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BSNL set to cut 80,000 jobs in India

2019-09-04 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Cash strapped Indian operator BSNL has confirmed that it will look to slash up to 80,000 jobs, as part of its Voluntary Redundancy Scheme. BSNL's chairman, Pravin Kumar Purwar…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Mainone cable to boost connectivity in West Africa

2019-09-04 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Subsea specialist, Mainone, has confirmed that its new offshore cable will land in Senegal and the Ivory Coast in the coming weeks. The cable will land in Senegal in September and the Ivory Coast in October 2019…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Samsung plans second foldable phone with clamshell design in early 2020 - report

2019-09-03 16:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung is preparing to unveil its second foldable device early next year, a luxury phone that folds down into a compact-sized square, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. The device comes with a 6.7-inch inner display that shrinks to a pocketable square when it's folded inward like a clamshell.

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Archos ends deal with Vietnam's Vingroup, reports sharply lower H1

2019-09-03 13:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French mobile device maker Archos said that its agreement with VinSmart, announced in April, will not be going through. This means the company will not be issuing any shares to VinSmart and that the collaboration between the two companies, for the production and distribution of electronic products, will be terminated. Archos was informed on 23 July by VinSmart that certain conditions around the deal could not be fulfilled.

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European mobile payment systems form industry association

2019-09-03 13:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Swiss mobile payment service provider Twint announced the formation of the European Mobile Payment Systems Association (EMPSA), which will be based in Zurich. The other members are the nationally launched payment systems of Belgium (Bancontact Payconiq Company), Germany/Austria (Bluecode), Finland/Denmark (MobilePay), Portugal (SIBS/MB Way), Sweden (Swish) and Norway (Vipps).

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Airtel launches Xstream converged entertainment platform

2019-09-03 13:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Airtel Xstream brings hundreds of satellite TV channels, tens of thousands of movies and shows in English, Hindi and multiple Indian languages, millions of songs, plus access to OTT entertainment apps on one platform. Customers will have access to all this content on TV, PC, and smartphone with a single UI. According to Airtel, Xstream devices will be the IoT gateway for enabling a range of services for connected homes.

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Eutelsat withdraws from C-Band Alliance

2019-09-03 12:06:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The C-Band Alliance was formed in October last year, along with Intelsat, SES and Telesat. They proposed handling the clearance of up to 200 MHz spectrum in the so-called C band for use by 5G mobile services. The satellite operators said they would voluntarily release part of the spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz range, in exchange for compensation from mobile operators for the costs of clearing the frequencies. 

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Samsung unveils first 'mid-range' 5G smartphone

2019-09-03 09:53:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung has unveiled the first 5G phone in its mid-range Galaxy A series just a few weeks after launching the flagship Galaxy S10 5G and Galaxy Note 10 5G devices. In a statement, Samsung said the new Galaxy A90 5G will offer future-proof connectivity at a more affordable price that will be officially announced when the handset is launched in South Korea on 04 September, before expanding to additional markets thereafter. The company did reveal that the handset comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset together with a 6.7-inch FHD+ (1,080 x 2,400) Amoled display.

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Veon targets growth in new services, dividend at 50% of cash flow

2019-09-03 09:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Veon has updated its strategy and targets at an investors day with analysts. The company increased its EBITDA growth target for this year and said it aims to grow in future from more new services and assets, beyond its core connectivity business. In addition, the group set a new policy to pay out at least 50 percent of cash flow as dividends. 

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Iliad improves revenue growth in France on better mix, customer losses continue

2019-09-03 09:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Iliad improved its revenue growth to 8.4 percent in the first half of 2019, saying its new strategy started in 2018 is paying off. Service revenues increased 7.9 percent to EUR 2.486 billion, including growth of 0.7 percent in its home market France. The company also announced a new joint venture for its FTTH business in France with the infrastructure investor InfraVia.

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