Month: November 2021

Throughout Europe – and, indeed, around the world – telecoms operators are struggling under the weight of rolling out the next generation of communications technology, whether this is gigabit-capable fibre or 5G. Now, 14 major European telcos have released a joint statement via the European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association (ETNO) calling for big tech to
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ACT Fibernet on Tuesday launched its 1Gbps optical fibre-powered broadband plan in New Delhi. Called ACT Giga, the new broadband plan is claimed to deliver up to 1Gbps speed along with ‘unlimited’ data allocation at a monthly rental of Rs. 1,999. It is marketed to deliver constant download and upload speeds to customers. Alongside the
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this Q&A Ken Gold, Director of test, monitoring and analytics solution at Exfo, discusses the role of AI in delivering on 5G’s promise. We hear a lot about how 5G is going to change expectations not just for
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Orange and eco masts – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Orange and eco masts There’s a downbeat start to this week’s pod as Scott battles the elements, infirmity, and portentous news. The Hazy Jane soon works its magic, however and they commence with a look at Ericsson’s biggest ever acquisition.
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Singtel and an M1-StarHub consortium boosted their 5G spectrum holdings in a 2.1GHz auction in which TPG Telecom won 10MHz, positioning it to start deploying a nationwide standalone (SA) network. TPG Telecom has two years to reach 50 per cent coverage with an SA 5G network and five years for nationwide. It holds spectrum in
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Last week, the Chilean government signed an agreement to promote the deployment of the world’s first submarine to reach the Antarctic continent. The agreement signed by Country Development, the Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), and the Regional Government of Magallanes is the first step towards beginning the Market Consultation process, which would then be followed by
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JTower and NTT Docomo announced that they have formed a capital and business alliance with the aim of strengthening collaboration in the field of infrastructure sharing. As part of the alliance, Docomo plans to acquire part of JTower shares held by Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) and become a shareholder with 2.5% voting rights
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This month has seen two mobile operators in Vietnam launch trials of mobile money services for the first time, having been awarded licences to do so from the State Bank. The pilot programme will allow Vinaphone (VNPT) and MobiFone mobile customers to use their mobile subscription as a bank account, capable of paying for goods
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ACT Fibernet has upgraded select broadband plans in Coimbatore and Hyderabad with additional data and speed benefits. As a result of the update, the Internet service provider (ISP) is offering 1250GB of monthly data allocation along with 60Mbps speed at Rs. 675 in Coimbatore, while its users in Hyderabad have the base Rs. 500 plan
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UK operator Vodafone reckons one solution to connecting remote areas might be mobile masts that power themselves. Vodafone has been working with a company called Crossflow Energy, which has a cunning technology called Transverse Axis Wind Turbines. The turbines look more like something you’d find on a paddle steamer, but they’re apparently more efficient and
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Like so many industries, businesses that supply high-speed connectivity to business and residential customers worldwide were forced to navigate through a global pandemic and lingering economic uncertainty. But despite that dreary backdrop, wireless broadband service provider operators finished 2021 more optimistic about their prospects than at any time in the last five years. That was
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Law Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday said artificial intelligence could help in “surprising ways” to ensure sustainable justice delivery and reduce backlog of pending cases. Addressing the concluding session of a Supreme Court-organised two-day Constitution Day event, he said artificial intelligence (AI) can help in implementing court management tools like case flow management, case management
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TIM CEO reportedly offers to step down to facilitate KKR takeover – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png The bid by private equity firm KKR to acquire Italian telco group TIM has brought is boardroom battle of wills to a fresh crescendo. Since the bid was announced at the start of this week, 24% shareholder and board contrarian Vivendi
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A pair of well-known Israeli telecoms executives have made a US$300 million bid for control of Partner Communications, a move that should facilitate CK Hutchison’s exit from the market. Partner announced that it has received the aforementioned offer from Avi Gabbay and Shlomo Rodav for a 27% stake. Both have links with incumbent operator Bezeq;
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According to Rob Cerbone, VP of product management and marketing at Communication Technology Services (CTS), the company have been trending towards selling connectivity services directly to enterprise customers, and as a result, has expanded its portfolio so it can provide full signal sources without the carriers. “The enterprise has to now […] take control of
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