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China’s three state telecoms on Thursday announced the roll-out 5G mobile phone services, marking a key step in Beijing’s ambitions to become a technology superpower at a time when it remains locked in trade tensions with Washington. China Mobile’s, China Unicom and China Telecom’s said on their websites and online…

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China’s Huawei Technologies expects around 480 million households worldwide will have access to fifth-generation (5G) broadband service by 2025, the chief executive of its Brazilian telecoms operations said on Tuesday. Speaking at a major telecoms event in Sao Paulo, Derrick Sun, of Huawei Brasil, noted the company sees more than…

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Three of Poland’s biggest private telecom firms have agreed to consider developing 5G networks with two state entities, one of the groups said on Monday, signaling the government may have some control over the future network. Poland and other European countries are preparing to launch 5G services offering faster data…

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Some of the world’s biggest infrastructure funds including Australia’s Macquarie and Singapore’s GIC are considering first steps that could lead to them taking part in Italy’s plans to create a national fast broadband champion, sources said. Italy is trying to engineer a merger of former phone monopoly Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI)…

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India plans to merge loss-making state telecom providers Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd, giving employees the option to retire voluntarily, the federal communications minister said on Wednesday. The two carriers have struggled to win customers at a time Reliance Industries’ telecoms’ upstart Jio and rivals Bharti…

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Norway’s Telenor ASA and Sweden’s Nordic Entertainment Group AB (NENT) will merge their Canal Digital and Viasat Consumer units to form a major regional TV distribution company, the two firms said on Tuesday. The new business, in which Telenor and NENT will own 50% each, will have combined annual sales…

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AT&T Inc’s (T.N) advertising unit Xandr has purchased clypd, an advertising platform that uses data to better target television ads, a source familiar with the matter said, as Xandr seeks to make TV commercials as personally targeted as internet ads. Clypd, which counts TV networks Discovery (DISCA.O) and CBS (CBS.N)…

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T-Mobile US Inc’s (TMUS.O) proposed $26.5 billion tie-up with Sprint Corp (S.N) won formal approval from the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday in a vote split along party lines, two sources told Reuters. Chairman Ajit Pai and two Republican commissioners voted to approve the deal while two Democratic commissioners voted…

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PT Indosat, the Indonesian unit of Qatar’s Ooredoo Group, said on Tuesday it has signed a 6.4 trillion rupiah ($452.30 million) deal to sell 3,100 telecommunication towers, which will be leased back. Indosat said in a statement 2,100 units of towers will be sold to PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) and…

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China’s Huawei Technologies is ready to enter into a “no backdoor” agreement with India to allay security concerns, the telecom group’s local head said on Monday, as the giant South Asian country prepares to launch next generation 5G networks. India, the world’s second-biggest wireless market by users, will hold an…