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19 Sep 2014

WIRELESS

Sprint offloads 900MHz spectrum to former Nextel co-founders

Mobile workforce communications provider Pacific DataVision, which is led by former Nextel Communications co-founders Morgan O'Brien and Brian McAuley, has acquired all of Sprint Corp's 900MHz licences, giving it 6MHz... more

MOTIV discloses further details regarding LTE plans; Ericsson named as rollout partner

Yekaterinburg-based regional mobile operator MOTIV has reportedly deployed ‘portions’ of its planned 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Sverdlovsk, Kurgan, Yamal-Nenets and Khanty-Mansi. According Comnews.ru the network is being... more

Uniform roaming fees in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda from 1 October

Patrick Nyirishema, director general of the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA), has announced that telecom operators in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda have committed to cap the minimum roaming charges in... more

Emaxx teams up with Huawei for 4G network rollout

Cambodian broadband company Emaxx has signed a contract with China’s Huawei for the development of a nationwide 4G network, the Phnom Penh Post reports. Under the contract, Huawei will roll... more

Orange Romania launches 300Mbps-capable LTE

Orange Romania yesterday (18 September 2014) announced the launch of upgrades to its 4G LTE mobile network to enable peak theoretical mobile data speeds of up to 300Mbps in six... more

RJIL inks tower deal with GTL

Wireless startup Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd (RJIL) has added to its growing list of infrastructure partners by signing a tower sharing agreement with GTL Infrastructure, the Business Today reports. Details... more

INT shuts down VoIP blockade rumours

Tunisia’s National Telecommunications Commission (INT) has issued a statement denying that measures are being taken to impose a block or a charge on free over-the-top (OTT) voice-over-internet protocol (VoIP) apps... more

Vodafone Hutchison Australia critical of ACCC’s MTAS proposals

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has criticised plans put forward by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) related to the pricing of the declared mobile terminating access service (MTAS). According... more

Vodafone, KPN trumpet LTE-A rollouts

Following KPN Netherlands’ announcement in a press release this week that it has switched on commercial LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services in The Hague, rival Vodafone Netherlands says it activated 27 antenna... more

Belgacom expands relationship with Cisco to evolve network

Belgian telecommunications service provider Belgacom has purchased additional Cisco mobile internet products to help develop its mobile network. The Cisco ASR 5000 Series will reportedly allow for unified management of... more

BROADBAND

Cable compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Italy’s *Retelit* has announced that it has joined the *Asia Africa Europe 1 (AAE-1)* submarine cable consortium, and will construct a landing station in Bari, on the Adriatic coast. The... more

Cordoba co-op begins offering IPTV

Argentine telecoms co-operative Cooperativa de Servicios Publicos de Jesus Maria y Colonia Caroya, which operates in the province of Cordoba, has launched commercial IPTV services, NexTV Latam reports. A range... more

WIRELINE

Ukrtelecom restores services in Luhansk, denies transfer of Crimean operations

In a press release on 18 September 2014 Ukrainian PSTN operator Ukrtelecom disclosed that it has restored some fixed line local, long-distance and international telephony services to residents of the... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Telefonica agrees to buy GVT from Vivendi, ending weeks of talks

Telefonica of Spain has agreed to acquire French media group Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband provider Global Village Telecom (GVT), three weeks after the pair entered into exclusive talks for the business.... more

iBurst in takeover talks with three players

David Hilewitz, director of Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), the parent company of WiMAX operator iBurst, has revealed that the company is currently in discussions with three different companies players regarding... more

Mexico round-up: Ifetel confirms AT&T talks; watchdog upholds Televisa dominance ruling

Mexican telecoms regulator Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel) has confirmed that it has staged talks with John Stankey, the chief strategy officer of AT&T Inc, to discuss the outlook of... more

MISCELLANEOUS

CWC inks managed services deal with Comverse for LIME unit

LIME, the Caribbean unit of UK-based Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), has selected Comverse to provide managed services for a range of Comverse and non-Comverse products. As part of the... more

Telefonica contracts Huawei for its OSS Solution

Spain’s Telefonica has selected Huawei and its end-to-end Performance Management Solution to manage the former’s Latin American networks. With Telefonica understood to have selected Huawei’s Operations Support System (OSS) Solution... more
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