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11 Oct 2017


Zain selling Kuwait towers for USD165m to IHS

Zain Kuwait, the country’s leading cellco by subscribers, has entered into definite agreements to sell and lease back the passive physical infrastructure of its mobile tower portfolio for USD165 million... more

Colombian 700MHz auction delayed until 2018

The planned auction of 700MHz spectrum in Colombia has been delayed until 2018, local website reports. David Luna, head of the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications (Ministerio de... more

Djezzy to invest USD878m in five years

Djezzy, Algeria’s second largest mobile operator by subscribers, plans to invest DZD100 billion (USD878 million) over the next five years, according to its director general Mathieu Galvani who was addressing... more

Digicel Dominica restoring network post-Hurricane Maria

Mobile network operator (MNO) Digicel says more customers and locations in Dominica are back on its network following extensive repair works to damage inflicted by category-five Hurricane Maria, which decimated... more

Telkomsel lights up 4G on Padar and Gili Lawa Island

Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Selular), the mobile arm of Indonesian incumbent Telkom, has switched on its 4G LTE network in the tourist areas of Padar and Gili Lawa Island. In the former,... more


Bezeq partners Sckipio for testing

Israeli fixed line incumbent Bezeq is collaborating with local vendor Sckipio Technologies on the testing of technology with a view to rolling out ‘services that will deliver [speeds of... more

Proximus launches FTTH in Antwerp

Leading Belgian internet provider by subscribers Proximus has begun the rollout of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service by deploying initially in the Deurne neighbourhood of Antwerp, writes Datanews. The company... more

Telekom begins fibre-optic rollout in commercial areas

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of German telecoms group Deutsche Telekom (DT), is rolling out fibre-optic broadband access infrastructure in 20 commercial areas in 14 cities and... more

Mediacom DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade covers 85% of footprint; WOW! taps Nokia for capacity boost

New York-based Mediacom has deployed DOCSIS 3.1-enabled 1Gbps services to 85% of its 22-state footprint Fierce Cable reports, with customers in Michigan, Delaware and Maryland the latest recipients of the... more

HKBN installs new Huawei router to boost capacity

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei says it has installed its first NetEngine 9000 core router solution for ISP and pay-TV provider Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN). The new router has approximately... more

ACCC holding off on decision regarding nbn’s proposed SAU variation

A final decision on nbn’s proposed variation to its special access undertaking (SAU) will not be forthcoming until the company has further progressed a consultation with its customers regarding its... more


Vodafone’s acquisition of 365 approved by regulator

The Icelandic Competition Authority (ICA) has granted its conditional approval to Vodafone Iceland’s (Fjarskipti’s) acquisition of ‘a large portion of the telecoms and media businesses’ of 365 Media, which operates... more


Du says UAE has no need for third player

The chief executive of United Arab Emirates (UAE) fixed and mobile operator Du says the country has no need for a third licensed operator. Osman Sultan told the Emirates News... more



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