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29 Jul 2016

WIRELESS

NewCo warns URCA of ‘significant risk of market failure’ over pricing regulations

Bahamian telecoms watchdog the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has published responses to its proposed revision of retail pricing rules for mobile services, which would see the regulator move... more

BROADBAND

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

The local authority of the French overseas territory of French Guiana, *Collectivite Territoriale de Guyane (CTG)*, has issued an invitation for a tender for the establishment and operation of a... more

Turkcell reveals joint venture plans for fibre broadband

Turkcell, which wholly owns ISP Superonline, has announced plans to create a joint venture company (JVC) with alternative ISPs Vodafone Turkey and Turksat, in addition to members of the Telecommunications... more

ACCC regulates wholesale superfast broadband access

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has announced a decision under which access to wholesale superfast broadband services will be regulated, with the watchdog declaring a new five-year ‘superfast... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

MTN Nigeria takes steps towards listing, appoints advisors

MTN Nigeria, the local unit of South Africa’s MTN Group, has announced that it is proceeding with preparations for a listing of its share on the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE),... more

America Movil agrees to trim Telekom Austria stake

Mexican telecoms giant America Movil (AM) has announced that it has agreed to the sale of shares in Telekom Austria – corresponding to 7.80% of voting rights – to the... more

DOCOMO ‘off to a good start’ in 2016 as revenues, profits climb

Japan’s biggest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers NTT DOCOMO has published its financial results for the quarter ending 30 June 2016 (1Q FY2016), showing that operating revenues climbed 3.0%... more

Profit down 22% at Telekom Slovenije

Slovenia’s Telekom Slovenije has reported a 22% fall in its first-half consolidated net profit to EUR17.3 million (USD19.2 million). Total revenue dropped 5% to EUR347.8 million, though on a comparable... more

Enel completes Metroweb buy

Italian utility firm Enel has finalised a deal to acquire fibre network operator Metroweb as it looks to give itself a head-start with its plans to roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)... more

Mozambique government plans TDM and mCel merger

The government of Mozambique has unveiled plans to merge publicly-owned mobile operator Mocambique Cellular (mCel) and state-backed fixed line provider Telecomunicacoes de Mocambique (TDM). The deal will help cut costs... more
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