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FCC confirms USD 9 bln fund for rural 5G, auction delayed on need for better broadband maps

Published Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 | 09:28 CET
The US Federal Communications Commission has approved plans for a new 5G Fund for Rural America, with up to USD 9 billion in subsidies available to boost 5G coverage in outlying areas. However, the fund will not be available immediately, as the FCC decided to first improve how it collects broadband map data on unserved areas. ...

FCC confirms USD 9 bln fund for rural 5G, auction delayed on need for better broadband maps

Published Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 | 09:28 CET The US Federal Communications Commission has approved plans for a new 5G Fund for Rural America, with up to USD 9 billion in subsidies available to boost 5G coverage in outlying areas. However, the fund will not be available immediately, as the FCC decided to first improve how it collects broadband map data on unserved areas. ...

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Telefonica Germany grows Q3 revenue and profits slightly, mobile postpaid base up 5%

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:07 CET | Germany
Telefonica Germany saw its revenues increase by 0.4 percent year-on-year in Q3 2020 to EUR 1.87 billion thanks to high customer ...

Microsoft maintains quarterly revenue growth at 12% on demand for Azure, consumer products

News | 28 Oct 2020 09:02 CET | World
Microsoft maintained solid double-digit growth in its fiscal first quarter to September, thanks to demand for its cloud services ...

Bharti Airtel announces exit from Ghana mobile market

News | 28 Oct 2020 08:37 CET | Ghana
Bharti Airtel's board has announced that the Ghana government and AirtelTigo are in the advanced stages of concluding an ...

T-Mobile US relaunches TVision TV service with cheaper streaming plans

News | 27 Oct 2020 17:31 CET | United States
T-Mobile US has relaunched its TVision OTT TV service, with a lower price and new subscription options. The service is available ...

AMD agrees all-stock takeover of Xilinx for USD 35 billion

News | 27 Oct 2020 13:32 CET | World
AMD is expanding in the infrastructure market with an agreement to acquire Xilinx in an all-stock transaction worth USD 35 ...

Ericsson previews plans for Cloud RAN portfolio

News | 27 Oct 2020 12:58 CET | World
Ericsson announced its new Cloud RAN cloud-native software platform handling compute functionality in the RAN. Cloud RAN by ...

NGMN Alliance launches new Green Futures Network initiative

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:42 CET | World
The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has announced the new Green Futures Networks initiative to introduce aligned ...

Amazon launches new Climate Pledge Friendly initiative across Europe

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:34 CET | Europe
Amazon has launched the new 'Climate Pledge Friendly' initiative in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. This supports the ...

Spain's Adamo offers free fibre and Netflix for 3 months in Halloween promo

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:28 CET | Spain
Spanish broadband provider Adamo has launched a Halloween-themed offer giving new subscribers to one of its convergent plans free ...

SK Telecom, KRRI pilot 5G autonomous train control system

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:24 CET | Korea, Republic of
Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) has completed tests of a 5G-based autonomous train control service at its dedicated test ...

Starlink invites users to public beta of satellite broadband service

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:24 CET | United States
The SpaceX satellite internet service Starlink has started inviting people in the US to join its public beta test. The broadband ...

Transaction Network Services upgrades European backbone

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:21 CET | Europe
Transaction Network Services (TNS), global provider of infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions, has upgraded its European ...

Deutsche Bahn migrates IT infrastructure to Microsoft, Amazon clouds earlier than planned

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:31 CET | Germany
Deutsche Bahn has relocated its IT infrastructure to the clouds of Microsoft and Amazon earlier than planned, Handelsblatt ...

Luxembourg regulator seeks stakeholders' view on 26 GHz band

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:24 CET | Luxembourg
Luxembourg regulator ILR has launched a public consultation on the future use of millimetre wave spectrum in the 24.25-27.5 GHz ...

BT rolls out Workplace from Facebook to 80,000 employees worldwide

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:15 CET | World
BT has rolled out Workplace from Facebook to 80,000 employees worldwide to support internal communications....

Italy opens new Google probe into ad market dominance

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:15 CET | Italy
Italy's antitrust and competition authority AGCM has announced the launch of a new investigation into Google's market dominance, ...

India adopts oneM2M global standard to drive smart city development

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:07 CET | India
The oneM2M global standard for M2M and IoT technologies has been adopted at a national level in India to support the government's ...

Lycamobile opens first ever flagship retail store, in Belgium

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:01 CET | Belgium
Global MVNO Lycamobile said it has opened its first ever flagship retail store, in Belgium. The company opened the store on Rue ...

HbbTV Association removes some features with update specification

News | 28 Oct 2020 10:00 CET | World
The HbbTV Association has published an update for its core specification (HbbTV 2.0.3). The group is a global initiative set up ...

Easypaisa enables app users to add funds to mobile accounts online via debit cards

News | 28 Oct 2020 09:59 CET | Pakistan
Pakistani mobile payment service Easypaisa has launched an offer for customers who already have a bank account in Pakistan. These ...
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