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2 Oct 2017


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

Canadian internet firm *Tucows* has announced that it has acquired US MVNO *Roam Mobility* from *Otono Networks*. Elliot Noss, President and CEO of Tucows, commented: ‘When we look at other... more

Vodafone completes trial of Massive MIMO

Vodafone Australia has taken what it terms ‘the next steps in the advancement of its mobile network performance’, confirming a successfully field demonstration of Massive MIMO in its network. Outlining... more

MTS Turkmenistan suspends operations

Russia’s MTS Group has announced that it has been ‘compelled’ to suspend the operations of its subsidiary in Turkmenistan. Confirming the development via a press release, MTS allegedly pointed the... more

Flow (Saint Kitts & Nevis) launches LTE

Residents on Saint Kitts & Nevis now have the option of full 4G LTE mobile services in the country, after Flow switched on its advanced network last Friday (29 September... more

MegaCom markets 'Mega iTV'

Kyrgyz state-owned mobile operator MegaCom has launched its own mobile digital TV streaming app, ‘Mega iTV’, for viewing TV shows, series and movies on Android or iOS-based devices, and is... more

CITC reclaims GO’s spectrum in 700MHz, 1800MHz bands

Saudi Arabia’s telecoms regulator the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has reclaimed additional spectrum that was awarded to Etihad Atheeb Telecommunication (GO Telecom) following an auction conducted in June.... more

Vodacom-Rain roaming deal under investigation

A roaming deal between South African mobile operator Vodacom and 4G LTE operator Rain (previously Multisource/WBS Group) is reportedly under investigation, MyBroadband writes. The move follows complaints from rival operators... more


Vodafone, Nos ink national fibre partnership

Vodafone Portugal and rival full-service operator Nos have signed an agreement to deploy and share combined fibre-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B) infrastructure which will be marketable to around 2.6 million homes and businesses... more

OBC to cover 85% of Muscat with FTTH by 2020

State-owned Oman Broadband Company (OBC) is aiming to increase the coverage of its fibre-optic network to 85% of Muscat Governorate and 30% of the Sultanate by 2020. Oman News Agency... more

Orange and SES launch satellite internet solution

In collaboration with SES Networks, Orange Centrafrique has launched high-speed internet via satellite connectivity for enterprise customers. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, the two companies made an agreement in June... more


China Telecom enlists Goldman Sachs to assist with Oi takeover

China Telecom has enlisted global investment firm Goldman Sachs to assist with the takeover of stricken Brazilian operator Oi, Bloomberg reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. The Chinese company... more

RCOM/Aircel merger collapses amidst regulatory uncertainty

Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Aircel have called off their long-planned merger agreement, citing ‘inordinate delays caused by legal and regulatory uncertainties, various interventions by vested interests, policy directives impacting bank... more

PCCW rumoured to be interested in Cyta Hellas

Hong Kong telco PCCW has emerged as an unexpected third bidder for the Greek ISP Cyta Hellas, a report from Kathimerini suggests. Cyta Hellas is wholly owned by Cypriot telco... more


State-owned power firm TransCo seeks licence to compete with PLDT, Globe

National Transmission Corporation (TransCo), the Philippines state-run firm that holds the country's transmission assets, has revealed it plans to diversify into the telecommunications market and compete head-to-head with giants PLDT... more



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