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UNICEF joins with Airtel to facilitate remote education in Africa

2020-05-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

When it comes to education, Africa has greatly improved in recent years, but much remains to be done to ensure a complete education is available for all. Unfortunately, the coronavirus outbreak has forced the closure of schools across the continent…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Govt backs Manx Telecom for 10m for Isle of Man broadband

2020-05-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Currently, the Isle of Man has only around 25% fibre penetration, but this could be about to change with a new £10 million contract being awarded to Manx Telecom today by the local government. …read more on TotalTele.com »

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Govt backs Manx Telecom 10m for Isle of Man broadband

2020-05-20 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Currently, the Isle of Man has only around 25% fibre penetration, but this could be about to change with a new £10 million contract being awarded to Manx Telecom today by the local government. …read more on TotalTele.com »

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Telia licenses standalone OTT rights for Sweden and Finland to Discovery Networks

2020-05-19 09:31:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telia Company has announced that it is licensing out its standalone OTT rights for Sweden and Finland to Discovery Networks. Telia had offered a commitment to license out those rights to one other market player in the two countries last November, in order to secure the commission's approval for Telia's acquisition of the Bonnier Broadcasting companies TV4, C More and MTV.

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Salt, Sunrise to start joint venture to roll out fibre broadband in Switzerland

2020-05-19 09:28:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Swiss operators Salt and Sunrise announced plans to partner on rolling out fibre broadband services. They will set up a joint venture company to manage the roll-out of the broadband network, called Swiss Open Fiber. The roll-out is expected to begin in the fourth quarter of this year. Swiss Open Fiber plans a total investment of up to CHF 3 billion over the next 5-7 years to reach 1.5 million households in areas of Switzerland not adequately supplied with broadband. 

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Disney streaming chief Mayer to join TikTok as CEO

2020-05-19 09:07:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Disney executive Kevin Mayer has been named the new CEO of TikTok and COO at its parent company ByteDance. He's replaced at Disney by Rebecca Campbell as head of the company's direct-to-consumer business and international operations. 

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Telecom Italia revenues down 8% in Q1, confirms FY core profit forecast

2020-05-19 08:58:00| Telecompaper Headlines

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) confirmed its full-year core profit guidance in spite of an 8.4 percent year-on-year decline in first-quarter revenues to EUR 3.96 billion, attributed to a sharp fall in domestic sales resulting from lower customer numbers in stores and reduced roaming traffic during the coronavirus lockdown. The company's EBITDA was down 7.5 percent year on year on organic terms to EUR 1.77 billion in the first 3 months of 2020 thanks to cost savings and a 1.6 percent rise in revenues at TIM Brasil that partially offset the lower domestic revenues.

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Mobile broadband adoption ready to boom in Sub-Saharan Africa

2020-05-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Sub-Saharan Africa has seen steady growth in mobile broadband coverage in recent years and this trend shows no signs of slowing. Indeed, the GSMA’s figures show that in 2018 around 23% of the population were mobile internet users, with this figure expected to rise to 39% by 2025.    However, compared to the global average, this figure remains low, stopping millions of Africans from engaging with the digital economy. During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic we have seen the incredible importance of eCommerce and digital transactions, which is crucially linked to mobile money and the connectivity provided by telcos. Without access to the internet, Sub-Saharan Africa will find itself increasingly behind the rest of the world’s economic development, especially during the revitalisation of the post-COVID-19 economy.   To overcome this challenge…read more on TotalTele.com »

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SunriseSalt's $3bn JV could shake up Swiss telecoms ecosystem

2020-05-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

Switzerland’s telecoms sector received a major shake up this morning when it was announced that Sunrise Communications and Iliad’s Salt are undertaking a broadband partnership aiming to reach 1…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Rakuten Mobile puts the brakes on 5G launch

2020-05-19 02:00:00| Total Telecom industry news

The coronavirus pandemic is having a detrimental impact on operators’ 5G deployments around the world and last week it claimed yet another victim, forcing back Rakuten Mobile’s 5G launch by three months.   Rakuten Mobile launched its highly anticipated, fully virtualised 4G service back in April…read more on TotalTele.com »

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