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Coming soon: SP1 RFID sled by DENSO (Thu, 17 Jun 7660)
Radio frequency identification (RFID) is delivering a boost in sales for retailers by an average of 1.5 to 5.5 percent, while increasing inventory accuracy by about 20 to 30 per cent, according to the study “Measuring the impact of RFID in Retailing: Key lessons from 10 case-study companies”, which was conducted by Adrian Beck, an emeritus professor at the University of Leicester.
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RFS and ANSYS lay foundation for 5G-ready antennas (Thu, 17 Jun 7920)
Cutting-edge 5G antennas pioneered by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) will soon connect people, machines and devices more reliably and faster than ever with the help of ANSYS.
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UHF DLR-PR001 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Portal Reader: The Scanning System of the future by Datalogic (Thu, 17 Jun 3700)
Datalogic, the automatic data capture and process automation solutions provider, has introduced the UHF DLR-PR001 Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) portal reader, a product designed to complement and extend the capability of Datalogic RFID product family.
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Fiftytwo joins Ergonomic Solutions’ ISV Program as its 52RETAIL mPOS application launches on SpacePole Duo (Tue, 12 Jun 7500)
Ergonomic Solutions has signed Danish Software Developer, Fiftytwo, as a member of its ISV program. Joining Ergonomic Solutions’ channel offering, The Space Program, as an ISV partner, Fiftytwo will be able to access the support of Ergonomic Solutions’ technical specialists, product, and sales and marketing teams to support the launch of the 52RETAIL software package on the SpacePole Duo sled to the retail industry across Scandinavia.
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Airtel Africa sets price range for IPO in London (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Airtel Africa has set a price range of GBP 0.80 to GBP 1.00 per share for its initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange. Airtel said this implies a market capitalisation of GBP 3.01 billion to GBP 3.62 billion, excluding an over-allotment option. It said the IPO will see the company float 595.2 million to 744.0 million new shares, raising a total of GBP 595 million, including the over-allotment option.
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Huawei sees US ban costing around USD 30 bln in revenues this year (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Huawei expects the US ban on doing business with the company could take around USD 30 billion off sales this year. CEO Ren Zhengfei said at a meeting at the company's headquarters in Shenzen that Huawei had been hit harder than expected by the US government actions and lowered the sales outlook for this year and next, Reuters reports.  
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Last week in media: hardware from Google, cryptocurrency from Facebook and trouble for broadcasters (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The mediasector made a further recovery from previous losses. The Telecompaper Stock Index Global Consumer Media ended week 25 up 1.5 percent, ahead of the S&P 500 (+0.5%). McClatchy made the biggest recovery, up 18 percent for the week. Other winners included Salem Media and Stingray, both up 13 percent. Lions Gate was the biggest loser, down 13 percent. KKR, in accordance with earlier rumours, placed an offer for Axel Springer (+11%).
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Last week in telecoms: German auction ends, US merger gets complicated (Mon, 17 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Altice Europe and Tele Columbus were last week's biggest winners. The shares were up 11 and 20 percent, respectively. Altice, as a result, extended its year-to-date gain to +70 percent, whereas Tele Columbus reduced its year-to-date loss to -42 percent. The Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms Services ended week 24 up 1.1 percent, versus a practically unchanged EuroStoxx 50 index.
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Corning to lift dividends by 10%, distribute USD 8-10 bln to shareholders in 2020-2023 (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Corning has unveiled its Strategy and Capital Allocation Framework for 2020-2023, with new targets for the future. The latest framework follows the one from 2016-2019, which Corning said will be met. CEO Wendell Weeks explained that, by the end of the year, Corning have returned over USD 12.5 billion to shareholders, while investing USD 11 billion towards extending its leadership and delivering growth. For the years to 2023, the company intends to lift dividends per share by at least 10 percent per year and to buy back shares; it will distribute USD 8-10 billion to shareholders and put about 10-12 billion into RD&E (research and development and engineering), capital and mergers, plus acquisitions. The focus will still go towards organic growth.
