China Telecom prepping Mexico network bid — report

China Telecom, the third largest mobile operator in its home country, is reportedly preparing a bid to build and run a new mobile broadband network in Mexico. Sources told Reuters that the Chinese state-owned telecoms company is looking for local partners …

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European Parliament slips Google unbundling into single digital market agenda

European Parliament has approved a motion stressing among other things the need to unbundle search engines from the other commercial services offered by those companies. Though technically non-binding, largely symbolic and heavily criticised, the move seems largely aimed at pressuring the European Commission to investigate the possible breakup of Google. The move was brushed off by some as “political theatre.”

UKCTA urges Ofcom to improve BT Openreach performance

The UK Competitive Telecommunications Association (UKCTA) has published a series of reports calling the country’s regulator Ofcom to review the communications market. It claimed there is confusion over the role of BT Openreach, BT’s network division, and businesses feel Openreach is a restrictive force in terms of choice in the market.

Operators need to get out of the speed game – Telus CTO

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL MOBILE BROADBAND FORUM 2014, SHANGHAI: Operators talk a lot about focusing on the customer, but they never put an effort into thinking about whether consumers really care if it’s 4G or 5G, said Telus CTO Ibrahim …

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