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Palm brand returns with mini smartphone companion device

2018-10-15 18:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Verizon has started taking orders for a new mobile device under the Palm name. The mini phone is designed as a companion to a smartphone, with only a 3.3-inch display and quick access to the most-used apps. 

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Truphone raises further GBP 18 mln, valued at GBP 386 mln

2018-10-15 15:10:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) UK-based eSIM and IoT technology provider Truphone announced that it has raised a further GBP 18 million in unconditional funding through a successful rights issue valuing the company at GBP 386 million. In a statement it added that a further GBP 36 million has been secured based on the same valuation on a conditional basis. The company said it will use the new funds to deliver its technology to customers at a faster rate, after signing a number of high-value deals.

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CK Hutchison mulling sale of USD 1 bln Italian tower portfolio - report

2018-10-15 13:56:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) CK Hutchison is reviewing options for its portfolio of mobile phone towers in Italy, including a potential sale, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. The Hong Kong-based conglomerate took full control of Wind Tre earlier this year after acquiring Veon's 50 percent stake in the Italian operator for EUR 2.45 billion and is now looking to cut debt by divesting all or part of the tower assets, valued at around USD 1 billion, said the sources.

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SK Telecom completes first 5G call with Samsung commercial equipment

2018-10-15 13:49:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) South Korean operator SK Telecom, in cooperation with Samsung Electronics, has completed the first 5G call using the 3GPP 5G Non-standalone (NSA) new radio (NR) standard and commercial 5G NR equipment that can be readily applied in a commercial 5G network. The call took place at SK Telecom's 5G testbed in its Bundang office building. The first 5G NSA-NR calls were achieved by using services that SK Telecom and Samsung jointly developed and built for the trial on 3.5GHz 5G NR radio, 4G LTE radio and NSA core.


UK confirms new voluntary Code of Practice for smart device makers

2018-10-15 10:50:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The UK government has launched a new voluntary Code of Practice for manufacturers to boost the security of internet-connected devices. The first technology companies to sign up for the code are HP and Centrica Hive.


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