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20 Nov 2017

WIRELESS

MVNO Monday: MVNOs Europe Special

Speaking at the *MVNOs Europe* conference in London last week, Chris Tooley, CEO of MVNO giant *Lycamobile Group* described the implementation of the *European Commission’s (EC’s)* ‘Roam Like at Home’... more

Our Telekom to work with SES Networks to aid Solomon Islands’ 4G LTE rollout

Solomon Telekom Company (Our Telekom) is reportedly boosting its capacity with SES Networks to support the launch of its upcoming 4G LTE network across the islands. Claiming a first for... more

President Duterte offers China the ‘privilege’ of being Philippines’ third operator

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines has extended an offer to China to become the country’s third telecoms operator in a bid to end the de facto duopoly of PLDT... more

Angola Telecom a shoo-in for mobile licence?

According to some local reports, state-owned fixed line incumbent Angola Telecom is sure of winning 4G LTE digital dividend mobile frequencies in the auction process launched in August to become... more

TRA continues SIM card verification efforts

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) is continuing to implement its SIM card verification plan, which the regulator began in July this year. TRA Consumer Affairs Manager Mariam Al Mannai explained... more

Benin expels MTN head from the country

The Republic of Benin's Minister of the Interior and Public Security, Sacca Lafia, has confirmed the expulsion of Stephen Blewett, the director general of South African-backed mobile operator MTN Benin,... more

ICASA to extend data bundle validity to three years

South Africa’s telecoms regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has amended its draft proposals on data bundle expiry periods, with the new document stating that all pre-paid... more

Poland waives spectrum fees for new mobile development

The Polish Senate has passed a law allowing the country’s cellcos to test new wireless technologies without incurring frequency utilisation fees. Telecoms watchdog the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji... more

BROADBAND

Sky Ireland partners SIRO for gigabit broadband

Irish open access wholesale broadband provider SIRO – a joint venture between Vodafone and utility group ESB – has formed a partnership with Sky Ireland to expand delivery of high... more

AKADO trialling DOCSIS 3.1

Russian multi-play cableco AKADO Telecom has completed first-phase trials of DOCSIS 3.1 technology, which will eventually enable it to raise its existing up-to-200Mbps DOCSIS 3.0-based cable modem internet download speeds... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Ten firms proceed to 9mobile bidding stage

Ten of the 16 firms that submitted expressions of interest (EoIs) for acquiring Nigerian wireless operator 9mobile, which was known as Etisalat Nigeria until July this year, have advanced to... more

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