Telecoms

Platform Industry News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

UK’s BT taps Crozier as chairman to help drive transformation

UK telecoms giant BT has named Adam Crozier as its next chairman on Tuesday, tapping one of the most experienced corporate operators in the UK to oversee the group through a key tr...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada’s spectrum auction raises record $7.2 billion as firms gear for high-speed internet

Canada’s auction of 3500 MHz spectrum, which is key for next generation 5G networks, generated a record C$8.9 billion (approximately $7.2 billion), with the country’s t...

Platform Industry News: BT - British Telecom in the UK

BT takes multi-million pound stake in cyber firm Safe Security

UK telecoms group BT has taken a multi-million pound stake in Silicon Valley cyber risk management firm Safe Security, underlining its ambition to target growth in the sector, the ...

Platform News: Huawei Technologies

FCC votes to finalize program to replace Huawei equipment in US networks

The US Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to finalize a $1.9 billion program to reimburse mostly rural US carriers for removing equipment from telecommunications n...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

Biden taps ex-Pentagon official for key China tech position

Joe Biden has nominated Alan Estevez, a former Pentagon official and Washington insider to be the US Commerce Department’s undersecretary for industry and security, a key pos...

Orange

Orange sees role for Huawei in 5G Africa rollout

Orange, France’s largest telecoms firm, will avoid using equipment from Chinese vendors when developing Europe’s 5G networks, opting for suppliers such as Ericsson and ...

Platform News: 5G and data transfer

Canada launches long-awaited auction of 5G spectrum

Canada is set to begin a hotly anticipated auction of the mobile telecommunications bandwidth necessary for 5G rollout, one that was delayed more than a year by the pandemic.

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Groups urge Biden to nominate FCC commissioner to speed net neutrality reinstatement

More than 50 US groups have urged President Biden to fill the open seat on the US Federal Communications Commission in order to begin the process of reinstating net neutrality rule...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely, a move criticised by rights campaigne...

Platform News: Vodafone plc

Vodafone ramps up investment to capture growth opportunity

Vodafone said it would accelerate investment in its network again this year after spending more to meet the demands of COVID-19, resulting in free cash flow growth falling short of...

Huawei Technologies

Swedish court to hear Huawei’s case against 5G ban

A Swedish administrative court will start hearing arguments in a case filed by Huawei Technologies against the country’s telecom regulator for banning the Chinese company fro...

Platform Economy: Verizon wireless in the US

Verizon to launch 5G internet for businesses in 21 American cities

Verizon Communications, which is one of the largest telecom companies in the world, has announced that it will launch 5G internet for businesses in 21 US cities this month, expandi...

Platform Industry: US and China Relations and Politics

FCC commissioner urges tougher steps on Chinese network equipment

Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr has called for new steps to ensure Huawei and ZTE equipment is barred from US telecommunications networks and ensure no electronic ...

FCC - Federal Communications Commission

Departing FCC chair warns of threats to telecoms from China

The outgoing US Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said possible Chinese espionage and dangers to US telecom networks and internet freedom are the biggest national...

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