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23 Jun 2017

WIRELESS

Tigo to invest USD70m in mobile network, increases 4G coverage to 23 cities

Mobile operator Millicom Tanzania, which operates under the brand name Tigo, plans to invest USD70 million in the expansion of its network this year, in order to meet rising demand... more

Net1 Indonesia plans full commercial launch in 2018

PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which last month rebranded from Ceria as part of its planned migration from CDMA to LTE-based services, plans to launch a commercial service next year,... more

Ukraine’s analogue-to-digital TV switchover delayed to July 2018

Ukraine’s telecoms regulator, the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications & Informatization (NCCIR), has approved a draft Cabinet resolution on the extension of analogue terrestrial television broadcasting services for... more

Du hits 700Mbps using single carrier in Massive MIMO trial

United Arab Emirates (UAE) fixed and mobile operator Du says it has achieved download speeds of more than 700Mbps in tests of Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology on its commercial... more

BROADBAND

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

Greenland’s state-owned telecoms and postal services operator *TELE-POST* has revealed that the cable manufacture of the *Greenland Connect Nord* submarine cable is nearly complete, following a staff visit to the... more

DCA announces ‘Telecommunication Reform Package’

Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts (DCA) has published a press release to unveil the ‘Telecommunication Reform Package’, saying that the new legislation will ‘promote competition and to improve... more

True awards 75% of 100G backbone project to ZTE

China’s ZTE Corporation has announced that it has been awarded contracts for three separate networks in True's ‘beyond-100G’ backbone WDM deployment in Thailand, and will now be responsible for around... more

Ofcom begins consulting on its findings following wholesale broadband access review

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation following its publication of a review of the wholesale broadband access market. The watchdog’s review sets out its initial assessment of competition... more

WIRELINE

Final ruling on fixed, mobile termination rates expected 10 July

The Netherlands’ telecoms regulator, the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), says it expects there to be a final ruling from the corporate appeals court in a long-running dispute over... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Back on the M&A merry-go-round? Charter eyeing Cox, report says

Charter Communications is weighing up a new plan to acquire privately-held Atlanta-based Cox Communications, three separate sources have informed the New York Post. Charter, which completed the dual-takeover of Time... more

Etisalat Nigeria had repaid almost half of loan before default

Mobile operator Etisalat Nigeria had repaid nearly half of the USD1.2 billion loan it owed to a consortium of local banks before it defaulted on the facility agreement, Ibrahim Dikko,... more

MISCELLANEOUS

Ministry aiming to end GTT monopolies by end-July

Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes has warned that negotiations with Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN), the US-based parent company of incumbent operator Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), regarding the end... more
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