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  • The EU's Radio Spectrum Policy Group has issued its second opinion on 5G, to aid policymakers in planning for the next generation of mobile technology. The advisory group calls for large blocks of the 3.4-3.8 GHz band to be made available for mobile operators by 2020, as well as part of the 26 GHz band by the same date, according Telecompaper. The two...
    14 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • New research from EfficientIP has claimed 72% of UK businesses are confident about being compliant when GDPR hits the industry in May, but we’re not too sure, according telecoms.com. Although security teams have had two years to get ready for the new regulations, in typical fashion, it has only been in the last couple of months activity has been ramping up...
    13 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Last week's telecoms stock performance was almost completely overshadowed by the general market correction. Our European Telecoms Stock Index was down 5.8 percent, against -5.6 percent for the Eurostoxx 50 Index. Year to date our basket is down 7.2 percent, underperforming the Eurostoxx 50's -5.1 percent, according Telecompaper. Very few stock managed to...
    12 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Eurovision Media Services, the business arm of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and Eutelsat renewed and expanded their partnership for capacity in Ku-band via a number of contracts on the Eutelsat 10A satellite, according Telecompaper. These multi-year, multi transponder contracts will further expand the infrastructure used by Eurovision Media...
    09 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Orange announced plans for new 5G access trials starting later this year in France and Romania. It also revealed that it will be working on the design of a ‘smart’ antenna for 4G/5G connectivity in partnership with Nokia and Kathrein, a Germany-based manufacturer of antennas for communications, according Telecompaper. Currently in prototype phase, the new...
    08 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Telefonica and Huawei have claimed another industry first with the successful completion of a proof of concept (PoC) for 5G-based vehicle-to-anything communication networks (known as 5G-V2X) at their 5G Joint Innovation Lab in Madrid, according Telecompaper. The test was based on the latest 3GPP New Radio (NR) Standard specification available since...
    07 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Digi Communications' Romanian and Hungarian subsidiaries RCS & RDS and Digi concluded a syndicated loan providing for three facilities in HUF, RON and EUR currencies with Citibank and ING Bank as the arrangers and several other financial institutions as the lenders, according Telecompaper. Digi Communications is the guarantor while the subsidiaries are...
    06 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Vodafone Romania is the fastest mobile network in the country for 4G technology, according to tests performed by Romanian users over 4G, 4G+ and 4.5G connections (LTE) in 2017 using Speedtest by Ookla, worldwide leader in internet testing and analysis. “This recognition is very important for us, as it is an indicator of our mobile network’s performance...
    05 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Telecoms shares were generally down last week (week 5), in step with the overall markets. Performances diverged widely, however. As Virgin Media (Liberty Global) apparently abandoned plans to launch a budget brand, in the face of intense market competition, TalkTalk (-12% for the week) ended up in a sell-off after being downgraded by several banks,...
    05 Februarie 2018/ Continuare
  • Vodafone Romania saw its service revenues for the quarter to 31 December 2017 grow 2.2 percent year-on-year in organic terms to EUR 182.3 million, according Telecompaper. Mobile data consumption grew by 71 percent in the quarter compared to the same period last year to 40,554 TB. The operator's customer base also rose 5.2 percent over the same period last...
    02 Februarie 2018/ Continuare

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