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RCom bondholders OK asset sales

2018-03-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Reliance Communication bondholders on Wednesday approved the Indian telco's plan to sell a large chunk of assets to rival Reliance Jio as part of its debt reduction plan…read more on TotalTele.com »

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China could wait until 2020 for 5G licences

2018-03-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

China will likely award 5G licences in the second half of 2019 or the first half of 2020, a regulatory official told a local news outlet this week. Ahead of the licence allocation process, the country will make appropriate frequencies available to telecoms operators to enable them to push on with 5G development and accelerate the rollout of networks…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Telenor sells Central Europe assets to O2 Czech parent for 2.8bn

2018-03-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Telenor on Wednesday agreed the 27 billion kroner (€2.8 billion) sale of its Central European operations to Czech billionaire Petr Kellner's PPF Group. The deal will see the Norwegian incumbent exit Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, leaving it with operating units concentrated in Scandinavia and Asia…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Deutsche Telekom ploughs a further 284m into OTE

2018-03-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Deutsche Telekom has agreed to pay €284.1 million for a further 5% stake in Greek telecoms operator OTE after the state failed to secure any other offers for the shares…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Salt peps up Swiss market with landline launch

2018-03-21 01:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Swiss mobile operator Salt this week announced its arrival into the fixed-line market with the launch of a triple-play service using the network infrastructure of local utility companies. The telco, which styled itself as a provider offering the "essentials for a mobile life"…read more on TotalTele.com »

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SFR separates content from telecom services, to sell more outside customer base

2018-03-20 17:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) SFR announced a change of brand name for its sports TV offering, which will become RMC Sport in August, ahead of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League. It also said that it will introduce a new pricing model for its three main content propositions (sports, press and cinema), billing them as optional add-ons instead of bundling them automatically within its fixed and mobile packages. The new strategy will be coupled with a renewed effort to sell the content directly to non-SFR customers (OTT and satellite), and via new wholesale deals.

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Dutch Television Market 2017-Q4

2018-03-20 16:30:00| Telecompaper Reports

This report analyses developments in the Dutch market for television connections and revenues in the fourth quarter of 2017, and compares the findings with results from previous quarters. The focus is on TV via cable networks (Ziggo, Delta and Caiway), as the largest TV technology in the Netherlands; terrestrial digital TV (DVB-T), offered by KPN's Digitenne; DVB-S (satellite), offered by CanalDigitaal; IPTV via DSL networks, offered by KPN, Tele2, T-Mobile, Online.nl and others; and (analogue) TV via FTTH.

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FTC investigating Facebook for use of personal data - report

2018-03-20 16:05:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) The US Federal Trade Commission has launched an investigation into whether Facebook violated an agreement on privacy terms with the FTC in the way it handled the Cambridge Analytica case, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. 

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Salt enters fixed market with fibre broadband offer, Apple TV box

2018-03-20 12:14:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Switzerland's third-largest mobile operator Salt has announced its entry on the fixed market, with a range of TV and broadband services. The company owned by Iliad founder Xavier Niel unveiled at an event in Bern its Fibre Box, which will support up to 10 Gbps broadband, and said it will offer the Apple TV 4K as its exclusive set-top box, with premium content from partnerships with Sky and Canal Plus. 

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Canada to create 5G corridor with CAD 400 mln from govt, tech firms

2018-03-20 09:23:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Canada wants to create a 5G corridor and will be investing over CAD 400 mln into the project, and into 5G research in general, CBCNews reported. The first CAD 200 million, for research, will come from the federal government, as well as from the governments of Ontario and Quebec. Another CAD 200 million will come from companies such as Ericsson, Ciena Canada, Thales Canada, IBM and CGI. This money will go to getting the corridor, and its facilities, up and running. 

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