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12 Oct 2017


IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

*Vodafone Czech Republic* has completed a nationwide rollout of *NB-IoT* network technology, reaching close to 100% outdoor coverage and 94% indoor coverage via nearly 4,000 LTE base stations in partnership... more

MCMC details 700MHz band spectrum allocation plans

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has called for comments on its plans to offer spectrum in the 700MHz band, ahead of formally inviting applications for such frequencies. The... more

Govt planning to merge DTPS, ICASA, .zaDNA and USAASA

South Africa’s government has revealed a plan to merge the various regulators currently overseeing the telecoms and ICT sectors in the country, MyBroadband writes. Telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele said that... more

Personal switches on 2.6GHz LTE in Puerto Madero

Telecom Personal has announced that it has switched on its first 2.6GHz LTE base transceiver station (BTS) in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Puerto Madero. The cell site has been... more


DRC completes Kinshasa-Kasumbalesa fibre link

China International Telecommunication Construction Corporation (CITCC) and state-backed provider Congolese Society of Post and Telecommunication (Societe Congolaise des Postes et Telecommunications, SCPT) have completed the second phase of the national... more


Hutchison Drei cleared to buy Tele2’s Austrian unit

The Austrian Competition Authority (Bundeswettbewerbsbehorde, BWB) has approved the sale of Swedish telecoms group Tele2’s local business to Hutchison Drei Austria for EUR95 million (USD112.4 million). The transaction, which was... more

PT&T seeks investor to resurrect its Filipino telecoms business

The Philippine Daily Inquirer writes that domestic operator Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (PT&T) is looking to rebuild its position as one of the country’s major telecoms players, including plans... more

Guinea-Bissau newcomer CAJUTEL extends virtual crowdfunding deadline

Guinea-Bissau start-up ISP CAJUTEL has announced the extension of its virtual currency fundraiser to 18 November 2017. Agence Ecofin reports that the decision to extend the deadline comes ‘after the... more

Telecom Argentina-Cablevision merger unlikely to be approved until 2018

Miguel de Godoy, the president of Argentina’s National Entity for Communications (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM), has informed local website that the pending merger between Telecom Argentina and Cablevision... more

UPC’s Multimedia buyout will improve competition, exec says

A Polish telecoms executive says the planned acquisition of Multimedia Polska by rival firm UPC Poland is unlikely to have a major impact on the country’s cable market. Jerzy Straszewski,... more


MPs cancel 10% telecom tax over lack of transparency

Afghanistan’s parliament has voted to cancel a 10% tax on telecommunications services over concerns regarding the lack of a collection system for the levy. Ariana news cites the chairman of... more



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