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15 Oct 2018

WIRELESS

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

US MVNO *Consumer Cellular* has announced that it has reached the three million subscriber milestone. John Marick, CEO of Consumer Cellular, commented: ‘If you know us at all, you know... more

Judge dismisses NOW Telecom’s legal challenge

Judge Dinnah Aguila-Topacio of the Manila Regional Trial Court branch 42 in the Philippines has thrown out a legal challenge filed by NOW Telecom which had attempted to stop the... more

DCA publishes guidelines for next phase of mobile blackspot programme

Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts (DCA) has released guidelines for the fourth round of its ‘Mobile Black Spot Programme’, calling for applications from cellcos and infrastructure providers for... more

MTS Belarus switches on LTE in all regional centres across Mogilev

Mobile operator MTS Belarus, which is rolling out 4G services across the Republic in conjunction with the country’s sole 4G infrastructure provider Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud), says that as the... more

Wind Tre considering mobile tower sale

Italian fixed and wireless operator Wind Tre, which is owned by CK Hutchison of Hong Kong, is considering selling off its network of mobile towers. Bloomberg reports that a formal... more

Bell MTS brand being phased out for mobile services

Bell Canada has begun to phase out the ‘Bell MTS’ brand for mobile services in Manitoba province, reports CBC News, which quotes company spokesperson Andrew Parkinson as saying that when... more

BROADBAND

Government announces launch of Guinea’s first internet exchange point

Guinea's Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Digital Economy (MPTEN) has announced the launch of the country's first national internet exchange point (IXP). The ministry stated that the objective of the... more

Free inks deal with Vendee Numerique; Netalis to launch 10Gbps speeds

Iliad (Free) and Vendee Numerique, which is deploying a fibre network in Vendee covering 80% of the region’s homes and businesses, have inked an agreement enabling Free to offer services... more

MPT upgrades FTTH service in time for holiday season

State-backed incumbent Myanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has significantly increased the download speeds of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) plans at no extra cost for its customers, as it leads up to... more

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