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FCC chair chooses public auction for C band over satellite operators' plan

2019-11-19 09:11:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced that the US regulator plans to hold a public auction of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. This means a rejection of the proposal from the so-called C-Band Alliance, for the satellite operators using the frequencies to sell the spectrum themselves to mobile operators and share the proceeds with the government. 


Huawei granted another 90-day reprieve for serving US customers

2019-11-19 08:45:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US government has extended the general licence regime for American companies doing business with Huawei for another 90 days. This will allow the many rural operators using Huawei equipment to continue to operate, despite Huawei remaining on the Entity List of banned companies, according to the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce. 


T-Mobile US promotes COO Sievert to CEO

2019-11-18 14:54:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US announced the promotion of COO Mike Sievert to CEO, from 01 May 2020 when the current CEO John Legere's contract expire. Legere will remain a member of the board. The news follows reports that parent company Deutsche Telekom was working on a change in management, ahead of the planned T-Mobile merger with Sprint. 

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Microsoft gives cloud customers greater control over personal data after EU concerns

2019-11-18 10:47:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Microsoft has announced changes to its privacy policy for customers using online services, following concerns from the Dutch government over disclosure of how it handles customer data. The company said that following feedback from the Dutch justice ministry, it will implement the changes worldwide for Microsoft commercial cloud customers, giving customers greater control over how the company collects personal data. 


Cell C and Telkom confirm tie-up discussions

2019-11-18 09:36:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) South African operator Cell C says it is discussing various proposals, including a non-binding offer from Telkom, with independent financial and legal advisers appointed by its lenders. Cell C confirmed that it had received an offer from Telkom but said it remains focused on ensuring operational efficiencies, restructuring its balance sheet, implementing a revised network strategy and improving overall liquidity. It said that negotiations with MTN for an expanded roaming agreement are at an advanced stage. 


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