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CDP spends EUR 960 mln to increase TIM stake to 8.7%

2019-03-11 10:26:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Italian state lender CDP has spent over EUR 960 million to increase its stake in Telecom Italia (TIM) to around 8.7 percent, according to a SEC filing. The state holding now has over 1.32 million TIM shares and is reportedly determined to reach a 10 percent stake ahead of a key shareholder vote on the composition of TIM's board on 29 March. The meeting will see shareholders vote on a request by leading shareholder Vivendi to remove five board members appointed by US activist fund Elliott on grounds of what the French company claims is a "substantial lack of independence".

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Last week in media: Facebook's new privacy focus and Walt Disney's streaming service making progress

2019-03-11 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The majority of the constituents of the TPSI Global Media ended last week with a loss, but there was some good news too. Electronic Arts (+1.0%) reported 50 million players for its FTP game Apex Legends one month after launch. Spotify (+1.6%) hit 1 million users in India, just one week after its launch in the country. Lions Gate (+0.9%) expanded its Starz service to Canada.

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Last week in telecoms: Zayo joins takeover candidates, Intelsat loses some of its luster and Vodafone issues a convertible

2019-03-11 07:00:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms narrowed its year-to-date underperformance relative to the EuroStoxx 50 index in week 10. The satellite segment suffered a blow, but more importantly the heavyweights, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, ended the week up. Micro cap Go Internet (Italy) was the week's winner, gaining 37 percent. All in all, the TPSI European Telecoms was up 1.4 percent, versus a loss of 0.9 percent for the EuroStoxx 50.

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UK MNOs must be held to account on rural 4G, says parliamentary subcommittee

2019-03-11 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

A group of 40 MPs has written to the UK’s telecoms regulator, Ofcom, to ask that it maintains a firm hand with the country’s big four mobile network operators, over their recent commitments to boost mobile network coverage in rural areas…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vodafone boosts 4G coverage in Australia

2019-03-11 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Vodafone Australia has announced plans to boost 4G availability in New South Wales, by refarming spectrum in the 2,1000 MHz band. Vodafone currently uses the 2,100MHz spectrum for traffic on its 3G networks. Vodafone&rsquo…read more on TotalTele.com »


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T-Mobile begins 5G network build out in Austria

2019-03-11 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Following the conclusion of the Austrian 5G spectrum auction last week, T-Mobile has announced that it will begin its 5G network build in Austria.  T-Mobile spent €57 million at Austria’s spectrum auction…read more on TotalTele.com »


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Germany publishes additional security requirements for network operators before 5G auction

2019-03-08 09:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The requirements refer in particular to operators of public telecommunications networks with a high potential threat, the Agency said in a statement. The essential elements of the new security rules include the sourcing of systems only from trustworthy suppliers that follow national security regulations and provisions for the secrecy of telecommunications and for data protection, constantly monitoring the network traffic, the certification of security-related network and system components (critical key components) by the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and IT security checks by an approved testing body of the BSI. 

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Belgium Mobile Operators 2018 Q4- Excel

2019-03-08 08:38:00| Telecompaper Reports

This EXCEL sheet summarizes all important available KPIs from all mobile network operators in the Belgian market. MNOs covered are Proximus, Orange Belgium (Mobistar) and Telenet/Base; KPIs shown include mobile customer numbers, mobile service revenues and ARPUs providing splits by postpaid/ prepaid but also voice en non-voice each by individual operator. Period covered from Q4 2006 up to Q4 2018.

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Vodafone: UK MNOs must have access to Openreach's dark fibre

2019-03-08 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK's mobile network operators must be granted access to the dark fibre in Openreach's networks, if the country is to fully capitalise on the huge opportunity of 5G, according to Vodafone. Vodafone's general counsel and external affairs director, Helen Lamprell, said that lack of access to dark fibre remained the biggest inhibitor of progress for the deployment of next generation mobile networks in the UK…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Germany ignores US lobby on 5G security

2019-03-08 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

German telecoms regulator, the Bundesnetzagentur (BNetzA), has published a series of security requirements to govern the rollout of 5G in Europe's biggest economy.  The guidelines represent a tightening of security legislation around the country's telecommunications networks but resist US calls for a ban on Chinese network equipment provider…read more on TotalTele.com »

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