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4 Aug 2015

WIRELESS

ZTE and U Mobile ink MoU on development of 5G technologies

Malaysia’s U Mobile has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Chinese vendor ZTE on the development of 'pre5G' mobile broadband technologies, the latter has announced. ZTE said that the... more

China Mobile HK, Ericsson trial LTE-A FDD+TDD 3CC aggregation

China Mobile Hong Kong has partnered with Ericsson to demonstrate three component carrier (3CC) aggregation, using LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Frequency Division Duplex Long Term Evolution (FDD-LTE) and Time Division Duplex Long... more

Verizon, T-Mobile agree USD173m spectrum swap

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US have agreed a USD173 million deal to transfer a tranche of AWS-1 and PCS spectrum licences between them in various markets across the country. According... more

ProInversion delays 700MHz sale

Peru’s Agency for the Promotion of Private Investment (ProInversion) has delayed the auction of spectrum in the 700MHz band until Q1 2016, La Republica reports. Originally scheduled for 2013, the... more

DTAC tests VoLTE

Thailand’s second largest mobile operator Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) has revealed that it is testing Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) services, which it aims to be first in the country... more

BROADBAND

Orange sets sights on G.fast pilot by end-2015

Orange Poland has carried out its first test of G.fast technology at its Orange Labs, trialling a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service package with downlink/uplink speeds of 300Mbps/30Mbps, high definition TV (HDTV)... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Telekom Srpske records 11% drop in first half profit on higher operating costs

Banja Luka-based Telekom Srpske, which offers its services under the m:tel banner, has reported an 11% year-on-year decline in profit for the first six months of 2015, according to Reuters,... more

GO Telecom reports net loss of SAR40.2m in 1Q15

Saudi Arabian fixed line and broadband operator Etihad Atheeb Telecom (GO Telecom) has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2015, announcing a net loss of... more

Telkom SA posts 1.7% rise in revenue to ZAR6.5bn

South African telecoms operator Telkom has reported group revenue of ZAR6.5 billion (USD511.7 million) for the three months ended 30 June 2015, an increase of 1.7% year-on-year, driven by mobile... more

Telkom Indonesia books IDR7.45tn profits in first-half

PT Telkom Indonesia managed to record a profit of IDR7.447 trillion during the first half of 2015, up 2.2% compared to IDR7.286 trillion compared to the same period last year... more

Globe Telecom H1 revenues reach ‘all-time high’ as profits climb to PHP8.7bn

Globe Telecom of the Philippines reported ‘all-time high’ consolidated service revenues of PHP53.8 billion (USD1.12 billion) for the six months ended 30 June 2015, 13% higher than the PHP47.7 billion... more

MISCELLANEOUS

Crnogorski Telekom, Ericsson agree managed services deal

Ericsson and Crnogorski Telekom have agreed a seven-year managed services partnership, the Swedish vendor has announced. Under the terms of the contract Ericsson will be responsible for the operation and... more
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