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21 SEPTEMBER 2020 The European Commission has urged member states to work together on accelerating the roll-out of fibre and 5G to help drive economic recovery from COVID-19. A new recommendation calls on EU countries to develop a “toolbox” of best practices by March 30 2021. It should include a common approach on measures to: reduce costs...
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French economy minister Bruno Le Maire, at an energy conference in París on 8 September, 2020. AFP Text by: RFI France’s Economy Minister has called for 5G mobile phone services to be rolled out as soon as possible, saying any delay would disadvantage the French market. His comments angered dozens of MPs, who have signed a...
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3 September 2020 Pretoria – The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) wishes to confirm to all stakeholders that the Invitation To Apply (ITA) for both the Wireless Open Access Network (WOAN) and the International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) spectrum, also known as high demand spectrum will be published no later than 30 September 2020....
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Tuesday 25 August 2020 Global smartphone sales fell by 20.4 percent in Q2 2020 to 295 million as the mobile phone industry continued to be impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research from Gartner. Most major markets, except China, continued to have some form of shelter-in-pace restrictions for most of the quarter, leading...
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   Press release 3 December 2019 Today the Council adopted conclusions on the significance of 5G to the European economy and the need to mitigate security risks linked to 5G. The conclusions stress that 5G networks will form a part of crucial infrastructure for the maintenance of vital societal and economic functions. The conclusions also support the...
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