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EU and Japan to collaborate on research for new high-speed broadband network technologies

With an eye towards the 2020 Olympics to be held in Japan, EU and Japanese researchers have announced a series of future research projects focused on developing new technologies for high-speed networks.   A stated goal of the initiative is to deliver more than 1 Gigabit bandwidth for each spectator at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium when […]

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Mexican government to enlarge its footprint in telecom sector

After enacting a comprehensive set of new government regulations earlier this year, Mexico is looking to further enlarge the government’s footprint in the telecommunications sector by launching its own mobile network.  The cost for the new network, construction of which is supposed to be completed by 2018, is estimated to be around $10 million over the […]

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European Commission cuts red tape for fixed line voice calls

The European Commission has taken a step towards further deregulating the sector in an effort to spur lagging investment and increase the bloc’s competitiveness, particularly vis-à-vis the United States. The European Commission has revised its “recommendation on relevant markets,” under which national regulators can now remove limits on the prices that leading telecommunications providers can levy on […]

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