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  • 2018 has seen the launch of a major ITU drive to define the requirements of IMT-2020/5G systems as they relate to transport networks, the extremely high-capacity optical networks that form the ‘backbone’ of the ICT ecosystem, according news.itu.int. These 5G transport projects have built strong momentum, drawing on the expertise of a wide range of working...
    06 Februarie 2019/ Continuare
  • New ITU estimates show that the world has reached an important milestone for connecting people to the benefits of today’s digital economy: More than half of the world’s population is now using the Internet, according news.itu.int. By the end of 2018, an estimated 51.2 per cent of the global population, or 3.9 billion people, will be using the Internet,...
    05 Februarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Liberty Global is holding advanced talks to sell UPC Switzerland to Sunrise, according to the Financial Times. An enterprise value of EUR 4.3 billion is quoted. Sunrise, listed on the Swiss stock exchange, traded down 2.4 percent on 02 February, to close at CHF 81.75. Its market capitalisation is CHF 3.68 billion (EUR 3.23 billion), according Telecompaper...
    04 Februarie 2019/ Continuare
  • There was no shortage of news and corporate actions in week 5, but on the whole the market moved up just fractionally. The Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms was up 0.1 percent, versus a gain of 0.2 percent for the EuroStoxx 50 index. Disregarding the outliers, Go Internet (+27%) and Tele Columbus (-14%), share price movements varied between +11...
    04 Februarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Intel has confirmed Bob Swan (photo) as its new CEO. Swan was the company's CFO and took over as interim CEO last June when Brian Krzanich resigned for violating the company's policy of no fraternising between managers and employees, according Telecompaper. Swan has served as Intel CFO since 2016 and will also join the company's board of directors after...
    01 Februarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 375.4 million units worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2018, down 4.9 percent year on year and the fifth straight quarter of decline, according to preliminary data from IDC. The result closes out the worst year ever for smartphone shipments, as global smartphone volumes declined 4.1 percent in 2018 with a total of 1.4...
    31 Ianuarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Telenor reported a small drop in fourth-quarter results, hurt by weakness in Thailand and Myanmar, while meeting its full-year outlook for stable underlying revenues and a 3 percent rise in EBITDA. The company forecast a similar performance in 2019 and raised its dividend by 4 percent, according Telecompaper. Quarterly revenues fell 1.8 percent on a...
    30 Ianuarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Livia Dumitrescu (photo) joins Vodafone Romania as Legal and External Affairs Director and member of the executive management team, reporting to Vodafone Romania’s CEO, Murielle Lorilloux, effective February 2019.    Most recently, she worked at Banca Transilvania (BT) where she acted as Compliance Director for Bancpost, one of BT’s acquisitions. In...
    29 Ianuarie 2019/ Continuare
  • The TP Stock Index European Telecom was down 1.2 percent in week 4. Vodafone (-8.3%) and Deutsche Telekom (-5.3%), the index's heavyweights, led the decline, according Telecompaper. Turk Telekom (+11%) was the week's winner, ahead of German microcap Ecotel (+7.4%) and Iceland's Siminn (+6.3%). Takeover candidates Forthnet (Greece, -14%) and Go Internet (...
    28 Ianuarie 2019/ Continuare
  • Telekom Romania announces that Florina Tănase is taking over the Legal and Corporate Affairs Director position, as of January 25th 2019. From this position, Florina Tănase (photo) will coordinate the legal, regulatory, security and personal data protection activities of Telekom Romania group of companies, reporting directly to the general manager of...
    25 Ianuarie 2019/ Continuare

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