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Broadcom lowers FY guidance by USD 2 bln on export restrictions (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Broadcom reported higher revenues but lower profit in the second quarter, and reduced its full year revenue outlook by USD 2 billion on "anticipated headwinds from wireless." CEO Hock Tan said demand is down on the back of continued geopolitical uncertainties and the effects of export restrictions at one of the company's largest companies. During a call with analysts, Tan noted that 4.3 percent of Broadcom's revenues for its fiscal year to November came from Huawei, or about USD 900 million, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Masmovil to join Spain's Ibex 35 on 24 June (Fri, 14 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The shares of Masmovil, Spain's fourth largest network operator, have been added to the Ibex 35 benchmark stock market index of Spain's main companies. During a scheduled meeting, the Technical Advisory Committee of the Ibex decided to add Masmovil's shares to the index and delete those of Tecnicas Reunidas as of 24 June. "Our addition to the Ibex 35 represents the recognition and consolidation of an industrial project that has led the growth of the telecommunications market in Spain over the past two years," said Masmovil CEO Meinrad Spenger in a statement welcoming the decision.
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Proximus launches new brand positioning, updates TV service as Pickx (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Belgian operator Proximus has announced a new brand positioning, aimed at better responding to the digital demands of customers, the company said. In addition to the new tagline 'Think Possible', to highlight the possibilities of digital transformation, the company presented a new TV interface called Pickx, which will open the way to more third-party apps and services such as smart advertising and cloud gaming. 
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German 5G auction ends with EUR 6.5 bln in total bids (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The German Federal Network Agency said that the 5G auction has ended with EUR 6.5 billion offered in total by the four bidders, after 497 rounds of bidding.   
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Mitsogo recognized for Hexnode as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Endpoint Management tools (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
Mitsogo was recently named an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Endpoint Management tools for Hexnode, Mitsogo’s enterprise software division. Hexnode is one among the four UEM tools that received the Customers’ Choice distinction.
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Global operations expert employed to launch new digital solutions across Europe (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
Paylink Solutions has welcomed a global operations expert to its senior management team as part of plans to increase market share across the UK’s finance and property sectors.
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HFX partners with Selenity to provide streamlined workforce time and expense management for HR and Finance departments (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
HFX, provider of Cloud Workforce Management Solutions, has announced a partnership with Selenity,supplier of expense management software, HR case management and workflow solutions and staff contract management solutions.
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Wipro to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global interoperability solutions company (Thu, 13 Jun 2019)
Wipro Limited, the information technology, consulting and business process services company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company.
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Facebook says Watch has 140 mln daily viewers, announces new content (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Facebook has provided an update on its video service Watch and announced new features and contract. Launched worldwide last summer, Watch has grown to more than 720 million monthly viewers and 140 million daily users, the company said. 
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Only one in five EU households subscribe to 100 Mbps broadband (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Only one in five EU households subscribe to broadband of at least 100 Mbps, well short of the EU's goal of 50 percent with 'ultrafast' broadband by 2020. The figures are part of the latest Digital Economy and Society Index published by the European Commission and show the EU needs to do more to accelerate its digital transformation, the Commission said. 
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MultiChoice expects FY loss per share but higher core HEPS (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The MultiChoice group said it expects a loss per share for the year ended 31 March at between ZAR 6.73 and ZAR 7.39 lower than last year's reported earnings per share of ZAR 3.32. The headline loss per share for the current period is expected to be between ZAR 7.24 and ZAR 8.00 lower than the prior year's reported headline earnings per share of ZAR 4.10.
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Sprint, T-Mobile US merger hit by lawsuit from 10 states, including NY and California (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US has hit a new roadblock, as the attorney generals of New York and California, along with eight other state attorneys, filed a lawsuit to block the deal. They said prices will go up and competition down if the transaction goes through. 
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Apple in talks to buy part of Intel smartphone modem business - report (Wed, 12 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Apple is in talks to buy a key part of Intel's smartphone modem business, four people briefed on the discussions told The Information. The acquisition of the German operations could boost the iPhone maker's plans to internally develop a modem for its devices, the report said. 
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Dutch govt confirms plans for 5G spectrum auctions in mobile white paper (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The Dutch government has released its long-awaited mobile policy paper, laying the groundwork for two 5G spectrum auctions. The white paper from telecoms secretary Mona Keijzer aims to ensure healthy competition with three network operators and a continued high level of mobile broadband coverage. 
