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  1. Chile planning world’s first Antarctic subsea cable

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    Last week, the Chilean government signed an agreement to promote the deployment of the world’s first submarine to reach the Antarctic continent. The agreement signed by Country Development, the Subsecretariat of Telecommunications (Subtel), and the Regional Government of Magallanes is the first step towards beginning the Market Consultation process, which would then be followed by technical…

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  2. Gubitosi gone as TIM mulls KKR $12bn bid

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    TIM has announced the resignation of Luigi Gubitosi resign as the company’s CEO and general manager, though he retains his position on the board of directors.  Gubitosi, who become CEO in 2018, has had a turbulent time at the company, failing to deliver the financial turnaround that he initially promised and seeing the company lower its guidance until 2023 last month. Vivendi…

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  3. Rakuten and University of Tokyo exploring LEO satellites for IoT coverage

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    Rakuten Mobile, Inc. today announced that it has begun joint research and development into “IoT ultra coverage utilizing low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites” with the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Engineering. The research topic is one of the R&D themes of the “Beyond 5G R&D Promotion Project,” which the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) recently publicly invited applications for proposals…

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  4. Does Reliance Jio want a slice of BT?

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    According to sources speaking to the Economic Times, Reliance Jio could be looking to buy into BT –potentially even seizing a controlling stake of the business. If Reliance were to take control of BT, it would be one of the largest M&A projects ever undertaken by an Indian company. An alternative strategy, reportedly also in discussion…

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  5. Startup Stories: reaching net zero by knowing the source of your electricity

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    Tell us about your startup Flexidao is a software company that focuses on the electricity traceability field. Our mission is to help companies move towards 24/7 Carbon-Free Electricity sourcing (24/7 CFE). The way we do that is by tracing the origin of green power and its CO2 content every hour of the day, using our blockchain-based technology. Our business model addresses one of the main barriers that companies face on their path to decarbonisation, which is the ability of electricity consumers to access transparent electricity data to gain control over where, when, and how this fuel they consume is produced. Our software helps energy suppliers to acquire new customers and increase margins by enabling a new sustainability premium service. Consumers can track from which plants their energy is coming from in real-time and share it with stakeholders. We integrate hourly electricity consumption and production records to the existing energy attribute certification (EAC) schemes (e.g., GOs in Europe, RECs in North America) for compliance. This is a transparency layer added to the legal green certificates, used by corporates as a CSR & marketing tool. Blockchain acts as a digital notary that can ensure there is no double…

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