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Britain’s decision on whether to allow Huawei to supply equipment for 5G mobile networks comes at a delicate time, with debate raging in European capitals over the security implications of reliance on Chinese technology. In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s preference for applying the same rules to all equipment vendors faces…

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Bluebird Network LLC, a Midwest telecommunications company, today announces the completion of its fiber expansion and investment in Springfield, MO. This expansion interconnects major business areas in Springfield to the Bluebird Underground Data Center — also located in Springfield, and to its 9,300-plus-mile fiber network throughout the Midwest. The expansion…

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz did not rule out deploying Huawei Technologies equipment in his country’s future 5G networks on Monday but said the country would coordinate its decisions with European Union partners. Kurz told a news conference in Vienna that the most important issues with regard to the expansion of…

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Vietnam’s largest telecommunication company, Viettel, will launch commercial 5G mobile services from June this year, the company said on Friday. The military-run company said in a statement it would use 5G network equipment and software developed itself, adding that it has become the sixth firm the world to produce 5G…

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Rogers Communications Inc said on Wednesday it has started rolling out the fifth-generation (5G) telecoms network in some Canadian cities, becoming the country’s first cellphone provider to offer the super-fast telecom services. Rogers, one of Canada’s largest wireless carriers, will launch first in downtown Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal, before…

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Deutsche Telekom said on Wednesday it was founding a fibre-optic networks joint venture with regional utility EWE that aims to connect more than 1.5 million German households after winning antitrust approval for the deal to go ahead. Glasfaser Nordwest, as the 50-50 joint venture has been named, will build out…

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France’s biggest telecoms group Orange is bringing its operations in the Middle East and Africa into a single entity, paving the way for a potential listing of the operations that could raise cash to invest in overseas expansion. The Middle East and Africa, where Orange has a presence in 18…

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Britain will “supercharge” investment in full-fibre broadband by encouraging more competition in cities and supporting provider BT (BT.L) in rolling out faster connections in rural areas, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom said on Wednesday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to upgrade the country’s internet networks in his successful pitch to voters…

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Polish mobile operator Play Communications is planning to roll out a 5G network in the northern city of Gdynia, its chief executive said, as the country’s telcoms providers rush to be the first to offer commercial next generation services. Mobile internet on 5G networks is expected to offer data speeds…

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Cellnex Telecom SA said on Thursday that it has agreed to buy Portuguese telecommunication tower operator OMTEL for around 800 million euros ($894.24 million) from Altice Europe NV (ATCA.AS) and funds controlled by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners. The deal will be financed through existing cash reserves and should lift its…