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29 Apr 2016


Xinwei belatedly launches as CooTel in Nicaragua

Xinwei Telecom Enterprise Group of China has announced that it has finally launched mobile services in Nicaragua, operating under the CooTel brand name. Official government media outlet El Digital 19... more


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

*DOCOMO Pacific*, a wholly-owned subsidiary of *NTT DOCOMO*, has revealed that the planned *ATISA* fibre-optic submarine cable system will be ready for service (RFS) by May 2017, the Guam Daily... more

Cosmote launches hybrid fixed-mobile broadband

Greek cellco Cosmote, part of incumbent national telco OTE, has launched a hybrid fixed-mobile broadband service which combines the group's VDSL networks with its 3G and 4G mobile infrastructure to... more

nbn launches wholesale broadband satellite service commercially

nbn (formerly NBN Co), the company overseeing Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project, has announced the commercial launch of its wholesale broadband satellite service, ‘Sky Muster’, saying that it expects... more


Telefonica’s revenues fall 6.6% in 1Q16 on foreign exchange depreciation

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica generated total turnover of EUR10.784 billion (USD11.9 billion) in the opening three months of 2015, representing year-on-year (y-o-y) growth of 3.4% in organic terms, though a... more

100% of Megacom shares to be auctioned on 11 May 2016

The government of Kyrgyzstan will auction 100% of its shares in Alfa Telecom (Megacom) – the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers – on 11 May 2016, according to the... more

Huawei to take 9% Bakrie Telecom stake?

Huawei Technologies of China is to take a stake in struggling Indonesian telco Bakrie Telecom (BTel) via a bond conversion estimated to be worth IDR1.23 trillion (USD93.2 million), or roughly... more

NTT DOCOMO books rising turnover, net income in FY2015/16

Japan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, NTT Corp-controlled NTT DOCOMO, has reported its consolidated financial results for its fiscal year ending 31 March 2016. The carrier highlighted a... more

Telekom Austria posts 13% drop in Q1 net income

Telekom Austria has published its results for the three months ended 31 March 2016, reporting that on a pro-forma basis, group revenues declined by 2.2% year-on-year to EUR1.009 billion (USD1.14... more

Turkcell reports record high first quarter revenue, EBITDA

Turkcell Group has announced its results for the quarter ended 31 March 2016, posting record high first quarter revenue and EBITDA, driven by growth in its domestic unit. Group revenue... more

Grupo Televisa 1Q16 sales increase 9.5%

Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa, which is a major player in the country’s telecoms sector via its ownership of Izzi Telecom, Cablevision (TVI), Cablecom, Cablemas and Telecable, has reported net... more

Revenues down 3.9% at KPN

KPN of the Netherlands has reported a 3.9% year-on-year drop in revenues for the first quarter to 31 March 2016, to EUR1.69 billion (USD1.92 billion). The firm says that growing... more

China Telecom books 6.1% revenue growth

State-backed full service provider China Telecom has booked turnover of CNY86.43 billion (USD13.33 billion) for the three months ended 31 March 2016, an increase of 6.1% compared to the same... more


Tanzanian regulatory board dissolved, head suspended

President of Tanzania John Magufuli has dissolved the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) board and suspended its Director General, Dr Ally Yahya Simba, for failing to implement the Telecommunications Traffic... more

Guyana's new Telecommunications Bill to be presented in May

Guyana’s long-delayed Telecommunications Bill is due to be presented to the National Assembly by the end of May this year, following months of consultations with mobile operators Guyana Telephone and... more
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