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EQT Mid Market sells Swedish operator IP-Only to EQT Infrastructure for SEK 18.25 billion (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) The Swedish private equity fund EQT Mid Market has announced the sale of Swedish fibre infrastructure provider IP-Only to EQT Infrastructure. The enterprise value amounts to SEK 18.25 billion (EUR 1.7 billion) and an earn-out of up to SEK 1.0 billion. The deal is expected to close in June 2019 and follows a competitive auction with both industry and financial buyers.
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5G adoption to rise to 1.9 bln by 2024, led by North America - Ericsson (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Ericsson has again revised its forecast of global 5G adoption over the next 5 years and is now predicting some 1.9 billion subscriptions by 2024, up from 1.5 billion in its previous report. The company expects the technology to be available to more than 45 percent of the world's population in 5 years' time, a figure that could surge to 65 percent as spectrum sharing technology enables 5G deployments on LTE frequency bands.
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MyFC shuts down JAQ Hybrid powerbank line, focuses on fuel cells for smartphone and vehicle makers (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Swedish company myFC will cease developing its own consumer products such as its JAQ Hybrid powerbank, following the strategic review commissioned in May. It will focus on selling its technology and expertise to companies planning to add hydrogen drive to their products. The main market segments will remain the smartphone and automotive industries, based on myFC's Lamina fuel cell modules, fuel, and control processes.
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Vodafone edges past KPN to take lead on Dutch postpaid retail market (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) Telecompaper's Dutch Mobile Operators Q1 report shows Vodafone had a 22.6 percent share of retail postpaid subscribers, moving ahead of KPN with 22.4 percent. KPN has lost 2.0 percent points of market share in the past year, while Vodafone added over 160,000 postpaid subscribers in the same period.
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AGL makes new bid for Vocus, offers AUD 4.85 per share (Tue, 11 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) AGL Energy had earlier considered making a takeover offer for Australian operator Vocus. However, the non-binding offer was withdrawn after the companies could not reach agreement on the terms for conducting due diligence. 
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Last week in telecoms: KCom accepts higher offer, Tele2 and BT sign partnerships, Norway completes auction (Mon, 10 Jun 2019)
(Telecompaper) In a week of high stock market volatility, the news flow from the telecom services sector was relatively light. KCom, the local British incumbent accepted a higher takeover offer, Tele2 signed a network sharing deal for the Baltics and BT signed a deal with Cellnex. Polish shares did especially well in week 23. Our index ended the week up 1.2 percent, behind the EuroStoxx 50's 3.0 percent gain.
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Aerohive launches Partner Portal to fuel channel auccess (Thu, 06 Jun 2019)
Aerohive Networks, the cloud-managed networking, has launched what it calls a best-in-class Partner Portal to better serve channel affiliates and streamline business transactions.
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Nuvias Group adds Gigamon to its vendor portfolio (Wed, 05 Jun 2019)
Nuvias, the EMEA high-value distributor, is extending the breadth of its range of Advanced Networking and Cybersecurity solutions by adding Gigamon, a provider of advanced visibility solutions for Enterprise, Government and Service Provider networks.
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CSI partners with Fresche Solutions to release IBM i applications to the cloud (Tue, 28 May 2019)
In a bid to deliver higher economic impact, reduce cost and increase innovation for clients, enterprise performance partner CSI has partnered with Fresche Solutions (Fresche), a provider of IBM i modernisation solutions, to unblock access to the cloud for IBM i applications.
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Veridium strengthens senior team to field growth in biometrics authentication (Thu, 16 May 2019)
Biometrics is widely being viewed as the final frontier in combatting security threats and with the growing demand the market’s estimated growth will see its value rise to $41.8 billion by 2023; an increase of 149% since 2018.
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BSO acquires IX Reach (Thu, 16 May 2019)
Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider BSO has strengthened its capabilities within the wholesale telecoms, cloud and technology sectors with the acquisition of IX Reach, a global provider of network services.
