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Phoenix Tower International has announced an agreement to purchase 650 wireless towers from Irish telco eir, expanding its infrastructure footprint to a new European nation. With 9,000 towers spread across 15 countries, Phoenix is quickly turning into one of the major players in the telecom infrastructure game. The acquisition of these assets, 100% of eir’s
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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 Patrick Joggerst, CMO and EVP Business Development at Ribbon Communications, looks at how the current crisis may transform the way businesses communicate. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting people and industries around the world at an unprecedented
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Huawei’s intelligent IP network solution recently passed strict tests conducted by European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), verifying the commercial readiness of the solution’s key technologies and fully developed capabilities for the all-service intelligent era. The solution is designed specifically to help customers build IP networks with intelligent ultra-broadband, connections, and O&M. It leverages NetEngine
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The podcasting industry was shaken up this week with the announcement that JRE is moving exclusively to Spotify and it looks like it has caught Apple’s attention. Bloomberg reports that Apple is looking to increase its investment in original podcasts, as well as buying existing ones, to augment its nascent Apple TV+ service. While its
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Facebook has announced its challenge to the video-conferencing segment and a reignition of its venture into the world of collaboration and productivity. Back in 2016, Workplace by Facebook was announced, an attempt to diversify the Silicon Valley giants output and create a starting point to work with enterprise organisations in way outside of advertising. Much
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The US Attorney General has been banging on about 5G, hot on the heels of demands the country wins at 6G too. Never before has telecoms been so politicised. US President Trump is increasingly relying on his demonization of Huawei for political capital and now Attorney General Bill Barr has decided to position the ‘race
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Whether it’s important, depressing or just entertaining, the telecoms industry is always one which attracts attention. Here are the stories we think are worth a second look at this week: Reports suggest the BT empire is beginning to crumble No-one in the UK should be in the same league as BT, but poorly executed strategy
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Intelsat has announced it will restructure its finances as it files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Although it sounds very pessimistic, Chapter 11 Bankruptcy is not the end of the world. It is very expensive, thanks to hefty legal and administrative fees, but it allows
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The Technical Research Centre of Finland is going to build the country’s first quantum computer, joining a growing European contingent to compete at the front of next generation computing technology. VTT, Finland’s state-owned Technical Research Centre (Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy) announced that it will design and build the country’s first quantum computer, in partnership with
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