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1 Sep 2017

WIRELESS

T-Mobile US unveils first 600MHz handset, extends network

Two weeks after launching the world’s first 600MHz LTE sites in Cheyenne, Wyoming, T-Mobile US has announced that it will carry the LG V30, which it claims is the first... more

China Mobile achieves 1Gbps speeds using 20MHz spectrum block

The Shenzhen branch of China Mobile has claimed that it has achieved the ‘world’s first’ 1Gbps cellular throughput speeds using only 20MHz of time division duplex LTE (TD-LTE) spectrum. The... more

CTU allocates 3.7GHz spectrum blocks to winning bidders

Following the conclusion of its 3.7GHz band (3600MHz-3800MHz) auction last month, the Czech Telecommunication Office (Cesky telekomunikacni urad, CTU) has announced the allocation of spectrum blocks to the four winning... more

Vodafone expands 4G coverage to eight new locations in Cameroon

Vodafone Cameroon, part of the Afrimax Group, has expanded its 4G LTE network to the towns and cities of Bafoussam, Bamenda, Buea, Edea, Kribi, Kumba, Limbe and Mutengene. The development... more

BSNL to launch 4G services soon, VoLTE to follow in FY17-18

State-owned Indian cellco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has said that it will be launching 4G LTE services in the near future, with a further plan to introduce voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)... more

BROADBAND

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

Puleleiite Tufele Li’a Jr., the chairman of the board of the *American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA)*, has revealed that American Samoa will join Samoa’s project to deploy the 1,693km *Tui-Samoa*... more

UK government consulting on fibre rollout tax relief plans

A consultation has been launched by the British government on draft regulations that would allow business rates relief on new fibre deployments from 1 April 2017. With the state saying... more

Telkom Indonesia shuts down Telkom-1 satellite after fault, migrates users to alternatives

Telkom Indonesia has been forced to migrate customers that were being served by its Telkom-1 satellite to its Telkom-2 and Telkom-3 satellites, after a service disruption which it said was... more

Atlantic Broadband launches Gigabit broadband in Miami Beach

Atlantic Broadband, which claims to be the United States’ ninth largest cable operator, has announced the widespread availability of its Gigabit broadband service in Miami Beach and surrounding areas. Effective... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Tele Columbus rebrands as PYUR

German cable network operator Tele Columbus Group has announced that it is rebranding its operations under the PYUR banner from next month. Existing regional brands including primacom, HL komm and... more

Iliad reports 22% growth in profit in 1H17

French telecoms company Iliad Group has published its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2017, reporting 7.3% annual growth in its consolidated revenues to EUR2.464 billion (USD2.93... more

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