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Nokia prepares for 5G with new fixed-mobile access division, lets go of Mobile Networks chief

2018-11-22 09:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Nokia has created a new division that will put its focus fully on 5G. The Access Networks division will be made up of Nokia's current Mobile Networks and Fixed Networks business groups and will come into being on 1 January. The move will bring in some executive changes. Marc Rouanne, the president of Mobile Networks, will leave Nokia. He will be succeeded, with immediate effect, by Tommi Uitto, a 23-year Nokia veteran. A new chief for Fixed Networks will be appointed in due course. Both Uitto and the new head will report to the president of Access Networks, who will also soon be named.


Altice Europe results continue lower in Q3 as SFR still under pressure

2018-11-22 08:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Altice Europe reported revenue for the third quarter of EUR 3.44 billion, down 6.1 percent from a year earlier on a continued decline in its main market France as well as slightly lower revenues in Portugal and Israel. Adjusted EBITDA fell 10.4 percent to EUR 1.30 billion. 


EU needs more, better public funding to meet broadband goals - study

2018-11-21 14:35:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Public funding for expanding broadband in the EU is falling short and will not be enough to achieve the goal of fibre for all, according to a report from the think tank Centre on Regulation in Europe (CERRE). The study found that combined public funding to support broadband deployment in the period to 2020 amounts to around EUR 7 billion per year, and at this rate, it will take Europe nearly 30 years to meet its FTTH targets. 


GSMA unveils mobile industry cloud AR/VR initiative

2018-11-21 14:30:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Industry group GSMA has launched new initiative to focus on the development of cloud virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technology. The programme, called the GSMA Cloud AR/VR Forum, was unveiled at Huawei's 9th Global Mobile Broadband Forum in London and is backed by mobile operators including China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, KT, NTT Docomo, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Telenor, TIM, Turkcell and Vodafone, as well as other industry partners including Huawei and HTC.


Google launches 'digital wellbeing' tools for Pixel, Android One phones

2018-11-21 10:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Google has launched its 'Digital Wellbeing' app on the Play store, initially for Pixel and Android One smartphones running Android 9. Announced at its I/O conference earlier this year, the app is designed to help smartphone users manage better their time on the phone and avoid excessive usage. 


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