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22 Mar 2017

WIRELESS

Midweek M2M: IoT and machine-to-machine developments

More details have emerged of Indian operator *Tata Communications’* LoRaWAN-based Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) IoT network rollout, as it signed a commercial agreement with IoT specialist *Kerlink* for the... more

Telecom Niue to deploy 4G LTE network

State-owned Telecom Niue, the sole wireless provider on the South Pacific island of Niue (located 1,490 miles off the coast of New Zealand), has launched a call for applications for... more

SpeedCast teams up with Wasel for rural rollout

Hong Kong-based global network and satellite communications provider SpeedCast has partnered with Afghan CDMA operator Wasel to roll out connectivity to 200 of the country’s most remote villages as part... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

SKY and Vodafone NZ lodge appeal against ComCom’s rejection of proposed merger

New Zealand’s SKY Network Television (SKY) and Vodafone New Zealand have confirmed the filing of appeals in the High Court against the Commerce Commission's (ComCom’s) decision not to clear their... more

Oi receives court approval to proceed with Timor Telecom sale

Brazilian telecoms company Oi has received authorisation from a Rio de Janeiro court for the sale of Timor Telecom (TT) to Investel Communications Limited, reports financial newspaper Valor Economico. Following... more

Melita interested in Vodafone Malta

Press reports from Malta are suggesting that local multi-play operator Melita is interested in acquiring the country’s mobile market leader, Vodafone. The Times of Malta cites industry sources who claim... more

Vivacom reports net losses of BGN19.6m in 2016

Bulgarian telecoms company Vivacom (registered as Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, BTC) has released its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2016, reporting a 3.2% year-on-year increase in revenues,... more

MTS 2016 revenue climbs 2.1% to USD7.6bn

Russian telecoms group Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has posted a 2.1% rise in annual revenue to RUB435.7 billion (USD7.6 billion) in 2016, of which Russia accounted for RUB400.6 billion (up 2.4%).... more

MISCELLANEOUS

NBTC commissioner targets unified licensing regime

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is considering a regulatory revamp which would see the provision of telecoms and broadcasting services governed by a unified licensing regime. In an... more

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