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30 Nov 2018

WIRELESS

Malitel launches 4G commercially

Just a month after Malian mobile network operator Malitel finally secured permission to begin offering 4G services in the country – via an addendum to its existing concession – it... more

Supreme Court and TDLC to consider challenges over spectrum

Chile’s Supreme Court is set to rule again on the return of excess spectrum, following appeals by the affected providers Diario Financiero writes. The apex court ruled in June this... more

TRAI weighs-in on new minimum recharge plans

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is taking measures to protect customers after receiving complaints regarding Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea’s plans to remove low activity users from their... more

Net1 partners MNC Vision to offer internet TV to rural Indonesia

PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which changed the firm’s trademark from Ceria to Net1 Indonesia in May 2017 as part of its planned migration from CDMA to a 4G LTE-based... more

BROADBAND

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

The government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) will uphold its agreement with China’s *Huawei Technologies* for the deployment of a domestic submarine cable project aiming to connect 15 coastal provincial... more

DELTA launches gigabit DOCSIS 3.1 service across Zeeland

Dutch cableco DELTA has confirmed that its gigabit-capable DOCSIS 3.1 network now covers the whole of Zeeland – the southwestern-most province of the Netherlands that it serves – and will... more

WIRELINE

Movistar clashes with MTC over renewal of two fixed line licences

Spanish-owned full-service provider Movistar has been denied an extension to two of its fixed telephony licences due to the rate of infractions committed by the company during the licence period,... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Altice agrees to sell 49.99% of SFR FTTH to trio of investors for EUR1.8bn

Altice Europe has revealed that its subsidiary Altice France has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Allianz Capital Partners, AXA Investment Managers-Real Assets (AXA IM-Real Assets) and OMERS Infrastructure, regarding... more

Vodafone Idea transfers fibre assets to subsidiary

Vodafone Idea has spun off its fibre infrastructure business to its wholly owned subsidiary Vodafone Towers. The Economic Times reports that the transfer of the assets is in preparation for... more

Supreme Court grants reprieves to RCOM and Aircel

India’s apex court has given Reliance Communications (RCOM) permission to complete its long-delayed spectrum sale to Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), the Economic Times reports. RCOM has been locked in a... more

Wataniya Mobile rebrands under Ooredoo moniker

Wataniya Mobile has officially rebranded as Ooredoo Palestine, the cellco’s Qatar-based parent company Ooredoo Group has confirmed, saying the development marked ‘another important step forward for the global brand that... more

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