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Huawei reveals new Kirin 970 phone chip

Huawei has unveiled a powerful new mobile phone chip, the Kirin 970. The chip will increase competition between Huawei and its major competitors, Apple and Samsung. The Kirin 970 is technically a chipset, … Continue reading “Huawei reveals new Kirin 970 phone chip”


BT shares drop after cost of Italian accounting scandal is revealed

Shares in BT fell nearly 20% on Tuesday after the company revealed the cost of mismanagement at its Italian division. BT announced in October 2016 that it had discovered “inappropriate behaviour” at the … Continue reading “BT shares drop after cost of Italian accounting scandal is revealed”


Ofcom to examine landline prices

All major landline providers in the UK have increased their line rental charges significantly in recent years, according to Ofcom. The telecoms regulator announced on Thursday that it will review the retail market … Continue reading “Ofcom to examine landline prices”


Ofcom orders BT to make Openreach more independent

Ofcom has ordered BT to legally separate from its network division Openreach, which controls the UK’s broadband infrastructure. The telecoms regulator said on Tuesday that BT had “failed to offer voluntary proposals that … Continue reading “Ofcom orders BT to make Openreach more independent”


MPs tell BT to invest more in Openreach

BT has been told to invest more in its infrastructure unit Openreach, or face the breakup of its business. The House of Commons? Culture, Media and Sport Committee said today that the former … Continue reading “MPs tell BT to invest more in Openreach”


Ofcom to break BT’s Openreach network monopoly

  Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, revealed on Thursday that it plans to ensure digital communications customers receive better telecom quality and coverage. The telecom watchdog … Continue reading “Ofcom to break BT’s Openreach network monopoly”


Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors

Telecom Italia SpA (BIT:TIT) said its board had decided to halt the implementation of the plan to spin off the fixed-line business until favourable regulatory conditions are in place. Italy’s telecom regulator AGCOM … Continue reading “Telecom Italia postpones fixed-line sale as Italy’s regulator approves lower cost access for competitors”


Hong Kong-based Hutchison to acquire 10% stake in Telecom Italia

Hutchison Whampoa Ltd (HKG:0013) is likely to acquire an up to 10% interest in Telecom Italia SpA (BIT:TIT) as part of a possible deal to combine its wireless unit H3G SpA with the … Continue reading “Hong Kong-based Hutchison to acquire 10% stake in Telecom Italia”


Spain’s Telefonica considers asset disposals in a move to cut debt

Spanish telecom operator Telefonica SA (MCE:TEF) is mulling over additional divestments, which may include its Irish and Czech operations, assets in Central America and its minority holding in China Unicom (Hong Kong) Ltd … Continue reading “Spain’s Telefonica considers asset disposals in a move to cut debt”


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