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(Telecompaper) The coronavirus (Covid-19) remains in control of the international news. The impact on the TMT sectors is enormous. Here is a rundown of the international news, classified by sub-topic.

(Telecompaper) Google has started publishing country reports with location data on its users, to help authorities track the spread of the coronavirus and effectiveness of confinement measures. The aggregated, anonymised data is normally collected by the company from the Location History on Google services, to show how busy public establishments like restaurants are. 

(Telecompaper) Telecom Italia (TIM) has reached an agreement with Italy's state-owned infrastructure firm Infratel to speed up the development of superfast internet in underserved parts of the country and address the need for a more efficient network during the coronavirus lockdown. In a statement, the partners said Infratel will provide fibre-optic backbone infrastructure in 8 regions (Abruzzo, Sardinia, Tuscany, Puglia, Calabria, Lazio, Lombardy and Marche), with TIM subsequently delivering local loops to street cabinets and installing electronics components.

(Telecompaper) Huawei and ZTE won China Mobile's latest tender of 5G contracts. Huawei and ZTE will deploy 200,000 5G base stations, or up to 85 percent of the base stations included in the project, Caixin reports, citing a China Mobile statement. The overall project will see the deployment of 232,143 5G wireless network base stations in 28 provincial-level regions.

(Telecompaper) Zoom Video Communications announced it has seen a 20-fold increase in daily users on its messaging and conferencing platform. In March, the company passed 200 million daily meeting participants, both free and paid, compared to 10 million in December last year. The increased usage has raised concerns about security and privacy on Zoom, and CEO Eric Yuan issued an apology to customers, saying the company would focus more on addressing the concerns.

(Telecompaper) The FCC will vote at its meeting in April on plans to open up the 6GHz band for unlicensed use by Wi-Fi applications. The US regulator started consulting on the plans in 2018, and equipment makers have already been preparing for the new band. 

(Telecompaper) AT&T announced the appointment of Jason Kilar as CEO of WarnerMedia from 01 May. He was previously the CEO of streaming service Hulu and before that a SVP at Amazon. He will report to AT&T COO John Stankey. 

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom and Softbank have completed the merger of their US mobile operators T-Mobile and Sprint. T-Mobile's takeover of its smaller rival Sprint is expected to strengthen its position as challenger to the top US mobile operators AT&T and Verizon. The company will be lead by former T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, who takes over from John Legere as CEO from 01 April, when the new T-Mobile officially launches. 

(Telecompaper) The Spanish government has partially lifted the temporary ban on fixed and mobile number portability requests around two weeks after it was first imposed as part of a series of measures to halt the spread of the coronavirus. In response to the demands of certain operators and consumer associations including Facua and OCU, the government announced that operators are again authorised to port numbers if the activation process doesn't require the physical intervention of a technician or customer service representative.

(Telecompaper) Verizon announced that it's immediately implementing a "significantly enhanced compensation plan" for the company's employees still active in the field during the Covid-19 outbreak. These mission-critical employees are unable to work remotely as they fulfill and repair broadband orders and connection issues, maintain networks and offer products to customers in person when deemed essential.

VoIP - Voice over internet

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is like a phone just connected to the internet, where is use a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet or other packet switched networks.

VoIP is also known as IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband.

Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports Senegall

Internet Usage Statistics:
 540,000 Internet users as of September, 2006;
 4.9% of the population, according to ITU. ©