Zoom selects Oracle Cloud to support video call demands

Written on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 10:47
Instead of going with cloud giants Amazon or Microsoft, Zoom announced it had picked Oracle as a cloud infrastructure partner to support its rapid growth and evolving business needs as the enterprise video communications company continues to innovate and provide an essential service to its extensive customer base.

Google earnings hit by ‘significant slowdown’ in ad sales

Written on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 07:39
Google parent Alphabet has reported a slowdown in first-quarter revenue growth, as the Covid-19 pandemic led to a drop in advertising on the search engine from March. Revenues rose 13 percent year-on-year to USD 41.2 billion, down from 17 percent annual growth a year earlier and in Q4. The US giant exceeded dim earnings expectations, showing higher revenue and profits despite a coronavirus-induced slowdown in its core advertising operations. Alphabet shares leapt more than eight percent in after-hours trades following…

Iridium announces first quarter results; lowers 2020 outlook

Written on Wednesday, 29 April 2020 05:43
Iridium Communications reported financial results for the first quarter of 2020 and updated its full-year 2020 outlook. Net loss was $31.7 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2020, as compared to net loss of $18.0 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019. This increase in net loss was primarily the result of debt extinguishment costs associated with Iridium’s refinancing of its senior unsecured notes. Operational EBITDA for the first quarter…
CommScope has announced RUCKUS Analytics, a new cloud service that delivers network intelligence and simplifies service assurance, enabling organizations with complex networks to proactively improve their users’ experience.
Huawei has confirmed steady growth in the enterprise market, achieving a global sales revenue of USD12.8 billion—up 8.6% year-on-year. Huawei's enterprise business has become one of the key drivers of the company's overall expansion. In the Middle East specifically, the company’s enterprise business group achieved exceptional results with sales revenue growing 24% year-on-year, making the region one of the top performers for Huawei globally. As of 2019, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei…
Rakuten Mobile turned on commercial 4G service after a six-month delay, to become the fourth mobile operator in Japan, a move it claimed made it the first operator with a live service based on fully virtualized infrastructure.

Huawei, ZTE win 90% of China Mobile 5G tender

Written on Thursday, 02 April 2020 06:18
China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, has completed the second phase of its 5G tender and 90% of the contract has been awarded to Huawei and ZTE.

Huawei launches new Google-free smartphone

Written on Friday, 27 March 2020 06:46
Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) launched in China the HUAWEI P40 Pro+, HUAWEI P40 Pro and HUAWEI P40, the new HUAWEI P40 Series flagship smartphones featuring cutting-edge designs with ground-breaking camera innovations that radically expand mobile photography and video capture possibilities. The HUAWEI P40 Pro will be available on shelves in the United Arab Emirates on the 9th of April with pre-orders starting on the 2nd April.
After months of consideration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has finally granted SpaceX a license for up to a million terminals that would work on the ground with the company’s Starlink satellite constellation to deliver global broadband internet service. The license, which runs until March 2035, permits Starlink to install the 48cm diameter dishes anywhere in the continental US, plus Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Isles. Unlike normal licenses, which specify very precise locations, the FCC has…

T-Mobile, Sprint merger ready to close

Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 13:37
Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile US has announced that it is financially prepared to close its planned merger with Sprint, based on its previously secured commitments for bridge financing and senior credit facility financing. The company has been in communication with all banks and is confident that they are ready to fund their commitments to support the closing of the merger transaction. The two telcos continue to drive forward toward closing the merger as soon as possible. John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile,…

Twitter warns of Covid-19 impact on Q1 results

Written on Tuesday, 24 March 2020 08:58
Twitter has announced it expects operating loss in the first-quarter, and quarterly revenue to be down on a year-over-year basis, as a result of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. "Twitter had a strong start to the year before the effects of COVID-19 began spreading more broadly...... it has impacted Twitter's advertising revenue globally more significantly in the last few weeks," said Ned Segal, Twitter's Chief Financial Officer. Despite this, the crisis has significantly expanded its average daily user base…

Orange lands Google’s transatlantic cable

Written on Tuesday, 17 March 2020 07:48
Orange proceeded to land Google’s transatlantic Dunant cable in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, in the Vendée region of France, first and terrestrial stage of the laying of this cable. This new 6,600 km long submarine cable linking the United States to France, posed by the company SubCom and scheduled to come into service before the end of 2020, is the result of a project combining Orange and Google. The Europe-United States axis is one of the most important submarine routes in the world…
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