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12 Dec 2018


UZI Zambia Mobile aiming to launch in 1Q19

UZI Zambia Mobile, a subsidiary of Netherlands-based Unitel International Holdings, is aiming to launch commercial operations in early 2019, according to The Southern Times. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in... more

Tri to deploy 8,000 4G BTS next year; Indosat Ooredoo expanding 4G Plus in North Sumatra

Hutchison 3 Indonesia (Tri) plans to build a total of 8,000 new 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) next year to improve its mobile internet capabilities in the country, with Chief... more

Tre Sweden confirms plans to contest 700MHz auction result

Hi3G Access, which offers mobile services in Sweden under the Tre (3) brand of majority owner CK Hutchison, says it will appeal the outcome of the recent 700MHz spectrum auction.... more

Ghana seeking USD100m for rural telephony project

The government of Ghana is seeking international funding of USD100 million to facilitate comprehensive voice and data connectivity in rural areas, writes Xinhua. Minister of Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said that... more


A1 extends Vienna fibre network

A1 Telekom Austria has announced the extension of its fibre-optic network in the Hietzing district of Vienna. Around 15,000 households and businesses are now able to access the network, which... more


EC opens investigation into Vodafone-Liberty deal

An in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of Liberty Global’s UPC/Unitymedia-branded operations in Germany, Hungary, Romania and the Czech Republic by UK-based Vodafone Group has been opened by the European... more

Kcell sold to Kazakhtelecom; Telia, Turkcell dissolve Fintur partnership

Telia Company and Fintur Holdings – jointly owned by Telia and Turkcell – have agreed to sell their 75% combined stake in Kazakh mobile operator Kcell to state-backed incumbent telco... more

Grupo Amper concludes BlueSky sale; final price reaches USD90m

Madrid-based Grupo Amper has confirmed that the long-running sale of its South Pacific business to Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) of Fiji has now closed. The final regulatory permission required came... more

Liberty Latin America in advanced talks on UTS acquisition, sources say

Negotiations between regional giant Liberty Latin America (LLA) and the government of Curacao on a proposed acquisition of United Telecommunication Services (UTS) are ‘at an advanced stage’ according to sources... more

Jio plans hiving off of tower, fibre assets

The board of Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has approved plans to hive off the cellco’s fibre and tower assets into two separate units, the Economic Times reports. The shift is... more

SoftBank's IPO to top USD23.5bn amid high demand for shares

SoftBank Group Corp is on course to raise JPY2.65 trillion (USD23.5 billion) in what looks set to be Japan’s biggest IPO to date, Reuters reports, as it develops its business... more

Cable ONE to rebrand as Sparklight in summer 2019

US cableco Cable One Inc (trading as Cable ONE) has announced that it will rebrand as Sparklight starting in the summer of 2019. Announcing the move, Cable ONE President and... more

Liquid Telecom receives USD180m investment

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has been given a USD180 million cash boost from UK investment group CDC. Bloomberg reports that CDC has agreed to take a stake of almost... more



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