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  • Telefonica partners quantum companies to validate new tech
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Telefónica Tech has collaborated with Barcelona-based Quside, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance quantum random number generators, and New York-based Qrypt, a producer of cryptographic quantum security solutions enabled by its Quantum Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution, to successfully complete the integration of a new quantum […]

  • KT strikes deal with Vietnam Television for music streaming services
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, KT has announced its intention to enter the Vietnamese streaming market through the signing of a new MoU with national television broadcaster Vietnam Television. The deal encompasses the co-creation of a new music streaming service in Vietnam, as well as cooperating in the distribution of K-pop music and the management of intellectual […]

  • Viettel mulls satellite internet constellation
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Vietnam is a country with some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with towering mountains to the north and thousands of islands along its coast. But, when it comes to internet deployment, these difficult-to-reach regions pose a significant challenge for operators, leaving almost a quarter of the country still without internet coverage […]

  • MTN Nigeria payment platform access restored but for how long?
    on April 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Last Thursday, Nigeria’s commercial banks disconnected MTN from their banking platforms, leaving its 77 million customers unable to purchase credit for their phones using apps, Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) codes, and even debit cards. The move came after MTN took the decision to cut the commission it pays to banks from […]

  • PCCW mulls IT unit sale for $1bn
    on April 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Sources have told Bloomberg that PCCW could be looking to sell its IT and data centres unit for over $1 billion. According to reports, the company has received interest from various potential buyers, including private equity firms and other telecoms firms. The unit…read more on »

  • KPN set to face €12.6bn takeover offer from EQT and Stonepeak
    on April 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Anonymous sources have told the Wall Street Journal that Dutch operator KPN could soon be facing a bid valued at around €12.6 billion from private equity firms EQT and Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners. According to the report, the firms are conducting their due diligence with the goal of presenting a formal offer in the near future…read more […]

  • EE brings 5G to 35 more UK locations
    on April 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    According to VisitEngland’s Great Britain Tourism Survey, more than 122 million domestic overnight trips were taken in Great Britain in 2019, with more than 27 million of those to seaside locations. Once open in the coming weeks, EE customers can enjoy using 5G technology at: Brighton Pier, Exeter Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral, Paignton […]

  • A Malaysian merger: Axiata and Telenor in ‘advanced discussions’
    on April 8, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Details have today been shared of a plan to merger Telenor and Axiata’s Malaysian mobile units in a move which would create the country’s largest mobile operator. If combined, the newly merged entity would garner annual revenue of around $3 billion, with a customer base of around 19 million subscribers. This would dwarf the current leading […]

  • UK launches Digital Markets Unit to crackdown on tech giants dominance
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Initially announced last November, today sees the UK government announce the creation of a new regulatory body, the DMU, that will be tasked with reining in the major US tech giants that currently stifle competition online, ultimately seeking to give consumers more choice and control over their data. The DMU was created following various market […]

  • Key questions about entering the World Communication Awards
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    With the World Communication Awards entry deadline (4 June 2021) now less than two months away many questions have been directed to the Total Telecom team regarding who can enter and how to do it. Here are some of the most common questions and the answers you need. Most information regarding the categories and how to enter is contained in the […]

  • Bharti Airtel targets Industry 4.0 with IoT platform
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In India, the nation’s telcos are waiting somewhat impatiently for the release of 5G spectrum by the government at a currently undisclosed date later this year. Reliance Jio, for example, said back in December that it was ready to launch commercial 5G services as soon as it could be allocated spectrum.  However, numerous roadblocks still stand […]

  • KKR launches FTTH venture Open Dutch Fiber in the Netherlands
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today sees investment firm KKR announce the creation of a new wholesale fibre company, Open Dutch Fiber, aiming to deliver a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network covering at least one million Dutch homes by 2025. T-Mobile Netherlands will be the company’s anchor tenant, having signed a strategic agreement for the next 20 years…read more on […]

  • Citymesh private 5G network brings drones to Brussels Airport
    on April 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Back in December last year, IT company Cegeka acquired a majority stake in the operator Citymesh, aiming to create what they called the “fourth national operator” in Belgium, with a specific focus on the B2B market.   Now, Citymesh has announced the successful trials of drones at Brussels Airport for inspection and surveillance, connected […]

  • MWC 2021: Who’s in and who’s out?
    on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 am

    At the start of last year, hundreds of telecoms companies around the world were preparing to take part in the biggest annual telecoms event in the world,  Mobile World Congress. Sadly, it was not to be.    The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic saw emergency health measures rapidly introduced by the GSMA in order to keep the event running […]

  • Landlord disputes over 5G sites costing UK economy £7.4bn
    on April 6, 2021 at 12:00 am

    For many countries around the world, 5G is being positioned as a major factor in rejuvenating economies post-pandemic and the UK is no exception. But to generate the full economic benefits from the new technology, the rollout must be rapid and at scale, a process that is not only expensive but fraught with various complications.   One such […]

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