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26 Oct 2017

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Indosat Ooredoo, Tri and XL Axiata submit bid documents for 2.1GHz spectrum

Indonesia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT, known locally as KemKominfo), has confirmed that three mobile network operators (MNOs) – Indosat Ooredoo, Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) and XL Axiata... more

Nextel to shut down Brazilian iDEN network in March 2018

Nextel Brasil is poised to deactivate its legacy iDEN network on 31 March 2018, TeleSintese reports. The company says that investing in the technology is no longer worthwhile given the... more

TM inks backhaul deal with edotco for Malaysia

Telekom Malaysia (TM) has entered into an agreement with tower infrastructure company edotco under which it will provide its Next Generation Backhaul (NGBH) services for connectivity between mobile network operators'... more

Incumbent cellcos pre-selected for 1800MHz spectrum

The Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT) announced yesterday (25 October) on its website that Greece’s three incumbent mobile network operators – Cosmote, Vodafone and Wind Hellas – have all... more

Vodafone launches ‘Supernet 4.5G’ service

Vodafone Romania, the country’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has announced the launch of its ‘Supernet 4.5G’ service, which provides customers with ‘superior optimisation for video streaming,... more

AJK & GB 3G/4G licensing process takes step forward

Pakistan has taken a step closer towards the long-delayed allocation of 3G and 4G licences for Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) provinces with the shortlisting of two... more

BROADBAND

Nkom highlights fibre uptake in H1 2017 statistics

In publishing its latest telecoms statistics for the period ended 30 June 2017 Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has reported what it claims is the largest year-on-year increase... more

PLDT spending PHP11bn on fibre migration; Smart LTE rollout update

Filipino incumbent PLDT Inc. will spend PHP11 billion (USD212.7 million) over the next two years to accelerate a network modernisation plan that will see it switching to fibre. The telco... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Etisalat posts 29% rise in Q3 net profit

Etisalat Group has reported consolidated revenue of AED12.9 billion (USD3.5 billion) for the third quarter of 2017, a decrease of 3% from AED13.2 billion in the year-ago period. The UAE-based... more

Orange Group's commercial momentum remains strong in 9M17

Multinational telecoms giant Orange Group has published its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2017, claiming ‘commercial momentum’ remained strong, with Orange France posting its best third... more

Telefonica 3Q17 revenues down 2.5% to EUR12.8bn

Telefonica Group has reported revenues of EUR12.8 billion (USD15.1 billion) for the three months ended 30 September 2017, down 2.5% on an annualised basis. All regional business units witnessed a... more

Government to dispose of a ‘portion’ of its Telekom stake

The South African government is planning to sell a ‘portion’ of its 39.3% stake in Telkom to ensure the country’s fiscal expenditure ceiling is not breached by the additional funding... more

Mongolian government moves forward with telco share purchase from KT

The Mongolian Cabinet yesterday (25 October) furthered its plans to purchase an additional 40% stake in Telecom Mongolia (Mongolia Telecom Company) from KT Corp of South Korea, the Montsame news... more

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