Operator group blames exchange rates as revenues rise slightly from Q2.
Stéphane Richard, Chairman & CEO, (pictured), said, “Orange Group has demonstrated its resilience in all its markets in the face of unprecedented health and economic crisis”.
We held a virtual roundtable with the nine CTOs and CTIOs from operators shortlisted for our CTO of the Year Awards 2020, from diverse markets. The discussion was lively, illuminating and wide ranging.
Last week Cellnex agreed to pay Iliad €804 million for its towers in Poland – even though Iliad doesn't own Play yet.
Coming soon to a mast near you: ABI Research reckons it will have 75% of market by 2030; Rethink Research says 58% by 2026.
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) board has launched a 6G project, while continuing its 5G efforts.
The Swedish regulator cited spying from Beijing and technology theft, having taken advice from the country's security services and armed forces.
The operator has signed “an exclusive 5G alliance” for Nordics and Baltics with Nokia – except Ericsson is supplying 5G infra in Sweden and Estonia, as well as Norway.
Nick Wood looks at how operators are pursuing tower spinoffs and network sharing deals with renewed vigour, as they grapple with the cost of deploying 5G, coverage in-fill and stiff competition.
The story surfaced in Spain’s Expansion newspaper saying that the two are exploring a 50/50 joint venture.
With partner Stratospheric Platforms, the German incumbent ran 4G voice and data on flying platform (pictured).
The European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ecta) condemns any ban of Chinese 5G suppliers for geopolitical reasons.
As Telefónica rolls out 5G across Spain, the provider chose Juniper’s Security Gateway to safeguard traffic and protect infrastructure.
The new industry group is far from the first country to launch a 6G programme and not all the vendor members are American either.
Vivacom was already found to provide Europe’s fastest network in Q1/Q2 2020 by Ookla.
A state road builder, Avtodor, announced it will work with Huawei to develop high-speed, smart roads in Russia.
Arguably the real question is what took the incumbent so long – or why the regulator didn’t act sooner – given Germany’s scarce fibre infrastructure?
The alternative UK broadband service provider has confirmed rumours it is in takeover negotiations with an existing shareholder.
The operator has chosen Colt Technology Services as a preferred provider for fibre backhaul connectivity.
In its latest update, TIP's rollcall of Open RAN trials is long and varied, backed by many Tier 1 operators and a growing cohort of vendors.
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