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  • Deutsche Telekom exploring quantum tech with OPENQKD
    on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Deutsche Telekom (DT) has partnered with the OPENQKD (Open European Quantum Key Distribution) consortium to help research quantum key distribution (QKD) technologies, with a particular focus on developing quantum-safe data transmission.    The German telco is helping to develop a test…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • “New generation of engineering talent” needed to hit UK’s 2025 broadband target
    on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    2020 began auspiciously for the UK fibre broadband industry, with the new government budget committing £5 billion to the rollout of full-fibre around the country. Fibre deployment was rapidly accelerating to meet the government’s target of gigabit broadband for all by 2025, but such positivity was short lived. Looming on the horizon […]

  • Finally finalised: TPG merges with Vodafone Australia
    on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    After nearly two years of delays, today sees the long-awaited merger of TPG and Vodafone Australia finally completed. The new entity, to be called TPG Telecom, is valued at around $16.63 billion.   The deal was first conceived in 2018, but was blocked by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in 2019…read more on […]

  • UK to seek Huawei alternatives via ‘D10’ nations
    on July 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    After much speculation and following the announcement of the latest US sanctions against Huawei, the UK is expected to announce new restrictions against the Chinese vendor’s role in the nation’s 5G infrastructure later this week. However, phasing out one of the world’s largest companies from a sector that has relied heavily on […]

  • Earthquake detection for SK Telecom base stations
    on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Earthquakes are a significant problem for South Korea, which typically experiences around 70 seismic events per year, last year recording 88. Just three years ago the country experienced the largest quake in its modern history, measuring magnitude 5…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • Vodafone Idea could sink even if given AGR relief, investors fear
    on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Unnamed officials told the Economic Times (ET) today that Vodafone Idea has lost around 20 million subscribers to its competitors in the last two quarters, with company investors reportedly very nervous about Idea’s ability to compete.   The company’s subscriber base had reportedly dropped to 291 million at the close of the […]

  • BT and Vodafone baulk at prospect of removing Huawei from UK networks
    on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Back in January, when the UK first made its decision to limit Huawei to a 35% market share and restrict them from the core of the network, UK telcos were already noting how expensive it would be to remove the Chinese kit from their networks. At the time, BT estimated that the rip-and-replace required by these limitations would cost them around […]

  • Telstra achieves carbon neutrality with help from overseas carbon offsets
    on July 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Telstra announced today that it has officially achieved carbon neutrality ahead of its initial schedule, as certified by the UK government.    The Australian telco achieved their goal in part through internal projects, including saving >13,000 MWh of energy through energy efficiency initiatives and a further &gt…read more […]

  • ONS error sees growth of telecoms sector grossly underestimated for 20 years
    on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has admitted a major error in their calculations in a period between 1997 and 2006, showing that the telecoms industry has grown far more successfully than previously thought.     Exactly how a mistake of this scale has been made is not clear…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • Dish closes Boost deal, is confident of nationwide expansion
    on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Earlier this month, Dish completed the much awaited purchase of Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid mobile business, from the newly formed T-Mobile. The deal, which was mandated by the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission as one of the main conditions of the Sprint–T-Mobile merger, will cost Dish around $1.4 billion […]

  • Tapping ‘data goldmine’ could bring ‘Zombie’ customers to life
    on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Knowledge is power. In the modern world, such a phrase is almost synonymous with mass data analysis, drawing broad conclusions about distinct market segments. But now, cloud-based platforms could soon make it possible to respond optimally to individual customers needs in realtime.   As the handlers of a vast quantity data, one would be […]

  • Are the European dominoes falling for Huawei?
    on July 8, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Italian newspaper La Repubblica is today reporting that the Italian government is mulling excluding Huawei from its network plans.   The report, which did not cite its sources, said that Italy’s Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri and Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini had raised the issue informally, while also adding that Foreign […]

  • France on Huawei: "There won’t be a total ban"
    on July 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In the past few months, things seem to have gone from bad to worse for Chinese mobile vendor Huawei. Sanctions against the company by the US have steadily increased, with the May seeing the closure of a major trade loophole, effectively banning them from working with part of their supply chain…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • Iliad enters Italian fixed-line market with Open Fiber
    on July 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Iliad’s low-cost Italian mobile service has seen considerable success since its launch two years ago, capturing around 6 million customers, around 7% of the countries mobile market. Almost since its Italian launch, Iliad has been pondering an entrance into the country’s fixed-line market, and now, with the help of a new deal with […]

  • STC moves one step closer to acquiring majority share of Vodafone Egypt
    on July 7, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Back in January, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Vodafone Group to acquire its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt. At the time, the deal was evaluated at around $2.4 billion, with the accompanying partner market agreement including the use of the Vodafone brand and preferential roaming agreements…read more on […]

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