SIM-based Locking: How Telcos Can Reinvent Their Device Financing with NuovoPay – Tempemail

Device financing has been a catalyst in increasing the penetration of smartphones across developed countries. Several telecom carriers have taken the plunge into device financing in recent times, also bringing into focus the previously underserved markets of smartphone financing- in the African, LATAM and APAC regions.  Traditionally, the smartphone financing Continue Reading

How Telcos are Bringing Inclusion to Africa’s Financial Landscape – Tempemail

Sourced from IDG Connect Mobile financial services are a global game-changer with an open money network being the connection needed between the financial industry and telecom to increase both the commercial and social benefits. As the world grapples with an unprecedented crisis in the form of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers Continue Reading

Kenyan Telcos could Compensate Users for Network Outages – Tempemail

Safaricom, Telkom and Airtel Kenya have decided to compensate customers who experience interrupted services due to network outages, reports Gadgets Africa. This comes shortly after the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) issued new draft regulations “to compel telcos to either pay or offer credit equivalent of the time users are Continue Reading

Speedy removal of Huawei equipment would cost UK, telcos say – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Britain’s rebound from COVID-19 could be harmed if the government demands a speedy removal of telecoms equipment made by China’s Huawei from mobile networks, Vodafone and BT warned on Thursday. The world’s second-biggest operator, Vodafone, said it would cost “single figure billions” of pounds to remove the equipment. BT has Continue Reading

Singapore telcos pick Nokia, Ericsson over Huawei for main 5G networks – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Singapore’s biggest wireless network operators have selected Nokia and Ericsson over Huawei to build the main 5G networks in the city-state. The selection comes amid tension between Singapore’s biggest trading partners, the United States and China, with the US encouraging allies to exclude China’s Huawei from their networks on security Continue Reading

UK telcos told to stockpile Huawei gear – Networking – Security- Tempemail

British security officials have told UK telecom operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment due to fears that new US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter. Britain granted Huawei a limited role in its future 5G networks in Continue Reading

Malaysia revokes 5G spectrum awarded to telcos – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Malaysia on Wednesday revoked the 5G telecommunications spectrum it handed out to major domestic telecoms players and a private firm after controversy over the process done without a tender. The communications and multimedia ministry said in a statement that it was cancelling the instructions for the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Continue Reading

Australian telcos cold on dynamic spectrum sharing for 5G, wireless – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Australia will shelve investigations of dynamic spectrum access (DSA) for future 5G and wireless networks after the idea failed to gain traction with industry. DSA is a radio spectrum utilisation technique that allows spectrum to be shared by a number of parties based on their immediate need for it. The Continue Reading

New Zealand cans auction, hands telcos cheap 5G spectrum – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

A rigger adding Nokia 5G aerials to a Vodafone 4G mast in Auckland. Juha Saarinen With economists predicting New Zealand will enter its deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s due to COVID-19, the government has taken the surprise move to directly allocate radio spectrum to telcos at Continue Reading

FCC may halt US operations of state-controlled Chinese telcos – Security – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may shut down the US operations of three state-controlled Chinese telecommunications companies, citing national security risks. The FCC issued so-called show cause orders to China Telecom Americas, China Unicom Americas, Pacific Networks and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet (USA), directing them to explain why Continue Reading