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20 Oct 2016


Oman takes steps towards licensing new telecoms operator

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of Oman has finalised the procedures for the licensing of a third national telecoms operator, with the aim of improving the market’s competitive environment, Gulf... more

Nepal Telecom plans 4G launch on 15 December

Nepal Telecom (NT) says it is now looking to launch 4G LTE services on 15 December. The firm has submitted its work plan to the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) detailing... more

ACMA issues 5G consultation; Vodafone stages live 5G trial

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a discussion paper entitled ‘Future use of the 1.5GHz and 3.6GHz bands’ as it plots a pathway toward 5G. Acting ACMA... more

T-Mobile launches 4G for home users

T-Mobile, the third largest wireless service provider in the Netherlands by subscribers, has announced the commercial launch of its ‘4G For Home’ solution, enabling Dutch households suffering from slow or... more

Swiss trio agree to lower MTRs

Switzerland’s three mobile providers – Swisscom, Salt and Sunrise – have negotiated to lower mobile termination rates (MTRs), effective from 1 January 2017. The new structure maintains the asymmetry in... more

UMS expands 3G coverage in Karakalpakstan

State-owned mobile provider Universal Mobile Systems (UMS) has expanded its 3G network in Karakalpakstan, UzDaily reports. The cellco, which was operated as a joint venture between the Uzbek government and... more

Enter the Dragon; Sprint taps DragonWave for microwave backhaul

US telco Sprint has tapped Ontario-based DragonWave to supply its microwave backhaul equipment. The vendor's platform will be used as part of Sprint's strategy to ‘significantly densify its network through... more


Vodafone to launch fixed broadband product over NBN

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has confirmed plans to offer fixed broadband services over the National Broadband Network (NBN) from the end of 2017. Company CEO Inaki Berroeta said: ‘Customers want... more

ADTRAN is prime vendor for Bezeq rollout

ADTRAN, a US-based provider of next-generation open networking solutions, has been selected as the prime project vendor in a countrywide fixed broadband access network deployment for Israeli incumbent operator... more


Netherlands impacts Tele2 results

Sweden’s Tele2 Group has reported a net loss of SEK2.27 billion (USD275 million) for its third quarter to 30 September 2016, reversing a profit of SEK397 million in the same... more

Ooredoo Kuwait finalises FASTtelco takeover

Ooredoo Kuwait (Wataniya Telecom) has finalised the acquisition of 99% of ISP FAST Telecommunication Company (FASTtelco) for a total of KWD11 million (USD36 million). Following the transaction, Ooredoo and FASTtelco... more

M1 books 23.4% fall in third-quarter profits as revenue slumps to SGD249m

Singaporean fixed and mobile operator M1 has published its third quarter results for the three months ending 30 September 2016, noting that revenue fell 10.3% year-on-year to SGD249 million (USD179.6... more

Mobily net income tumbles in 3Q16 as revenues decline

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), Saudi Arabia’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced its financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2016, reporting a net loss of SAR167.7... more

STC’s losses widen in 3Q16 due to biometric registration process

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2016, reporting a 7.5% decrease in net profit to SAR2.148 billion (USD572.4 million) from... more

KeyTech books BMD2.4m loss after writedown

Bermuda-based KeyTech Holding has reported a net loss of BMD2.4 million (USD2.4 million) for the full year ended 31 March 2016, which it says was primarily the result of a... more
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