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7 Nov 2018


China Telecom-Udenna consortium sole qualifier at third telco selection, committee says

A consortium comprising China Telecom and two Filipino companies owned by Davao City businessman Dennis Uy – holding company Udenna Corp and Chelsea Logistics Holdings – is reportedly the only... more

Nokia inks agreements with China’s big three

Finnish vendor Nokia has signed framework agreements with China’s big three telcos – China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom – worth a combined total of more than EUR2 billion... more

PLDT’s Smart to build Philippines' first 5G city in Clark Freeport Zone

Philippine telco PLDT Inc. plans to ‘activate’ its first 5G cell site in the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) in November 2018, making the former US military reservation the country's first... more

TRA approves new wholesale prices for Omantel, Ooredoo

Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has approved the Reference Access and Interconnection Offers (RAIOs) of Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel) and Ooredoo. Muscat Daily writes that the tariffs of wholesale services... more

MTC greenlights spectrum reshuffle

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has approved a decree to re-order spectrum allocations. The reshuffle looks to more efficiently order the spectrum bands... more


Openreach extends FTTP rollout to Nottingham and Belfast

BT network arm Openreach has named Nottingham and Belfast as the next locations to benefit from its ongoing ‘Fibre First’ programme, ISPreview reports. It is understood that the rollout in... more


Court frees KPN from remaining fixed voice regulations

The Netherlands’ Trade & Industry Appeals Tribunal (College van Beroep voor het bedrijfsleven, CBb) – the country’s apex court in telecom regulation matters – has upheld an appeal by incumbent... more


Bharti says Airtel Africa IPO will not affect shareholding of Tanzania unit

Bharti Airtel has reassured the government of Tanzania that the planned listing of Airtel Africa will not affect the shareholding of its local mobile unit, writes the Economic Times. Following... more

Turk Telekom Q3 revenues jump 19%; 44% of mobile users now on LTE

Consolidated revenues at full-service operator Turk Telekom increased to TRY5.4 billion (USD1.0 billion) in the third quarter of 2018, up by 19% year-on-year, as the group’s consolidated EBITDA grew 34%... more

NTT Corp H1 net income slips 0.8%, but operating revenues inch up; plans JPY3tn investment in 5G

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT Corp) has published its consolidated financial results for the six months ended 30 September 2018, highlighting that net profit fell 0.8% to JPY559.726 billion... more

Chunghwa Telecom records revenue declines in 3Q18

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has revealed a 6.6% year-on-year decline in revenues for the three months ended 30 September 2018, down to TWD52.71 billion (USD1.7 billion) from TWD56.42 billion in the... more

MTN Rwanda seeks USD56m loan

MTN Rwanda is reportedly seeking a loan of up to RWF50 billion (USD56.4 million) to upgrade its mobile networks. The New Times writes that the cellco has approached a consortium... more



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