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10 Jan 2019

WIRELESS

Norway mulling restriction on use of Huawei equipment for 5G networks

Norway’s government is reportedly considering whether it will follow the likes of the UK and the USA, and restrict Chinese vendor Huawei’s involvement in the rollout of 5G networks. According... more

Ukraine's Lifecell deploying NB-IoT

Ukrainian mobile operator Lifecell has disclosed that it is deploying a NB-IoT network, initially to support gas company Kievgas with remote metering and gas supply monitoring. Lifecell says it has... more

Cellcos hit with new QoS fines

Mauritanian mobile operators Mauritel, Mattel and Chinguitel are once again being fined for failing to provide adequate quality of service (QoS) on their networks. A report from Agence Ecofin says... more

BROADBAND

Telekom enables 250Mbps speeds for 2m homes

Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has enabled maximum fixed broadband speeds of 250Mbps for an additional two million households over the last four weeks.... more

BLUETOWN, Microsoft enable internet access in eastern Ghana

Denmark-based BLUETOWN has announced an agreement with Microsoft to connect approximately 800,000 unserved people to the internet in eastern Ghana, writes Business Wire. The two firms will use Wi-Fi and... more

Outgoing USVI governor vetoes ‘Dig Once’ fibre legislation

In one of his last acts in charge, Kenneth Mapp, the outgoing governor of the US Virgin Islands, vetoed the contentious ‘Dig Once’ legislation (Bill 32-0204) that would have mandated... more

ARKEP issues updates on SMP

Sector watchdog the Regulatory Authority for Post and Electronic Communications (Autoriteti Rregullator i Komunikimeve Elektronike dhe Postare, ARKEP) has identified fixed line incumbent Kosovo Telecom as having significant market power... more

WIRELINE

Telia Finland to discontinue fixed voice services this year

Telia Finland has announced that it is to stop offering fixed voice services this year, citing the steady decline in the number of subscriptions to such services as the reason.... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Millicom seeks approval for Zantel stake increase

Tanzania’s Fair Competition Commission (FCC) says it has received a notification from Millicom Tanzania, which operates under the Tigo brand, that it intends to increase its shareholding in Zanzibar Telecommunication... more

Millicom NASDAQ listing now live in the US

Millicom International Cellular (MIC), which provides cable and mobile services in a number of Latin American markets, has confirmed that its common shares began trading on the NASDAQ stock market... more

DTAC to pay THB9.5bn to settle most legal disputes with CAT Telecom

Total Access Communication (DTAC), a subsidiary of Telenor Group, has agreed to pay THB9.5 billion (USD96 million) to settle a number of legal disputes with state-owned CAT Telecom. The deal... more

Oi agrees to end all litigation with Pharol

Troubled Brazilian telco Oi has announced that it has reached an agreement with its shareholder Bratel, a subsidiary of Pharol, for ‘the termination and extinction of any and all judicial... more

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