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Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2019, 5G subscriptions are now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024...

14 Jun 2019

SOUTH AFRICA

Nokia moves to finalise acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent

Finnish telecom equipment giant Nokia announced on Thursday, 16 June, a plan to complete the acquisition of its former rival, French-American Alcatel-Lucent during the third quarter...

17 Jun 2016

FRANCE

'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Apple's new SIM hurts Gemalto in France

PARIS, FRANCE: Shares in French digital security company Gemalto slumped as investors expressed concerns that Apple's plan to integrate SIM cards directly into the new iPads could threaten part of Gemalto's business.

22 Oct 2014

FRANCE

France lets users Tweet money to others

PARIS, FRANCE: Money is now only a tweet away for French people, after a bank in the country launched a novel way to transfer money using the social networking platform.

15 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Apple, Google brands worth $100bn each

PARIS, FRANCE: The US Apple and Google brands which have become household names around the world are worth more than $100bn each, and top a ranking of the world's biggest brands, consultancy Interbrand said.

10 Oct 2014

FRANCE

Facebook members in court for speed trap tip-offs

RODEZ, FRANCE: Members of a Facebook group that tipped off motorists about speed traps in southern France slammed the "hypocritical" nature of the case against them as their trial opened this week.

10 Sep 2014

FRANCE

Space experts try to fix Galileo satellites

PARIS, FRANCE: Experts are racing to identify and fix a problem that saw two satellites from Europe's troubled Galileo satellite navigation system going into the wrong orbit.

26 Aug 2014

FRANCE

ESA to launch two navigation satellites this week

PARIS, FRANCE: Europe is launching two new satellites this week to boost its Galileo navigation system. Once in orbit Galileo will have six satellites orbiting the Earth.

20 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Telefonica wants to buy Brazil's GVT

PARIS, FRANCE: Spanish group Telefonica has offered Vivendi €6.7bn to buy its Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary GVT.

6 Aug 2014

FRANCE

Anti-Amazon bill adopted in France

PARIS, FRANCE: French lawmakers adopted a bill that prevents Amazon and other online booksellers from offering free deliveries of discounted books, in a bid to support the country's small bookshops.

27 Jun 2014

FRANCE

YouTube blocks artists on paid music service

PARIS, FRANCE: YouTube is planning to block the videos of artists like Adele and the Arctic Monkeys after several record labels refused to sign up to its new subscription service.

19 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Worthless extortion demand against Domino's Pizza

PARIS, FRANCE: Domino's Pizza refused to cave in to a €30,000 extortion demand by hackers who claimed they had stolen the personal data of 600,000 of its customers.

18 Jun 2014

FRANCE

Bouygues Telecom cuts workforce by nearly 20%

PARIS, FRANCE: Struggling French telecommunications company Bouygues Telecom said it will cut nearly 20% of its workforce in a move to help it survive in the struggling sector.

12 Jun 2014

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