Vodafone Italia launches EUR 10 mln 5G startup call

(Telecompaper) Vodafone Italia has teamed up with the PoliHub incubator of Milan’s Politecnico university to launch ‘Action for 5G’, the first startup call devoted to development of projects based on the 5G standard in Italy. The company pledged to allocate EUR 10 million over four years to promote projects in areas such as robotics, augmented and virtual reality as well as 5G-based apps and digital solutions covering the industry 4.0, healthcare, smart city, smart grid, security and entertainment sectors. …read more

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Orange France launches 'Pickle' multi-screen content bundle for 15-35 target audience

(Telecompaper) Orange France has started marketing a new pay-TV bundle, named ‘Pickle’, designed for the 15-35 year old target audience. Priced at EUR 4.99 per month, the subscription gives access to ad-free multi-screen TV and premium video content including Vivendi’s Studio+ and Webedia’s new ‘ES1’ channel dedicated to eSport. The entertainment-focused package also offers several thematic channels (Game One, OKLM, Clubbing TV, Manga One and Spicee), as well as all episodes from ‘South Park’ and a new series from internet video platform Golden Moustache. …read more

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Tele2 to acquire Com Hem to form Sweden's second-largest operator

(Telecompaper) Tele2 Group and Com Hem Holding said they are merging to create Sweden’s second largest mobile telephony and fixed broadband provider, as Tele2 seeks to focus on the Baltic Sea region after strategic moves elsewhere. Tele2 is absorbing the Swedish cable operator but Com Hem’s CEO Anders Nilsson will take over as CEO of the enlarged Tele2 from Allison Kirkby. …read more

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Tele2 to acquire Com Hem to form Sweden's second-largest operator

(Telecompaper) Tele2 Group and Com Hem Holding said they are merging to create Sweden’s second largest mobile telephony and fixed broadband provider, as Tele2 seeks to focus on the Baltic Sea region after strategic moves elsewhere. Tele2 is absorbing the Swedish cable operator but Com Hem’s CEO Anders Nilsson will take over as CEO of the enlarged Tele2 from Allison Kirkby. …read more

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