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Euro telcos call for Big Tech network cash

The CEOs of 16 European telcos have issued statement calling for the largest traffic generators to make a fair contribution to the “sizeable” costs they currently impose on European networks. Noting the role of connectivity in addressing current EU challenges, they say they are writing with a sense of urgency, as the European Commission looks […]

September 27, 2022By Colin Mann

Survey: ARPU preferred telco profitability measure

A survey of senior telecoms professionals investigating how data can help to define and transform telecom customer base value from data solutions expert Sagacity finds that while 97 per cent of organisations say they are serious about being value-driven, fewer than one in five (17 per cent) have successfully transitioned to this model. As a […]

September 21, 2022

South Africa wants to hold onto 2G/3G

South Africa has notified the local telco operators of its intention to end 2G and 3G cellular services by 2025. The operators, including Vodacom, MTN and Telkom, say this could be too soon and have asked for further consultation. The operators say further discussions are needed in order to ensure that consumers will not be […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

DT, RTL Deutschland live TV 5G network slicing

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Deutschland have broadcast live TV content via the 5G standalone network of Deutsche Telekom. The technology was used by ntv for a live interview ahead of the Digital X tech trade fair in Cologne. A virtual network section was used to transmit high-quality moving images in a stable and smooth way. […]

September 13, 2022

EC to make social and streamer giants pay for networks?

The European Commission is to launch a consultation early in 2023 on whether tech giants should bear some of the costs of Europe’s telecoms networks, according to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market. Europe’s telecoms operators have lobbied for a financial contribution from firms such as Google, Facebook and Netflix, contending that they make […]

September 12, 2022By Colin Mann

T-Mobile dominates FCC 5G auction

The FCC has issued the results of its recent 5G spectrum auction (No. 108) revealing that, as  expected, T-Mobile took the majority of 2.5 GHz licences on offer. Out of the total $428 million bid in the auction, T-Mobile paid $303.4 million to secure its capacity. The next in line bidder was PTI Pacifica, and […]

September 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Kacific supports Vodafone PNG’s network roll out

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has partnered with Vodafone PNG to deploy the satellite operator’s Mobile Backhaul services, help expand Vodafone PNG’s voice and 3G/4G data network into rural areas of Papua New Guinea. Vodafone PNG based in Papua New Guinea, part of the Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) Group of companies from Fiji, successfully launched […]

August 22, 2022

BT, Nokia claim 5G standalone first

UK multiplay operator BT says it has become the first operator in Europe to aggregate four carrier components (4CC) in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network, suggesting the breakthrough heralds the next phase of 5G on its EE mobile network, allowing it to deliver superior experiences for customers and enable new capabilities for enterprises. “As […]

August 8, 2022

DISH Q2: Pay-TV subs loss deepens

US connectivity provider DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.21 billion (€4.13bn) for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, compared to $4.49 billion for the corresponding period in 2021. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $523 million for the second quarter 2022, compared to $671 million for the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 3, 2022

India’s Jio spends $11bn on 5G auction

India’s competing telcos spent more than $19 billion (€18.7bn) in the government auction of 5G spectrum. Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have spent seven days competing with each other to make the majority of the acquisitions, purchasing 71 per cent of all offered spectrum, which the government said totally exceeded its expectations. […]

August 3, 2022By Chris Forrester