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Telecom Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Vodafone UK acquires 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3400 MHz band for mobile data services in Ofcom’s auction

LONDON, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Vodafone UK has acquired 50 MHz of spectrum in the 3400 MHz band for mobile data services in Ofcom’s auction for a total cost of £378.2 million (€433.4 million).* Vodafone UK will use the 3400 MHz … Read the full press release

Telefónica partners with Microsoft Azure IoT over product integration features, joint go to market and innovation

The collaboration will facilitate device integration enhancing connectivity data exploitation, analytics and integrated diagnosis capabilities. MADRID, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ —  Telefónica, a leading provider of a wide range of IoT solutions and services, announced today an agreement with Microsoft Azure IoT that … Read the full press release

Vodafone India completes the sale of its standalone tower business in India to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited for € 478 million

LONDON, 06-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Further to the announcement dated 13 November 2017, Vodafone India has completed the sale of its standalone tower business in India[1] to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited (“ATC”) for an enterprise value of INR 38.5 billion (€ … Read the full press release

Mono Solutions and Orange partner to expand digital services for SMBs in France

COPENHAGEN, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Mono Solutions and Orange have partnered to help small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in France with more digital services to grow their business. Orange, a leading telecommunications company, has chosen to use the Mono Platform … Read the full press release

Ericsson and Ambra Solutions to deliver Canada’s deepest underground LTE network

LTE Advanced network will be deployed three kilometers below ground – the deepest LTE network in Canada Data and voice access network will be built completely on Ericsson equipment New LTE network will increase mine safety, efficiency and pave the … Read the full press release

Xavier Dedullen appointed Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Ericsson

Xavier Dedullen is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, effective April 1, 2018 Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief … Read the full press release

Ericsson to modernize and expand Melita network as it moves towards 5G

Leading Maltese network service provider, Melita, selects Ericsson to modernize and expand its network and prepare for 5G Next-generation services and capabilities to significantly improve user experience Agreement includes Ericsson Radio System (ERS); modernization and expansion of Ericsson virtual Evolved … Read the full press release

Carolina West Wireless, Cellcom, Chariton Valley and East Kentucky Networks move their network management to the cloud with Ericsson Network Management as a Service

Cloud network management as a service is becoming a reality for four regional service providers in the US, who are leveling the competitive landscape through Ericsson Network Management as a Service. STOCKHOLM, 28-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — By moving their network management … Read the full press release

Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar to form the Ericsson Energy Alliance

The alliance comprises Ericsson, Vertiv and NorthStar – with more members to follow Service providers will benefit from the cost-efficient, environmental and sustainability aspects offered by this partnership The alliance addresses the service providers’ needs on radio site evolution towards … Read the full press release

BT to close its defined benefit pension scheme

Future pension benefits for active BT Pension Scheme members to move to an enhanced defined contribution scheme BT agrees with Communication Workers Union to establish a ‘hybrid’ pension scheme, combining elements of both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes Changes … Read the full press release

BT creates 1,300 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs

LONDON, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BT is creating more than 1,300 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs as the company aims to recruit the best tech talent available in the UK. The drive for apprentices and graduates will see BT employ people … Read the full press release

Telia Company, Turkcell divest 100 percent of their holding in Geocell LLC to Georgia’s largest fixed network operator

SOLNA, 22-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Fintur Holdings B.V. (Fintur), jointly owned by Telia Company and Turkcell, today completed the divestment of its holding in Geocell LLC, to the Georgian telecommunications company JSC Silknet. On 26 January, 2018, Telia Company and Turkcell … Read the full press release

Telenor sells its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion

Fornebu, Norway, 21-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Telenor has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to PPF Group for EUR 2.8 billion (around NOK 27 bn) on an enterprise value basis. The Board of … Read the full press release

ETNO calls on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code

BRUSSELS, 20-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, called today on the European Commission and on legislators to urgently fix the current text of the Electronic Communications Code. Lise Fuhr, ETNO Director General, said: “Unless negotiations … Read the full press release

EE to cover 95% of the UK with superfast 4G by 2020

EE making strides towards its ambition to cover 95% of the UK with superfast 4G by 2020 105 new sites have been built in the last six months to cover mobile not-spots New coverage will deliver connectivity for EE customers … Read the full press release

Kevin Bacon and Rio Ferdinand to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE

Kevin Bacon and Rio Ferdinand resume their roles as EE sports pundits to announce the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S9 on EE with inclusive access to the BT Sport app The ad sees Rio putting the smartphone through its … Read the full press release

BMT launches advanced interactive asset data platform designed by offshore marine professionals for offshore marine professionals

