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What’s up with… Ericsson in China, Eutelsat, Iliad , 5G

The latest blow to Ericsson’s 5G brilliance in China and Eutelsat’s high demands are at the forefront of today’s industry information network.

Ericsson reportedly received only a 3% share of a joint bid for a 5G radio access network (RAN) from China Telecom and China Unicom,, according to Reuters, far from the 11% that were given during the first round of 5G orders. The huge cut is in line with expectations after Ericsson President and CEO Börje Ekholm warned on 16 July that the Swedish supplier was online. significant reduction in 5G market share in China due to the impact of geopolitical tensions. This prediction was quickly confirmed on July 19, when it turned out that Ericsson had won only 2% of China Mobile deals 700 MHz 5G, about half of the awarded share Nokia. As usual, Huawei and ZTE took most of the latest awards for the 5G contract, but it seems that Nokia this time did not get part of the action of China Telecom / Unicom 5G.

Eutelsat announced a “new era of commercial satellite service” with the successful launch over the weekend of its satellite Eutelsat Quantum, which was launched into geostationary transfer orbit from Arianespace using the Ariane 5 rocket, which was launched from the Space Center of Guyana in Kourona, French Guiana. Eutelsat Quantum, which will provide commercial services for the Middle East and North Africa region (and “beyond”) by the end of this year, boasts “programmable features in orbit [that] set a new standard for flexibility that will allow consumers, especially in government and mobile markets, to define and shape their efficiency and scope through their software design. ‘ Intelsat also prepares to work with software-defined satellites. Read more.

The launch followed in the footsteps of EutelsatThe annual report on the financial results of the country for the 12 months until the end of June. The satellite operator generated revenues of 1.23 billion euros, down 3.5% year-on-year, and operating income of 347 million euros, down 29.2%. Read more.

Proving to be a complete multitasking, as he currently plans to take full control and then remove the list from the Iliad, The European telecommunications empire he founded, Xavier Neal is in deep talks to acquire a cable operator UPC Polska from Liberty Global for $ 1.9 billion. Liberty Global cites “non-binding” calls in its income statement for the second quarter, but noted that there is no certainty that a deal will be reached. The Iliad is mentioned in his trade update released late last week to accompany the news of Niel’s buyout plans he had “Offer an indicative offer” for UPC Polska in an attempt to provide fixed line support for the Play mobile operation it acquired last year. “In line with its goal of becoming a convergent operator in Poland, the Group is working on various projects to expand its fixed business – both organically, with the possibility of creating a specific vehicle responsible for the deployment of fibers, and externally, with the possibility of acquisition of a leading fixed operator. “The last course of action seems to be the preferred version of the Iliad.

Back to the world of satellites … Inmarsatwhich is now run by the former Nokia boss Rajiev Suri, claims to have uncovered the “communication network of the future” in the form of Orchestra, which combines “existing geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low-Earth orbit satellites (LEO) and terrestrial 5G into an integrated, high-performance solution”. Suri said: “By combining the individual qualities of GEO, LEO and 5G in one network, we will provide a service that is much larger than the sum of its parts. Our customers will benefit from dramatically expanded high-performance services around the world. This is the future of connectivity and Inmarsat is in a perfect position to present it to the world with its proven technological experience, appropriate customer and partner base and financial strength. ” Read more.

Global data center operator Equinox recorded his 74th a consecutive quarter of revenue growth in the three months to June 30, during which it generated revenue of $ 1.66 billion, a 4% consecutive improvement and 13% higher than a year earlier. The company also noted that it has crossed 400,000 interconnections, “emphasizing its critical role in the digital infrastructure of today’s business.” Read more.

– The staff, TelecomTV

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