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26 Aug 2016

WIRELESS

600MHz auction bids reach USD18.6bn; bidding increments to increase next week

According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the 600MHz Broadcast Television Spectrum Incentive Auction (‘Auction 1002’), which commenced on 16 August, has generated total bids worth USD18.579 billion after 18... more

Bitflux partners Alepo for wholesale LTE network launch

Bitflux Communications, the Nigerian consortium which secured a national 2.3GHz spectrum licence in February 2014, has launched commercial wholesale LTE services in partnership with Alepo. ‘At Bitflux, our vision is... more

BROADBAND

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

The *Asian Development Bank (ADB)* has revealed that the Republic of Palau’s link to the *SEA-US* submarine fibre-optic network system will be in operation by the end of next year,... more

Afrimax-Vodafone deploys TD-LTE network in Cameroon

Afrimax Group, which claims to hold time division duplex (TD)-LTE spectrum in 17 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, is reportedly finalising the deployment of a 4G network in Cameroon, according to... more

Togo considers new tender for ISP licences

Togo’s Council of Ministers has instructed the Minister of Posts & Digital Economy, Cina Lawson, to issue a tender to award three new licences to ISPs in the West African... more

INEA launches Poland’s first 1Gbps broadband service

Polish regional cable TV and broadband operator INEA has launched a new 1Gbps service for its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers, which it says is now the fastest residential internet offering in... more

WIRELINE

ZTE awarded contract for Bangladesh fixed network overhaul

Bangladesh’s cabinet committee on economic affairs has awarded a Chinese joint venture – formed by ZTE Holding Company Ltd and ZTE Corporation – the contract for a BDT20.48 billion (USD256... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Axiata profits decline in 2Q16 despite higher revenue

Malaysia-based Axiata has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2016, revealing a drop in net profit, despite increased revenues and EBITDA. Bolstered by the consolidation... more

EC could approve Wind and 3 Italia merger next week

Reports are suggesting that European Commission (EC) competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is set to give a green light to the proposed merger of Italian telcos Wind Telecomunicazioni and 3 Italia... more
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