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30 Nov 2017


Unnamed trio bidding for Zambian mobile licence

No fewer than three companies have stepped forward to bid for Zambia’s fourth mobile network operator (MNO) licence, according to Reuters. While the report does not name the companies involved... more

Uzmobile tests ZTE’s Pre5G technology

Uzbek state-backed mobile operator Uzmobile, a division of Uzbektelecom (Uztelecom), has tested ZTE’s ‘Pre5G’ technology in Tashkent on the operator's existing 4G LTE network, using multiple carrier aggregation, 4×4 MIMO... more

Tele2 LTE-A coverage reaches 83% of Lithuania

Tele2 Lithuania, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, has expanded the coverage of its LTE-A network to 83% of the population. The Swedish-owned company has installed an additional 280... more

MegaFon, Rostelecom in 5G pact

Russian mobile operator MegaFon has signed a cooperation agreement with the country’s dominant national fixed network operator Rostelecom to jointly develop 5G networks to reduce the cost of rollout, a... more

XL Axiata extends Thousand Islands high speed mobile coverage

Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata has extended its LTE network coverage in the so-called Thousand Islands area, deploying its '4.5G-ready' technology in Pulau Lancang Besar, one of the... more


Verizon launching '5G' fixed-wireless residential broadband in 2H18

Verizon Communications has announced that it will launch fixed-wireless ‘5G’ residential broadband services in between three and five US markets in 2018. Verizon’s first commercial 5G launch is planned to... more

Ogero director sets ambitious broadband targets

Director of Lebanese state-backed telco Ogero, Imad Kreidieh, has stated the objective to give ‘85%’ of internet users in Lebanon access to fixed broadband speeds of 50Mbps by the end... more

Iran’s TCI told to share fibre infrastructure

State-backed Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) has been ordered to open up its fibre-optic networks to its rivals in an effort to improve access to high speed services. A report... more

velcom targets 180,000 households passed by GPON next year

Belarusian altnet velcom, part of the A1 Telekom Austria Group which from next month is merging with sister firms Atlant Telecom and TeleSat to become VELCOM, has revealed plans to... more


Algar Telecom postpones IPO until January

Brazilian regional operator Algar Telecom has postponed the pricing of its initial public offering (IPO) from December to January to avoid competing with two of the country’s largest offerings this... more

Globe inks PHP7bn loan deal with LandBank to finance CAPEX

GMA News reports that Globe Telecom of the Philippines has inked a deal with LandBank for a seven-year PHP7 billion (USD139.4 million) loan to finance its capital expenditure programme, with... more



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