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9 Oct 2015


Orascom reinstated in mobile contest by court decision

Lebanon’s State Shura Council has ordered the Prime Minister’s Tender Office to allow Egypt’s Orascom Telecom Media & Technology (OTMT) to compete in the tender for a contract to manage... more

AT&T, T-Mobile agree spectrum swap; deal also covers Puerto Rico, USVI

AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US have struck a deal to swap 1900MHz PCS and 2100MHz/1700MHz AWS-1 spectrum licences in various markets across the country, Fierce Wireless reports citing separate regulatory... more

StarHub to extend 4G HetNet coverage; Nokia Networks adds VoLTE

Singapore mobile operator StarHub says that its customers will soon benefit from a ‘faster and smoother surfing experience in crowded areas’, via the planned deployment of its 4G heterogeneous network... more

Telecel: LTE not until 2016

Zimbabwe’s third mobile operator Telecel has revealed that it plans to launch 4G LTE services next year, saying the market is still not ready for the high speed technology. A... more

Telenor, Zong sign fibre sharing pact

Telenor Pakistan and China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak), which operates under the Zong brand name, have signed an agreement to share their fibre-optic networks, ProPakistani writes, citing Telenor’s CEO, Michael Foley.... more


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

Nigeria’s link to the *SAT-3* submarine fibre-optic cable system – which was operated by *Nigeria Telecommunications Limited (NITEL)* – is scheduled to go live this month, following the instigation of... more

FAST picks Alepo for Wi-Fi-based IPTV in the Philippines

FilAsia System Technologies (FAST), a Wi-Fi-based wireless (WISP) in the Philippines which focuses on areas where other broadband infrastructure is not available, especially in rural communities, has selected Alepo to... more


ACCC announces one-off uniform 9.4% reduction in fixed line access service charges

A final decision relating to the prices that alternative operators pay to provide services over Telstra's copper network has been published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The... more


TIM still has eyes for Metroweb

TIM (formerly Telecom Italia) is considering a potential cash offer for a 40% stake in the Milan-based fibre network operator Metroweb. A report from Bloomberg, which cites ‘two people familiar... more

MIC reshuffles Helios shares for 24% stake in parent company

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has announced that it will own 24% of the shares of Helios Towers Africa (HTA) following a shareholding reorganisation. The reshuffle will see MIC exchange its... more


Strategic partnership between Telefonica and MegaFon renewed

Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica and Russia’s MegaFon have confirmed the extension of their strategic partnership, which was first unveiled back in May 2013. The companies claim that extending the agreement... more
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