Global Joe: Daily Telecom and ICT News Episode 107

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    Global Joe: Daily Telecom and ICT News Episode 107

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    • NTT DoCoMo announced new technology to push their goal of offering 5G mobile service by 2020. The new hardware is a multi-element integrated antenna and circuit equipped with an ultrathin filter designed for 15GHz multi-band antennas.

    • A European anti-trust watchdog group has launched an investigation in carrier Orange. The investigation targets a proposed $4.1 billion acquisition of Spanish cable provider Jazztel.

    • Hewlett-Packard and Telecom Italia have announced a partnership that will see the carrier use HP’s server and cloud platforms to virtualize network environments through a transition to telco cloud.

    • Vodafone Chief Executive Officer Vittorio Colao has denied he is planning a takeover of Liberty Global, the parent company of Virgin Media. Speculation has been rampant that a possible deal was in the works but they may just be rumor.

    • Google Fiber unveiled its Austin, Texas, office space, complete with demos of the Gigabit connectivity. Google Fiber is already available in St. Louis, Missouri, and Provo, Utah.