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German watchdog ramps up rhetoric against US Web giants

2018-07-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Germany's telco watchdog on Thursday reiterated its conviction that US Web giants like Google and Facebook should be subject to the same regulations as operators. The Bundesnetzagentur is in the midst of a protracted legal battle with Google after it ordered the company to register Gmail as a telecoms service…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Vivendi's TIM-Mediaset appeal decision due 'after summer'

2018-07-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Vivendi won't find out until after the summer whether it must cut its stake in either TIM or Mediaset, it emerged this week. In April 2017, Vivendi was given 12 months to reduce its holding in one of the two…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Orange, Bouygues trumpet latest 5G trials

2018-07-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Orange and Bouygues ramped up their respective 5G test programmes this week, announcing new trials in new locations. Following tests in Lille and Douai…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Aircel liquidation looms large

2018-07-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Aircel faces the real possibility of going into liquidation owing to a lack of meaningful progress on reaching a deal with lenders. The Indian operator, which filed for bankruptcy protection in March…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Razer Pay e-wallet service goes live in Malaysia

2018-07-04 19:38:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Razer, the maker of gaming accessories, has launched the Razer Pay e-wallet in Malaysia, making its global debut in Kuala Lumpur. Razer Pay in Malaysia is a partnership between Razer and local conglomerate Berjaya. Razer Pay users can make top-ups, payments, and money transfers. To add funds to a Razer Pay account, users can visit a 7-Eleven store in Malaysia to buy a Razer Pay top-up PIN. Alternatively, users can also use their online banking account to add funds. Participating banks include AmBank, Bank Islam, CIMB, Hong Leong Bank, Maybank, Public Bank and RHB Bank.

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Swiss parliament committee calls for stronger net neutrality law

2018-07-04 16:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) A parliamentary committee in Switzerland has called for stronger protection for net neutrality in the proposed reform of the Telecommunications Law. It also agreed to hold off on regulating roaming, but said it would consider starting to regulate virtual wholesale network access. 

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US eases restrictions on ZTE in interim order valid til August

2018-07-04 09:42:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Department of Commerce has eased come of the restrictions on ZTE operating in the US. In a temporary order valid until 01 August, the government agency said ZTE would be allowed to provide support and security updates for its existing equipment and devices in use. 

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Netflix testing EUR 17 a month 'Ultra' tier in Europe

2018-07-04 09:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Netflix is testing a new higher tier of service called 'Ultra' in Europe, allowing subscribers to receive Ultra HD (UHD) video and audio streaming simultaneously on up to four devices, reports Italian website Tutto Android. The fourth tier is priced at EUR 16.99 a month and would join the company's three subscription plans Basic (EUR 7.99), Standard (EUR 10.99) and Premium (EUR 13.99).

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Baidu develops own AI chip Kunlun

2018-07-04 09:08:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Baidu announced that it has developed its own chip for artificial intelligence. Called Kunlun, the new chip was built to accommodate "high performance requirements of a wide variety of AI scenarios", the company said at its Baidu Create conference. 

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US could probe T-Mobile-Sprint deal over China links

2018-07-04 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

US lawmakers plan to call for an in-depth investigation into T-Mobile US' acquisition of Sprint on the grounds that the latter's parent Softbank works with Huawei. A draft letter seen by Bloomberg claims the merger poses a threat to national security…read more on TotalTele.com »

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