Teddington, UK, 16-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BMT is proud to introduce BMT Deep, an advanced interactive asset data platform designed by offshore marine professionals for offshore marine professionals. BMT Deepdelivers deeper insights for enhanced asset performance management and is the product of over … Read the full press release

Nokia will provide cloud computing and IT service platforms with open API to allow Saudi Arabia’s engineers to create new products for the domestic market

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia will work together to provide opportunities for the country’s youth to innovate and develop applications and services for the domestic market MoU to enable promising Saudi talents in the areas of cloud and edge computing … Read the full press release

Inmarsat signs Global Xpress (GX) partnership contract to boost Turksat’s existing regional Ka-band capacity

New contract deepens relationship and boosts Turksat’s existing regional Ka-band capacity LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Global satellite communications provider Inmarsat is set to strengthen its relationship with Turksat by signing a Global Xpress (GX) partnership contract to boost the Turkish … Read the full press release

Inmarsat Government’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service wins the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite Users Association’s (MSUA) 2018 Mobility Innovation Awards

LONDON, 15-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Inmarsat Government, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications and managed network services to the U.S. government, today announced that its L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service is the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category … Read the full press release

Kudelski Group’s Conax to secure Nordic DTH operator Canal Digital’s new Android TV-based entertainment service OnePlace

Conax and Canal Digital strengthen long-term partnership with “OnePlace”, a secure 4K/UHD, Android TV based service and first solution of its kind in Norway Launch also marks first Conax delivery of easy-to-integrate Conax Lynx separation technology to protect high-value content … Read the full press release

2018 ‘Farming by Satellite’ Prize seeks entries from across Europe

Open to young people under 32 years of age LONDON, 12-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The ‘Farming by Satellite Prize’ has a top prize of €5,000 and asks the question: “How can we use satellite technologies to improve agriculture and reduce … Read the full press release

Telefónica and China Unicom will have access to each other networks and deploy their IoT services

The partnership allows their enterprise customers to enjoy the best IoT solutions and accelerate their deployment globally. MADRID, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Telefónica and China Unicom have signed an agreement in the field of Internet of Things (IoT). Under the partnership the two companies will have … Read the full press release

Telefónica Business Solutions to include Microsoft Azure services in its cloud services portfolio

Telefónica’s corporate customers will have access to the best combination of cloud and data connectivity services MADRID, 08-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Telefónica Business Solutions, a leading provider of a wide range of integrated communications solutions and digital services for the B2B … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom presents in Bonn the new mobile phone tariff with unlimited data volume for the German market

Deutsche Telekom expands mobile tariff portfolio with two new tariffs Genuine unlimited flat rate with infinite high-speed data volume in the new MagentaMobil XL tariff for 79.95 euros per month New MagentaMobil XS entry tariff supplements range at 19.95 euros/month BONN, 07-Mar-2018 … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom launches Germany’s first mobile phone tariff for business customers with unlimited data volume

Deutsche Telekom expands its mobile portfolio with a new tariff Genuine unlimited flat rate in the new Business Mobil XL Plus tariff for EUR 87.95 per month Provides and even better customer experience thanks to unlimited data volume and complete cost control … Read the full press release

Telenor Group at Mobile World Congress: Working Group Two ready for commercial launch

BARCELONA, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Working Group Two, the ground-breaking cloud based core network, is ready for commercial launch. Swedish mobile virtual network operator Vimla is the first commercial customer of the platform, which enables faster and scalable service innovation … Read the full press release

Telenor Group to contribute to two Telecom Infra Project (TIP) project groups focused on wireless networking

Telenor Group has joined the Telecom Infra Project (TIP). The global mobile operator will contribute to two TIP project groups focused on wireless networking: OpenCellular and mmWave. FORNEBU, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — News that Telenor Group became a member of TIP … Read the full press release

Nokia, Intel and Verizon collaborate on new groundbreaking Cloud RAN architectures

Nokia demonstrates successful trial of Cloud RAN in Oklahoma City, featuring its Cloud BTS with Verizon’s Virtual Cloud Platform for the operator’s vRAN 1.0 architecture Trial advances joint work between Nokia and Intel to develop Verizon’s vRAN 2.0 architecture to … Read the full press release

Nokia unveils several enhancements to its in-home Wi-Fi solution

Expanded portfolio of Nokia residential devices and gateways now supports intelligent mesh Wi-Fi capabilities, strengthened by new Unium software New software and analytics provide self-healing, self-learning, self-care functions that optimize Wi-Fi networks and maximize performance Nokia enables service providers and … Read the full press release