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BT to create 7,000 jobs with accelerated FTTP build; reports revenue down 7%

Published Thursday 13 May 2021 | 10:54 CET
BT has increased its its total FTTP network build target from 20 million to 25 million premises by December 2026, with Openreach working to connect up to 4 million premises a year. BT said it could fund this increased roll-out from internal resources while still committing to other priorities, including investment in the 5G network, its modernisation programme, supporting the BT Pension Scheme, ...

BT to create 7,000 jobs with accelerated FTTP build; reports revenue down 7%

Published Thursday 13 May 2021 | 10:54 CET BT has increased its its total FTTP network build target from 20 million to 25 million premises by December 2026, with Openreach working to connect up to 4 million premises a year. BT said it could fund this increased roll-out from internal resources while still committing to other priorities, including investment in the 5G network, its modernisation programme, supporting the BT Pension Scheme, ...

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Alibaba grows FY revenues 41% as customers pass 1 billion worldwide

News | 13 May 2021 14:36 CET | China
Alibaba said it passed 1 billion users on its global e-commerce sites in the fiscal year to March 2021. Revenues at the Chinese ...

Samsung steps up investment in LSI, foundry business, plans new production line

News | 13 May 2021 14:12 CET | World
Samsung Electronics announced that it will increase its investments in its system LSI and foundry businesses through 2030 to a ...

Asus updates Zenfone range with compact flagship model, new rotating camera phone

News | 13 May 2021 11:00 CET | World
Asus has released a new series of smartphones. The Zenfone 8 range features a more compact flagship model and an update of its ...

Italy fines Google EUR 102 mln for abuse of dominant position in apps

News | 13 May 2021 09:57 CET | Italy
Italy's antitrust and competition authority AGCM has fined Google a total of EUR 102 million for abusing its dominant position in ...

TikTok told to take further measures in Italy to prevent access by under 13s

News | 13 May 2021 08:56 CET | Italy
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has asked Chinese video-sharing app TikTok for several additional commitments ...

Telefonica slows fall in underlying revenues to 1% in Q1, net profit improves

News | 13 May 2021 08:51 CET | Latin America
Telefonica more than doubled its net profit in the first quarter, to EUR 886 million from EUR 406 million a year ago, thanks to ...

SES picks Amdocs to provide testing automation framework

News | 13 May 2021 17:17 CET | World
Amdocs announced SES selected Amdocs Quality Engineering's testing framework in order to automate SES's flow validation process. ...

Zenlayer bags USD 50 mln in Series C financing

News | 13 May 2021 17:16 CET | World
Zenlayer secured USD 50 million in its Series C financing round led by a group including Anatole Investment and Prospect Avenue ...

Ford to roll out embedded Amazon Alexa controls in cars

News | 13 May 2021 16:49 CET | North America
Ford announced plans to roll-out Amazon Alexa integration in its cars in North America. The embedded Alexa hands-free experience ...

Orange Slovakia launches 5G network in Bratislava, Banska-Bystrica

News | 13 May 2021 17:14 CET | Slovakia
Orange Slovakia has launched its 5G network in the cities of Bratislava and Banska-Bystrica, reports Zive.aktuality.sk. The ...

Tarana secures USD 50 mln to scale production of wireless broadband technology

News | 13 May 2021 17:08 CET | World
Tarana Wireless closed a growth-stage USD 50 million preferred stock financing led by Prime Movers Lab. The proceeds will be used ...

Cetin revenues down, EBITDA up in Q1

News | 13 May 2021 17:15 CET | Czech Republic
Revenues of Czech wholesale operator Cetin totaled CZK 4.443 billion in the first quarter of this year, down from CZK 4.941 ...

Sonim, Business Mobility enter distribution deal in US

News | 13 May 2021 16:54 CET | United States
Sonim Technologies entered a new partnership with Business Mobility Partners (BMP), an authorized distributor of T-Mobile For ...

Mobile payment system Blik nearly doubles transactions in Q1

News | 13 May 2021 17:03 CET | Poland
Polish mobile payment system Blik announced that its users performed over 153 million transactions worth PLN 20 billion in the ...

UK rural homes pay 76% more for broadband than urban homes - study

News | 13 May 2021 16:06 CET | United Kingdom
Rural households in the UK pay 76 percent more for broadband compared to urban households, according to research conducted by ...

Cyfrowy Polsat grows revenues 5% in Q1

News | 13 May 2021 16:57 CET | Poland
Revenues of the Cyfrowy Polsat Group totaled PLN 2.987 billion in the first quarter of this year, up nearly 5 percent from PLN ...

UK average fixed-line residential broadband speed up 25% in 2020 - Ofcom

News | 13 May 2021 15:57 CET | United Kingdom
The average download speed of UK residential fixed-line broadband services was 80.2 Mbps in 2020, up 25 percent from 64 Mbps in ...

Sao Paulo state plans tender to expand telecom services coverage

News | 13 May 2021 17:12 CET | Brazil
The government of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo, through technology company Prodesp, will hold a virtual public consultation ...

Databarracks acquires UK enterprise back-up company 4sl

News | 13 May 2021 15:46 CET | United Kingdom
Databarracks, UK provider of disaster recovery, back-up and business continuity services, has announced the acquisition of 4sl, ...

Spain's Ezentis returns to growth in Q1, inks EUR 314 mln in new contracts

News | 13 May 2021 15:45 CET | Spain
Spanish telecommunications infrastructure specialist Ezentis reported revenues of EUR 94.2 million in the first quarter of the ...
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