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19 Mar 2018


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

Namibia is set to become the latest African market to introduce MVNOs, news daily The Namibian reports. *Telecom Namibia* is said to be in the process of finalising plans to... more

Argentina plots USD800m spectrum auction

Argentina is preparing to auction off a quantity of 4G-suitable spectrum, a government source has informed Reuters, with local mobile giants Claro, Movistar and Telecom Personal already registering an interest... more

Orange Liberia extends 4G coverage to Grand Bassa County

Orange Liberia (formerly Cellcom) switched on LTE mobile services in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County on 13 March 2018, marking the eleventh city to receive 4G coverage since the network went... more

Digicel Fiji lights LTE-A in Nadi and Denarau Island

Digicel Fiji, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Irish-owned, Jamaica-based Digicel Group, has switched on its LTE-A network in Nadi and some parts of Denarau Island, offering users in the... more

Alfa deploys Nokia AirScale base stations; plans VoLTE this year

Lebanese cellco Alfa has announced it is deploying Nokia’s ‘5G-ready’ AirScale base stations, which will enable it to introduce new services later in 2018 including VoLTE, whilst it also claims... more

NZ consults on 5G as Spark conducts live trial

New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched a consultation into future 5G services and the allocation of wireless spectrum to support the new technology. The paper... more


StormFiber expands footprint to Peshawar

Fibre-based triple-play provider StormFiber has added a fourth city to its coverage area, expanding services to Peshawar, ProPakistani reports. The operator provides bundled broadband, TV and telephony services over a... more


Greece offers DT 5% stake in OTE

The Greek government failed to receive any bids for a 5% stake in the country’s dominant telco OTE Group and has now invited majority shareholder Deutsche Telekom (DT) to exercise... more

RCOM turns to SC to clear path for Jio sale

Reliance Communications (RCOM) has appealed to the Supreme Court to overturn a decision blocking the INR250 billion (USD3.8 billion) sale of its spectrum, fibre and tower assets to Reliance Jio... more



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