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1 Nov 2017

WIRELESS

ETECSA cuts internet access charge, plans 4G trial

Cuba’s state-owned telecoms operator Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (ETECSA) has revealed plans to launch a trial of 4G LTE technology next year, Agencia Cubana de Noticias (ACN) cites the... more

Videotron switches on VoLTE, following Telus Quebec VoLTE launch

Quebec-based quad-play operator Videotron has commercially launched VoLTE services across its 4G mobile network covering Quebec province and Ottawa, less than a month after rival Telus expanded its own VoLTE... more

BROADBAND

Telefonica Mexico selects ZTE for 100G OTN rollout

Telefonica Mexico (Movistar) has selected Chinese vendor ZTE as the exclusive supplier for its planned ‘beyond 100G’ Optical Transport Network (OTN) deployment. The contract covers major markets such as Mexico... more

Bermuda’s One boosts FibreWire speeds

Bermudan operator One Communications has announced that it has automatically upgraded all customers on its broadband fibre-optic network, free of charge. Under the upgrade, customers signed up to its FibreWire... more

Magyar Telekom's 2Gbps broadband hits the market

Magyar Telekom has launched a 2Gbps (download) fibre broadband package, claiming the highest speed in the Hungarian market, doubling its previous premium gigabit access speed, reports Broadband TV News. The... more

Euskaltel updates on DOCSIS 3.1 progress

Euskaltel, the leading convergent telecoms group in Northern Spain, has confirmed that its DOCSIS 3.1 network now covers 50% of its overall cable network footprint in the Basque Country. Going... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

DOCOMO exits TTSL; RCOM/STTL finally complete poorly-timed merger

NTT DOCOMO has confirmed that it has transferred its shares in Indian mobile provider Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) to Tata Sons, finally ending the Japanese group’s prolonged exit from the... more

Zambian government confirms intention to pay LAP GreenN for Zamtel renationalisation

Zambia's government has reportedly confirmed it will pay USD382 million in compensation to LAP Green Network (LAP GreenN) related to the state’s forceful reclamation of a 75% stake in Zambia... more

Airtel books 76.5% drop in profit amidst ‘financial stress’ from competition

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtrel has reported total revenue of INR217.8 billion (USD3.4 billion) for the three months ended 30 September, representing an 11.7% decrease year-on-year, due largely to increasing... more

Batelco Group records 2% revenue increase in 9M 2017

The Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco Group) has recorded a 2% increase in gross revenue for the nine months ended 30 September 2017 to BHD277.6 million (USD731.1 million), up from BHD273.0... more

TDC reports declines in revenues, EBITDA in 9M17

Danish telco TDC, the country’s leading operator in terms of subscribers, has published its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2017, reporting a 2.5% year-on-year decline in... more

LinkNet 9M17 profits up 22% to IDR740bn

LinkNet, a cable TV and broadband provider in Indonesia, has reported that net income for the nine months ending 30 September 2017 increased to IDR740 billion (USD54.6 million), up 22.0%... more

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