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22 Oct 2018

WIRELESS

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

Filipino media giant *ABS-CBN Corp*, which operates an MVNO under the *ABS-CBNmobile* brand name, has issued a statement to the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), announcing the end of its mobile... more

life:) 4G LTE now available in all regional centres

Mobile operator Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST life:)), working in partnership with the country’s national infrastructure provider Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), says that it is now able to offer 4G LTE... more

DICT official says third telco ‘may’ begin signing up subscribers by June 2019

GMA News cites the acting secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology, Eliseo Rio Jr., as saying that the winner of the third telco slot may be in... more

Telekom commissioned 400 new base stations in Q3

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has commissioned more than 400 new mobile base stations across Germany in the third quarter of 2018. The newly-installed base... more

AirtelTigo, MTN, Vodafone to increase tariffs from 1 November

Ghana’s leading mobile network operators (MNOs) MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo will increase charges on their networks from 1 November, writes GhanaWeb. A statement from the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications revealed... more

Zain launches BEAM home wireless broadband; signs cloud partnership with Microsoft

Zain Kuwait has launched an LTE-based home broadband internet service under the ‘BEAM’ brand, promising download speeds of up to 40Mbps, the Kuwait Times reported. Two post-paid BEAM packages both... more

3.5GHz licence extensions queried in Italy

A group of Italian senators are asking industry minister Luigi Di Maio to investigate the proposed extension of licences in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band. Earlier this year fixed-wireless operators including GO... more

BROADBAND

Pure Telecom inks fibre deal with BT Ireland

Pure Telcom has signed a wholesale deal with BT Ireland which will see it gain access to the latter’s 4,300km multi-gigabit fibre network. The agreement will allow Pure Telecom offer... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Maroc Telecom reports sustained growth across all operations in 9M18

Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2018, reporting a 4.3% increase in revenues from MAD26.02 billion (USD2.74 billion) to MAD27.14 billion,... more

Zegona to increase Euskaltel stake

UK-based investment firm Zegona Communications has announced a proposed partial tender offer for up to 14.9% of Spanish cableco Euskaltel at a price of EUR7.75 (USD8.92) per share. The offer... more

Universal service investment tops CNY40bn; China Tower books 6% revenue growth

China’s three main telecom operators – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – invested more than CNY40 billion (USD5.77 billion) in the provision of universal services since the end... more

Rogers’ Q3 revenue up 3%, largely on wireless growth

Canadian quad-play operator Rogers Communications’ total revenue grew 3% year-on-year to CAD3.769 billion (USD2.875 billion) in the third quarter of 2018, driven largely by 5% growth in mobile services turnover,... more
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