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The global telecoms industry on Tuesday demanded access to the high-capacity spectrum it says it needs to support data-intensive 5G services, accusing the space lobby of hogging frequencies in a way that could stunt the technology. The call by the GSMA, which represents 750 operators and another 350 firms in…

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Strategic Wireless Infrastructure Funds Management, LLC. (“Strategic Wireless”) announced that it has acquired a portfolio of cell towers located in various counties throughout Iowa. Several of the telecom industry’s leading wireless carriers serve as anchor tenants on the towers and are joined by a host of other organizations. The towers…

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The Canadian government said on Wednesday it is investing C$85 million ($64.70 million) in an Ottawa-based satellite company as part of an effort to narrow the broadband internet gap in rural and remote communities. Innovation, Science and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains said the funding would be used by Telesat…

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As customer demand for extreme high-capacity, low-latency data transport continues to grow, CenturyLink, Inc. is utilizing its global multi-conduit infrastructure to expand the company's intercity network by 4.7 million miles of fiber, making it the largest ultra-low-loss fiber network in North America. "Our newly built intercity fiber network, created with…

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) on Thursday said it expects a stronger half-year on demand for 5G telecoms gear as well as new tech like Internet of Things (IoT), after booking a profit fall in the second quarter. The world's largest contract chipmaker also said demand from smartphone makers…

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Italy's largest phone company, Telecom Italia, is considering a plan to sell assets worth around 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion), including a stake in its separately listed INWIT towers unit, La Repubblica daily said on Wednesday. Telecom Italia (TIM), which controls 60% of INWIT, agreed with Vodafone in February to…

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Infortrend® Technology, Inc. announces that a national TV station in Japan uses Infortrend's storage solution to address the increasing demands of its broadcasting workload. The modernization of their storage system allows further enhancements of them such as higher performance and capacity, flexibility in access management, and remote backup functionality. This…

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Amino Communications, the global media and entertainment technology solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired the privately-held Amsterdam headquartered 24i, an industry leading provider of online video solutions and services. “The fast-growing 24i is a great strategic acquisition for us, moving us closer to a decisive market leadership position.…

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Kuwait is to issue a virtual telecom operator licence, effectively creating a fourth player in a market serving roughly four million people. Virtual network operators do not own the networks they use to provide communications services but instead lease capacity from conventional operators, usually paying them a percentage of their…

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Proximus and Orange Belgium said on Thursday they had agreed to create a joint venture to build a shared mobile access network to speed up the roll-out of 5G in Belgium. The operators said the network will improve coverage, with the combined number of mobile sites expected to be about…