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5 Dec 2017

WIRELESS

ARPCE launches new SIM registration campaign

A new campaign seeking to identify mobile subscribers in the Republic of the Congo has been launched by the Agence de Regulation des Postes et Communications (ARPCE), Agence Ecofin reports.... more

BTRC to award LTE licences on 14 February

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has invited bids from existing mobile operators in Bangladesh for the award of spectrum in the 900MHz, 1800MHz and 2100MHz bands for 2G/3G/4G LTE... more

Samsung, KDDI achieve 1.7Gbps speeds in 5G train trials

In a press release, Samsung says that – working with Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI (au) – it demonstrated the potential data transfer speeds afforded by 5G, with a network trial... more

U!com launches commercial VoLTE solution

Armenian telecom operator Ucom, which offers mobile services via its mobile arm U!com (formerly Orange Armenia), has launched commercial voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology on its 4G network, promising end users a... more

Claro, Tigo, Personal lodge bids for 700MHz spectrum

Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Council (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel) has confirmed that three of the country’s four mobile operators – Claro, Tigo and Personal – have registered bids for its... more

BROADBAND

Ofcom proposes restriction on geographic variation of FTTC wholesale charges

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation setting out proposals under which fixed line incumbent BT would be prevented from targeting reduced wholesale charges in areas where rivals are... more

77% of German homes can access speeds of 50Mbps

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur) has revealed that 77% of households in the country are able to access broadband speeds of at least 50Mbps. It... more

WIRELINE

MCNtelecom launches in Slovakia

Russian business services provider MCNtelecom has launched voice telephony services for SME customers in Slovakia. The telco has received 11,000 numbers from the country’s telecoms watchdog, the Office for Regulation... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Telekom merges all mobile entities into Telekom Romania Mobile Communications

Telekom Romania merged all its mobile entities into Telekom Romania Mobile Communications SA on 1 December 2017, writes Business Review. Telemobil SA (the former 'Zapp' 3G operations acquired in 2009... more

TSTT renames Massy as AMPLIA Communications with bmobile branding

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad & Tobago (TSTT) has renamed fixed broadband/pay-TV operator Massy Communications as AMPLIA Communications Ltd, writes the Guardian. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, TSTT signed a... more

Indotel tweaks Altice merger conditions

The Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones, Indotel) has confirmed that it has reconsidered the remedies applied to its September approval of the merger between Altice-backed Orange Dominicana... more

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