Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments: Incumbent operator *Mauritius Telecom (MT)* has revealed that the *Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine…
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Smart switches on first 5G cell sites in the Philippines
 Philippines  
PLDT Inc. mobile arm Smart Communications has activated its first 5G cell sites in the Makati Central Business District and at the Clark Freeport Zone (CFZ) in Pampanga, Philippines. The... more
Claro plans 28GHz 5G test in Puerto Rico
 Puerto Rico  
Puerto Rico will be the first America Movil (AM) market to receive a 5G trial, the CEO of Claro Puerto Rico has revealed. Enrique Ortiz de Montellano unveiled the plans... more
Big three launch MNP
 Vietnam  
Vietnam’s three largest mobile operators have launched mobile number portability (MNP), enabling customers to retain their number if they switch service provider. VNPT-VinaPhone, Viettel and MobiFone have all announced that... more
TDLC orders trio to comply with SC ruling and return spectrum
 Chile  
Chile’s Antitrust Tribunal (Tribunal de Defensa de la Libre Competencia, TDLC) has ordered cellcos Entel, Movistar and Claro to comply with the terms of a Supreme Court decision on the... more
Tcell expands LTE to Kulyab
 Tajikistan  
Tajikistan’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, Tcell, has expanded its commercial 4G LTE network services to Kulyab, a city of around 100,000 people in Khatlon Province, 200km south-east of the... more
Mobilis tests 5G in Oran with Huawei
 Algeria  
Algerie Telecom Mobile (Mobilis) has tested 5G mobile technology in Oran, a port city in north-western Algeria, as part of the ‘Smart Algeria’ forum. The trial, which was carried out... more
Ericsson opens 5G test zone in Poland
 Poland  
Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has opened a 5G test zone in the Polish city of Lodz, which is home to one of its two R&D centres in Poland. The firm... more
BROADBAND
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
 Chile   Mauritius   Portugal   South Africa   International  
Incumbent operator *Mauritius Telecom (MT)* has revealed that the *Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System (MARS)* aiming to link Mauritius with the island of Rodrigues has landed in La Prairie... more
CORPORATE / FINANCIAL
Ice Group aims to raise NOK3bn with IPO
 Norway  
Norway-based Ice Group has announced that it is planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) and to list on the Oslo bourse. With the listing expected to include an... more
Shareholders approve Vodacom Group’s move to increase stake in Tanzania unit
 Tanzania  
Shareholders of Vodacom Tanzania have approved a move by Vodacom Group to increase its stake in the mobile unit, reports the Standard. During an extraordinary annual general meeting, shareholders voted... more
TDC reports flat revenues of DKK13bn in 9M18
 Denmark  
Danish telco TDC, the country’s leading operator in terms of subscribers, has published its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2018, reporting a 0.2% growth in revenues... more
Telecom Egypt reports 32% increase in revenue for 9M18
 Egypt  
Telecom Egypt generated consolidated revenues of EGP17.358 billion (USD967 million) for the nine months ended 30 September 2018, representing a 32% year-on-year increase, which the operator said was ‘fuelled by... more
KrymTelekom shares to be auctioned
 Russia  
KrymTelekom, which launched mobile services in the Republic of Crimea in February 2016, is set to be privatised by its owner, the Ministry of Property and Land Relations of the... more
Zimbabwe’s TelOne struggling to cope with debt burden
 Zimbabwe  
Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed line operator TelOne could be threatened with service disruption due to debts of USD18 million. News Day reports that the telco owes a total of USD18 million... more