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Disney debuts Disney+ in US at USD 6.99, with aim of going global within 2 years

2019-04-12 09:01:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Disney will be launching its new Disney+ streaming service first in the US on 12 November, priced at USD 6.99 per month. The company will then quickly expand the subscription VOD service worldwide, with the goal of covering nearly all major regions within the coming two years. The plans were announced during the company's Investor Day. 

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Sky Italia finalising plans to launch telephony service, headhunting CEO - report

2019-04-11 14:33:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Pay-TV provider Sky Italia is set to imminently launch an MVNO in Italy followed by a fixed line telecommunications service and is headhunting an experienced CEO for the venture, reports local daily La Repubblica. Last year the company confirmed that it was planning to enter Italy's fixed broadband market in summer 2019 after signing a long-term agreement with Open Fiber. The pay-TV giant was then added to regulator Agcom's public register of communications operators (Registro pubblico Operatori di Comunicazione) at the end of 2018 and was reportedly in talks with Vodafone Italia and Telecom Italia about using their frequencies for a Sky-branded mobile service.

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Russia pushes ahead with plan for sovereign internet from November

2019-04-11 12:44:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The lower house of the Russian Parliament has approved a draft law on ensuring independence of the domestic internet. The chamber approved the bill on second reading, with few changes after its Information Policy committee cleared the legislation a day earlier, reports Comnews.ru. If the proposal is adopted, it would enter into force in November of this year.

Tags: internet november plan ahead


Oppo enters Swisscom 5G partnership with Reno 5G smartphone

2019-04-11 09:57:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Oppo introduced its 5G Landing Project at the 5G commercial launch event in Zurich, as one of the global partners of Swisscom for 5G rollout. Oppo's initiative was announced at this year's MWC and aims to drive collaboration with global operator partners and promote the implementation of 5G products and services, enable new use cases for consumers and connect new industries. Oppo also unveiled its first 5G smartphone, the Oppo Reno 5G, on stage. 

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German 5G auction passes EUR 5 bln in bids

2019-04-11 09:19:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The German Federal Network Agency said that EUR 5.06 billion was offered by the four bidders in the 170th round of the 5G spectrum auction. The bids for the 2.0 GHz band reached a total of EUR 2.06 billion and the bids for the 3.6 GHz band reached EUR 2.65 billion.

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