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20 Sep 2017


IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

Russia’s second largest broadband operator by subscribers *ER-Telecom* plans to roll out a *LoRaWAN* IoT network covering 60 cities – from European exclave Kaliningrad to Pacific port Vladivostok – in... more

TRAI slashes IUC; Airtel claims move tips scales in favour of Jio

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a new decision lowering the interconnection usage charge (IUC) for mobile to mobile communications from INR0.14 (USD0.0022) per minute to INR0.06... more

Telecom Egypt officially begins marketing mobile services

Telecom Egypt (TE) has officially unveiled its new mobile voice product range, marketing both pre-paid and post-paid plans, alongside mobile data-only tariff options. According to Ahram Online, customers are now... more

Fastweb to develop 5G in Rome

Italian ISP and MVNO Fastweb has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the city of Rome to collaborate on the development of 5G and future Wi-Fi services ahead of... more

MegaCom boosts 3G coverage, 4G signal

Kyrgyzstan’s MegaCom has expanded its ‘3.75G’ W-CDMA/HSPA network in 86 additional locations in four regions over the last month alone, the Tazabek news site reported. New 3G base stations were... more

Ukkoverkot contracts Nokia for nationwide LTE network modernisation

Finnish vendor Nokia has announced that it is to completely modernise the nationwide LTE network belonging to local company Ukkoverkot, which provides mobile data-only services to infrastructure operators, the industrial... more


T-Mobile, Sprint engaged in active merger talks, report says

T-Mobile US and Sprint are in active talks regarding a stock-for-stock merger CNBC reports, citing people familiar with the situation. Deutsche Telekom and SoftBank Group Corp of Japan, the operators’... more

Indotel considering Orange-Tricom merger application

The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones, Indotel) has confirmed that it is reviewing a merger application submitted by Netherlands-based Altice Group to formally combine its two separate... more

One Communications books USD8m profit in H1 2017

One Communications, which was formed via the merger of Bermudan mobile service provider CellOne and fixed line operator Logic Communications, has reported net income of BMD8 million (USD8 million) for... more

Ooredoo delisted from London Stock Exchange

Qatar-based multinational telecoms group Ooredoo confirmed that it completed the process of delisting its Global Depositary Receipts (GDRs) from the London Stock Exchange, effective 31 August 2017. Its GDRs had... more


HKT launches ‘Planet Earth’ project

Hong Kong fixed and mobile operator HKT has unveiled a new digital transformation initiative under the name ‘Project Earth’ which encompasses future businesses such as 5G mobile systems, artificial intelligence... more



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