The operator will set up towercos in 2020, cut telecom costs by €1bn, focus on infrastructure and B2B services, and could spin off MEA properties.
Telefónica and Spanish state broadcaster RTVE have trialled the use of edge computing to replace TV trucks.
CenturyLink has built new metro networks in Madrid (pictured), Spain and Marseille, France. The firm also connected 90 more data centres to its network in six markets.
The Intelligent Automated Network (IAN) will connect more than 125,000 Mars Inc.' associates across more than 80 countries.
In preparation for 5G, Orange Poland has selected Juniper Networks to enhance the automation capabilities of its IP network core.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suggested that Europe sets up a dedicated agency to certify components for 5G networks.
Orange has extended a contract with Ericsson to provide a managed end-to-end operations service in Belgium, Moldova, Romania, Slovakia and Spain.
The company claims its new strategy will generate an additional €2 billion in revenue and increase operating cash flow by 2% by 2022.
Swisscom is partnering with the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland for research relating to 5G and network functions virtualisation (NFV).
Michaël Trabbia, CEO of Orange Belgium, and Sandrine Dufour, acting CEO of Proximus, signed the final agreement for the sharing arrangement they proposed in July.
KPN and offshore telecommunication supplier Tampnet have entered into a partnership to expand 4G coverage in the North Sea for business customers.
After months of speculation and fierce debate, France’s telecom regulator Arcep published its decision on the procedure and conditions for awarding licences.
Cobham Wireless’s idDAS (intelligent digital distributed antenna system) is now providing 4G coverage in Berlin’s U-Bahn for subscribers of all three of Germany’s major mobile operators.
Mobile analytics company Opensignal says 5G adoption is moving too slowly to overtake 3G in just one year, anywhere in the world.
An announcement by the American Commerce Department gave permission to US companies for “specific, limited engagements” with Huawei for the next 90 days.
The number of consumers using connected devices and applications has increased 66% in two years, according to Telefónica’s second report on the Internet of Things (IoT).
The company has deployed private wireless networks for more than 120 customers, including 32 public sector organisations and smart cities.
The German newspaper Stuttgarter Zeitung quoted the German Secretary of State, Steffen Bilger at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.
They say the new collaboration space will help solve business problems with IoT solutions, foster a European ecosystem and inspire innovation.
Iliad’s founder, Xavier Niel, is to buy a fifth of the French telecoms group’s share capital for €1.4 billion – could he be a bellwether for telcos' stock rising?
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