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31 Jul 2015

WIRELESS

Claro Ecuador joins rivals in LTE market

America Movil subsidiary Claro Ecuador (Conecel) has launched commercial LTE mobile services, joining its two cellular rivals CNT and Movistar Ecuador in the 4G market. At launch, Claro’s LTE network... more

UKE opens tender for 3600MHz licences

Polish regulator the Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has invited bids for spectrum in the 3600MHz band, offering up 23 regional licences, valid until December 2022. Each of the concessions... more

Spark unveils Rural Wireless Broadband service in NZ

Following nationwide trials, Spark (formerly Telecom New Zealand) has officially launched its ‘Rural Wireless Broadband’ service, giving eligible New Zealanders throughout the Heartland region access to a reliable and faster... more

Nigerian telephony users near 150m mark

Nigeria ended June 2015 with a total of 148.775 million active fixed and mobile telephone subscribers, up from 143.934 million three months earlier and 139.143 million at the start of... more

BROADBAND

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

*Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN)* and *Quintillion Subsea Holdings* have entered into a contract for the design and construction of a submarine cable system linking Prudhoe Bay and Nome in Alaska.... more

TE Data publishes new internet tariffs

TE Data, the internet service provider (ISP) unit of fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt, has updated its tariff structures, while making 1Mbps its new entry-level speed, having done away with... more

Minsvyazi reports 2.1m byfly broadband users for Beltelecom

Belarus’ Ministry of Communications and Informatisation (Minsvyazi) has reportedly issued a statement confirming that the country’s state-owned telco Beltelecom had more than 2.1 million 'byfly' broadband subscribers at 1 July... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Turkcell reports best ever Q2 revenue, EBITDA, net income

Turkcell has announced that it has recorded its 'historically highest second quarter revenue, EBITDA and net income' in the three months ended 30 June 2015. The telco's second quarter revenue... more

South Korean trio publish quarterly financials

South Korea’s three dominant telcos SK Telecom (SKT), KT Corp and LG Uplus have each published their financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2015. Mobile market leader... more
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