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22 Feb 2018

WIRELESS

IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

Low power wide area (LPWA) M2M/IoT connections based on *unlicensed spectrum technologies* – including *Sigfox*, *LoRa* and *Ingenu* – are forecast to reach 50 million by the end of 2018,... more

Vodafone, Telefonica cooperate on fibre-optic connections for mobile networks

Vodafone Germany and Telefonica Deutschland have agreed on a pilot project to connect their mobile phone sites to each other’s fibre-optic backhaul lines, enabling more customers to benefit directly from... more

Swisscom, Ericsson collaborate on end-to-end network slicing

Swisscom and Ericsson are closely collaborating on end-to-end network slicing for critical communications in a joint project to deploy and explore new use cases for 4G and 5G, the companies... more

BROADBAND

Du launches first national triple-play service

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du has launched its first full nationwide triple-play packages, offering TV, internet and telephony services to customers outside its core service area of Dubai... more

Aberdeen to be second city to benefit from CityFibre/Vodafone FTTP rollout programme

Aberdeen has been named as the next location to benefit from the fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) programme being carried out in partnership with Vodafone UK, with nearly all homes and businesses in... more

ETECSA signs satellite connectivity agreement with SES Networks

State-owned Cuban telco Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) has signed a deal with satellite services provider SES Networks. The agreement means that ETECSA can now diversify internet connectivity across... more

IPLAN updates on Buenos Aires FTTH progress

IPLAN, the Buenos Aires-based data centre/cloud computing firm, which launched a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in selected areas of capital city Buenos Aires in late 2016 has confirmed that its fibre... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

DT posts 2.5% rise in 2017 revenue, forecasts 4% EBITDA growth for 2018

German telecoms group Deutsche Telekom (DT) has reported revenue of EUR74.95 billion (USD92.3 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2017, an increase of 2.5% from EUR73.09 billion the... more

Telefonica generates revenues of EUR52bn in 2017

Telefonica Group has reported revenues of EUR52.0 billion (USD64.1 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2017, down 0.1% on an annualised basis. Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) performed strongly in... more

VEON’s Q4 revenues, EBITDA down 1.4%, 3.8%

Amsterdam-based, Russian-backed multinational group VEON’s total reported revenue decreased 1.4% year-on-year to USD2.320 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017, although it said this was mainly due to significant devaluation... more

Bouygues Telecom reports improved performance in 2017

French conglomerate Bouygues Group has reported revenues of EUR32.90 billion (USD40.5 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2017, an increase of 4% from EUR231.77 billion in the year-ago... more

Vodafone Uganda enters bankruptcy

Debt-burdened Afrimax Uganda, which trades under the Vodafone Uganda brand, has filed for bankruptcy at the country’s High Court. A three-month protection order has been granted, and a report from... more
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