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FCC chair Pai to step down in January when Biden takes office

Published Monday 30 Nov 2020 | 17:02 CET
Ajit Pai has announced he will step down as chair of the US Federal Communications Commission from 20 January 2021, when the new US President Joe Biden takes office. Pai first joined the FCC in 2012 and was named chairman in 2017 by President Donald Trump. ...

FCC chair Pai to step down in January when Biden takes office

Published Monday 30 Nov 2020 | 17:02 CET Ajit Pai has announced he will step down as chair of the US Federal Communications Commission from 20 January 2021, when the new US President Joe Biden takes office. Pai first joined the FCC in 2012 and was named chairman in 2017 by President Donald Trump. ...

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Ericsson raises forecast for global 5G subscribers in 2020, almost 80% in China

News | 30 Nov 2020 13:51 CET | World
There are signs of an acceleration in 5G roll-out, according to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report. The company estimates that ...

UK govt tightens deadline for removing Huawei network equipment

News | 30 Nov 2020 11:10 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government is bringing forward the deadline for mobile network operators to stop installing Huawei equipment to September ...

Weekly news summary: KPN, Proximus, TIM moved ahead with fibre plans, Orange launches 5G in France, Luxembourg

Background | 30 Nov 2020 10:42 CET | World
Major corporate news in the past week included KPN's strategy update, which looked much like its previous plan, rumours about a ...

Italy fines Apple EUR 10 million for 'misleading' water resistance claims

News | 30 Nov 2020 09:23 CET | Italy
Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has fined Apple EUR 10 million for using "misleading and aggressive" commercial practices to sell ...

Saudi Telecom CEO to step down in March 2021

News | 30 Nov 2020 09:53 CET | Saudi Arabia
The chief executive officer (CEO) of Saudi operator STC has resigned from his post after more than two years in his role. Nasser ...

ICASA extends emergency mobile spectrum until March but starts charging fees

News | 30 Nov 2020 10:11 CET | South Africa
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has approved the amendment of the ICT Covid-19 National State of ...

Nearly fifth of rural areas in developing countries have only 2G internet, 17% have zero coverage

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:22 CET | World
Nearly a fifth of the rural population in the least developed countries of the world (19%) have only 2G mobile networks to rely ...

Dish secures fibre for 5G network with Everstream, Segra, Uniti, Zayo

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:36 CET | United States
Dish Network announced agreements with fibre vendors Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo to get fronthaul and backhaul support to ...

Huawei expands optical networking portfolio

News | 30 Nov 2020 16:31 CET | World
Huawei announced it will further upgrade its Optical Networking 2.0 platform first introduced in 2019. At the company's Optical ...

Ting Internet names Google Fiber exec as chief strategy officer

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:35 CET | United States
Ting Internet named Jill Szuchmacher as chief strategy officer and executive vice-president Networks. Szuchmacher joins Ting ...

Inseego 5G MiFi launches in Switzerland on Swisscom network

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:22 CET | Switzerland
Inseego has partnered with Swisscom to bring the Inseego 5G MiFi M2000 mobile hotspot to Swisscom's nationwide live 5G network. ...

WiLAN signs wireless licence deal with handset maker

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:24 CET | United States
Wi-LAN, a Quarterhill company, announced that an unnamed handset manufacturer, ranked in the top 20 in sales in the US, signed a ...

Multimedia Polska to drop Polsat channels from January

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:27 CET | Poland
Cable operator Multimedia Polska said it will to stop offering channels from broadcaster Telewizja Polsat from January. The ...

Totum Labs closes USD 13 mln Series A to develop satellite IoT chip

News | 30 Nov 2020 17:25 CET | World
Satellite IoT connectivity company Totum Labs completed a USD 13 million Series A financing, bringing Totum's total funding since ...

Vodafone Spain offering mobile clients unlimited video data at Xmas

News | 30 Nov 2020 15:28 CET | Spain
Vodafone Spain has kicked off its festive campaign by giving subscribers to its Big Yuser and Heavy Yuser mobile plans unlimited ...

Netflix to start declaring all UK revenues to HMRC

News | 30 Nov 2020 15:12 CET | United Kingdom
Netflix has agreed to start declaring UK revenues to HMRC, the UK's tax authority, reports The Guardian....

Telefonica teams up with Havas for targeted ads on Movistar+

News | 30 Nov 2020 15:11 CET | Spain
Telefonica has joined forces with Havas Media to roll out targeted advertising on its Movistar+ pay-TV platform. The company ...

Telefonica Germany starts to market O2 my Home fixed line products via cable

News | 30 Nov 2020 15:37 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany said it has started to offer its O2 my Home fixed line products via cable, too. Customers will initially ...

Canada consumer telecom complaints down 19% in year to July

News | 30 Nov 2020 15:17 CET | Canada
Consumer complaints on telecom services in Canada dropped 19 percent in the year to 31 July, according to the latest data from ...

Open Fiber connects first 3,000-plus homes in EUR 7 mln Tivoli FTTH rollout

News | 30 Nov 2020 14:46 CET | Italy
Open Fiber has completed the cabling of its FTTH infrastructure in the first 3,800 premises in the town of Tivoli in the central ...
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