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27 Nov 2017


MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

MVNO giant *Virgin Group* is poised to enter the Russian market, via a wholesale agreement with *Tele2 Russia*. According to ComNews, the service will be managed by B2B ISP *Trivon*,... more

LG Uplus and Huawei complete 5G pre-commercial tests in Gangnam

South Korea’s LG Uplus has partnered with Huawei to complete a large-scale 5G network test in a pre-commercial environment in the Gangnam District of Seoul. The network consists of both... more

Macedonia and Bulgaria to abolish roaming charges

Macedonia’s Ministry of Information Society and Administration (MIO) and Bulgaria’s Ministry of Transport, IT & Communications and have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at abolishing roaming charges between... more

Osiptel lifts suspension on ‘unlimited’ plans

Peru’s telecoms regulator, the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel), has lifted its temporary ban on the sale of ‘unlimited’ mobile... more

Mongolia’s MobiCom launches LTE-A

Japanese telco KDDI has announced that its Mongolian subsidiary MobiCom has launched its first LTE-A services. Speeds of up to 225Mbps are available to 4G customers with compatible handsets in... more


Proximus begins fibre deployment in Liege

Proximus, Belgium’s largest internet service provider (ISP) by subscribers, has added the city of Liege to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network footprint. The company has already connected around 160 businesses in... more


UAE telcos launch new VoIP service

United Arab Emirates (UAE) telcos Etisalat and Du have both launched a new VoIP service. The operators are offering unlimited calling via the Botim app, with access charged at AED50... more


Xavier Niel’s NJJ renews interest in eir

NJJ Capital, the holding company owned by French billionaire Xavier Niel, has reportedly resumed takeover talks with Irish telecoms operator eir. According to TMT Finance, Lazard is advising Niel, whereas... more

Airtel mulls more acquisitions

India’s largest wireless provider by subscribers, Bharti Airtel, is open to acquisition talks with sixth-placed Aircel after the latter’s planned merger with Reliance Communications (RCOM) collapsed earlier this year. In... more

ER-Telecom closes deal for Volgograd operator Columbia Telecom

Russian major broadband provider ER-Telecom has closed the deal to acquire 100% of Volgograd operator Columbia Telecom, including 54.34% of shares purchased from Wintergate Holdings and the other 45.66% bought... more

Telkom Indonesia to buy Malaysian satellite operator TS Global Network

The Jakarta Globe writes that Telkom Indonesia is to acquire a majority stake in Malaysian satellite company TS Global Network as part of its regional expansion programme. The latter is... more

Econet considering USD1bn UK share sale

African telecoms group Econet is considering a UK share listing next year which could value the firm at up to USD8 billion. Bloomberg reports that the group plans to raise... more



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