Apple mulls delaying first 5G iPhone launch due to coronavirus - report

2020-03-26 08:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Apple is preparing to possibly delay the launch of its first 5G iPhones as the coronavirus pandemic threatens global demand and disrupts the company's product development schedule, sources familiar with the matter told the Nikkei Asian Review. The company has held internal discussions on the possibility of delaying the launch by months, three people familiar with the matter said, while supply chain sources say practical hurdles could push back the release, originally scheduled for September.

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Sell, sell, sell! BT to offload French operations

2020-03-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

When BT announced that it would be streamlining its operation to focus on its domestic market, it really was not kidding. Just days ago, the UK incumbent operator announced the that it was moving to sell a large portion of its Latin American businesses to CIH Technology Holdings and now it is looking to offload its French holdings as well…read more on TotalTele.com »

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