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US President Trump approves Oracle, Walmart deal with ByteDance for TikTok

Published Monday 21 Sep 2020 | 09:19 CET
US President Donald Trump has given his approval to the proposed deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations. The announcement was made on 19 September, a day after the US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting business with WeChat and TikTok in order to protect national security. The ban on TikTok was subsequently delayed until 27 September, should the deal not ...

US President Trump approves Oracle, Walmart deal with ByteDance for TikTok

Published Monday 21 Sep 2020 | 09:19 CET US President Donald Trump has given his approval to the proposed deal between ByteDance, Oracle and Walmart for TikTok's US operations. The announcement was made on 19 September, a day after the US Commerce Department issued an order prohibiting business with WeChat and TikTok in order to protect national security. The ban on TikTok was subsequently delayed until 27 September, should the deal not ...

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Microsoft buys games developer Bethesda Softworks for USD 7.5 billion

News | 21 Sep 2020 17:17 CET | World
Microsoft has announced a deal to acquire ZeniMax Media, parent company of games developer Bethesda Softworks, for USD 7.5 ...

Weekly news summary: mmWave innovations, advertising at Bouygues and AT&T, Spark strategy update, another telco goes private

Background | 21 Sep 2020 12:01 CET | World
This week's news shows mmWave starting to gain traction in the 5G market, along with steady progress in fibre, with more money in ...

Arm founder wants UK govt to block Nvidia deal; encourage merger with Graphcore

News | 21 Sep 2020 11:08 CET | United Kingdom
The co-founder of UK microchip company Arm, Hermann Hauser, has called on the UK government to block its proposed sale to US ...

1&1 Drillisch cuts EBITDA forecast on Telefonica network prices, considers damages claim

News | 21 Sep 2020 10:36 CET | Germany
Germany's 1&1 Drillisch has revised its EBITDA forecast for 2020 downwards to approximately EUR 600 million from EUR 683.5 ...

California court halts ban on WeChat, for the moment

News | 21 Sep 2020 08:50 CET | United States
A US judge has ruled in favour of those that filed a motion to halt the banning of WeChat, which was set to take place on 20 ...

Iliad to acquire Polish operator Play for EUR 2.2 billion

News | 21 Sep 2020 10:33 CET | Poland
French operator Iliad is continuing its European expansion with an agreement to acquire Polish operator P4, trading under the ...

Telecom Egypt submits offer to NTRA for more spectrum

News | 21 Sep 2020 09:56 CET | Egypt
Telecom Egypt said it has submitted a financial and technical offer to the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) for more ...

Ethiopian govt plans Addis Ababa data centre, bid document expected in September

News | 21 Sep 2020 09:45 CET | Ethiopia
The Ethiopian government has announced plans to build a national data centre to store information and statistics of all the ...

Enet provides wholesale network connectivity to VNO Brodynt

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:55 CET | Ireland
Irish open-access network operator Enet has added Brodynt as a wholesale customer, marking the Spanish virtual network operator's ...

Telestrada announces share buy-back

News | 21 Sep 2020 17:03 CET | Poland
Poland's Telestrada has announced a share buy-back programme. The company plans to acquire 283,333 of its own shares, equaling a ...

AccelerComm announces GBP 5.8 million Series A funding round

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:48 CET | United Kingdom
UK-based AccelerComm, spin-out from the University of Southampton developing IP solutions for 4G and 5G, has announced a GBP 5.8 ...

Noggin to launch on Amazon Prime Video in Europe

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:32 CET | Europe
ViacomCBS Networks International announced the launch of Nick Jr's Noggin learning subscription service for pre-schoolers on ...

Polsat acquires rest of Spektrum TV

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:39 CET | Poland
Poland broadcaster Telewizja Polsat, belonging to the Polsat Group, has become the sole owner of the company Spektrum ...

Electroneum reaches 4.05 million registered accounts worldwide

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:26 CET | World
UK-based cryptocurrency start-up Electroneum has signed up around 5,700 new users through its website in the past week, reaching ...

Poland eyes PLN 20 bln for digitalisation from EU Recovery Fund

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:37 CET | Poland
Poland expects to get around EUR 23 billion from the EU Recovery Fund in 2021-2023, according to information released by the ...

Dutch govt Kaspersky ban nearly complete

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:15 CET | Netherlands
The Dutch government has nearly completed phasing out Kaspersky software, after declaring the products unsafe in May 2018. In an ...

BBC appoints Creative Diversity Partner; looks to hire Diversity Lead for Disability

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:14 CET | United Kingdom
The BBC has announced the joint appointment of Michelle Matherson and Iyare Igiehon as BBC Creative Diversity Partner. It plans ...

Amnesty International identifies three EU companies selling digital surveillance kit to China

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:12 CET | China
Amnesty International has identified three EU companies that have sold digital surveillance technologies to China, a country it ...

Orange Slovakia expands LTE network to over 97% of population

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:41 CET | Slovakia
Orange Slovakia has expanded the coverage of its LTE network to 97.1 percent of the country's population, reports ...

German regulator allocates 74 5G spectrum licences for campus networks in ten months

News | 21 Sep 2020 16:17 CET | Germany
The German federal network agency Bundesnetzagentur said that it has awarded 74 spectrum licences for 5G campus networks ten ...
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