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£1bn boost for UK rural mobile coverage

£1bn boost for UK rural mobile coverage

Ministers and heads of UK mobile network operators are signing a £1 billion deal to make poor and patchy rural phone coverage a thing of the past. The world-first deal…

5G launching at Aviva Stadium

5G launching at Aviva Stadium

Shared Access, an independent owner and operator of shared wireless infrastructure, and The Aviva Stadium have successfully partnered with mobile operator Vodafone Ireland to launch 5G at the stadium. The…

Kirkby to lead Telia from May

Allison Kirkby will  assume the position of President and CEO of Telia Company, Swedish-Finnish multinational telco, in May. Telia Company’s Board of Directors appointed Kirkby as the next President and…

Four bidders for French 5G spectrum

French telcos Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR have all submitted a tender package to comms regulator Arcep for the award of licences to use frequencies in the 3.4…

Spain: FTTH tops 10m lines

Spain: FTTH tops 10m lines

FTTH reached 10 million lines in Spain at the end of November 2019, according to telecommunications market data published by competition and markets watchdog the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados…

Spain: MobilFree launches pay-TV

Spain: MobilFree launches pay-TV

Spanish MVNO MobilFree has launched its first convergent package with broadband, mobile and pay-TV from €39.99 a month. The offer, available over Masmóvil-Yoigo and Orange networks, is available in two…

TIM first quantum computing for mobile optimisation

TIM claims it is the first mobile operator in Europe to implement quantum computing algorithms planning next generation mobile networks. The computational potential of quantum computers means they can perform…

MNOs co-op on Blockchain inter-roaming

MNOs co-op on Blockchain inter-roaming

Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile US, Telefonica and Orange are jointly testing a blockchain solution for the automated management of inter-operator roaming discount agreements. The trial, carried out through the GSMA, is…

Ofcom: New customer contract rules

Ofcom: New customer contract rules

UK phone, broadband and pay-TV customers must be warned when their current contract is ending, and what they could save by signing up to a new deal, under sector regulator…

EE becomes BritBox mobile partner

EE has become the exclusive mobile partner for SVoD service BritBox. EE pay monthly mobile and tablet customers across the UK will receive a free six-month subscription to BritBox with…

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

US Judge: T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawful

Judge Victor Marrero of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected a lawsuit to block the merger of telcos T-Mobile and Sprint. Federal Communications…

Spain: Vodafone TV for mobile-only viewers

From March, Vodafone will offer its TV service to mobile phone users in Spain with no fixed broadband lines, with packages priced between €5 and €20. Mobile phone subscribers will…

Research: 35% UK consumers plan to buy 5G handset

Research: 35% UK consumers plan to buy 5G handset

Research from Amdocs shows that 35 per cent of UK consumers plan on buying a 5G smartphone in 2020. The study of 1000 UK consumers revealed that not only is…

Orange sticks with Nokia & Ericsson for France 5G

Orange France will continue to work with Nokia and Ericsson to evolve its mobile access network towards 5G. The two companies are both long-term partners of the operator, already providing…

Verizon & T-Mobile support CBA incentives

Two US cellular giants are supporting the C-Band Alliance’s request for incentive payments to be made and thus speedily free up spectrum for 5G deployment for the US. Investment bank…