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Orange shares African ambitions

French telco Orange has announced it will be focusing on Africa and the Middle East for growth in the coming years and noted the connection of the Canary Islands to the ACE submarine cable.

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EE fined £1m for mishandling customer complaints

After looking into the matter for over a year UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has concluded EE had been mishandling customer complaints over a three year period and consequently fined it a million pounds.

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MTN kickstarts IoT in Africa with ZTE

African operator MTN has announced the launch of an IoT platform alongside Chinese kit vendor ZTE. The platform is already live in South Africa, with plans to extend it through the continent under way.

Sky declares war on BT over alleged Openreach failings

Pay TV giant Sky has called on regulator Ofcom to refer BT to the competition and markets authority (CMA) over claims that BT’s Openreach division, which is in charge of maintaining the fixed line network BT leases to companies like Sky, is failing in its obligations.

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AT&T spending $3 billion on Mexican mobile network

US telco giant AT&T has announced it’s following up the acquisitions of Iusacell and Nextel with a further investment of $3 billion over the next three years to improve its mobile network in Mexico.

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Orange urges operators not to wait for 5G to embrace IoT

Orange SVP of network architecture and design, Alain Maloberti, used his keynote address at the LTE World Summit to highlight how the French telco plans on embracing IoT, while looking towards the arrival of 5G.

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Bouygues rejects Altice acquisition offer

Following a meeting to discuss the acquisition bid for Bouygues Telecom by Altice, the Bouygues board decided unanimously to reject the offer, citing a number of reasons.

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Support for G.fast broadband gathers momentum

Industry support for the broadband access standard G.fast has gathered further momentum as Alcatel-Lucent and industry association the Broadband Forum announce strides in the adoption of the technology being made.

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BT persists with EE merger propaganda campaign

BT has fired another salvo in its PR campaign to persuade the UK competition authority to OK its acquisition of EE, arguing the combination will result in a “true UK digital champion”.

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Operators call for lighter regulation to help fight OTTs

A group of European operators, including Orange, Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and KPN, have written to the President of the European Council urging lighter touch regulation to help them compete with OTTs.

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KT to launch 1Gbps LTE service this week

Various reports have claimed that KT, South Korea’s second largest mobile player, is ready to launch an LTE network capable of achieving more than 1Gbps download speeds. The service will be made available this week.

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OTT video revenue explosion forecasted

Statistics unveiled by analysis firm Digital TV Research has projected a doubling in global OTT video streaming revenues from $26bn in 2015 to $51.1bn in 2020; highlighting the growing market share of OTT players in broadcasting.

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New Ofcom boss gets tough with UK CSPs

Sharon White, who took over as boss of UK telecoms regulator Ofcom in March of this year, has used her first speech in the role to warn CSPs they need to improve their customer service.

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