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SFR to launch premium STB on 20 August

2019-07-19 10:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) French operator SFR has unveiled a new 4K-compatible set-top box developed by sister company Altice Labs, without revealing the cost to customers. It will become available on 20 August with all FTTH/DSL plans, and on 08 October for subscribers on the operator's hybrid fibre-coaxial network. Named SFR Box 8, the new addition will be marketed as an optional upgrade to new sign-ups, who will still be able to choose the existing 4K-compatible SFR Box 7 model as the standard offer.

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ITV, BBC confirm BritBox SVOD launch for Q4, at GBP 6 per month

2019-07-19 09:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) ITV and the BBC have signed an agreement to go ahead with the launch of the BritBox subscription streaming service in the UK in the fourth quarter of this year. The service will cost GBP 5.99 per month for HD access across multiple screens and devices, which the companies noted is less than other streaming services. 

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Millicom grows Q2 revenues 5.4% on acquisitions, operating profit lower

2019-07-19 09:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Millicom reported second-quarter revenues up 5.4 percent to USD 1.054 billion, helped by its acquisitions of Cable Onda as well as Telefonica Nicaragua. Operating profit fell 34.5 percent to USD 110 million on one-off charges and higher amortization expense, and net profit rose to USD 46 million from a loss of USD 1 million a year ago, due mostly to revaluation gains. 

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Microsoft profit leaps almost 50% in Q4 buoyed by commercial cloud

2019-07-19 09:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) CEO Satya Nadella said it was a record fiscal year for the company and that in the quarter, the company returned USD 7.7 billion to shareholders in the form of buybacks and dividends. For the full year, revenues advanced 14 percent to USD 125.8 billion, the operating income went 23 percent higher to USD 43.0 billion and the net profit jumped 137 percent to USD 39.2 billion or USD 5.06 per diluted share. 

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Qualcomm fined EUR 242 mln by EU for predatory pricing of 3G chips

2019-07-18 14:04:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has received another fine from the EU for competition violations. In a long-running investigation going back ten years, the European Commission fined the company EUR 242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets. Qualcomm said it would appeal the decision.

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