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24 Aug 2017

WIRELESS

China Unicom, Ericsson announce Gigabit LTE, LTE Broadcast launch

China Unicom and Ericsson have announced the commercial launch of ‘Gigabit LTE’ mobile network services. Part of the launch on 23 August involved an LTE Broadcast-based virtual reality demo for... more

Net1 Indonesia expands 4G LTE to the island of Bali

PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which offers 4G services under the brand name Net1 Indonesia, has expanded its 4G LTE network to the island of Bali. In a statement, the... more

Ghost in the machine: Uganda’s 4.2 million mystery SIM cards

The government of Uganda says local cellcos are unable to account for at least 4.2 million ‘ghost’ subscribers prior to the country’s SIM re-registration deadline on 31 August. Under new... more

Cameroon set for MNP launch next month

Cameroon is set to launch mobile number portability (MNP) next month, enabling the country’s wireless customers to retain their phone number if they switch service provider. Business in Cameroon cites... more

Viva taps Ericsson for 4G 4X4 MIMO rollout in Dom Rep

Viva Dominicana has selected Ericsson to take charge of its 4X4 multiple-input, multiple-output (MIMO) 4G upgrade in the Dominican Republic. Viva claims that the 4x4 MIMO deployment will increase spectral... more

Bitel earmarks USD45m for network expansion

Peru’s fourth largest cellco by subscribers Bitel (Viettel Peru) has announced that it is setting aside USD45 million this year for the expansion of its network across the country, writes... more

AT&T Mexico inks national roaming deal with Telcel

AT&T Mexico has agreed a national roaming deal with America Movil (AM)-backed market leader Telcel, Reuters reports, without supplying any additional details. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, Movistar inked... more

BROADBAND

Erhvervsstyrelsen lifts some of TDC’s fibre, cable obligations

Telecoms regulator the Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) has published two documents outlining the framework for competition in the broadband market, with the new decisions set to enter into force on... more

Ucom launches 100Mbps with 145 TV channels special offer

Armenian altnet Ucom has unveiled a special promotion to subscribers of its U!TV, U!Net, 3Play and 4Play services, offering them access to 145 TV channels – including National Geographic, Discovery... more

WIRELINE

Ofcom consulting on revised list of SMP providers for wholesale call termination

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation on a revised list of telecoms providers that it proposes have significant market power (SMP) in wholesale call termination (WCT). In addition,... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Kyrgyzstan solicits applications for sale of MegaCom at fourth attempt

The Fund for State Property Management under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic (FGI) has invited applications for the purchase of 100% of the shares in state-owned mobile operator Alfa... more

AINMT becomes Ice Group, flags up Norwegian listing this year

Wireless broadband network operating group AINMT has changed its name to Ice Group AS (‘ice group’), ‘to highlight the group’s Norwegian and strategic origin’, and align the corporate identity with... more

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