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5 Oct 2017


IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

*Orange Business Services* has accelerated its *LTE-M* strategy to support the development of IoT solutions for the enterprise market, it announced in a press release, highlighting ongoing field trials in... more

Nokia, Zain Saudi trial LTE-U with 223Mbps downlink

Nokia and Zain Saudi Arabia have successfully completed a trial of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U), combining unlicensed spectrum in the 5GHz band with 1800MHz frequencies to deliver a downlink speed of 223Mbps.... more

Greek incumbents apply for 1800MHz spectrum; 3400MHz consultation extended

The Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) has announced that Greece’s three incumbent cellcos – Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind Hellas – have all submitted applications to participate in the forthcoming... more

Globe Telecom to add a further 600 4G cell sites by year end

Globe Telecom of the Philippines says it has rolled out close to 5,000 4G LTE cell sites across the country, using the 700MHz, 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands, with a target... more

FCC frees up USD77m for Puerto Rico, USVI telecoms restoration

In the wake of the devastating Category 5 storm Hurricane Maria, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has agreed to make up to USD76.9 million immediately available for the restoration of... more

O2 aiming to extend 4G to 800 new Scottish locations in 2017

British mobile network operator (MNO) O2 UK plans to switch on 4G mobile coverage, as well as 2G and 3G connectivity, in more than 800 new locations across Scotland tis... more


AT, Huawei to deploy fibre-optic network to one million users

Algerian telecoms operator Algerie Telecom (AT) has signed an agreement with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei to deploy a fibre-optic network to homes and businesses across the country, the Algerian Press... more

Turkcell to launch ISP services in Northern Cyprus

Turkcell's board of directors has approved the incorporation of a company in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) via its wholly-owned subsidiary Kuzey Kibris Turkcell (KKTCell). The unit will... more

Slovakia awards 3600MHz-3800MHz licences

Slovakia’s Office for Regulation of Electronic Communications & Postal Services (Urad pre regulaciu elektronickych komunikacii a postovych sluzieb, RU) has announced the winners of its recent auction of regional wireless... more


USD50 million plan to revive Sotelgui is ‘not enough’

The ongoing saga regarding the proposed revival of defunct telecoms operator Societe des Telecoms de Guinee (Sotelgui) is showing no signs of progress as the Minister of Posts, Telecommunications and... more

Flow seeking to halt new fixed termination rates

Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited, which trades as Flow, has filed an application in the Jamaican Supreme Court seeking to bar the Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) from implementing its... more


Tanzania rejects IPO applications from six operators

Tanzania’s Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) has rejected applications from six telecoms companies seeking to list a portion of their shares on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE).... more

ER completes Yekaterinburg acquisition from AKADO

Russia’s second-largest fixed broadband provider ER-Telecom ( has completed the previously announced 100% acquisition of the Yekaterinburg regional subsidiary of cable broadband operator AKADO, Akado-Ekaterinburg. The deal had already gained... more



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