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11 Dec 2018


Sweden’s 700MHz auction raises USD312 million

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has announced that Telia and Net4Mobility have won frequencies in its sale of 700MHz spectrum. The auction raised a total... more

T-Mobile Poland claims 5G network launch

T-Mobile Poland has launched what it says is the country’s first 5G network, in the city of Warsaw. The pre-commercial network, which is based on 5G New Radio technology, currently... more

NBTC to auction 2.6GHz spectrum in 2H19

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is planning to auction spectrum in the 2600MHz band in the second half of 2019, The Bangkok Post writes. The authority appointed a... more

Supreme Court approves Caricel licence revocation

The Jamaican Supreme Court has cleared the way for the government to revoke the telecoms licence granted to Symbiote Investments, which trades as Caricel. In handing down its ruling, the... more

MegaCom and Kyrgyztelecom’s KT Mobile embark on network partnership

Kyrgyz state-owned mobile network operator MegaCom has won a contract to partner government-backed incumbent national fixed line operator Kyrgyztelecom’s KT Mobile subsidiary in developing nationwide cellular services. The deal will... more

Japanese carriers toe govt line in opting not to use Chinese vendors for 5G rollout

Local press reports suggest that Japan's three main mobile network operators (MNOs), NTT DOCOMO, KDDI (au) and SoftBank Group, have decided not to engage Chinese equipment manufacturers to carry out... more

Vodafone UK adding antennas to manhole covers, phone boxes to boost 4G coverage

Mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has revealed that it plans to enhance 4G coverage for customers in busy areas by installing small antennas below street level, which will be... more

ANCOM opens 2019 action plan consultation

Romania's National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has launched a public consultation for its 2019 action plan. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate in November, ANCOM has... more

Arcep to remove tech restrictions in 900MHz/2100MHz bands in overseas territories

Arcep has opened a public consultation on its decision to cancel technological restrictions related to the 900MHz and 2100MHz bands in the overseas territories of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana, Reunion,... more


Izzi selects Furukawa to replace HFC with FTTH in Monterrey

Mexican cableco Izzi Telecom – which is majority owned by domestic media giant Grupo Televisa – has selected Furukawa Electric LatAm to replace part of its HFC cable network with... more

KPN announces new FTTH expansion zones

Following its recent announcement of major fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) expansion plans, KPN of the Netherlands has disclosed four localities where it will ‘relaunch’ its FTTH rollout campaign, reports Dutch-based Telecompaper. Deployments... more


Court blocks ETB sale

An administrative court in Colombia's Cundinamarca department has prohibited the Capital District of Bogota from selling its 88.4% stake in local telco Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB) – reaffirming... more

Globe secures USD40m loan for expansion, debt refinancing

The Philippines’ second largest telecoms operator Globe Telecom is raising additional monies to refinance its existing obligations and fund its network expansion, signing a USD40 million term loan facility with... more



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