Telecom News Round: Dec. 6 2019

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With the holiday season in full swing, it can be easy to get distracted. So we’ve gone ahead and put a great reading list of telecom news just for you.




Robocalls on the rise: Americans get 18 spam calls per month, report says

“The United States is again the eighth-most-spammed nation in the world and the annoying calls are on the rise, according to a new report.

Americans received 7%…”

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U.S. Telecom Company Discloses Potential U.S. Sanctions Violations

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. is being investigated for potential violations of U.S. sanctions on Sudan after the company disclosed the possible noncompliance to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, the company said in a regulatory filing…”

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Apple could ditch Lightning port, but should it be allowed to?

“Although wireless charging is a quirky feature many of the smartphone manufacturers are boasting of, it is far from the norm when it comes to charging a device. It is incredibly useful, but when presented the opportunity to purchase an additional cable or wireless charging unit, most consumers would go for the more traditional means of juicing devices…”

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Orange puts social and environment accountability front and centre, with the launch of Engage2025 initiative

“Orange has launched its Engage2025 initiative, which will see the French based telco sharpen its focus on social and environmental issues, while simultaneously delivering strong business growth.

As part of the initiative, Orange will target  growth between 2 and 3 per cent, per year on average for the 2021-2023 period. It will also aim to deliver organic cash flow for telecoms activities between 2020 and 2023 of between €3.5 and €4 billion euros in 2023, compared to over €2 billion euros in 2019.”

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T-Mobile is eyeing a price cut in its merger with Sprint, sources say

T-Mobile is considering a cut to its multibillion merger with Sprint, people familiar with the matter tells CNBC’s David Faber.

The Department of Justice announced earlier this year that it reached an agreement on the more than $26 billion merger between the two communications companies. Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint hit new all-time highs following the summertime announcement, with Sprint rising to $8.06.”

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Apple buys first ‘carbon-free’ aluminum from Alcoa-Rio Tinto JV

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End of an era as Google founders step down from parent company

“Twenty-one years after founding Google in a messy garage in Menlo Park, California, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have stepped down from day-to-day management of the company to assume the role of “proud parents – offering advice and love, but not daily nagging!””

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