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11 Aug 2017

WIRELESS

Mauritius Telecom, ICTA ordered to pay Emtel following unfair competition ruling

The Supreme Court of Mauritius has this week issued a ruling in favour of mobile network operator (MNO) Emtel in a case dating back 20 years, Agence Ecofin reports. Emtel... more

BROADBAND

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Honolulu-based operator *Hawaiian Telecom* has revealed that it will start offering services over the newly deployed trans-Pacific *Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US)* cable linking the Philippines and Indonesia to the west... more

A VOO to a kill: Brussels municipalities seek to terminate cable pact

Belgian cable operator VOO could be broken up, L’Echo reports, with a number of Brussels city officials said to be keen to withdraw from the joint venture. VOO was formed... more

ITC embarks on USD930m broadband project

Saudi Arabia’s Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) has started work on a project to build a high-speed fibre network across the country. Under the SAR3.5 billion (USD930 million) contract signed with... more

ACCC publishes quarterly NBN wholesale access statistics

According to the most recent quarterly data published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), more than 20 companies are now providing services over the National Broadband Network (NBN),... more

Ofcom consults on wholesale charge controls after BT’s universal broadband rollout offer

With BT having offered to ensure that 99% of the UK’s premises are able to access broadband at downlink speeds of at least 10Mbps by 2020 last month, local telecoms... more

MoPT seeking funding for rural connectivity project

Guyana’s Ministry of Public Telecommunications (MoPT) has requested a USD17 million grant from the Guyana REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation) Investment Fund (GRIF) to bankroll its ICT Access... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

PE, infrastructure firms linked with INEA takeover

Polish cableco INEA, which was put up for sale by private equity firm Warburg Pincus earlier this year, has reportedly attracted takeover interest from a mixture of PE and infrastructure... more

Rostelecom, AKADO reportedly in ownership talks

Russian state-backed national fixed line operator Rostelecom is currently in talks on a potential takeover of Moscow-based cable broadband operator AKADO, reports BizLiga. Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg’s Renova group recently... more

TDC Group’s revenues, EBITDA down in 1H17

Danish telco TDC, the country’s leading operator in terms of subscribers, has published its financial report for the six months ended 31 June 2017, reporting a marginal 1.1% year-on-year decrease... more

Singtel quarterly net profit down 5.6%, impacted by Bharti Airtel

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has published its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2017 (Q1 of its fiscal year), highlighting that operating revenue increased by 8.3% year-on-year to SGD4.232... more

Trilogy International Partners reports 6M17 revenues of USD383.6m, up 7% y-o-y

Trilogy International Partners (TIP), which owns telecoms assets in New Zealand (2degrees) and Bolivia (Viva) through its Trilogy LLC unit, has reported total revenues of USD383.6 million for the six... more

Oi 2Q17 revenues slump 10.5%

Brazilian telecoms operator Oi has reported total net revenues of BRL5.8 billion (USD1.8 billion) for the second quarter of 2017, down 10.5% from BRL6.5 billion in 2Q16. The telco attributes... more

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