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11 Apr 2017

WIRELESS

3 Hong Kong works with Huawei on 5G preparations

Hong Kong fixed and mobile operator Hutchison Telecom, which operates in the wireless market under the ‘3’ brand, says it is working with Huawei of China to prepare for future... more

Kyrgyzstan lawmakers finalise April 2018 MNP launch; countdown to analogue TV switchoff begins

Kyrgyzstan’s parliament has passed legislation mandating the launch of mobile number portability (MNP) on 1 April 2018, writes Central Asian ICT website Digital.Report. The amendments to the Law on Telecommunications... more

BROADBAND

nbn and Nokia test NG-PON2 technology

nbn, the company overseeing the construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has partnered with Nokia to trial NG-PON2 technology, in a move which it has claimed could help it... more

ACS picks Alepo for BSS and managed services

Myanmar's Amara Communications (ACS) has enlisted US-based core network and IT software solutions provider Alepo to provide its business support system (BSS) solution, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and managed services... more

CNMC orders Telefonica to slash leased line, submarine cable prices

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) has ordered Telefonica Espana to reduce the wholesale prices included in its existing Reference... more

WIRELINE

Italy’s Poste Mobile launches fixed line replacement service

Italian MVNO Poste Mobile has launched a new fixed telephony service. The ‘Poste Mobile Casa’ service will offer unlimited calls to all national fixed and mobile numbers for a single... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

AT&T inks USD1.6bn deal to acquire Straight Path

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc. has announced it is to purchase Virginia-based Straight Path Communications, which holds a nationwide portfolio of mmWave spectrum, including 39GHz and 28GHz licences. Under the... more

Fox-Sky takeover clears EC approval hurdle

The European Commission (EC) has unconditionally approved the planned takeover of pay-TV giant Sky by Twenty-First Century Fox, having concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in Europe. The... more

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