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Rumours that video streaming provider DAZN will acquire BT Sport are gathering pace, with the latest reports claiming an agreement could come in a matter of weeks. DAZN’s name has been in the frame since the UK incumbent announced that it was seeking a buyer for its sports business back in April and there have
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, OpenRAN and big tech – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, OpenRAN and big tech No guest this week which just means more stream-of-consciousness dribble from the regulars. They start by discussing Huawei’s decision to publish a book on 6G and what the underlying message may be. They move on to
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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 Martin Taylor, Deputy CEO at Content Guru, explores best practice in the use of artificial intelligence in the contact centre environment. Contact centre technology has been transformed by an accelerating focus on innovation, with (artificial intelligence)
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Indosat Ooredoo and H3i are merging to form an Indonesian mega-operator valued at $6 billion. Parent companies Ooredoo Group and CK Hutchison Holdings say their respective businesses are ‘highly complementary’, which stands to reason as they’re both Indonesian operators. Inevitably they think its great news for shareholders, punters and the country. They seem to think
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Apple and Google forced to delete Russian opposition app ahead of election – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png An app created by Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been removed from the Apple and Google apps stores after they were threatened by the government. While there seems to be little public comment on the matter from either of
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CityFibre gets £825 million more investment – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Disruptive UK fibre player CityFibre has managed to raise another massive chunk of change in its bid to take on the incumbents. Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala and investment fund Interogo are between them chucking £825 million into the pot. Furthermore, perhaps on the back
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India’s beleaguered operators are doubtless celebrating after the government approved a relief package that will essentially reduce their outgoings. The cabinet on Wednesday approved what it described as a number of structural and process reforms designed to protect growth and competition in the telecoms sector, as well as serving consumer interests and boosting employment. Put
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Google lays some cable in Cornwall – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png US internet giant Google has finished laying an undersea cable that runs from New York to Bude in Cornwall and Bilbao, Spain. The big moment was announced in a Google Cloud blog that features a somewhat redundant map of the North Atlantic with lines drawn from
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Freedom Fibre, one of the new kids on the block in the UK full fibre market, has secured its second major equity injection to help it connect tens of thousands of homes over the coming year. The company, which began operations as recently as March this year, said the new capital injection will enable it
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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 Gavin Hayhurst, Head of Product Marketing at TEOCO, discusses the challenges operators face when designing new 5G networks and how it is changing how the industry thinks about RAN planning. Network engineers around the world can agree
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In the long-running case over Apple’s right to prevent iOS apps circumventing its payment system a judge has ruled the company is not a monopoly in this context, just. As ever with legal findings it’s all very complicated and arcane, but The Verge has done a good job of sifting through the legalese mess. Essentially
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AT&T has struck a deal to use OneWeb satellite connectivity to serve business customers in remote locations. The announcement serves as a big vote of confidence for the UK-based satellite provider, which is currently working hard to launch satellites and build coverage, having been bailed out of bankruptcy less than a year ago. It is
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Internet giant Facebook has teamed up with Ray-Ban to launch a pair of shades that not only hide your eyes but enable you to surreptitiously record video. Clumsily named Ray-Ban Stories, these smart glasses have a pair of 5MP cameras that, presumably, are there to help people tell ‘stories’. “You can easily record the world
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Unperturbed by its questionable track record in the device market, Amazon has decided to launch an own-brand TV. Amazon likes to use the word ‘fire’ for its most risky hardware bets, famously stumbling in the smartphone market with the over-priced, under-featured paperweight back in 2014. There were also Fire branded tablets and a Fire set-top
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Vodafone Idea remains touchingly optimistic that the Indian government will come through with a telecoms reform package to keep its business afloat. Himanshu Kapania, Chairman of the troubled Indian mobile operator, declared himself to be “hopeful” of government support in a letter to shareholders published this week. “Your Company believes the government recognizes the criticality
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