KPN announces 4 field trials for 5G services

(Telecompaper) Dutch operator KPN announced the opening of four test labs with partners to work on 5G development based on 3GPP standards. These are the Dutch operator’s first major announcements on 5G. The trial locations are the Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, a farm in the northern town of Valthermond (Drenthe), the port of Rotterdam, and two motorway stretches in the south of the country. …read more

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Digital Colony buys Digita, says well placed to move into adjacent markets

(Telecompaper) Investment firm Digital Colony said that one of its affiliates has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100 percent of Finnish operator Digita from First State Investments. Digita is the owner and operator of the premier nationwide digital terrestrial television (DTT) and radio broadcasting tower infrastructure network in Finland and was founded in 1999 as a spin-off from national broadcaster Yle. …read more

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Telefonica, Etisalat, SingTel and SoftBank set up cybersecurity alliance

(Telecompaper) Telefonica has teamed up with Etisalat, SingTel and SoftBank to create an alliance designed to offer businesses a comprehensive portfolio of cybersecurity services. The partners said the Global Security Alliance is set to become one of the top five security providers in the world, with more than 1.2 billion customers in over 60 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. Together, the group’s members currently operate 22 Security Operation Centres (SOCs) and employ more than 6,000 cybersecurity experts. …read more

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