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21 Mar 2018

WIRELESS

South Sudan suspends operations of cellco Vivacell

South Sudan’s telecoms regulator, the National Communication Authority (NCA), has suspended the operations of cellco Vivacell, reports the Sudan Tribune. ‘The NCA would like to inform the public that the... more

Canadian government announces CAD400m 5G partnership project

The Government of Canada, along with the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, has announced the country’s first major public-private partnership aimed at increasing economic growth driven by 5G technology, led... more

SIGET opens public consultation for 1900MHz, AWS spectrum auction

El Salvador’s Electricity and Telecommunications Superintendency (Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecom, SIGET) has launched a public consultation on its plans to hold the long-delayed auction of 140MHz of mobile... more

IFT to free up 600MHz band for 5G

Mexico’s Federal Telecomunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has approved the relocation of 48 digital television channels in the 614MHz to 698MHz (‘600MHz’) spectrum band to pave the way... more

Anatel reiterates 700MHz plans; also evaluating 3.5GHz spectrum

Juarez Quadros, president of the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel), has revealed that of the 58 regulatory initiatives that the watchdog intends to approve during the remainder... more

BROADBAND

Niel adds a pinch of Salt to broadband market with signature strategy

Swiss mobile provider Salt has announced its entry into the fixed broadband market with the launch of an aggressively-priced triple-play bundle, undercutting its competitors by a substantial margin. The offering... more

Gambian MPs reject Chinese loan deal for national broadband network

The Parliament of the Republic of The Gambia has rejected the concessional loan framework agreement for the construction of national broadband infrastructure signed on 22 December 2017 between the Ministry... more

iiNet, Internode customers to be compensated following ACCC investigation

More than 11,000 customers of ISPs iiNet and Internode will be given compensation after an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found that the internet speeds promised... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Telenor agrees to sell CEE units to PPF Group for USD3.4bn

Telenor Group has entered into an agreement to sell its assets in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) to private investment fund PPF Group for NOK27 billion (USD3.4 billion) on an... more

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