FCC calls for China Mobile to be blocked from US market

Written on Thursday, 18 April 2019 11:48
US aggression towards Chinese telecommunication entities shows no signs of abating following the latest calls from the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission to block China Mobile from operating in the United States. China Mobile is the world’s largest mobile operator and has nearly 930 million customers. It has been desperately trying to penetrate the US market for the last eight years. It first filed an application for permission to operate in the United States back in 2011, but thus…
Swiss telecommunications operator Swisscom has launched the continent’s first large scale 5G networks in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson. In a statement released by the Swedish telecommunications behemoth it confirmed that the 5G network was launched in 54 cities across Switzerland after the operator secured a license to operate a 5G network in the country. Ericsson has seen its financial coffers significantly boosted by its success in the North American market following the publication of its Q1 results. Ericsson CEO…

Radiation concerns temporarily halt 5G activity in Brussels

Written on Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:46
5G plans in Brussels have been put on hold until radiation levels as a consequence of the new technology are measured accurately. Brussels has the strictest telecom radiation regulations globally. The Belgian government is concerned that 5G technology is unable to measure radiation from 5G antennas. The Belgian Institute of Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) recommended last year that the country should loosen their grip on the limits they have set in order to allow the region to capitalize on…

UK operator expresses scepticism over Ofcom’s rural plan

Written on Thursday, 18 April 2019 06:41
3 UK has expressed their scepticism over Ofcom’s plans to address poor rural coverage in the United Kingdom, highlighting that the costs of the proposal were too excessive and overall the initiative lacked ambition. 3 UK’s Chief Operating Officer, Graham Baxter has called for the regulator to ditch their plans and work collectively with all UK operators in an effort to find a lasting solution to the ongoing problems experienced by users in rural parts of the UK. Baxter blasted…

Orange launches 4G network in Sierra Leone

Written on Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:49
Ericsson and Orange have partnered to launch 4G networks in Sierra Leone in the nation’s capital of Freetown which will be providing its residents with fast and reliable 4G access.
Ericsson has reported its first quarter results which reflect an increase driven by the growth the Swedish vendor has registered in North America.
Bouygues Telecom Entreprises is constantly on the hunt for innovations to boost the digital growth of companies. This is why it announced recently the signing of a strategic partnership with the SD-WAN benchmark player, Versa Networks. Thanks to the technological contribution of this pure player, Bouygues Telecom Entreprises will be in a position to propose a simple, powerful and innovative solution to companies looking for centralized and secure control of their own networks.

Germany to hold 5G frequency auction

Written on Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:18
Germany’s attempt to catch up with the digital era starts this week when the auction for airwaves to build ultra fast 5G wireless networks will begin. This technology is crucial at the moment since Europe’s biggest economy seeks to transition from old-school engineering to catch up with the new digital age. The country seems to be behind in the race of mobile network speeds compared to Qatar, Albania and Moldova. Rubin Ritter, co-chief executive officer of Europe’s biggest online fashion…

Manx Telecom accepts £255m acquisition cash offer

Written on Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:57
Manx Telecom has announced that it has received a takeover offer worth £255m pounds from Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP.
A new report from analyst group Dell’Oro showed that Huawei holds 29 per cent of the Telecom equipment market which puts it in a position ahead both Nokia and Samsung. The Chinese vendor’s market share has increased by 8% since 2013. In 2018, Huawei dominated the race, leading Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE, Samsung and Ciena as the primary equipment manufacturer. Dell’Oro found that all these companies combined possessed around 80% of the global market revenue of service provider equipment. The market…
U.S. Cellular has signed a five-year deal with Nokia in an effort to modernize the company's network by providing its end-to-end 5G technology, software and services solutions. This will enable U.S. Cellular to deliver innovative services to its customers and expand into new customer and enterprise segments with 5G services and solutions. The new contract builds upon the 5G trial activities Nokia and U.S. Cellular have been engaged in during the last year. As part of the agreement Nokia will…
Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei is preparing to take the US government to court in an effort to the challenge the decision taken by the US congress which prohibits federal agencies from using its equipment. The New York Times is reporting that the embattled Chinese vendor is now preparing to file a lawsuit against that legislation which was passed through the US House of Representatives. Sources close to Huawei have leaked that the telecommunications company plans to argue the measure amounts…
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