Telecom Italia cuts debt
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Wants a hand with its Open Fibre plans

Telecom Italia has made progress in cutting its debt burden as it presses ahead with plans to find an investment partner to help it fund a potential tie-up with smaller rival Open Fiber.

BT releases new 5G plans
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Halo, how are you? Can you tell me your name?

Customers of UK ISP BT (EE) can from today adopt the provider’s new converged “Halo” and “No Limits” plans, which brings together its 5G mobile and fixed-line home broadband (FTTC, FTTP, networks.

Huawei doing well
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31 October 2019

Huawei doing well

Blacklist?  What Blacklist?

Huawei appears to have shrugged off being blacklisted in the US.

According to beancounters Canalys, the Chinese tech giant and smartphone maker Huawei has seen a 66 per cent annual growth and reaching a staggering 42 percent market share in China, which is the largest smartphone market in the world.

A combination of keen pricing, technical innovation and patriotism has turned its strong domestic position into a dominant one.  All this has happened at the expense of Apple, whose market share has dropped to 5.1 percent, as well as other Chinese vendors such as Vivo and Xiaomi.

Canalys said: "Huawei is in a strong position to consolidate its dominance further amid 5G network rollout. The Shenzhen tech giant knows that the impact of the blacklist is limited by unwavering support at home, where the headline loss of full-fat Android, its biggest international issue, has no impact -- Google's software and services are unavailable in China, while completely removing US-made semiconductors and components from its phones and networking gear."

Johnson will allow Huawei to flog 5G gear in UK
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Post-Brexit we will need everything on the cheap

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to grant China’s Huawei access to the UK’s future 5G telecoms network, the Sunday Times reported.

Czechs follow Germany on Huawei
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May use Huawei gear for 5G

The Czech Republic is likely to follow the approach of Germany and other neighbouring countries in addressing issues related to Huawei while building 5G networks, according to its industry minister.