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Idea Vodafone merger edges closer as DoT approves 100% foreign investment

2018-06-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has cleared Idea Cellular to receive 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI), from its current limit of 67.5 per cent. The move paves the way for the proposed merger between Idea Cellular and Vodafone to be approved…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Singapore, Sweden and Australia hailed as pioneers of progress

2018-06-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Singapore, Sweden and Australia have been identified as pioneers of technological progress, in a new industry report. The report, published by The Economist Intelligence Unit, scores and ranks nations in their readiness for…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Trump nominates new FCC commissioner

2018-06-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

US president Donald Trump has nominated Geoffrey Starks to serve as a Commissioner of the FCC, following the departure of Mignon Clyburn. Starks' appointment to the position is subject to approval from the US Senate and would see him take up one of the most senior positions at the agency…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Huawei hits back against US security allegations

2018-06-05 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Chinese tech giant, Huawei, has hit back at allegations that it poses a threat to US national security, calling the latest filing by the FCC "arbitrary and capricious". The FCC has proposed banning Huawei, ZTE and other international firms that it deems to be a security risk, from accessing the $8.5 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) &ndash…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Microsoft buys GitHub for USD 7.5 bln in stock

2018-06-04 15:37:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Microsoft has acquired software development platform GitHub for USD 7.5 billion in stock. The platform has over 28 million developers using it. Microsoft VP and Xamarin founder Nat Friedman will become GitHub's CEO, replacing current chief Chris Wanstrath, who will become a Microsoft technical fellow, reporting to EVP Scott Guthrie, to work on strategic software initiatives. To help with the purchase, Apple will probably soon launch a new and larger than normal share buyback programme. It will also use part of the remaining USD 30 billion of its current share buyback programme.

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Dutch Television Market 2018-Q1

2018-06-04 15:26:49| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the Dutch market for television connections and revenues in the first quarter of 2018, and compares the findings with results from previous quarters. The focus is on TV via cable networks (Ziggo, Delta and Caiway), as the largest TV technology in the Netherlands; terrestrial digital TV (DVB-T), offered by KPN's Digitenne; DVB-S (satellite), offered by CanalDigitaal; IPTV via DSL networks, offered by KPN and Tele2; and (analogue) TV via FTTH.

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Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone complete roaming trial using NB-IoT

2018-06-04 14:51:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The GSMA said that Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Group have successfully completed the first international roaming trial in Europe using licensed NB-IoT technology. GSMA said the service will ensure seamless coverage and service continuity for millions of connections using Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. The trial was performed using global Sims from Deutsche Telekom on Vodafone Spain's network and global Vodafone Sims on T-Mobile Austria's network and commercial NB-IoT modules.

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China regulators investigate foreign chip makers Micron, Samsung, SK Hynix

2018-06-04 11:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Chinese regulators have launched an investigation into memory-chip makers US-based Micron Technology, South Korea's Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix. The three companies report that State Administration for Market Regulation officials have recently visited their offices in China. The regulator did not comment on the matter, Reuters reports. Micron, Samsung, and SK Hynix, the dominant suppliers of DRAM chips, said they are cooperating with the investigators, but did not release any details about what the probe is about.

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Last week in telecoms: satellite up, Turkish shares down and Iliad enters Italy

2018-06-04 08:25:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The overall market, as measured by the EuroStoxx 50 index, ended the week down 1.8 percent. Of the stocks in our telecoms basket, Turk Telekom and Turkcell were hurt the most. The satellite segment escaped the downturn to end the week on top, with some double digit gains. Iliad's entry into Italy was the main news of the week, but investors appeared not te be too surprised. Year-to-date, Intelsat is the strongest stock in our European telecoms index at five times the value of the start of the year. Altice is the runner up.

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