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Telefonica to boost FTTH connectivity in 20 Brazilian cities

2018-09-07 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Spanish telecoms giant, Telefonica, has announced plans to rollout fibre to the home (FTTH) broadband services to an additional 20 cities in Brazil, as part of its attempts to overhaul connectivity in South America's largest nation…read more on TotalTele.com »

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5G's false dawn

2018-09-07 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

With every passing week, the clamour of noise in the 5G echo-chamber seems to ratchet up another couple of decibels. As companies jostle to be to the first to bring their particular part of the 5G puzzle to market, the levels of hyperbole surrounding next generation mobile networks is fast approaching critical mass.  For me, 5G's false dawn began in May…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Verizon mulls Oath spin off as CEO set to step down

2018-09-07 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Tim Armstrong, CEO of Verizon's web based business unit, Oath, is said to be in talks with the company's board of directors to step down from his role, according to reports in the press…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Apple wins EU clearance for Shazam takeover

2018-09-06 16:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Commission has cleared Apple's acquisition of Shazam, after an extended investigation found no major threat to competition from the deal. 

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Dutch Mobile Operators 2018-Q2

2018-09-06 13:30:00| Telecompaper Reports

This latest report from Telecompaper's continued research into developments in the Dutch communication services market looks at the leading Dutch mobile network operators: KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile including Tele2 and the rest of MVNO market. It analyses second quarter 2018 results, both revenue and subscriber base, and compares the findings with results in the previous quarters and year. The report provides splits at different levels, from postpaid to prepaid but also from a network operator to retail point of view. Additionally it also includes a five-year forecast (both network operator service revenue and mobile SIMs) for the Dutch market.

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DoJ plans meeting on social media competition, censorship concerns

2018-09-06 09:09:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Department of Justice is looking into whether social media platforms "may be hurting competition and intentionally stifling the free exchange of ideas on their platforms". The announcement was made after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg appeared at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing to discuss foreign meddling on social media. 

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Vivendi slams TIM's 'disastrous' performance since Elliott took over

2018-09-06 08:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French media giant Vivendi has slammed the performance of Telecom Italia (TIM) since activist fund Elliott seized control of the operator's board in May. In a statement, the company said it's "deeply concerned by the disastrous management of Telecom Italia" since Elliott took control, describing TIM's market performance since then as "dramatic." TIM's share price has lost 35 percent since May, even though the fund had promised to double it within two years, added Vivendi, which remains largest shareholder with a 24 percent stake.

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UK mobile sector needs closer collaboration between government and industry

2018-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The UK government must work closely with the telecoms industry's key players to ensure that favourable market conditions allow the country to deliver world class mobile connectivity, according to a new report published today. Mobile UK's Building Mobile Britain initiative outlines closer collaboration between government and industry as a key area of focus as the UK readies itself for 5G rollout in 2019…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Construction begins on Facebook's new 'Malbec' subsea cable in LatAm

2018-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

  Facebook and Globenet have announced that construction has begun on their hotly anticipated Malbec subsea cable project, that will link the Brazilian cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo to the Argentinian capital…read more on TotalTele.com »

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India's best connected 4G city revealed

2018-09-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Kolkata has topped the most recent ranking table for 4G availability in India, with an impressive 90.73 per cent. A new report, published by OpenSignal, found that Kolkata scored the highest out of 22 Indian municipalities…read more on TotalTele.com »

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