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4 Dec 2017


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

Canadian telecoms operator *Bell Mobility* will officially launch its new *Lucky Mobile* pre-paid sub-brand today (4 December), with monthly plans starting at CAD20 (USD15.8). Initially available to consumers in Ontario,... more

Hong Kong expects commercial 5G in 2020

The government of Hong Kong says it is expecting the territory to be among the world’s earliest adopters of 5G mobile technology in 2020. A report from the South China... more

Orange Liberia to invest USD15m in 2018

Mobile network operator (MNO) Orange Liberia (formerly Cellcom) plans to invest up to USD15 million in its networks and services next year Agence Ecofin reports, with the money targeted toward... more

MTN, other operators handed fines by Cameroon regulator

South African telecoms firm MTN Group says its mobile unit in Cameroon has been fined by the local Telecommunications Regulatory Board (ART) for failing to comply with spectrum and subscriber... more

ntel, 9mobile announce national roaming trial

9mobile, Nigeria’s fourth largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, will conduct a national roaming field trial with cellco ntel, reports The Independent. Both operators have garnered the approval of... more

Spain to auction 1.5GHz, 3.6GHz bands for 5G

Spain’s Ministry of Energy, Tourism and Digital Agenda (Ministerio de Energia, Turismo y Agenda Digital, MINETAD) has announced plans to ‘promote the development and deployment of 5G technology’ via the... more

DoT clears 4G transfer of TDN spectrum in Rajasthan

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has granted approval for the transfer of Tikona Digital Networks’ (TDN’s) 2300MHz spectrum in Rajasthan to Bharti Airtel, following the latter’s acquisition of TDN’s 4G... more

Beeline Kazakhstan’s LTE reaches 47% population, 37 cities/towns

Beeline Kazakhstan, which launched 4G LTE services in July 2016, reports on its website that it has reached 47% population coverage with the 1800MHz/2100MHz 4G mobile network, under a plan... more


Digicel launches triple-play services in Bermuda

Digicel has unveiled its new triple-play internet, TV and voice telephony packages in Bermuda following network upgrade works that have been underway throughout most of this year. The telco is... more

Telekom, EWE plan fibre joint venture?

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), is reportedly planning to establish a joint venture with regional operator EWE for the deployment of fibre-optic... more

Charter launches first DOCSIS 3.1 network in Oahu

US cable giant Charter Communications, which trades as Spectrum, has announced that it has launched its first residential DOCSIS 3.1 network in Oahu, Hawaii. The new infrastructure enables end-users to... more


ICASA confirms Cell C’s recapitalisation is compliant with regulation

South African regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has confirmed that wireless operator Cell C ‘followed the correct process in the notification of its recapitalisation transaction and... more



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