Technology

National regulator Agcom has now revealed the extent to which FTTH connections are improving throughout Italy, showing that a 30 Mbps fixed internet speed is now far more accessible today than it was four years ago.   According to Agcom’s figures, the number of Italian’s with access to a connection of this quality or better
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2020 has seen communications technology become increasingly politicised, with the US wielding its diplomatic might to push countries away from using Chinese technology, which it deems to be a security threat. Naturally, this exclusionary tactic has left the door wide open for traditional RAN vendors, such as Nokia, Ericsson and increasingly Samsung, to fill the
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On Friday, GTT Communications announced its intentions to tell its infrastructure division to I Squared Capital for $2.15 billion.     The sale includes a multitude of assets, including a 103,000 km fibre network that spans 400 points of presence across 31 metro areas and 103 cities in Europe and North America… On Friday, GTT Communications
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Uber is planning to invest $150 million in a joint venture with South Korean telco SK Telecom, hoping that this will finally allow it to overcome regulatory hurdles that have slowed its growth in tech high-tech market.   SK Telecom will reportedly be splitting off its current mobility services to form a subsidiary called T
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Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO of Orange and former Chairman of the The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance Board, hands over the reins to the new Chairman Arash Ashouriha, SVP Group Technology Innovation… Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Group CTO of Orange and former Chairman of the The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance Board, hands over the
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The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a trade body of 150 member companies working across areas including 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, and artificial intelligence has announced the launch of the Next G Alliance… The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), a trade body of 150 member companies working across areas including 5G, IoT, Smart
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Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel is close to confirming partnerships that will enable them to offer fibre-to-the-home to 40 million households within the next 12… Sunil Mittal’s Bharti Airtel is close to confirming partnerships that will enable them to offer fibre-to-the-home to 40 million households within the next 12-18 months. A report from the Business Standard
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TalkTalk has today decried the decision to allow Openreach to increase wholesale prices by inflation rather than costs, saying that such measures squeezes customers already being hit by the economic pressures of the pandemic.   A Social Market Foundation study, sponsored by TalkTalk, found that the price hike could increase broadband costs by £2,000 over
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Japan’s telecoms market is undergoing major upheaval this week.    Yesterday, it was revealed that ex-monopoly NTT has plans to buy back mobile unit NTT DoCoMo for around $40 billion, perhaps in part inspired by governmental pressure to reduce mobile fees.   Now today, after months of delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic… Japan’s telecoms
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Nokia have announced that BT has chosen them to provide 5G RAN equipment, making them the operator’s largest RAN supplier.   Previously, it was expected that BT’s 5G RAN infrastructure would be a mix of both Huawei and Nokia, but the start of this year saw the UK government decide to limit Huawei&’… Nokia have
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Today, Three Ireland has announced the switching on of its 5G network across the nation.    Around 315 base stations have been deployed so far, giving a total coverage of around 35% of the Irish population. Around 500 more are expected to be deployed by the end of 2020, with Three having invested around €100
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