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31 Oct 2017


Tri, Indosat Ooredoo win additional 2.1GHz frequencies

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT, or KemKominfo) says that Indonesian mobile network operators (MNOs) Hutchison Three Indonesia (Tri) and Indosat Ooredoo have emerged as the winners of... more

Entel extends Ericsson partnership for network upgrade

Chilean full service provider Entel has extended its partnership with Ericsson, contracting the Swedish vendor to upgrade and expand the operator’s 4G network in preparation for future 5G services. Under... more

SmarTone tests 1800MHz FDD Massive MIMO with Ericsson

Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone is trialling FDD Massive MIMO technology with Ericsson as part of its development plans towards 5G services. The trial is being carried out in the... more


ComReg undertaking consultation on termination market reviews

Irish telecoms regulator the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published a consultation regarding its draft proposals for regulation of the Fixed Voice Call Termination (FVCT) and Mobile Voice Call... more


Monster mash-up killed off; Sprint, T-Mobile talks end over ‘ownership ratio’ dispute

SoftBank Group Corp intends to break off negotiations with Deutsche Telekom (DT) regarding a merger between their respective US subsidiaries, Sprint and T-Mobile US, after the two parties failed to... more

One foot in the grave: RCOM plots exit from wireless market

Beleaguered cellco Reliance Communication (RCOM) has presented a new ‘zero write-off’ plan to its lenders, under which the creditors would convert around INR70 billion (USD1.08 billion) of the company’s INR450... more

Telia agrees to sell entire MegaFon stake for USD1bn

Sweden’s Telia Company has agreed to sell its remaining 19.0% holding in Russian cellco MegaFon to Gazprombank. The move is in accordance with Telia Company’s strategy to focus its group... more

Kuwaiti bourse holding 12.1% Zain stake auction on 12 Nov; Omantel expected recipient

Boursa Kuwait has confirmed it will hold a formal block trade auction for 12.1% of Zain Group’s shares on 12 November, with a starting price of KWD0.781 (USD2.6) per share.... more

ATN International reports 9M17 revenues of USD374m; updates on USVI damage

US-based multi-country telecoms group ATN International (ATNI) has reported revenues of USD373.5 million for the nine months ended 30 September 2017, up 14% from USD328.5 million year-on-year. The group notes... more

MTN moves to dismiss Turkcell’s USD4.2bn Iranian lawsuit

South Africa’s MTN Group has moved to have the country’s High Court dismiss a USD4.2 billion lawsuit which was filed by Turkish operator Turkcell. The case relates to the award... more



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