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3 Dec 2018

WIRELESS

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

Russian football giant *Spartak Moscow* launched its new *Spartak Mobile* MVNO on a trial basis on 1 December. According to local press reports, the new service will be tested by... more

South Korean 5G networks live for enterprise customers

South Korea’s three mobile operators – SK Telecom, LG Uplus and KT Corp – switched on their respective 5G networks at midnight on 1 December, local press reports have confirmed.... more

MTN launches LTE in Syria

MTN Group is understood to have launched 4G LTE services in war-torn Syria. Based on a Facebook post, dated 22 October, it appears that the South Africa-based group has entered... more

DICT to publish frequency redistribution plan by Q1 2019

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the Philippines plans to publish a new policy document by Q1 2019 that would allow it to take back and redistribute... more

BSNL workers delay strike by a week

Worker unions of state-owned provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) have deferred plans to begin an indefinite strike for a week whilst representatives from the unions meet with Telecom Secretary... more

Whole of Uzbekistan to have 4G by 2023, says minister

The entire population of Uzbekistan will be covered by 4G LTE mobile networks by 2023, according to the country’s First Deputy Minister for the Development of Information Technologies and Communications... more

Mobilis LTE reaches another ten provinces

Algerie Telecom’s cellular division Mobilis has announced the expansion of its 4G LTE mobile network to ten additional provinces (wilayas), expanding its total LTE footprint to over 40 of Algeria's... more

T-Mobile Poland enhances 4G network using 2100MHz spectrum

T-Mobile Poland has launched LTE services using frequencies in the 2100MHz band in 13 markets. In May this year, along with infrastructure sharing partner Orange Polska, T-Mobile began utilising 10MHz... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Orange ordered to close offices in Niger tax dispute

French telecoms firm Orange Group says it has been ordered by the government of Niger to shut all its offices in the West African country because of a tax dispute.... more

VELCOM snaps up Minsk ISP Belinfonet

Belarusian altnet VELCOM has acquired Minsk-based ISP Belinfonet and is now looking to start servicing its customers, transferring Ethernet and ADSL subscribers to its VELCOM tariff plans. The ISP’s finance... more

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