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3 Sep 2018

WIRELESS

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

Singapore’s *Singtel* is reportedly examining a possible bid for Australian MVNO *amaysim*, people with knowledge of the matter have informed Bloomberg. The company is understood to be working with *Bank... more

Spectrum trading to be allowed under new telecoms bill

The South African government is poised to liberalise radio frequency spectrum in South Africa, allowing the free trading of spectrum assignments, subject to regulatory conditions, TechCentral writes. The latest draft... more

FNA rules out 5G national roaming obligation

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) has said that mobile operators will not be required to allow national roaming when they roll out 5G... more

Vodacom negotiating a roaming deal with Telkom

Vodacom South Africa is negotiating a wireless network sharing deal with Telkom to replace its roaming partner Cell C, TechCentral writes citing sources familiar with the matter. As reported by... more

MTC alters national frequency allocation plan

The Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has published resolution No. 687-2018-MTC / 01.03 modifying the national frequency allocation plan to promote the use of... more

BROADBAND

Biznet deploys advanced fibre technologies in national network

Indonesian fixed broadband service provider Biznet has announced the launch of new fibre technology in its network, which it says will accommodate higher bandwidth capacity to support the future needs... more

EC asks ACM to justify VodafoneZiggo/KPN wholesale regulation decision

The European Commission (EC) has issued comments on Dutch regulator ACM’s proposed wholesale broadband regulation of nationwide operators KPN and VodafoneZiggo, which were found by the watchdog’s recent analysis to... more

Cellcom and Partner’s fibre partnership discussions evolving?

Israeli multi-service operators (MSOs) Cellcom and Partner Communications are reportedly pressing ahead with their ongoing discussions regarding a possible cooperation related to fibre broadband provision. According to Globes Online the... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

EC clears Hutchison buyout of Wind Tre

European Commission (EC) regulators have cleared the full acquisition of Italian fixed and mobile operator Wind Tre by 50% shareholder Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison. Hutchison is buying out joint venture... more

MTN completes IPO of Ghanaian unit

MTN Group has completed its initial public offering (IPO) in Ghana, with the company selling around a third of its shares on offer, raising GHS1.1 billion (USD237 million) in the... more

Sutel greenlights Tigo acquisitions

Sector watchdog the Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Sutel) has approved the takeover of regional cablecos Cable Television Doble – which operates under the Cable Max brand – and... more

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