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22 Jan 2019

WIRELESS

Argentina to allow regional operators access to ARSAT mobile spectrum

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM) has confirmed plans to repurpose cellular frequencies previously reserved for state-owned telecoms firm ARSAT, as it seeks to ‘generate competitive conditions... more

Orange Romania upgrades LTE voice calls

Orange Romania, the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has announced that it has upgraded its 4G voice calling technology to ‘HD Voice Plus’ to enable customers to... more

Rwanda limits SIM card ownership

The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has published new rules covering the ownership of mobile SIM cards. Users are now limited to a maximum of three cards for each of... more

BROADBAND

PuntoNet, Speedcast connect Galapagos Islands

Ecuadorian ISP PuntoNet has teamed up with IT solutions provider Speedcast to provide the Galapagos Islands with improved connectivity services. The latest collaboration between the two companies will see PuntoNet... more

Shaw expands 100Mbps symmetrical Ethernet over DOCSIS for businesses of all sizes

Shaw Business – part of cableco Shaw Communications – announced yesterday that it can now deliver up to 100Mbps symmetrical private data connections to over 300,000 business locations across Western... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

NCLT greenlights Tata takeover

India’s National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the acquisition of Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) by Bharti Airtel, leaving clearance from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) as the only remaining... more

Uganda to force telcos to list 30% of shares

Uganda’s ICT Ministry will expect major telecoms operators in the country to list at least 30% of their shares on the local stock market as part of new licensing conditions.... more

Keppel, SPH, rule out upping offer price for M1 shares

Reuters reports that Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp and Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) – the two groups seeking to gain majority control of city-state mobile operator M1 – have confirmed they... more

ACCC delays final decision on TPG/VHA merger

A decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has been postponed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). In an update on its... more

Orange Espana denies Euskaltel takeover interest

Orange Espana has informed the National Securities Market Commission (Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores, CNMV) that it is not preparing a takeover bid for regional cableco Euskaltel Group, as... more

PLDT sets USD1.1bn CAPEX budget for 2019

The Philippines' biggest telecom services provider by subscribers, PLDT Inc., is setting aside more than PHP58 billion (USD1.1 billion) for capital expenditure projects in FY 2019, with a specific focus... more

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