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Coming soon: SP1 RFID sled by DENSO (Fri, 20 Aug 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 (Fri, 20 Aug 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 (Fri, 20 Aug 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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Google stops Android sweet names in favour of numbering system (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Google is abandoning its tradition of naming each new version of the Android operating system after a sweet or dessert. The upcoming version Android Q will be known simply as Android 10. In addition, the company has refreshed the Android logo to improve visibility.
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Sunrise suspends Freenet board members, to push ahead with UPC takeover (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Swiss operator Sunrise has rejected shareholder Freenet's opposition to its planned takeover of UPC Switzerland and said it will exclude Freenet's board representatives from further discussion of the deal, amid concerns they may have breached their fiduciary duties. This follows Freenet's announcement that it plans to vote against the proposed rights issue to finance the takeover. 
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German gaming industry to grow 5.2 percent yearly until 2023 - PwC (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) The German gaming market will grow by 5.2 percent per year between 2019 and 2023, when it will generate total revenues of EUR 6.1 billion, according to the first results of the report 'German Entertainment and Media Outlook 2019 - 2023' by PwC. 
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LG unveils new versions of mid-range K50 and K40 smartphones (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) LG has announced the upcoming launch of two new handsets in its mid-range 'K Series' ahead of IFA 2019 in September. The K50S and K40S Android 9 smartphones will offer "enhanced screens and more versatile cameras" as well as minimal bezels and "friendlier prices", said the company. The LG K40S comes with a 6.1 inch HD+ display, a 2GHz octa core processor, 3500 mAh battery and either 2GB or 3GB of RAM plus 32GB of storage. It's also equipped with a dual camera (13+5 MP) setup on the back and a 13 megapixel front-facing camera.
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SK Telecom passes 1 million 5G subscribers milestone (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) South Korean operator SK Telecom announced it has passed the milestone of 1 million 5G subscribers in the first 140 days since the launch of its 5G network on 3 April. The company's 5G subscribers account for more than 3.5 percent of SK Telecom's total subscriber base of 28 million.
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Nokia hires former Ericsson, Telia exec Sjoman as new strategy chief (Thu, 22 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Nokia announced the appointment of Gabriela Styf Sjoman as its chief strategy officer and member of the group leadership team, effective 01 December. She joins from Telia and replaces Kathrin Buvac, who will continue as president of Nokia Enterprise and member of the group leadership team.
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Deutsche Telekom launches EU-wide tariffs for IoT (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom said that it has launched a new set of tariffs for business customers operating the Internet of Things. The tariffs can be used in the 28 countries of the European Union and carry only a one-off fixed price without a minimum contract period. 
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MEF approves first SD-WAN standard (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) The MEF has published what it says is the industry's first standard defining SD-WAN service and its service attributes. The MEF 70 standard was officially approved by MEF members and ratified by the MEF Board of Directors at the organization's recent Annual Members Meeting.
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Masmovil confirms acquisition of minority stake in Nowo, Oni owner (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Spanish operator Masmovil has confirmed plans to acquire a minority stake in Cabonitel, the owner of the Portuguese operators Nowo and Oni, in its first expansion abroad. The company said it will invest less than EUR 15 million and act as an industrial partner for the Portuguese operator. 
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South Korea's FTC approves SK, broadcasters OTT venture (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) South Korea's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) approved the merger between OTT services Oksusu, under SK Telecom, and Pooq, jointly owned by broadcasters KBS, MBC and SBS, according to local paper Korea Joongang Daily. However, the approval is subject to conditions that will last for three years to ensure fair competition. 
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Telenor completes DNA acquisition, starts buy-out offer on 29 August (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Finnish operator DNA has announced the completion of its acquisition by Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor. The agreement to acquire 54 percent of DNA's shares at EUR 20.90 each from Finda Telecoms and PHP Holding was announced in April. Telenor has now declared that the mandatory public tender offer for the outstanding shares will start on 29 August.
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Skype registers as telecom operator in Netherlands after EU court ruling (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Skype has started registering with EU telecom regulators, after the EU Court of Justice ruled in June that SkypeOut should be considered a telecom service. Dutch regulator ACM announced that Skype has registered for regulatory oversight in the Netherlands. 
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Facebook opens up on data shared from third-party sites, apps (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Facebook is giving users more control over how it shares information with third-party apps and websites. The social network added a new menu to its settings that allows users to see which sites are sharing user data with Facebook and the option to stop them from doing so. 
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NetAlly spins out of NETSCOUT (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
A new company NetAlly has been launched. It comprises a team that has been developing brands of portable network test solutions for over 25 years.
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SICK shrinks UHF RFID read/writing (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
SICK has launched what it claims to be the smallest industrial UHF RFID read/write device of its kind, the RFU610, creating new opportunities to integrate RFID track and trace capability in automated machines and mobile vehicles in warehousing, materials handling, and logistics environments.
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TrueCommerce announces WooCommerce integration (Wed, 21 Aug 2019)
TrueCommerce, a global provider of trading partner connectivity, integration and unified commerce solutions, has announced its integration with WooCommerce, an open-source, completely customisable eCommerce platform for entrepreneurs worldwide.
