Month: February 2021

Spanish infrastructure specialist Cellnex is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to making major acquisitions this year, today announcing an agreement to acquire 99.99% of Polish infrastructure company Polkomtel Infrastruktura.   Polkomtel Infrastruktura operates both the passive and active telecoms infrastructure for Cyfrowy Polsat, which encompasses around 7,000 telecommunication towers and sites;
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Taiwan Mobile president Lin Zhichen forecast sales growth to accelerate in 2021, driven by its mobile and e-commerce businesses, but expects profitability to be flat to slightly down as capex remains elevated. “We will be investing in mobile subscriber acquisition and retention, focusing on longer-term contracts to lock in ARPU and prevent future churn,” he
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Spanish towers giant Cellnex is dropping €1.6 billion to buy Polkomtel Infrastruktura and its 7,000 Polish towers and sites. Cellnex CEO Tobias Martinez likes to narrate his shopping compulsion with nice, long quotes. “First, it allows Cellnex to rapidly consolidate and reinforce its position in Poland following the recent announcement to acquire towers and sites
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Bitcoin and Ethereum markets could seriously deteriorate if the identity of Bitcoin’s anonymous inventor — Satoshi Nakamoto — is revealed, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase warned in its initial public offering (IPO) filings. The San Francisco, California-based company also noted in the documents presented to the US Security Exchange Commission that the identification of the mysterious inventor
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Thailand-based True Group’s revenue was hit by weakened consumer spending and a plunge in tourist arrivals, while increased network and spectrum investments resulted in a net loss in the final quarter of 2020. In a statement, the company said after the prolonged impact of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic on the economy and its activities, it
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I have been asked to explain in a nutshell how network slicing works in NG RAN. The most important facts you will find in the infographic below. A network slice is virtual part of a network that offers full end-to-end connectivity for particular services and – optionally – for tenants. A tenant is a 3rd-party
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Airtel gained the highest number of subscribers due to better network quality by the end of 2020. Latest data from Opensignal, an independent global mobile analytics company, shows Airtel and Jio gained new subscribers by the end of 2020 but Vi (Vodafone Idea) lost subscribers to churn. Opensignal also stated that while Airtel continued to
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Verizon has expanded access to its high-band 5G network in parts of Sacramento, Seattle and Pensacola, with customers in parts of Sacramento also receiving access to the carrier’s 5G Home Internet offering that was first launched in 2018. Kyle Malady, Verizon’s CTO, characterized the carrier’s 5G expansion as “aggressive,” adding, “Customers in these cities can
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The foreign policy of the Biden Presidency has a distinctly familiar feel to it, with a new executive order designed to boost domestic industry. As is so often the way with politics, the packaging may be different but the contents remain much the same. While Donald Trump spoke of making America great again, Biden is
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