Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments: Greenland’s state-owned telecoms and postal services operator *TELE-POST* has revealed that the cable…
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WIRELESS
Tigo to invest USD70m in mobile network, increases 4G coverage to 23 cities
 Tanzania  
Mobile operator Millicom Tanzania, which operates under the brand name Tigo, plans to invest USD70 million in the expansion of its network this year, in order to meet rising demand... more
Net1 Indonesia plans full commercial launch in 2018
 Indonesia  
PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which last month rebranded from Ceria as part of its planned migration from CDMA to LTE-based services, plans to launch a commercial service next year,... more
Ukraine’s analogue-to-digital TV switchover delayed to July 2018
 Ukraine  
Ukraine’s telecoms regulator, the National Commission for State Regulation of Communications & Informatization (NCCIR), has approved a draft Cabinet resolution on the extension of analogue terrestrial television broadcasting services for... more
Du hits 700Mbps using single carrier in Massive MIMO trial
 United Arab Emirates  
United Arab Emirates (UAE) fixed and mobile operator Du says it has achieved download speeds of more than 700Mbps in tests of Massive MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) technology on its commercial... more
BROADBAND
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
 Cook Islands   French Polynesia   Greenland   Niue   Samoa  
Greenland’s state-owned telecoms and postal services operator *TELE-POST* has revealed that the cable manufacture of the *Greenland Connect Nord* submarine cable is nearly complete, following a staff visit to the... more
DCA announces ‘Telecommunication Reform Package’
 Australia  
Australia’s Department of Communications and the Arts (DCA) has published a press release to unveil the ‘Telecommunication Reform Package’, saying that the new legislation will ‘promote competition and to improve... more
True awards 75% of 100G backbone project to ZTE
 Thailand  
China’s ZTE Corporation has announced that it has been awarded contracts for three separate networks in True's ‘beyond-100G’ backbone WDM deployment in Thailand, and will now be responsible for around... more
Ofcom begins consulting on its findings following wholesale broadband access review
 United Kingdom  
British telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a consultation following its publication of a review of the wholesale broadband access market. The watchdog’s review sets out its initial assessment of competition... more
WIRELINE
Final ruling on fixed, mobile termination rates expected 10 July
 Netherlands  
The Netherlands’ telecoms regulator, the Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM), says it expects there to be a final ruling from the corporate appeals court in a long-running dispute over... more
CORPORATE / FINANCIAL
Back on the M&A merry-go-round? Charter eyeing Cox, report says
 United States  
Charter Communications is weighing up a new plan to acquire privately-held Atlanta-based Cox Communications, three separate sources have informed the New York Post. Charter, which completed the dual-takeover of Time... more
Etisalat Nigeria had repaid almost half of loan before default
 Nigeria  
Mobile operator Etisalat Nigeria had repaid nearly half of the USD1.2 billion loan it owed to a consortium of local banks before it defaulted on the facility agreement, Ibrahim Dikko,... more
MISCELLANEOUS
Ministry aiming to end GTT monopolies by end-July
 Guyana  
Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes has warned that negotiations with Atlantic Tele-Network (ATN), the US-based parent company of incumbent operator Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), regarding the end... more