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DT, Telefonica, Vodafone agree to share 6K new cell sites in Germany – FierceWireless

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica Deutschland, and Vodafone have signed a letter of intent to team up on the construction and operation of up to 6,000 new cell sites for expanded mobile coverage across rural areas and transportation routes in Germany. The network sharing agreement is meant to help curb costs and speed up timelines associated with achieving controversial coverage requirements in rural areas ... Read More »

In the Race for 5G, Africa Lags Far Behind – Wall Street Journal

By one estimate, just seven out of 46 countries in sub-Saharan Africa will have 5G technology by 2025. Photo: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg News By Alexandra Wexler Alexandra Wexler The Wall Street Journal Biography @alexandrawexler alexandra.wexler@wsj.com Nov. 11, 2019 10:00 pm ET JOHANNESBURG—While the rest of the world races to deploy next-generation 5G wireless technology, Africa is lagging behind, mainly because of ... Read More »

German mobile operators team up to plug network holes – Reuters

(Reuters) – Telefonica Deutschland said on Monday it would team up with competitors Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to build 6,000 new mobile masts in Germany, as part of a joint push to close gaps in network coverage. The approach, supported by the network regulator, seeks to meet coverage requirements without further straining the finances of network operators after they spent ... Read More »

German Mobile Operators Team Up to Plug Network Holes – The New York Times

(Reuters) – Telefonica Deutschland said on Monday it would team up with competitors Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone to build 6,000 new mobile masts in Germany, as part of a joint push to close gaps in network coverage. The approach, supported by the network regulator, seeks to meet coverage requirements without further straining the finances of network operators after they spent ... Read More »

Britain's Virgin Media switches to Vodafone's mobile network – Al Jazeera English

Virgin Media is ditching BT’s mobile network for rival Vodafone from late 2021, saying the five-year deal announced on Wednesday would bring innovative new services such as 5G to more than three million customers. The British cable TV and broadband company, owned by US group Liberty Global, pioneered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model when a company offers own-branded ... Read More »

Mobile trends for the 2020s: New platform wars, US vs. China, and doubling down on digital services – RCR Wireless News

What are the major trends that will shape the next decade of mobile technology? GSMA Intelligence lays out five in a new report. According to the report, those trends include: -Operators will intensify their pursuit of revenues that come from sources other than connectivity, which GSMA Intelligence categorized as “digital” revenues. Carriers are pursuing strategies including pay TV, the internet ... Read More »

Virgin Media Switches to Vodafone's Mobile Network Virgin Media is ditching BT's mobile network for rival – The New York Times

LONDON — Virgin Media is ditching BT’s mobile network for rival Vodafone from late 2021, saying the five-year deal announced on Wednesday would bring innovative new services such as 5G to more than 3 million customers. The British cable TV and broadband company, owned by U.S. group Liberty Global, pioneered the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) model, when a company ... Read More »