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24 Sep 2018

WIRELESS

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

*Simyo*, the Spanish sub-brand backed by *Orange Espana*, has announced that it has passed the one million subscriber mark. Simyo credits its growth to its extensive list of ‘create your... more

HK spectrum auction to go ahead in December

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) has scheduled its 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum auction for December. The sale is designed to redistribute 200MHz of wireless spectrum which is... more

BSNL inks 5G tie-up with SoftBank, NTT

State-owned telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has signed an agreement with SoftBank and NTT Communications of Japan to roll out 5G and IoT technology in India, the Economic Times... more

Nkom postpones fixed-wireless spectrum auction

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has announced that it is postponing its multi-spectrum auction following objections to its decision to cap spectrum in the sale process. As previously... more

DoT looks to secure spectrum fees; 5G auction likely in ‘later half’ of 2019

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sought approval from the Supreme Court to secure around INR330 billion (USD4.6 billion) from operators related to licence fees and spectrum charges, the Economic... more

Beeline Uzbekistan holding public 5G testing

Uzbek operator Unitel (trading as Beeline) will publicly demonstrate a test 5G network within the framework of the ‘Mobicon 2018’ mobile conference taking place in Tashkent next month, reports UzDaily.... more

Bakcell aims to install 400 LTE base stations by end-2018

Bakcell, Azerbaijan’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has said that it intends to install around 400 new 4G LTE base transceiver stations (BTS) by the end of... more

Globacom upgrades Nigerian networks

Nigerian telecoms operator Globacom has announced that it is carrying out a major upgrade of its network infrastructure across the country, in order to improve the quality of its voice... more

Vodafone installs 5G node at La Nave in Madrid

Vodafone Spain, in association with Chinese vendor Huawei, has installed what it claims is ‘one of the first 5G network nodes in the world’ at La Nave, an urban innovation... more

Telkomsel bolsters 4G network in Labuan Bajo

Telkomsel, majority-owned by Indonesian fixed line operator Telkom Indonesia, has revealed plans to strengthen and improve its 4G LTE mobile network in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, as part of... more

BROADBAND

A1 expands Upper Austria fibre network

A1 Telekom Austria is expanding its fibre-optic broadband network to an additional 41 municipalities in Upper Austria. So far, work has been finalised in Dietach, Edlbach, Rohr im Kremstal, Rossleithen... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Comcast confirmed as highest bidder following auction for Sky

Following an auction process ordered by the UK’s Takeover Panel, US-based telecoms giant Comcast has emerged as the highest bidder for UK pay-TV giant and broadband services provider Sky. In... more

Telekom Slovenije confirms T-2 court settlement

Slovenian fixed and mobile operator Telekom Slovenije has confirmed that it has reached a settlement with smaller rival T-2 to put an end to a lengthy legal battle between the... more

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