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25 Oct 2016


Vodafone UK and Huawei partner on Massive MIMO trial

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has successfully conducted what is claimed to be the first trial of Massive MIMO 2.6GHz time division duplex (TDD) in Europe, doing so... more

3 Sweden wins 1800MHz spectrum auction

The fourth largest wireless operator by subscribers in Sweden, Hi3G Access Sweden (3) has won an auction held by the regulatory body Post & Telestyrelsen (PTS) for 2x5MHz of technology-neutral... more

KemKominfo prepares ground for allocation of additional mobile frequencies

Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT, known locally as KemKominfo), through the Directorate General of Post and Information (SDPPI), is considering options to allocate additional spectrum for mobile... more

Nepal Telecom gets final 4G approval; free to launch from 1 January

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has approved Nepal Telecom’s (NT’s) application to use its existing 1800MHz spectrum licences to offer 4G LTE services. The telco submitted its work plan to... more

Peruvian cellcos win case against spectrum fee calculation

Peru’s National Institute for the Defence of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) has ruled in favour of mobile operators Movistar and Claro Peru regarding the payment... more


AT&T to launch Gigabit broadband in ten more major metro areas

US telecoms giant AT&T has announced plans to connect homes, apartments and small business locations to its Gigabit broadband service in ten new metropolitan areas before the end of October.... more

Armenia’s Ucom doubles broadband speeds for U!Net Lite subscribers

Armenian broadband provider Ucom has implemented a speed upgrade for some fixed subscribers, doubling U!Net Lite tariff plans from 3Mbps to 6Mbps, effective 24 October. Moreover, anyone signing up for... more

Cableco Triolan threatened with losing broadcast licence over ‘infringements’

Ukraine’s National Council for TV & Radio Broadcasting is aiming to gain court approval to cancel the TV broadcasting licence of triple-play fixed broadband operator Triolan, the regulator said in... more


Orange reports accelerated revenues, EBITDA growth in 3Q16

International telecoms giant Orange Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2016, claiming to have achieved ‘solid commercial performance’ driven by very high-speed broadband... more

MTN eyes stake in Iranian fibre network operator

Reports from Iran are suggesting that South African telecoms group MTN is looking to acquire a 49% interest in national fibre-optic backbone provider Iranian Net. According to TechRasa, which cites... more

Wind-3 merger gets final clearance

Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison and Russian-backed, Amsterdam-based VimpelCom have announced that the proposed merger of their Italian operations has now received the final regulatory clearance from Italy’s Ministry of Economic... more

AT&T 3Q16 revenues up 4.6% to USD40.89bn; Mexican user base passes 10m mark

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc. has reported consolidated revenues of USD40.890 billion for the three months ended 30 September 2016, up 4.6% from USD39.091 million on an annualised basis. The... more

Millicom doubles third quarter net profit to USD24m

Millicom International Cellular (MIC), which offers mobile and fixed line services under the Tigo and Tigo Star banners across Africa and Latin America, has booked a 2.8% year-on-year decline in... more

Competitive pressures eat into Idea top line

India’s third largest cellco by subscribers, Idea Cellular, has booked total revenue of INR93.002 billion (USD1.39 billion) for its Q2 2017, ended 30 September 2016, representing a decrease of 2.0%... more
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