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Samsung wins USD 6.6 bln order from Verizon for 5G telecom gear

2020-09-07 13:51:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Samsung Electronics announced it has secured a KRW 7.9 trillion (USD 6.6 billion) order to supply 5G telecommunications equipment to Verizon, the Nikkei reported. The deal paves the way for the South Korean company to expand its presence in the US as its Chinese rival, Huawei Technologies, remains locked out of the world's largest telecom market. 

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Orange launches 5G services in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga

2020-09-07 11:46:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange Spain has switched on its Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G network in five Spanish cities, following rivals Vodafone and Telefonica. In a statement, the French operator said 5G services will initially be available in a total of five cities Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville and Malaga with more 5G cities to be added in the coming months. It also announced that all residential and business customers in the covered areas with 5G-compatible smartphones will be able to access the new technology at no additional cost via their existing plans.

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Vodafone Idea rebrands to 'Vi,' pronounced 'We'

2020-09-07 11:12:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodafone Idea has announced "Vi" as its new brand, to be read as "We." The new brand integrates the Idea brand with Vodafone, following the merger of Vodafone India and Idea Cellular two years ago. The company said the new brand was developed to show Vi as "strong, ever-dependable, agile, intuitive (and) in tune with the needs of customers, in these ever-changing times." The company said the brand will also help customers "move ahead in life, for a better today and a brighter tomorrow." 

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TIM, Ericsson, Qualcomm top 4 Gbps in Rome 5G trial

2020-09-07 09:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) has again claimed leadership in the European "5G innovation" space by exceeding 4 Gbps on a live 5G commercial network on a permanent basis in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm. The speed was achieved in a Rome trial that doubled the speed reached by the same partners earlier this year. TIM again used the 26 GHz band spectrum it acquired in Italy's record-breaking tender of 5G frequencies held in 2018.

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LG confirms 'Wing' as name of new two-screen swivel phone

2020-09-07 08:55:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) LG Electronics has confirmed that the LG Wing will be the first smartphone to be launched under the 'Explorer Project' mobile category it announced last wing. According to reports, the LG Wing will have a secondary screen that rotates into a T-shape to allow for more productivity. A recent teaser video showed a phone that splits in half to swing open and create a horizontal display mounted on the standard phone body above the keyboard. The company also confirmed that the devices will be revealed at an online event kicking off the Explorer Project to be held on 14 September.

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