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Orange buys cybersecurity co SecureData

Telecom operator Orange announced the acquisition of SecureData Group, a cybersecurity service provider, for an undisclosed amount. The UK-based SecureData, one of the leading cybersecurity...
Vodacom 5G

Vodacom faces protests after call-back messaging fund issue

Vodacom, a part of Vodafone, has faced protests as the South African mobile telecoms provider did not pay adequately to a former employee for...
T-Mobile and Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint to create 5,600 customer care jobs by 2021

T-Mobile US and Sprint announced that, pending the close of their proposed merger, they plan to build five new customer experience centers – creating...
Airtel Africa revenue 2018

Airtel Africa receives $200 mn funding from QIA

Airtel Africa, which is planning an initial public offering (IPO), announced Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has agreed to invest $200 million through a primary...
Telenor Capex in 2018

Telenor retains Capex plan despite 5G push in Norway

Telenor Group said its Capex excluding licences and spectrum will be NOK 16-17 billion or $2 billion in 2019 as compared with NOK 16.8...
BSNL CMD Pravin Kumar Purwar

Pravin Kumar Purwar to head BSNL from July

Pravin Kumar Purwar will be the next chairman and managing director of Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL). Pravin Kumar Purwar, who will take office from July...
Verizon 5G network by Ericsson

Verizon Capex spending to touch $18 bn in 2019

Verizon said its capital spending (Capex) for 2019 will be $17 billion to $18 billion, including the expansion of 5G network -- showing a...
VimpelCom CEO JEAN-YVES CHARLIER

Digicel appoints Jean-Yves Charlier as CEO

Digicel today announced the appointment of Jean-Yves Charlier as group chief executive officer. The telecom operator appointed Charlier, who left VEON as its CEO in...
AT&T campaign

AT&T to start job cut targeting slowing business

AT&T said it would be slashing some jobs in declining areas of its business, while hiring more people in faster-growing segments. The job cut will...
Telecommunications services market forecast

Telecom services forecast to grow at 1.3% to $1,417 bn in 2019

The global communications services market is forecast to grow at 1.3 percent to $1,417 billion in 2019 and 1.5 percent to $1,439 billion in...
Vodafone 5G network

Vodafone CEO Nick Read explains difficulties in replacing Huawei

Vodafone CEO Nick Read has revealed the difficulties for the world’s second largest mobile operator to replace struggling Huawei from its core networks. The UK-based...
TeliaSonera telecom operator

Telia achieves SEK 1.3 bn via cost reduction program

Telia Company reported revenue of SEK 22.20 billion (+4.9 percent) in Q4 and SEK 83.559 billion (+4.7 percent) in 2018. The number of subscriptions increased...
Vodafone 5G Italy

Vodafone revenue dips 7% to $12.45 bn in Q3

Vodafone Group has reported revenue €10.996 billion (--6.8 percent) or $12.45 billion in the third quarter of fiscal 2018-19 as it faced business challenges...
BT China

BT receives connectivity licences in China

BT announced it has received nationwide licences from the China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. BT China Communications will use China nationwide Domestic IP-VPN...
Nepal smartphone user image by Sanjaal

Indian telecoms forecast to invest $10 bn towards Capex

Indian telecom operators such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio are expected to invest around Rs 70,000 crore or nearly $9.8 billion...
Verizon media business

Verizon to cut 800 jobs at ailing media unit

Verizon Communications said it will be slashing about 7 percent, or about 800 jobs, at its struggling media unit Oath. Verizon said on Wednesday that...

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