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Porsche partners with Apple to integrate music streaming service in e-car (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) German carmaker Porsche said that it has partnered with Apple to integrate the streaming service Apple Music in the Porsche Taycan, the first electric Porsche vehicle, which will launch in September.
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Masmovil set to expand to Portugal with stake in Nowo - report (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Spanish operator MasMovil is preparing to enter the Portuguese market. The company has reached an agreement to acquire a stake in the Portuguese operators Nowo and Oni from KKR for EUR 15 million, market sources told Spanish paper El Economista. The Portuguese competition regulator has already been notified of the transaction, the report said. 
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Realme unveils Realme 5 smartphone in India with 5,000 mAh battery, quad camera (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Oppo's brand Realme has launched two new premium smartphones in India. The Realme 5, with a 5,000 mAh battery and quad camera, goes on sale 27 August from INR 9,999, and the Realme 5 Pro, with the faster Snapdragon 712 processor and 48-megapixel Sony camera, launches on 04 September from INR 13,999. 
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Xiaomi revenue growth slows in Q2 as smartphone shipments flat (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Xiaomi reported a further slowdown in sales growth in the second quarter, hurt by the depressed smartphone market and weaker Chinese economy. Smartphone shipments were little changed year-on-year at 32.1 million units, while higher prices and growth in other devices and services helped total revenues at the company grow 14.5 percent. 
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Deutsche Telekom to launch cloud gaming service MagentaGaming (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) MagentaGaming enables users to play video games independently of their PC or console. The computing power originates from the cloud and the games are streamed on devices. It works on Windows PCs (Windows 7, 8 and 10), Mac (MacOS X) and Android devices. Telkom plans to use it for iOS and Xbox, too. Controllers can be connected via Bluetooth, WLAN or USB. 
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Blue Label delays FY results, warns of 20% drop in headline earnings (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) South African company Blue Label Telecoms will delay publication of its full-year financial results until 26 September to deal with various issues related to the mobile operator's recapitalisation and restructuring. Blue Label had been expected to publish its results in late August. It has warned shareholders that it expects headline earnings for the year ended May to be down by at least 20 percent year on year, as it tries to quantify the impact of Cell C's financial woes on its balance sheet. 
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Apple to launch subscription TV service in November, considers price of USD 10 - report (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Apple plans to roll out its Apple TV+ subscription service by November, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. It is expected to offer a free trial to start, as it builds up the content catalogue, and then may charge USD 9.99 per month. 
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Canadian operators say broadband investment at risk from cut in wholesale rates (Tue, 20 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Canada's fixed operators have criticised the regulator CRTC's decision to lower wholesale rates and announced charges to account for the reduced prices. Bell announced the regulator's order will have an around CAD 100 million impact, Rogers plans a charge of CAD 140 million to account for the retroactive cut in rates, and Cogeco said it will cost the company CAD 25 million. They are all reviewing investment plans after the decision.
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BT looking to offload Dutch Global Services infrastructure - report (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) BT Group CEO Philip Jansen is looking to sell off telecoms infrastructure worth more than GBP 100 million in the Netherlands, reports The Sunday Times.
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Vodafone Idea names Takkar as CEO after Sharma resigns (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Vodafone Idea announced its board approved the appointment of non-executive director Ravinder Takkar as the managing director and CEO of the company for the next three years, effective from 19 August. He replaces Balesh Sharma who stepped down as the CEO of the company with immediate effect due to personal reasons. 
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Huawei granted another 90-day reprieve under US ban (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) The US Department of Commerce confirmed it is extending the temporary licence regime allowing US businesses to continue to do business with Huawei under limited conditions. The department's Bureau of Industry and Security also announced that another 46 Huawei affiliate companies had been added to the so-called Entity List, restricting their ability to do business with American companies due to national security concerns. 
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Disney+ to launch in Netherlands, Canada, Australia, NZ in November (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Disney announced that its new subscription streaming service Disney+ will also launch in Canada, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand in November, alongside the US. The company also announced which devices will support delivery of the streaming service, saying it has reached global agreements with nearly all the major platforms to distribute the Disney+ app. The service is expected to roll out in most major markets within the next two years. 
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Apple CEO meets with Trump, says tariffs will favour Samsung (Mon, 19 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with US President Donald Trump to discuss the country's escalating trade war with China. Apple is looking to stop the US administration from placing import tariffs on mobile phones imported from China and argued the tariffs could favour its rival Samsung. 
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Freenet says to vote against Sunrise rights issue for UPC takeover (Fri, 16 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) German operator Freenet announced it will vote against Sunrise's planned share issue to finance the takeover of UPC Switzerland. Freenet is the largest shareholder in Sunrise with a 24.5 percent stake. An EGM is planned for this autumn to vote on the CHF 4.1 billion rights issue. 
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Vodafone Germany activates 5G network sites in Berlin (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Vodafone Germany announced that its 5G network is now live at the first location in Berlin, with two more 5G stations in the city set to become operational within days. 
