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AT&T loses years-long quest to cripple FTC authority over telecoms – Ars Technica

Enlarge Getty Images | ljhimages AT&T’s years-long quest to avoid punishment for throttling unlimited data plans suffered a blow today when a court said that AT&T cannot escape the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC sued AT&T in October 2014 in US District Court in Northern California, alleging that AT&T promised unlimited data to wireless customers and then ... Read More »

N60bn interconnect debt threatens telecoms industry – Punch … – The Punch

The Nigerian telecommunications industry is currently plagued by massive interconnect debt. While the verified figure is put at N60bn, the unverified is said to be around N1.27tn, EVEREST AMAEFULE writes A massive interconnect debt valued at more than N60bn is threatening the nation’s telecommunications industry, investigation has revealed. Interconnect debt results when an operator fails to settle the cost of ... Read More »

N60bn interconnect debt threatens telecoms industry – The Punch

The Nigerian telecommunications industry is currently plagued by massive interconnect debt. While the verified figure is put at N60bn, the unverified is said to be around N1.27tn, EVEREST AMAEFULE writes A massive interconnect debt valued at more than N60bn is threatening the nation’s telecommunications industry, investigation has revealed. Interconnect debt results when an operator fails to settle the cost of ... Read More »

Telecoms Blockchain Group Touts Demo Success, New Members … – CoinDesk

A number of multinational telecoms firms have joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) to advance efforts in applying blockchain technology within the industry. According to today’s announcement by Japan’s SoftBank, the study group will see United Arab Emirates’ telco Etisalat, Spain’s Telefonica and Philippine’s PLDT as new members. In addition, two firms from South Korea will also join the initiative: KT ... Read More »

Finland Telecoms Market Report 2018: Analysis and Outlook (2005-2025) – Trends, Drivers and Challenges … – Business Wire (press release)

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “2018 Finland Telecom Market Analysis and Outlook Report” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The research work strategically analyzes Finland telecommunications market, examining the recent trends, drivers and challenges across diverse dimensions such as growth, demand, pricing, competition, consumer behaviour, infrastructure, policies and others. The study also provides in-depth analysis of segment wise telecommunications including mobile, fixed ... Read More »

Telecoms Blockchain Group Touts Demo Success, New Members – CoinDesk

A number of multinational telecoms firms have joined the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (CBSG) to advance efforts in applying blockchain technology within the industry. According to today’s announcement by Japan’s SoftBank, the study group will see United Arab Emirates’ telco Etisalat, Spain’s Telefonica and Philippine’s PLDT as new members. In addition, two firms from South Korea will also join the initiative: KT ... Read More »

Tony Newstead, expert in telecoms and the trumpet – The Sydney Morning Herald

Over the course of his 94 years Tony Newstead lived a full and rewarding life, marked most evidently by his stellar contributions to his professional career in telecommunications and as a pioneer of jazz in Australia. Tony’s father Julius Newstead served at Gallipoli, where he contracted dysentery and so met and married an English nurse from Kent, Tony’s mother Eleanor-Sarah ... Read More »

Nigeria moves to shore up telecoms sector – TechCentral

Johannesburg-headquartered MTN is Nigeria’s largest telecommunications operator Nigeria’s telecommunications regulator said tougher financial health checks on the country’s biggest mobile phone companies could prevent a repeat of last year’s collapse of debt-laden Etisalat and help stabilise the industry. The Nigerian Communications Commission has compiled reports on the financial well-being of the local units of Johannesburg-based MTN Group, the market leader ... Read More »

Govt warns against illegal telecoms installations – New Telegraph Newspaper

Starting with Kebbi State in 2015, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) has been replicated across the 36 states with enlistment of rice farmer group in the scheme’s second phase using technology devise for its administration. ABDULWAHAB ISA reports Rice is Nigeria’s leading number one food in all homes. Its importation using scarce forex has gulped fortunes ... Read More »