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3 Nov 2017


TELE Greenland awards modernisation project to Ericsson

Greenland’s telecoms provider TELE Greenland has awarded a modernisation and management contract to equipment vendor Ericsson. Under the project, the Swedish vendor will increase the speed and capacity of TELE’s... more

Movistar launches ‘4G+’ carrier aggregation in La Plata, Mar del Plata

Movistar Argentina has introduced ‘4G+’-branded carrier aggregation (CA) technology in La Plata and Mar del Plata, two cities in Buenos Aires Province. The new LTE-A network augments Movistar’s existing 2100MHz/1700MHz... more

MTS Belarus lights 4G in five more cities/towns

Mobile operator MTS Belarus is continuing its aggressive 4G LTE rollout programme, announcing that another five cities and towns have been added to its service footprint. The new areas served... more

IFT scraps Telcel ‘Zero Rate’ interconnection rule

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has formally rolled back the ban imposed on America Movil (AM)-backed mobile giant Telcel to charge other carriers for termination services... more

Zong boosts backbone capacity to 100Gbps

Chinese-owned wireless provider Zong has expanded its backbone transmission network to 100Gbps from 10Gbps to keep up with increasing demand from its subscriber base. In a press release from the... more

Slovenian MVNO IZI Mobil to close

Slovenian MVNO IZI Mobil is to shut down its operations on 31 December, transferring its customer base to host network provider Telekom Slovenije. IZI Mobil customers will see no change... more


Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

A consortium of telecom carriers and content providers –*PCCW Global*, *Facebook*, *Amazon*, *NTT Communications*, *PLDT* and *SoftBank* – have announced plans to construct the *JUPITER* submarine cable system aiming to... more

Angola begins licensing new fixed line, internet operators; Angosat-1 launching in December

Angola has begun licensing new operators to provide fixed line and internet access services, announced the chairman of Angolan Institute of Communications (INACOM), Leonel Augusto, as reported by Angola24horas citing... more

Telekom boosts broadband speeds for a further 3.5m homes

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has revealed that an additional 3.5 million households in almost 50 cities are able to access maximum... more

TeleCentro launches Gigabit broadband in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires-based TeleCentro has introduced downlink transmission speeds of 1Gbps over its DOCSIS 3.0 networks in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, CABA) and the... more

ACCC launches inquiry into NBN’s wholesale service standards

A public inquiry has been launched by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) with a view to determining whether wholesale service standard levels are appropriate for the National Broadband... more


BT revenues fall on ‘challenges’ in enterprise sector

BT Group has reported revenues of GBP5.95 billion (USD7.84 billion) for the three months ended 30 September 2017, with this figure representing a 1% year-on-year decline. The lower turnover was... more

MTN Nigeria IPO expected in six months

South African telecoms company MTN Group says preparations for an initial public offering (IPO) of its Nigerian unit are currently underway, with the process expected to be concluded within the... more

Swisscom books 6% increase in net income in 9M17

Swiss fixed line incumbent Swisscom has reported revenue of CHF8.6 billion (USD8.6 billion) for the nine months ended 30 September 2017, a fall of 0.5% year-on-year which the company attributed... more

StarHub third-quarter profit fails to shine

Singapore's second largest telco by subscribers and revenues, StarHub, saw net profit slump 11.6% to SGD77 million (USD56.6 million) for the three months ending 30 September 2017, compared to SGD86... more

Bell Q3 service revenue climbs 5.9%; LTE coverage reaches 99%

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) reports that its total revenue grew 5.0% year-on-year in Q3 2017 to CAD5.678 billion (USD4.425 billion), whilst underlying service revenue climbed 5.9%. Adjusted EBITDA was up... more



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