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Huawei delays launch of Mate X foldable smartphone again - report (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Huawei has delayed the launch of its first foldable smartphone, the Mate X. Unveiled at MWC in February, the phone was expected to go on sale mid-year and then in September, but has now been pushed back to later in the year, TechRadar learned at a press event at Huawei's Shenzhen headquarters. No reason was given for the delay.
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Alibaba growth continues with sales up 42% in June quarter (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Alibaba reported a strong increase in profits and 42 percent growth in revenues in the company's fiscal first quarter to June, showing little impact from the slowing Chinese economy. Sales rose 42 percent year-on-year to CNY 114.9 billion (USD 16.7 billion), adjusted EBITDA increased 34 percent to CNY 39.2 billion, and net profit jumped to CNY 21.3 billion from CNY 8.7 billion a year ago.
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Swisscom sticks to FY guidance as Q2 revenue falls but EBITDA grows (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) The Swisscom group said its outlook for the full year remains unchanged as its operating results were within expectations in the first half of 2019. Second quarter group net revenue fell by 4 percent to CHF 2.80 billion from CHF 2.92 billion a year earlier but EBITDA rose to CHF 1.12 billion from CHF 1.09 billion a year earlier.
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United Internet lowers FY outlook as mobile promotions, lower handset sales slow growth (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) German operator United Internet reported a drop in first-half earnings, to EUR 0.84 per share from EUR 0.91 a year earlier, hurt by a writedown of EUR 34 million on its stake in cable operator Tele Columbus. Revenues and EBITDA were slightly higher, as customer growth offset increased promotions in the mobile market, but the company lowered its full-year growth outlook, due to weaker hardware sales and costs for rolling out its mobile network and price cuts. United Internet said it's also preparing an IPO for its hosting business Ionos and negotiating a new wholesale deal for its telecom business. 
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Telstra's FY profit plunges nearly 40%, EBITDA down 21% on NBN impact (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) According to Telstra, the largest reason for the decline in EBITDA was the impact of the NBN. To date, Telstra estimates the NBN has adversely impacted EBITDA by AUD 1.7 billion since FY16. The operator also estimates it is around 50 percent of the way through the recurring financial impact of the NBN.
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Lenovo doubles quarterly profits on cost cuts, strong PC sales (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Lenovo nearly doubled its operating profit in the fiscal first quarter to June, thanks to improved profitability across all its divisions. Revenues were up 5 percent to USD 12.5 billion, driven by the PC business, and the net profit rose to USD 162 million from USD 77 million a year ago. 
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Cisco Q4 results top expectations, sees slow Q1 sales (Thu, 15 Aug 2019)
(Telecompaper) Cisco reported revenues for its fiscal fourth quarter to July up 6 percent year-on-year to USD 13.4 billion. However, the company warned that growth will slow in the first quarter to October, due in part to the US-China trade tensions.
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Drei, ZTE and the Federal State of Carinthia start 5G operations in the digital showcase region ‘Wörthersee’ (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
In 2016, ZTE and the federal state of Carinthia entered into a digitisation partnership with the aim of making Carinthia the digital flagship region of Europe. In October 2018, this partnership was advanced with the clear objective of strengthening Carinthia as a location for mobility, tourism and business through the use of 5G technology.
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Maven invests £2 million in high-growth FinTech provider Delio (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
Maven Capital Partners (“Maven”), one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, has invested £2 million in high-growth FinTech provider Delio Limited (“Delio”). The funding will support the business scale its international sales team across key global financial locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
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Barracuda acquires bot mitigation technology from InfiSecure to expand advanced bot protection capabilities (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
Barracuda, a partner and provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, has acquired advanced bot detection technology from InfiSecure Technologies.
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Summer, vacation, lost luggage: How RFID tracking can help with lost bags at the airport (Wed, 14 Aug 2019)
Airlines want to use RFID technology to create solutions for lost baggage. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that from 2020, each piece of luggage will be equipped with an RFID tag.
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Fidelis Cybersecurity announces new partnership with e92plus (Tue, 06 Aug 2019)
Fidelis Cybersecurity, provider of threat detection, has announced a partnership agreement with e92plus to become the strategic distribution partner for the vendor’s Fidelis Elevate solution across the UK.
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Ingram Micro expands the partnership with AWS to the UK & Ireland (Mon, 05 Aug 2019)
Ingram Micro will be expanding its partnership with AWS to the UK & Ireland in a move to grow its IaaS capabilities and deliver more for its channel partners.
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Restore Technology promises ‘smarter, cleaner, greener’ IT disposal solutions following shock Arrow withdrawal (Wed, 31 Jul 2019)
Restore Technology, the UK provider of IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) solutions, has announced a pledge to offer ‘smarter, cleaner, greener IT disposal solutions’ following the shock announcement that rival Arrow Electronics is closing its ITAD business.
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Honeywell launches new independent Software Vendor Partner Program (Fri, 26 Jul 2019)
Honeywell has launched its Independent Software Vendor Program, giving partners and software vendors a platform to serve customers with solutions for industries including distribution centres, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, and transportation and logistics.
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