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Vodafone Germany upgrades 60K homes to 500 Mbps, prepares super-vectoring tariff launch

2018-08-06 09:15:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Vodafone Germany said it has upgraded internet connections for another 60,000 households connected to its network, enabling them to surf the web at up to 500 Mbps. Residences in large cities like Munich, Hamburg and Wuerzburg as well as rural areas like Eisenfeld, Gauting and Reinfeld have benefited from this most recent round of upgrades, said Vodafone. It said 5.2 million homes with 10.5 million people in them now have access to 500 Mbps broadband.

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Quarterly growth in French mobile connections stalls in Q2

2018-08-06 09:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The quarterly movement in French mobile connections ground to a halt in the three months to June, and the year-on-year growth rate slowed to 2.0 percent after climbing to 2.6 percent in the March quarter, according to Arcep's latest statistics. Both consumer prepaid and postpaid connections were impacted, whereas year-on-year growth in B2B subscriptions improved to 3.5 percent. Meanwhile, the M2M market continued to progress at a steady, albeit slower pace, up 21 percent on June 2017 to reach 16.56 million connections (+876,000 quarterly net additions).

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CBS raises OTT subscriber targets, sees 16 mln subs by 2022

2018-08-06 08:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) US broadcaster CBS has raised its subscriber target for its over-the-top streaming services. The company said the services CBS All Access and Showtime OTT are "greatly exceeding our expectations" and should reach 8 million subscribers in 2019, a year earlier than planned. By 2022, the company targets 16 million subscribers for the services in the US. 

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Open Fiber completes EUR 3.5 bln finance package for FTTH project

2018-08-06 08:39:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The European Investment Bank (EIB), state lender CDP and a pool of 13 banks have signed off on a EUR 3.5 billion finance package to fund the fibre-optic broadband rollout plans of Italian wholesale operator Open Fiber. In a statement, Open Fiber said the finance deal is led by banks including UniCredit, Societe Generale and BNP Paribas and is the largest ever for a fibre-optic network in the EMEA region. "The transaction involves the most important Italian and international credit institutions and is an important sign of confidence in the project, in the wholesale-only model and especially in Open Fiber's employees who have done a fantastic job in recent months," said the company's CEO Elisabetta Rippa.

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Open Fiber raises 3.5 billion for Italian FTTH network

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Open Fiber has raised €3.5 billion to help finance its plans to build a new fibre to the home (FTTH) network in Italy. The finance was raised from a pool of commercial banks, as well as the European Investment Bank, and will be repayable over a term of seven years…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Colombian government wants out of Telefonica venture

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Colombian government has said that it intends to sell its 32.5 per cent stake in Telefonica Coltel, according to a report by Reuters news agency. Telefonica's Coltel operates under the brand name Movistar in Colombia and is the biggest telecoms operator in the country…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Australian regulator confirms details of 5G auction

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released details of its forthcoming 3.6GHz 5G spectrum auction.  The auction will kickstart Australia's journey towards 5G rollout in 2019…read more on TotalTele.com »

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USDA allocates $97m for rural broadband initiatives

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

  The United States' Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $97 million to a series of projects aimed at boosting connectivity in rural America. The funding will be spread across 12 different projects and will benefit users in eleven different states…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Bharti Airtel and Telcom Egypt announce strategic subsea partnership

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

India's Bharti Airtel has signed a strategic agreement with Telecom Egypt to receive Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) on the Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable System (MENA Cable) and the TE North Cable System.  In addition to the IRU agreement…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Open Fibre raises 3.5 billion for Italian FTTH network

2018-08-06 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Open Fiber has raised €3.5 billion to help finance its plans to build a new fibre to the home (FTTH) network in Italy. The finance was raised from a pool of commercial banks, as well as the European Investment Bank, and will be repayable over a term of seven years…read more on TotalTele.com »

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