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14 Dec 2018

WIRELESS

U Mobile extends 3G roaming deal with Maxis

Malaysian cellco U Mobile has announced the extension of its 3G RAN sharing agreement with rival Maxis, which covers the ‘limited areas’ of the country where the former does not... more

Vodafone Portugal stages 5G call in Lisbon

Vodafone Portugal unveiled a prototype 5G handset at the sixth annual ‘Big Smart Cities’ event in Lisbon and conducted a 5G video call between Portugal and the United States. The... more

Antigua and Barbuda tables MNP amendment to 2018 Telecoms Act

The government of Antigua and Barbuda is pressing ahead with the implementation of number portability, and in particular mobile number portability (MNP), with the news that the lower chamber of... more

TDSAT challenges TRAI ruling on SMP and predatory pricing

India’s Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has rejected an order from the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that set new definitions and guidelines on significant market power... more

Hong Kong to kick off 5G auctions in April 2019

Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) has laid out its plans for the allocation of 5G spectrum. Beginning in April next year the regulator will offer a total of almost 4,500MHz... more

BROADBAND

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

*Cabo Verde Telecom (CVTelecom)* and *EllaLink* have inked an agreement to deliver connectivity from Europe and Latin America to Cabo Verde via the four-fibre pair direct submarine fibre-optic cable *EllaLink*.... more

BIPT launches cost model consultation on cable networks, Proximus’ FTTH network

The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has launched a consultation regarding the cost models for access to cable operators’ networks and to Proximus’ fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The regulator... more

Vodafone enables 1Gbps cable speeds for one million Berlin homes

Vodafone Germany has unveiled its gigabit cable broadband service in Berlin, giving more than one million households in the capital access to maximum download speeds of 1Gbps. Today, just three... more

A1 expands Viennese fibre network

A1 Telekom Austria has rolled out its fibre-optic network to a further 400,000 apartments in Vienna. As a result of the latest expansion, around 60% of the capital’s homes are... more

Polkomtel launches fixed internet services

The Polish mobile operator Polkomtel, which is part of the Cyfrowy Polsat Group and offers services under the ‘Plus’ brand, is to launch fixed internet services over the infrastructure of... more

WIRELINE

ACCC begins consulting on access conditions for Telstra's regulated fixed line services

A public inquiry into making final access determinations (FADs) for Telstra’s six fixed line services and for wholesale ADSL has been launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Millicom closes Cable Onda takeover

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has announced that it has closed the acquisition of the 80% controlling interest in Cable Onda, the largest cable and fixed telecom line service provider in... more

Millicom plans Jan-19 NASDAQ listing

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has announced that it has filed a 20-F registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ahead of its planned listing of common shares... more

RCOM refused extension for Ericsson payment; Aircel yet to receive payment

India’s Supreme Court has dismissed a request from Reliance Communications (RCOM) for a further extension on its obligation to pay dues to Swedish equipment manufacturer Ericsson. The Economic Times writes... more
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