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28 Sep 2016

WIRELESS

Guatemala offers two 900MHz concessions

Guatemala’s Superintendence of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, SIT) has invited operators to register their interest in one of two 900MHz spectrum permits. The licences, which will each include a nationwide... more

Cellcom Guinea taps Huawei for network expansion

Guinean mobile operator Cellcom has signed a ‘multi-million US dollar’ contract with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei, which will enable the cellco to expand its coverage and increase capacity. In a... more

Regulators reject anti-competitive roaming allegations

Costa Rica’s telecoms watchdog the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Sutel) and antitrust authority the Commission to Promote Competition (Comision para Promover la Competencia, Coprocom) have rejected allegations from... more

BROADBAND

Movistar Peru partners Huawei for DOCSIS 3.1, FTTH converged rollout

Spanish-backed full service provider Movistar Peru has enlisted Huawei to help build out what the latter claims will be Latin America’s first DOCSIS 3.1-compliant converged ultra broadband (UBB) network. According... more

Linkem begins Rome TD-LTE rollout

Italian wireless ISP Linkem has announced the start of its deployment of a time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) network to cover Rome and its suburbs. The firm says its network,... more

PLDT partners ABS-CBN to launch VoD

Philippine telecoms giant PLDT Inc. has entered into an agreement with local broadcast network ABS-CBN to distribute the latter’s iWant TV video-on-demand (VoD) service. Under the deal, subscribers to the... more

WIRELINE

CamTel threatens to cut off government telecoms service debtors

State-owned CamTel, Cameroon’s fixed line monopoly operator, has taken the eyebrow-raising step of threatening to cut off public sector telecoms service end-users if they do not pay their overdue bills.... more

CRC adopts new fixed line termination rates for 2016-2020

Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has published its Decision No. 496 of 17 September 2016, which determined the cost-oriented price for call termination at fixed location on public telephone networks... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Two front runners for Wharf T&T stake

The race to acquire the Hong Kong telco Wharf T&T has come down to just two players according to press reports. The South China Morning Post writes that the front... more

Une-EPM finalises ETP transaction

Colombian telco Une-EPM has been granted permission by its bondholders to absorb the operations of its regional subsidiary Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Pereira (ETP), following its April 2016 purchase of... more

Middelborg Invest boosts NextGenTel stake as Smabolagsfond Norden exits

Swedbank Robur Fonder AB's Smabolagsfond Norden has divested approximately 1.3 million shares in Norway-based NextGenTel Holding, which owns alternative fixed line voice and broadband provider NextGenTel (including Telio Norway). According... more

MISCELLANEOUS

Angola raising tariffs on all telecoms services

Angola will raise the standard tariffs for all telephony and internet access services for end-users next month, reports Angolan technology site Menos Fios. The ‘telecoms tariff unit’ (Unidade Tarifaria de... more

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