Month: May 2021

Back in February, TIM announced a new strategic plan for 2021–2023 called ‘Beyond Connectivity’, part of which involved exploring connectivity opportunities beyond the traditional telco space. One such sector that presents a myriad of opportunities is agriculture, where the deployment of 5G can help farmers to not only improve their crop yields and operational efficiency, 
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Fresh research by Ericsson found at least 300 million users could upgrade to 5G connectivity this year, though it noted operator education and marketing would play a key part in consumer uptake. In its latest ConsumerLab report, Ericsson found consumer intent to upgrade to 5G had accelerated despite the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The vendor surveyed
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On Monday the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously approved the final rules implementing the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund Program. The FCC currently estimates that as many as 17 million children in the US do not have the broadband access required for remote learning, leaving them at a major disadvantage throughout the coronavirus crisis
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There are at least 468 5G devices commercially available around the world, according to a new update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association, up more than 7% in the past month and up nearly 30% since January of this year. A total of 756 5G devices have been announced. Those figure includes regional variants but
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SK Telecom (SKT) booked revenue growth in Q1 on gains across all its business units and continued 5G adoption. CFO Yoon Poong-young said the operator is focusing its efforts on completing a horizontal spin-off announced last month in the first half of the year and speeding growth of new ICT subsidiaries. During Q1, net income
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Strategic growth for every company and industry is necessary for survival. When it comes to the telecom industry, while we have seen continuous improvement for the past couple of years, some hindrances are stopping it from reaching its full potential. Carrie Charles sits down with Michael Faraone and Michael Devine, Senior Managing Director and Managing Director of Skyway Capital
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Liran Weiss, CCO at mce Systems, looks at the technological foundations required to make a success of IoT. These days, we see an ever-increasing labeling of products as “smart this” or “smart that.” But where do these
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StarHub CEO Nikhil Eapen looked to its standalone 5G network and OTT content offering to drive growth for the Singapore operator after posting weak results in Q1 2021 due to ongoing travel restrictions and headwinds from the global Covid-19 pandemic. In a statement, Eapen said: “We remained focused on our strategic and transformation objectives”, noting
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A common theme in analyst calls this earnings season has been cautious pessimism about the knock-on effects of the global chip shortage. Most recently Nintendo followed its fellow games console maker Sony in warning it would flog fewer units because of reduced supply, rather than demand. Car companies have been ringing alarm bells since the
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T-Mobile US CEO Mike Sievert (pictured) delivered a typically positive overview of the operator’s performance in Q1, highlighting rapid progress integrating Sprint into its core business alongside network improvements across 5G and LTE. During the company’s Q1 earnings call, Sievert said the company had realised synergies related to its megamerger with Sprint faster than expected,
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