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4 Sep 2015

WIRELESS

Telenor increases Myanmar footprint; claims 50% population coverage

Telenor Myanmar has announced that its network has been extended to Dawei in the Tanintharyi Division, giving the cellco coverage of 13 major areas. As such, the Norwegian-backed operator now... more

Cellcos get cold feet over spectrum sharing

India’s cellcos have been reluctant to make use of the spectrum sharing in the absence of rules for trading frequencies, for fear that such short term measures could be harmful... more

SKT and LG Uplus face seven-day business suspensions in October

South Korea’s largest cellco by subscribers SK Telecom (SKT) will have a business suspension imposed on it between 1 October and 7 October, the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has finally... more

New spectrum auction on the horizon

Pakistan’s Minister of State for IT and Telecom, Anusha Rehman, has revealed that the government is looking to hold another round of spectrum auctions in the near future. ProPakistani writes... more

Poland begins consultation on ending LTE auction

Poland’s Ministry of Administration and Digitisation (MAC) has begun a week-long consultation into the possibility of ending the country’s ongoing 4G wireless spectrum auction. According to a report from Rzeczpospolita,... more

BROADBAND

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

Japanese equipment vendor *NEC Corporation* has been contracted by *Telekom Malaysia* and *TIME dotCom (TdC)* to construct a new submarine cable, tentatively named *Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M)*. The submarine... more

Tele Columbus widens 400Mbps coverage

German cable network operator Tele Columbus has begun offering internet access at maximum download speeds of 400Mbps in Jena, one of the largest cities in the federal state of Thuringia.... more

ANCOM reveals 3.4GHz-3.8GHz auction details

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has confirmed details relating to its upcoming tender for spectrum in the 3410MHz-3600MHz and 3600MHz-3800MHz bands. By year-end the regulator... more

ACCC proposes 22% cut in DTCS rates

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a draft final access determination (FAD) for the declared domestic transmission capacity service (DTCS). As per its proposals, the regulator has... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

MegaFon secures USD600m financing from CDB

Russian telecoms operator MegaFon has announced the signing of a framework cooperation agreement with China Development Bank (CDB) Corporation for potential new financing of up to USD600 million. The new... more
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