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  • What are UK operators doing to support their customers during the COVID-19 pandemic?
    on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    April 1st   KCOM has removed all data caps from home broadband packages until further notice as part of measures to help its customers through the Coronavirus pandemic.     Zzoomm is offering new and existing customers a free upgrade to their 900Mbps service for April, May and June as part of an initiative to […]

  • Proximus launch 5G, but issue profit warning after COVID-19 crisis
    on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Belgian telecom operator Proximus launched its 5G telecoms services today, the first operator to do so in the country, while also announcing plans to cut its dividend. The incumbent operator said its 5G rollout would have initial coverage in 30 Belgian cities and at the country&rsquo…read more on »

  • Hong Kong sees three 5G networks go live
    on April 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Three of Hong Kong’s four mobile network operators – HKT, Hutchison 3 and China Mobile Hong Kong &ndash…read more on »

  • ICO received 129,354 complaints about nuisance calls and texts in 2019
    on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Nuisance calls and texts are frustrating consumers and potentially damaging businesses' reputations through poor communication, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from Quadient has revealed. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) received 129,354 complaints about nuisance calls and texts in 2019, or 354 a day – more than the […]

  • PCCW Global’s Console Connect platform leveraged by TNS Plus to deliver global...
    on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 am

    PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and TNS Plus, a major operator in Kazakhstan which provides a wide range of innovative telecommunications services, today announced a strategic collaboration focused on delivering flexible, simple and robust multi-cloud […]

  • Microsoft invades the 5G space with purchase of Affirmed Networks
    on March 31, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Microsoft is set to burst onto the 5G scene, announcing on Friday that it had purchased network specialist Affirmed Networks.   American-based Affirmed Networks is already a well established network support company, with its UnityCloud platform performing network slicing and managing 5G network capacity…read more on […]

  • COVID-19 roaming losses could cost operators $25bn
    on March 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The increased network strain from nations working from home is not the only issue operators are having to deal with in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, a new study from Juniper Research is showing that drastically reduced international travel is going to cost operators up to $25 billion in roaming revenues…read more on […]

  • ‘Year of 5G’ still on track despite pandemic
    on March 30, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The GSA’s latest announcement shows that 70 operators have now launched commercial 5G in 40 countries.  Of these, 63 had launched 3GPP-compliant mobile services (57 full launches, 6 limited availability launches), and 34 had launched similarly compliant fixed wireless access (FWA) or home broadband (27 full launches…read more on […]

  • CityFibre completes its acquisition of FibreNation increasing its rollout plans to...
    on March 27, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In what are clearly challenging times with the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, CityFibre, the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform, has today completed its acquisition of FibreNation from TalkTalk Group following shareholder approval, continuing CityFibre’s long-term strategy of investing in critical national […]

  • International OTT Voice Traffic Reaches 1 Trillion Minutes in 2019, More Than Double...
    on March 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The annual TeleGeography Report and Database update shows international voice revenues are feeling the effects of more than 5 billion monthly OTT users globally The update estimates that international over-the-top (OTT) voice traffic reached 1 trillion minutes in 2019, compared to just 432 billion minutes of international carrier […]

  • Sell, sell, sell! BT to offload French operations
    on March 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    When BT announced that it would be streamlining its operation to focus on its domestic market, it really was not kidding. Just days ago, the UK incumbent operator announced the that it was moving to sell a large portion of its Latin American businesses to CIH Technology Holdings and now it is looking to offload its French holdings as […]

  • Operators agree to share anonymised data with EU to help track COVID-19
    on March 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Yesterday, the GSMA announced that eight major European telecoms have agreed to share anonymised mobile phone location data with the European Commission to track the spread of coronavirus.    The aggregation of anonymous data will be analysed to help predict the spread of the virus and help coordinate healthcare responses.   […]

  • Vodafone finalises Italy tower deal and gets US approval for TPG merger
    on March 26, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Unperturbed by the coronavirus upheaval, Vodafone has today announced it is following through with a couple of significant deals made on opposite sides of the world. In Italy, the deal to merge its tower holdings with INWIT, Telecom Italia (TIM)’s tower subsidiary, has been approved by the regulator and is ready to take effect on the 31st […]

  • Ofcom unites UK telcos to launch national Stay Connected campaign
    on March 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The UK’s operators continue to insist that their networks can take the strain of a nation working from home, but that has not stopped them uniting to deliver a public awareness campaign at the behest of regulator Ofcom. The operators, including BT, Sky, O2, and Virgin Media, have created the Stay Connected campaign to help encourage the […]

  • Facebook wants a multibillion-dollar piece of Reliance Jio
    on March 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Since Reliance Jio burst onto the Indian mobile scene back in 2016, the company has caused a huge upheaval in the local market. Its aggressively low prices have seen its primary competitors, Vodafone Idea and Bharti Airtel, struggle to keep up, with both now facing uncertain futures in the wake of enormous adjusted gross revenue payments imposed […]

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