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3 Jul 2017


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

*Dixons Carphone* has confirmed that it plans to sell its *iD Mobile* MVNO unit in the Republic of Ireland. In announcing its preliminary results for 2016/2017, the retail group revealed:... more

Taiwanese cellcos shutter 2G networks

In line with a previously announced timetable, Taiwan’s mobile operators have stopped offering 2G services. The China Post reports that all GSM-based cellular services have been discontinued, affecting around 60,000... more

Makedonski Telekom to offer 300Mbps LTE in Skopje

Makedonski Telekom is currently upgrading its 4G LTE network with 4x4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) technology, thus enabling download speeds of 300Mbps. Subscribers in the capital Skopje will be the first... more

Pre-paid segment faces disruption over introduction of GST

India’s mobile providers are expecting a potential reduction in revenue following disruption surrounding the implementation of the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) system. The Economic Times writes that many... more


Filipino telcos Globe, PLDT progress fibre rollouts

Globe Telecom of the Philippines says it has struck a deal with the city governments of Cebu and Manduae to deploy fibre facilities in the two cities. Works are said... more

Virgin Media misses Project Lighting targets in June by wide margin

Following Virgin Media’s admission in March 2017 that it had overstated the progress made as part of its GBP3 billion (USD3.9 billion) ‘Project Lightning’ rollout, the network expansion plan is... more


Jamaica delays wholesale rate cuts

Jamaica’s Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) has postponed the introduction of lower termination rates for fixed line calls after an appeal by the island’s incumbent operator, Flow. Last month the... more


Telecom Argentina, Cablevision announce merger

Argentine telecoms operators Cablevision and Telecom Argentina are set to merge, it has been announced. On 30 June 2017 Grupo Clarin and Cablevision Holding informed the Argentine Securities Commission and... more

Poland’s INEA may go up for sale

Private equity firm Warburg Pincus is considering the sale of its controlling stake in Polish ISP INEA. A report from Reuters, which cites ‘sources familiar with the situation’, has linked... more



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