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  • Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and Federated Wireless have joined forces to carry out what the partners describe as the first use of CBRS (Citizens Broadband Radio Service) band 48 spectrum in an LTE Advanced carrier aggregation demonstration. The CBRS band is made up of 150 MHz of 3.5 GHz shared spectrum which until now has been primarily used by the federal...
    30 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Oracle has announced it will be hiring more than 5,000 new engineers, consultants, sales and support people in the US, for its rapidly growing cloud business, according Telecompaper. The company has already this year hired over 2,650 cloud sales professionals and 1,500 cloud developers in the US.
    29 August 2017/ Continuare
  • The Italian government is holding the first of an expected series of discussions over the increasing role in Telecom Italia played by its leading shareholder, French media giant Vivendi, according to unnamed sources cited by Reuters, according Telecompaper. “Today’s meeting shouldn’t be the decisive one,” said one of the sources, adding that it’s “one of a...
    28 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Romania's National Anti-Corruption Directorate (DNA) has formally indicted RCS&RDS's CEO Serghei Bulgac for money laundering in the 'RCS/Dragomir' case over alleged bribery in the allocation of rights to broadcast matches from Romania's top football league. VP Ioan Bendei, board member Mihai Dinei, RCS&RDS and one of the operator's subsidiaries,...
    25 August 2017/ Continuare
  • China Telecom reported operating revenues of CNY 184.1 billion in the first half of 2017, which represents an increase of 4.1 percent year-on-year. Service revenues amounted to CNY 165.8 billion, up 6.8 percent compared to the year-earlier period. EBITDA amounted to CNY 52.4 billion, up 3.7 percent year-on-year, while EBITDA margin stood at 31.6 percent at...
    24 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Liberty Global named Ionut Voinea (photo) as VP of the Integration and Operations Division for its Central and Eastern European business, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar, according Telecompaper. Until now, Voinea has been the technology manager at UPC Romania. In his new role, he will head all of Liberty Global's operations in Poland, Hungary, Romania...
    23 August 2017/ Continuare
  • HTC has announced that it's reducing the price of its Vive virtual reality headset from USD 799 to USD 599 in a bid to compete with Facebook, which recently cut the price of its Oculus Rift headset to a permanent USD 499, or USD 399 during a time-limited temporary summer promotion, according Telecompaper. In a statement, HTC said it will also offer a free...
    22 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Australian pay-TV platform Foxtel has won a Federal Court case against internet service providers (ISPs). Foxtel's bid to have more than 120 alleged piracy sites including Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series, 1337x, and Putlocker blocked by the Federal Court has been successful, ZDNet reports, according Telecompaper. The targeted ISPs, including TPG,...
    21 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Ericsson’s plan to cut its costs further could affect approximately 25,000 jobs, according to Sweden newspaper Svenska Dagbladet’s sources. An article on its website said it will be overseas staff that are hit by the reductions. The newspaper said Ericsson had declined to give it any comment on its plans, according Telecompaper. Last week, the company...
    18 August 2017/ Continuare
  • Apple has compiled a budget of around USD 1 billion to acquire and produce original video content, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal, according Telecompaper. This could result in as many as 10 TV shows, which would be available on iTunes or a new dedicated video streaming service, the report said. The figure of USD 1 billion is...
    17 August 2017/ Continuare

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