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30 Nov 2015


MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Fozzy Group, one of the largest trade and industrial groups in Ukraine, has launched a mobile service under the *Yezzz!* brand exclusively for customers of its Silpo supermarket chain, using... more

Airtel to spend USD9bn over three years on network modernisation

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has earmarked an investment of INR600 billion (USD9 billion) for the upgrade of its pan-Indian network over the next three years under 'Project Leap', the... more

Zong lines up USD1bn investment

Chinese-backed cellco China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) – which operates under the Zong brand – has unveiled plans to invest USD1 billion over the next two years on the expansion of... more

ART&P gives mobile subscribers ten days to register their SIMs

Togo’s telecoms watchdog, the Authority of Posts and Telecommunications Regulation (Autorite de Reglementation des Secteurs de Postes et Telecommunications, ART&P), has set a ten-day deadline – starting 25 November –... more

DTAC free to expand 2100MHz 3G network after court order abolished

Thailand’s second-largest cellco by users Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) is now free of legal restrictions on its expansion of 2100MHz 3G W-CDMA/HSPA+ network coverage after the country’s Supreme Administrative... more

Senegalese MPs say govt should seek QoS assurances from Orange before renewing its licence

Agence Ecofin reports that a group of Senegalese MPs has asked the government not to renew the licence of mobile operator Orange Senegal until it makes a commitment to provide... more


Vodafone Portugal raises FTTH goal; 3G licence renewal set to include coverage clause

Vodafone Portugal has indicated that it will extend its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to an additional 550,000 homes between now and the end of 2016. According to CEO Mario Vaz,the network... more

Vodafone Ireland launches 1Gbps broadband service in partnership with ESB

Vodafone Ireland is launching a new ‘LightSpeed’ fibre-based broadband service from today, thus enabling consumers in Carrigaline to access download speeds of up to 1Gbps, reports the Irish Times. In... more

TNM launches WiMAX following Burco acquisition

Following on from its purchase of Burco Electronic Systems’ ISP business earlier this year, Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has launched a new wireless broadband service, known as ‘Smart eWiMAX’, for... more

Li-Fi tests carried out in Estonia

An Estonian/Indian start-up firm has trialled a new technology dubbed ‘Li-Fi’ which utilises visible light waves to transmit data at speeds of up to 1Gbps, with the potential to reach... more


China Mobile taking over TieTong assets for USD5bn

China Mobile’s wholly-owned ISP arm CM TieTong has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of sister company TieTong – a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Mobile Communications Corporation (CMCC)... more

Axiata Group Q3 revenue climbs 7.6%

Malaysia-based Axiata Group has posted a 7.6% year-on-year increase in consolidated revenues to MYR5.1 billion (USD1.2 billion) in Q3 2015, whilst quarterly EBITDA grew 8.7% to MYR1.9 billion, and net... more

Croatian government to reduce its stake in T-HT

The Croatian government is to offload 500,000 shares in T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT), which is equivalent to a stake of around 0.6% in the telco. The shares are held by the... more
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