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UK SMEs expect not to get what they want from Brexit process (Fri, 10 May 2019)
UK SME business owners have voiced their concern that what they want and what they are going to get from the Brexit process is going to be very different, according to the latest data from Close Brothers Asset Finance.
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Verifi announces new Chargeback Representment reseller programme (Thu, 09 May 2019)
Following Verifi’s launch of its Self-Service Chargeback Representment solution, it is now offering Chargeback Representment to solution providers to meet growing demand. Verifi has already signed an initial beta group of resellers and is receiving broad interest throughout the payments industry to implement its web-based solution.
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Skyscanner commits to inspiring next generation of digital leaders (Thu, 09 May 2019)
Skyscanner has increased its contribution to Digital Xtra Fund's grants programme to £32,500, making it the Fund's largest supporter from the private sector. The Fund provides grants to enable digital skills activities for young people across Scotland.
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WatchGuard expands WatchGuardONE Partner Programme with new Specialisations and Financial Incentives (Thu, 09 May 2019)
WatchGuard Technologies has expanded its WatchGuardONE partner programme, featuring multiple paths of entry via individual specialisations in Network Security, Secure Wi-Fi and MFA.
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CTERA Networks partners with exponential-e to power up cloud transformation for organisations (Wed, 08 May 2019)
Exponential-e, the British cloud, network, and unified communications provider, and CTERA Networks, the global provider of secure edge-to-cloud file services with more than 50,000 enterprise locations deployed worldwide, have announced their partnership to provide secure enterprise file services.
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Centre for Internet Security (CIS) selects Qualys to provide its members with continuous monitoring of their Internet facing digital certificates and SSL/TLS configurations (Thu, 02 May 2019)
Qualys, Inc., provider of cloud-based security and compliance solutions, has announced a partnership with the Centre for Internet Security (CIS) to provide its members with built-in visibility of their externally-facing websites, certificates, and SSL/TLS configurations.
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UK&I SAP User Group launches Affiliate Member Portal to help users select the right technology partner (Wed, 24 Apr 2019)
The UK & Ireland SAP User Group, the independent not-for-profit organisation representing all users of SAP software, has launched its new Affiliate Member Portal, designed to help SAP users select the right technology partner.
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Detego introduces ‘Smart Shield’ – its latest development in RFID-based inventory management software (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Detego, the business intelligence solutions provider for fashion retailers, has released the latest development for its RFID-based inventory management software with a feature the company calls ‘Smart Shield’.
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Midwich celebrates 40th anniversary (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Midwich, the specialist audio visual (AV) distributor to the trade market with operations across the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe and Asia-Pacific, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
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PFU EMEA registers 400 new partners to join its channel program (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
PFU (EMEA) Limited, a Fujitsu company, the leading scanner manufacturer, has registered almost 400 new partners in the region within the last 12 months.
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Cobalt Iron and SCC join forces to offer a fully automated enterprise data protection solution in the UK and Ireland (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Cobalt Iron Inc., provider of cloud-based data protection, and SCC, the independent European IT business, have announced a reseller partner agreement.
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Exertis Pro AV Solutions provides resellers with a range of digital media solutions (Mon, 15 Apr 2019)
Exertis, the distributor of technology products for the B2B, enterprise, mobile and retail markets, has announced a distribution agreement with Intevi Ltd to provide resellers with its digital media solutions through its specialist Exertis Pro AV Solutions division.
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Flashpoint gains channel momentum as demand for Business Risk Intelligence accelerates worldwide (Wed, 10 Apr 2019)
Flashpoint, the Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) solutions provider, has announced that its Global Channel Program has grown 150 percent year-over-year since its formal introduction in 2017.
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Dimension Data named Preferred Partner with NVIDIA, bolstering AI capabilities (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Dimension Data, a USD 8 billion global technology systems integrator and managed services provider, has been awarded Preferred Partner status within the NVIDIA Partner Network.
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New CEO to lead rebranded travel data and analytics company Cirium (Wed, 03 Apr 2019)
Cirium is naming Jeremy Bowen as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The highly successful former VP Global Head of Sales for Cirium has also served as an executive at Accuity, Fircosoft and Dun & Bradstreet.
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