Technology

Telefonica Tech has announced an agreement with Munich-based Cancom Group to acquire 100% of Cancom UK&I for €398 million.  Cancom UK&I’s history is a relatively recent development. In 2018, Cancom Group purchased a pair of UK businesses, Ocean Intelligent Communication and OCSL… Telefonica Tech has announced an agreement with Munich-based Cancom Group to acquire 100%
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Google and Sparkle have announced they are collaborating to build and operate two new submarine cable systems. The first system named Blue will connect Italy… Google and Sparkle have announced they are collaborating to build and operate two new submarine cable systems. The first system named Blue will connect Italy, France, Greece and Israel and
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The Hawaiki submarine cable, which links Australia, New Zealand, American Samoa, the Pacific Islands, Hawaii, and finally Oregon, US, was first conceived in 2012. Construction began in 2016 and, in 2018, the 15,000km cable finally went live.   “Hawaiki is the fastest and largest cross-sectional capacity link between the US and Australia and New Zealand.
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The Chinese semiconductor industry is in the news nowadays for advancing towards mass production of 14nm chips. After gaining competency in manufacturing 28nm chips, the country is now steadily moving towards achieving the goal of mass production of 14nm chips in the coming year. “The domestic 14nm chip has overcome many technical problems, including the
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Brazilian media is reporting that a group of eight regional ISPs have agreed to merge to form a new, unified fibre operator, Proxxima Telecomunicacoes.   The deal will see Ondanet, Netmark, CPnet, Datacommection, Enteriw, Netjat, Netonline, and Toolsnet &ndash… Brazilian media is reporting that a group of eight regional ISPs have agreed to merge to
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“This is an extraordinary opportunity for the Middle East operators to come together to promote the development of an open technology that will help to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of our networks.” Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat Group A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the five operators, Etisalat Group… “This is an extraordinary
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Ofcom has today outlined its proposals for the annual licence fees for 2,100MHz spectrum and is seeking comment from the industry. The 2,100MHz band was first auctioned back in 2000 for 3G services with 20-year licence terms. However, by 2011 the government had directed Ofcom to alter the licencing terms, making them indefinite… Ofcom has
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At the start of Ethio Telecom’s financial year, back in July 2020, the internet was in the midst of a government-mandated two-week internet blackout, following protests in the capital, Addis Ababa.  Since then, ongoing violent unrest in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region has left scores dead and the country in a state of political unease… At
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A sudden surge in demand for electronics during the COVID-19 pandemic led to an unprecedented shortage of semiconductor chips worldwide. Right from gaming consoles, laptops and desktop to even digital thermometers have been faced with an acute chip shortage due to a sudden increase in demand, bringing to fore the importance of self-sufficiency in semiconductor
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The transaction, which was announced by Cellnex in February, received the go-ahead from the Polish competition authority UOKiK in June.  Polkomtel operates Cyfrowy Polsat Group’s passive infrastructure, comprising of approx. 7,000 telecommunication towers and sites… The transaction, which was announced by Cellnex in February, received the go-ahead from the Polish competition authority UOKiK in June. 
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The UK’s largest single site life science campus, Alderley Park in Cheshire, is now able to boast strong indoor connectivity across its buildings via a single network infrastructure that will support all mobile operators. Bruntwood SciTech have signed a neutral host deal with BT which will address increasing demand for reliable indoor connectivity… The UK’s
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Millicom, under the TIGO brand, has announced a massive upgrade to its mobile network in Honduras, Paraguay and Bolivia. The main focus of the investment is on carrier aggregation… Millicom, under the TIGO brand, has announced a massive upgrade to its mobile network in Honduras, Paraguay and Bolivia. The main focus of the investment is
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Back in 2019, the US DoD announced that it was seeking to modernise its IT infrastructure by introducing the public cloud, beginning a tender process for the $10 billion JEDI contract.  Meeting the data security requirements of the US military and shifting the government’s computing power to the public cloud would be no small feat,
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Colt Technology Services has today announced it will collaborate with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to help customers adopt an edge computing strategy designed to enable them to move data and applications seamlessly across hybrid cloud environments, from private data centres to the edge. Colt, a leading provider of high bandwidth and on demand connectivity solutions, plans
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The start of 2021 saw massive upheaval in Myanmar, as a military coup took power from the elected government, plunging the country into disarray.    For Norway’s Telenor, who operates one of the largest mobile networks in the country, this political instability has been disastrous… The start of 2021 saw massive upheaval in Myanmar, as
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It should come as no surprise to anyone that South Korea, the first nation to rollout 5G at scale, continues to be a trailblazer when it comes to the latest generation of mobile technology. All three of the nation’s major mobile operators – KT, LG U+, and SK Telecom – have been highly efficient in
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