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7 Dec 2017

WIRELESS

IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

*Hong Kong’s Communications Authority* has issued guidelines for applicants competing for new five-year *Wireless Internet of Things (WIoT) Licences* in the 920MHz-925MHz frequency band. Applicants’ proposals should include a three-year... more

MBNL extends managed services deal with Ericsson

MBNL, the network-sharing joint venture between British mobile network operators (MNOs) EE and Three UK, has extended its network managed services contract with Ericsson for a further two years -... more

Egyptian cellcos seeking more 4G-suitable spectrum

Mustafa Abdul Wahid, Acting Executive President at Egypt’s National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (NTRA), has revealed that all four of the nation’s mobile network operators (MNOs) are seeking additional spectrum suitable... more

Japan’s KDDI picks Gilat's satellite-based LTE backhaul solution

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced that Japanese mobile network operator (MNO) KDDI (au) has selected Gilat’s satellite-based LTE cellular backhaul solution to extend its reach and resilience with high speed... more

Huawei, DOCOMO claim ‘milestone’ in successful 28GHz mmWave trail

In a press release, Chinese equipment maker Huawei Technologies and Japan’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, NTT DOCOMO, have announced reaching a ‘milestone in their joint 5G trials by [successfully... more

Jamii enters mobile market with ‘Faiba4G’ launch

Kenyan broadband operator Jamii Telecommunications (JTL), which provides services under the brand name Faiba, has entered the mobile sector with the launch of a 4G LTE network. The company, which... more

Vivo activates VoLTE in Brasilia

Brazilian mobile giant Vivo has introduced VoLTE technology for subscribers in Brasilia, the country’s federal capital. The launch means that Brasilia is only the second market in which Vivo offers... more

Aircel mulling switch-off in six circles

Malaysian-owned cellco Aircel is planning to close down services in six of its least profitable service areas and will return its 2G spectrum for those circles to the government, the... more

Chorus wants shared 5G network for NZ

New Zealand’s wholesale network operator Chorus says the country should construct a single 5G mobile system which can be shared by all retail service providers. The New Zealand government provided... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Oi shareholders at loggerheads; Anatel wades in

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has rejected a petition by Societe Mondiale, a shareholder in Oi, to stop US hedge fund Aurelius Capital Management from inking... more

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