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19 Jun 2017

WIRELESS

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Senegal’s *Authority of Regulation of Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP)* has reportedly granted three MVNO licences, following its public call for applications on... more

Arcep authorises SFR, Bouygues to use 2.1GHz band for LTE

French telecoms regulator Arcep has adopted two decisions authorising mobile operators Bouygues and SFR to use the 2100MHz band for LTE services, following the cellcos' requests to allow technological neutrality... more

Chinese operators expected to invest USD411bn in 5G between 2020 and 2030

According to a study published by the research arm of sector regulator the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), China’s three mobile network operators – China Mobile, China Unicom... more

DoT cuts expected revenue by 37% amidst ‘severe financial stress’ in sector

India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has asked the finance ministry to reduce revenue estimates from the telecoms sector for the financial year ending 31 March 2018 to INR295 billion (USD4.6... more

Canadian cellcos banned from locking phones to their network

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has introduced amendments to its Wireless Code, a mandatory code of conduct for providers of retail mobile wireless voice and data services. Starting... more

BROADBAND

Government concern over Telecom Italia plans

The government of Italy has said it is unhappy with Telecom Italia’s plans to push ahead with the rollout of fibre-optic networks which will compete with publicly-funded infrastructure in underserved... more

Telekom Romania’s 'Ro-Net' project delayed by payment issues

Romania’s second largest internet provider by subscribers, Telekom Romania, has claimed that its 'Ro-Net' broadband project is being hindered by the country’s telecoms regulator, the Ministry of Communications & Information... more

Bolt! breaks three million subscriber barrier

Indonesian 4G wireless broadband Internux (Bolt!), owned by First Media via PT Mitra Mandiri, has reported signing up its three millionth subscriber, up from 2.8 million in January 2017, and... more

ACCC calls for applicants for broadband speed testing programme

A drive to recruit volunteers for a new broadband performance monitoring programme has been launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Under the project – which will cost... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Ooredoo Maldives IPO raises USD26.5m

Ooredoo Maldives yesterday (18 June 2017) announced the results of its initial public offering (IPO) which it launched in April. A total of 14,044,870 shares will be issued to 8,219... more

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