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8 Dec 2016


KCC levies record fines on SKT, KT and LG Uplus over illegal bundle promotions

South Korea’s multi-service operators have been handed record fines for using illegal promotions linked to bundled services comprising mobile voice, fixed broadband and IPTV, the Korea Times reports. SK Telecom... more

Dhiraagu to expand LTE nationwide by end-2017

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has embarked on an expansion project to roll out 4G LTE services across the entire country. Last year the firm completed... more

A1 and Nokia demo 500Mbps 3C mobile data speeds

A1 Telekom Austria has demonstrated mobile data transmission rates of 513Mbps in cooperation with technology vendor Nokia, paving the way for the future introduction of 5G. The higher speeds were... more

Telenor Denmark launches VoLTE and VoWi-Fi

Telenor Denmark has launched voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) and voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) over its 4G/Wi-Fi networks, after trialling the technologies during the summer. The services are available to customers with the most recent... more

Lifecell signs 5G cooperation agreement with Ericsson, Huawei

Ukraine’s third largest mobile operator Lifecell – a wholly owned subsidiary of Turkcell – has signed a memorandum of cooperation for the development of 5G services with vendors Ericsson and... more

Movistar signs national roaming agreement with Telcel

Movistar Mexico has confirmed widespread speculation that it has signed a nationwide roaming agreement with market leader Telcel. In a press brief, the Telefonica-backed firm confirmed that the paperwork has... more

Orange and T-Mobile expand NetWorkS! deal

Polish telcos Orange and T-Mobile have agreed to expand their existing infrastructure sharing partnership to incorporate 800MHz and 2600MHz frequencies. The pair set up a 50:50 venture under the name... more

Russian authorities try once more to abolish on-net roaming charges

The Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of Russia is determined to repeal on-net domestic regional mobile roaming charges next year, reports Tdaily. Deputy head of the FAS Anatoly Golomolzin stated that... more


Mediacom: entire network Gigabit-capable by end-2016

US cableco Mediacom Communications has announced that its entire broadband network will be Gigabit-capable by the end of 2016, a feat it claims will make it the first major US... more

Telma to invest up to USD250m in nationwide fibre deployment

Telecom Malagasy (Telma) has announced a three-year plan to connect all cities across Madagascar with its fibre-optic network, reports L’Express. At present the majority of main cities on the island... more

Imagine sets target of 1m homes passed with wireless broadband by 2018

Irish altnet Imagine Communications, which is led by the entrepreneur Sean Bolger, has marked the settlement of its long-running EUR138 million (USD148.1 million) court case against Motorola, by announcing that... more


CRA confirms new fixed voice pricing

Bosnia’s Communications Regulatory Agency (CRA) has approved fixed line voice pricing put forward by BH Telecom, Telekom Srpske and HT Mostar. With all three required to gain regulatory approval for... more

Regulator nixes TIM fixed tariff increase

Italy’s Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom) has rejected a move by Telecom Italia (TIM) to increase the price of its basic fixed line telephony services.... more


Govt planning to sell stakes in Cyta, Cyta Hellas in 1H17

The Cypriot government is aiming to present a new bill to parliament outlining the privatisation of state-owned national operator Cyprus Telecommunications Authority (Cyta) in January 2017, while the disposal of... more



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