Thursday, 18 April 2019 08:46
Radiation concerns temporarily halt 5G activity in Brussels
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…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 06:41
UK operator expresses scepticism over Ofcom’s rural plan
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…
Thursday, 18 April 2019 05:49
Orange launches 4G network in Sierra Leone
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.
Tuesday, 19 March 2019 06:18
Germany to hold 5G frequency auction
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…
Thursday, 14 March 2019 10:57
Manx Telecom accepts £255m acquisition cash offer
Manx Telecom has announced that it has received a takeover offer worth £255m pounds from Basalt Infrastructure Partners LLP.
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:58
US Cellular signs 5G network modernization deal with European vendor
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…
Monday, 04 March 2019 07:58
Telecom Egypt signs MoU with European vendor for 5G use-cases
Telecom Egypt announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Nokia to introduce 5G network and test use cases This announcement took place during the GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. The MoU has been signed by Adel Hamed, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Telecom Egypt, and Amr K. El Leithy, head of the Middle East and Africa market, Nokia, in the presence of a number of dignitaries from the two companies. Under…
Monday, 18 February 2019 12:33
US campaign against Huawei faces resistance from European operators
The US-led campaign against Chinese telecommunications behemoth Huawei is now facing resistance from a number of major European operators. Washington has been engaged in a sustained offensive attack on China’s major telecommunication vendors Huawei and ZTE over the last number of years. However, that has heightened in recent months, with the United States labelling Huawei and ZTE as a severe threat to national security. US President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order later this week which would…
Thursday, 14 February 2019 10:45
T-Mobile US CEO confirms that it won’t use equipment from Chinese vendors
T-Mobile US CEO has confirmed the worst fears of Chinese telecommunication behemoths Huawei and ZTE by officially announcing that it will not use any equipment supplied by either vendor.
Thursday, 07 February 2019 12:29
US operator set to spend $1bn on addressing climate change
US telecommunications behemoth Verizon has pledged its commitment to helping the environment in an effort to address climate change by investing $1bn in green-friendly projects. Verizon had been actively pursuing funding for its environmental commitments by using lower-cost bonds that appeal to a growing block of environmentally-sensitive investors. This week the US operator borrowed $1bn courtesy of a so-called green bond which basically allows them to spend the proceeds on projects that will create a positive impact on the environment.…
Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:17
Consumer watchdog blasts proposed merger of US operators
A leading US consumer watchdog has voiced their concerns regarding the details of the proposed merger agreement between mobile operators T-Mobile US and Sprint.
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 08:13
US operator suffers drop in its revenue as it prepares for 5G
US telecommunications operator Sprint has posted a disappointing performance in its financial returns for Q4 in 2018.