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Ethiopian regulator invites bids for 2 full service telecom licences within 90 days

2020-11-27 13:41:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has invited proposals for two new full service telecommunications licences with a deadline of 90 calendar days. It said highly capable and interested telecommunications operators may take part in sealed bidding and submit their technical and financial offers for the two licences, which will be issued in March/April 2021.

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EU Commission gives thumbs up for TIMs FiberCop

2020-11-27 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

TIM has today taken an important step towards the creation of FiberCop, with the EU Commission ruling that the deal can go ahead. "The European Commission decided that the operation... cannot be considered a concentration under EU legislation and therefore does not need to be notified under the European Merger Regulation…read more on TotalTele.com »

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SK Telecom merging security subsidiaries to dominate local market

2020-11-27 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

South Korea’s SK Telecom has announced the merger of two of its security-based subsidiaries, ADT Caps and SK Infosec, hoping to take the new company public and ultimately more further into overseas markets.    Once combined, the new entity will likely dominate the South Korean market…read more on TotalTele.com »

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How has Covid-19 changed the submarine cable industry?

2020-11-27 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

2020 has been a year of change for all of us. The coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people to remain at home, reliant entirely upon connectivity to keep in touch with their friends and families and keep businesses operational.    This change in circumstances has led to an enormous surge in demand for submarine cable capacity…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Orange France to switch on 5G network in 15 cities on 03 December

2020-11-26 10:59:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange said that the launch of its 5G service in France will take place on 03 December and cover several cities, including Nice, Marseille, Le Mans, Angers and Clermont Ferrand. The network will initially go live in fifteen locations, rising to 160 towns and cities by the end of the year. It will mainly rely on the 3.5 GHz band, said the company, adding that the roll-out may be supplemented by the use of 2.1 GHz frequencies.

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EU to allocate 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi from Q2 2021

2020-11-26 09:45:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The German Federal Network Agency, Bundesnetzagentur, said it plans to allocate the 6 GHz band for WLAN in Q2 2021. This follows approval by a key EU technical committee for expanded use of the band already adopted in the US and other countries. The extra 480 MHz spectrum is expected to provide more capacity for Wi-Fi applications, support innovative use cases and enable new services for consumers and industry. 

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Orange denies plan to acquire Atos

2020-11-26 09:36:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Orange has issued a short statement reacting to comments made by the CFE-CGC trade union about the possible acquisition of France-based ICT company Atos by the telecom group. CFE-CGC and employee shareholders, with a 5.5 percent holding in Orange's share capital, would back the integration of Atos to create a strong leader in cloud and cyber security. In response, Orange has denied working on the acquisition, adding that it had no plans to discuss the project at the next meeting of its board of directors.

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Salt sees revenues and EBITA decrease, adds 21,800 postpaid customers in Q3

2020-11-26 09:18:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Swiss operator Salt said its total revenues decreased year on year in Q3 2020 by 2.3 percent to CHF 259.2 million, on a like-for-like basis, from CHF 265.4 million in the same period the prior year, hit by a fall in roaming revenue due to the impact of Covid-19 on travel. On a reported basis, including the effect of the tower sales and Covid-19, operating revenues excluding incoming revenues were down by 2.2 percent in Q3 to CHF 212.3 million.

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Salesforce set to acquire Slack Technologies - report

2020-11-26 09:17:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Salesforce, based in San Francisco in the US, was started 21 years ago and is still run by co-founder Marc Benioff. It provides software via the cloud through a subscription and has a market value of about USD 230 billion. Benioff has gradually moved to expand the company's services, now providing everything from data analysis using AI to managing staff. That has put Salesforce in more direct competition with other business-software vendors such as Microsoft, among others. 

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UK government lowers gigabit target to 85%: What do the experts think?

2020-11-26 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Yesterday, as part of a broader spending review, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced that the plans for 100% coverage of gigabit broadband by 2025 have been reduced to just 85%. While the £5 billion promised for the project remains the same, these funds will be released more slowly than previously planned, with just £1.2 billion to be made available until 2024.   At this year’s Connected Britain conference, the topic of achieving the government’s gigabit targets were addressed by numerous panels, which overall displayed a sense of optimism – provided that regulations were adjusted to facilitate the operators as much as possible.   Organising this regulation is itself huge challenge, a constant back-and-forth between the operators and the regulator. However…read more on TotalTele.com »

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