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28 Aug 2015

WIRELESS

Vodafone India to launch 4G by end-2015

Vodafone India has announced that it will launch its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network by the end of 2015. Previously, in February 2014 the cellco acquired 4G-suitable spectrum in... more

MyRepublic to stage trial in Jurong East in Oct-15; promises free data if it secures 4th licence

Singapore’s self-styled ‘upstart broadband provider’ MyRepublic has stepped up its bid to become the city-state’s fourth mobile network operator (MNO) by announcing that it will stage a ‘mobility trial’ in... more

Cellcos call for Sutel to speed up deregulation of tariffs

Costa Rica’s trio of mobile network operators (MNOs) have criticised sector regulator Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) for dragging its feet with regard to the deregulation of tariffs, El Financiero reports.... more

BROADBAND

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

*Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN)* and *Ocean Networks* are planning to extend the proposed *South America Pacific Link (SAPL)*, which aims to connect Balboa (Panama) and Santiago (Chile) to Oahu in... more

CenturyLink to connect 1.2m rural homes and businesses using CAF cash

US telco CenturyLink has announced that it will roll out broadband networks connecting approximately 1.2 million rural households and businesses in 33 states, after accepting approximately USD500 million a year... more

Du offers 1Gbps home broadband plan

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) telco Du has launched the country’s first 1Gbps broadband internet plan for home users. The firm says the peak speeds are available as part of... more

ACCC approves revised deal between nbn and Optus

A revised agreement between nbn (formerly NBN Co), the company overseeing Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project, and Optus has been given the nod by the Australian Competition and Consumer... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

NextGenTel Holding publishes 2Q15 financials

Norway’s NextGenTel Holding (formerly Telio Holding) has published its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2015. Revenues for the period totalled NOK311 million (USD40.1 million), representing a 2.5%... more

Telekom Austria gets green light in Slovenia for Amis buyout

Slovenia’s Competition Protection Agency has approved the takeover of broadband provider Amis by Telekom Austria. The deal is now expected to be completed in September. The Austrian group already owns... more

LPTIC set to pay USD15.6m to settle GreenN Cote d’Ivoire debts

The Libyan Post, Telecommunications and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) must pay the government of Cote d’Ivoire XOF8.9 billion (USD15.6 million) in order to seize back full control of Ivorian mobile... more
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