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Skype registers as telecom operator in Netherlands after EU court ruling

(Telecompaper) Skype has started registering with EU telecom regulators, after the EU Court of Justice ruled in June that SkypeOut should be considered a telecom service. Dutch regulator ACM announced that Skype has registered for regulatory oversight in the Netherlands.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Facebook opens up on data shared from third-party sites, apps

(Telecompaper) Facebook is giving users more control over how it shares information with third-party apps and websites. The social network added a new menu to its settings that allows users to see which sites are sharing user data with Facebook and the option to stop them from doing so.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Porsche partners with Apple to integrate music streaming service in e-car

(Telecompaper) German carmaker Porsche said that it has partnered with Apple to integrate the streaming service Apple Music in the Porsche Taycan, the first electric Porsche vehicle, which will launch in September. Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Masmovil set to expand to Portugal with stake in Nowo – report

(Telecompaper) Spanish operator MasMovil is preparing to enter the Portuguese market. The company has reached an agreement to acquire a stake in the Portuguese operators Nowo and Oni from KKR for EUR 15 million, market sources told Spanish paper El Economista. The Portuguese competition regulator has already been notified of the transaction, the report said.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Realme unveils Realme 5 smartphone in India with 5,000 mAh battery, quad camera

(Telecompaper) Oppo’s brand Realme has launched two new premium smartphones in India. The Realme 5, with a 5,000 mAh battery and quad camera, goes on sale 27 August from INR 9,999, and the Realme 5 Pro, with the faster Snapdragon 712 processor and 48-megapixel Sony camera, launches on 04 September from INR 13,999.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Xiaomi revenue growth slows in Q2 as smartphone shipments flat

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi reported a further slowdown in sales growth in the second quarter, hurt by the depressed smartphone market and weaker Chinese economy. Smartphone shipments were little changed year-on-year at 32.1 million units, while higher prices and growth in other devices and services helped total revenues at the company grow 14.5 percent.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Deutsche Telekom to launch cloud gaming service MagentaGaming

(Telecompaper) MagentaGaming enables users to play video games independently of their PC or console. The computing power originates from the cloud and the games are streamed on devices. It works on Windows PCs (Windows 7, 8 and 10), Mac (MacOS X) and Android devices. Telkom plans to use it for iOS and Xbox, too. Controllers can be connected via Bluetooth, WLAN or USB.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Blue Label delays FY results, warns of 20% drop in headline earnings

(Telecompaper) South African company Blue Label Telecoms will delay publication of its full-year financial results until 26 September to deal with various issues related to the mobile operator’s recapitalisation and restructuring. Blue Label had been expected to publish its results in late August. It has warned shareholders that it expects headline earnings for the year ended May to be down by at least 20 percent year on year, as it tries to quantify the impact

Apple to launch subscription TV service in November, considers price of USD 10 – report

(Telecompaper) Apple plans to roll out its Apple TV+ subscription service by November, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg. It is expected to offer a free trial to start, as it builds up the content catalogue, and then may charge USD 9.99 per month.  Source: Industry News (syndicated from

Canadian operators say broadband investment at risk from cut in wholesale rates

(Telecompaper) Canada’s fixed operators have criticised the regulator CRTC’s decision to lower wholesale rates and announced charges to account for the reduced prices. Bell announced the regulator’s order will have an around CAD 100 million impact, Rogers plans a charge of CAD 140 million to account for the retroactive cut in rates, and Cogeco said it will cost the company CAD 25 million. They are all reviewing investment plans after the decision. Source: Industry News (syndicated from