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Within moments of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom sent in requests for their shares to be reinstated to the New York Stock Exchange. China’s three incumbent telcos, filed three separate but largely identical written requests with the NYSE, asking for the latter’s decision to delist the three companies’ share
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Youfone will launch fixed and mobile services in Belgium in April, having brokered a wholesale deal with incumbent operator Proximus. Heralding from the neighbouring Netherlands, Youfone has signed two agreements with Proximus, one that will allow it to operate as an MVNO on its mobile network and a second that facilitates fixed network access. “Youfone
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Synchronization is one of the most critical functions of a communication system; however, in the context of 5G, especially for Time Division Duplex (TDD) where both uplink and downlink transmission is on the same frequency, the possibility of interference is much more significant. As a result, we see more stringent requirements for timing and synchronization
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2021 is off to a flying start for satellite communications, with China launching the third satellite in its Tiantong-1 series and Elon Musk’s SpaceX sending its latest batch of Starlink satellites into orbit. The Tiantong 1-03 satellite was launched earlier this week from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province, the Xinhua news
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The narrative around what UK operators should do to help the common cause persists, with the BBC writing a story apparently designed to pressure Vodafone. In a piece headlined ‘Lockdown: Vodafone will not offer free access to BBC Bitesize’, the Beeb laments ‘Vodafone will not offer data-free access to BBC Bitesize during lockdowns in the
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Swedish kit vendor Ericsson had landed a welcome IoT deal win thanks to its partnership with Arkessa to provide global connectivity for Voi e-scooters. Arkessa specialises in IoT managed services and has been chosen by e-scooter provider to connect its global, app-based fleet. Voi is one of a growing number od electronic scooter rental providers
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Germany’s big three mobile operators have inked a pair of bilateral deals that effectively mean they will all share active mobile network equipment to boost 4G coverage. Deutsche Telekom has signed a letter of intent with Telefonica that will see the pair implement active network sharing at several hundred selected antenna sites to fill grey
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Vodafone, Telefónica, Orange and Deutsche Telekom have signed one of those MoUs, committing to collaborate on the development of OpenRAN technology. You can read the full memorandum of understanding here. At a superficial level it’s the standard set of vows, aspirations and vague promises that we’ve come to associate with such things. On further inspection,
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Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has been belatedly added to one of the US lists of companies its citizens aren’t allowed to interact with. “Today, the Department of Defense released the names of additional “Communist Chinese military companies” operating directly or indirectly in the United States,” says the DoD announcement. It goes on to talk about
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5G technology is touted as an innovation platform that will enhance our connected world. To deliver on this promise, 5G will demand the network supporting it to be as flexible as the services running on it. The following high-level 5G uses cases are well understood and documented by the wireless industry: • Enhanced Mobile Broadband
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Jade Brooks, Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Blaser Mills Law, takes us through the legislation governing the relationship between operators and landowners. Since 1984, the relationship between electronic communications network operators and site providers
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This article is sponsored by Red Hat and Intel Operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) are being rewritten or refactored to cloud-native, microservices-based applications capable of running on hybrid cloud and multicloud computing and storage infrastructure. MYCOM OSI is leading the way in moving the much ‘stickier’ mission-critical OSS functions, involving data-intensive,
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Comcast Cable consumer president Dana Strong (pictured) will take over as the new group chief executive of Sky this year after longtime holder of the post Jeremy Darroch tendered his resignation. US-based Strong has a track record in the industry that matches her name. She has been in her current role at Sky’s parent company
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