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  1. What’s the score? Total Telecom’s quarterly financial Score Board

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    It's that time of year again, when companies financial results arrive in a flurry from across the telecoms sector. With so much data arriving so fast it can be all too easy to get lost. Now, we are pulling all of the key players' financial reports into one location. Your company’s earnings data not on the list? Contact us here with the subject line 'Score Board'   July 29th • BT Q2 2021 "Our operational performance remained strong and our EBITDA grew during the first three months of the year, reflecting improved trading across most of our business and the positive benefits of our plans to modernise BT. Our results were overall in line with our expectations during the quarter, with good performance in the UK offsetting challenging conditions in Global's markets," said BT CEO Philip Jansen • Cellnex H1 2021 • Telefonica Q2 2021 "In Q2 we have restored the Group to solid y-o-y organic revenue and OIBDA growth and delivered two of the most significant steps in our long-term strategy with the completion of our VMED O2 UK joint venture and the sale of our Telxius towers portfolio," said José María Álvarez-Pallete, Chairman and CEO of Telefónica. "The VMED O2 JV further strengthens our core markets presence through our exposure to the UK’s largest converged player, complementing our leading positions in Spain, Brazil and Germany. Together with the sale of our European and LatAm towers, it contributed to an all-time record quarterly net income of €7.7bn in Q2 21 while driving net financial debt (post estimated distribution of proceeds to Telxius minorities) down by a further €11.0bn or 29.5% y-o-y to €26.2bn and strengthened the balance sheet, with a significant increase in equity."     July 28th • KPN Q2 2021 “We go all out to connect everyone in the Netherlands to a sustainable future and to create value for all stakeholders. We delivered growth in mass-market service revenues; an important proof point of the success of our strategy and a first step towards sustainable top-line growth for the Group, which showed slight growth as well this quarter. We have further improved the quality of our mobile network, we have improved customer experience, and we’re on track to reach our full-year outlook," said KPN CEO, Joost Farwerck.  • TIM Q2 2021   July 27th  • Alphabet (Google) Q2 2021 "In Q2, there was a rising tide of online activity in many parts of the world, and we’re proud that our services helped so many consumers and businesses. Our long…

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  2. 5G’s ‘Golden Band’: Exploring the use of 700 MHz spectrum

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    In the past few years, we have seen 5G deployed around the world in many different forms, using many different bands of spectrum. Each of these bands has specific characteristics, from variable signal propagation to disparate data speeds, making them more or less suitable for certain types of deployment. As a result, based on the spectrum available to them, operators have adopted different strategies to achieve coverage for their customers.    Take the world’s three leading countries in 5G, for example: China, South Korea, and the US. Chinese and South Korean operators have typically focussed their 5G rollouts on mid-band spectrum (primarily 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz), which offers a happy medium between speed and propagation.    In contrast, for the US, current rollouts have been focussed on mmWave spectrum (>…

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  3. PCCW offloads data centre business for $750 million

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    Today, PCCW, owed by billionaire Richard Li, has agreed to sell its data centre business to Digital Bridge for $750 million. Back in April, PCCW was reportedly exploring its options for the sale of its IT and data centre unit, with anonymous sources valuing the unit at around $1 billion. The business includes seven data centres in its home market of Hong Kong…

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  4. 5G private networks worth £6.3bn to UK manufacturing by 2030

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    A new report from Vodafone entitled ‘Powering Up Manufacturing, Levelling Up Britain’, using economic analysis from WPI Economics, suggests that 5G could be a game changer for UK industry, especially for areas digitally ‘left behind’, such as the North West, North East, East and West Midlands, and Wales.   These regions, traditionally the heart of the UK’s manufacturing industry, have seen growth rates slump in recent decades, being outpaced by their more digital counterparts in London and the South East…

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  5. Telstra makes pair of data centres carrier-neutral

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    Today, Telstra has announced that it will transform two of its data centres in Sydney and Melbourne into carrier-neutral, colocation facilities.  The move will make access to these InfraCo facilities available to customers working with other operators, not just Telstra, for the first time. The product will be sold via Telstra Wholesale &ldquo…

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