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18 Sep 2017


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

Swiss investor *Palmarium* – through its subsidiary *VIEO* – has announced the acquisition of London-based international MVNO group *Lebara*, which operates in the UK, the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany, France... more

Vodacom launches LTE-LAA, achieves 653Mbps

Vodacom South Africa has successfully launched a Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) site on its live network at its Midrand campus, demonstrating speeds of 653Mbps via a commercial Motorola Z2 Force... more

Flow (Saint Lucia) switches on LTE

Flow (Saint Lucia) has announced that its 4G LTE network is now live as the country joins the growing list of Caribbean markets now served by the new generation mobile... more

Azercell brings 4G services to Ganja

Azerbaijan’s leading mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, Azercell has launched 4G LTE services in the nation’s second-largest city of Ganja. 23 base stations have been set up in the... more

life:) adds Shklov and Bobruisk to 4G footprint

Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST, life:)) has updated the market on its ongoing 4G rollout, noting that it has added the city of Bobruysk and the town of Shklov in the... more

KemKominfo rekindles desire to auction 2.1GHz, 2.3GHz frequencies

IndoTelko writes that Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT, known locally as KemKominfo) has once again returned to its quest to license additional frequencies in the 2100MHz and... more

Vodafone expands Malta LTE-A coverage

Vodafone Malta has launched its first LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services on the island of Malta, having previously introduced the improved 4G service only on the smaller island of Gozo in June... more


Vodafone Spain to launch Gigabit broadband service

Vodafone Spain has confirmed plans to launch a 1Gbps broadband service over its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network on 25 September. The network will cover some four million properties at launch, and... more

Saima Telecom gives broadband/TV users an upgrade

Kyrgyzstan quad-play operator Saima Telecom has doubled the connection speeds of its residential dual-play internet/TV packages for no additional cost. Peak external (international) internet connection speed is now 50Mbps, alongside... more


AT&T considering sale of LatAm pay-TV assets

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc is evaluating a USD8 billion sale of its pay-TV operations in Latin America, Reuters reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The divestiture will help... more

AKADO’s regional unit sale to ER-Telecom gains board approval

Russia’s second-largest fixed broadband provider ER-Telecom ( is proceeding with the 100% acquisition of two regional subsidiaries of cable broadband operator AKADO, Akado-Ekaterinburg (Yekaterinburg) and TKS Neva (St Petersburg), following... more


Congolese government to create universal service fund

Leon Juste Ibombo, the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy for the Republic of the Congo, has announced the creation of a universal service fund (USF), Agence Ecofin... more

Uganda’s UTL must pay UGX6bn to MTN

Uganda’s state-owned fixed and mobile operator Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL) has lost a legal appeal in a long-running interconnect dispute with domestic rival MTN. The country’s Supreme Court has upheld... more

Telma Comoros loses EASSy connection

Comoros-based mobile operator Telma Comoros, which is registered under the name Telco SA, has had its access to the international submarine cable Eastern Africa Submarine System (EASSy) suspended for non-payment... more



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