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25 Aug 2017


Telecel set to launch 4G next month

Telecel, the smallest of Zimbabwe’s three mobile operators, says it plans to launch its first 4G LTE services next month, allowing it to compete with rival firms Econet Wireless and... more

Sri Lanka’s TRCSL asks operators to better regulate SIMs

Industry watchdog the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka (TRCSL) has issued a Presidential Directive requesting that mobile network operators (MNOs) introduce better SIM registration schemes to reduce the problem of... more

China Telecom to take ‘gradual’ approach to 5G investment

China Telecom, the smallest of the country’s three mobile network operators, has announced that it will start 5G trials in 2019, with commercial a launch expected to follow in 2020.... more

Open Mobile taps Interop for IMS core

Puerto Rico-based Open Mobile has selected Interop Technologies to provide it with a virtualised IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core. The vendor notes that the solution is built to 3GPP standards... more

Tele2 Russia makes LTE-800 advancements

Cellco Tele2 Russia – part-owned by Rostelecom – this week expanded 800MHz LTE coverage to the regions of Tomsk, Kaliningrad and Kostroma, adding to an existing 13-region LTE-800 footprint (Volgograd,... more

Globe improves LTE coverage in Visayas and Mindanao

Globe Telecom has extended its LTE network footprint in Visayas and Mindanao as part of a commitment to use the 4G frequencies it gained following the acquisition of San Miguel... more


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

Uruguayan state-run telecoms operator *Antel* has announced the completion of the *Tannat* fibre-optic cable linking Maldonado in Uruguay with the city of Santos in Brazil. The Uruguayan telco disclosed that it... more

Safaricom to adopt Huawei’s E2E FTTH solution

Kenyan ISP Safaricom will adopt Huawei's end-to-end (E2E) fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) solution to rapidly deploy its FTTH network and expand its capability to new home broadband services by fully utilising existing... more

DOCOMO Pacific now full service telco in Northern Mariana Islands

DOCOMO PACIFIC has confirmed that it is now offering mobile, broadband, fixed line and pay-TV services on a commercial basis. The services are available on a standalone basis, or as... more

Glasfaser lines up Gigabit rollout; DT defends broadband rollout strategy

German fibre broadband provider Deutsche Glasfaser is planning to roll out Gigabit speed broadband services to homes in ten pilot sites across Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, starting with Thallwitz and Kollau.... more


Zain and Omantel complete KWD255m treasury share sale

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, has won a bid to acquire 425.7 million treasury shares representing 9.84% of Zain Group's fully paid in and issued share... more

Bezeq reports lower revenues, EBITDA and net profit in 2Q17

Israel’s Bezeq has published its financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2017, revealing a 1.9% year-on-year decline in revenues, while EBTIDA and net profit were also down when... more

Sunrise books profit growth despite weaker top line

Swiss full service provider Sunrise has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2017, registering a decline in revenue of 3.9% year-on-year as growth in the... more



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