MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments: Peruvian MVNO newcomer *Cuy Movil* is expected to inaugurate its virtual network in the fourth quarter…
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MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
 Peru   United States   Russia   International  
Peruvian MVNO newcomer *Cuy Movil* is expected to inaugurate its virtual network in the fourth quarter of 2018. The virtual operator received a licence from the *Ministry of Transport and... more
AT&T names extra 5G markets; reiterates 2018 launch plans
 United States  
AT&T Mobility has confirmed that Charlotte and Raleigh in North Carolina, and Oklahoma City will all receive mobile 5G networks this year, joining the previously announced cities of Dallas, Atlanta... more
Brussels govt reaches 5G draft agreement with mobile operators
 Belgium  
A draft 5G agreement has been reached between the regional government of Brussels and the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs), reports The Brussels Times. The draft 5G agreement relates to... more
Smartfren targets USD200m CAPEX in 2018; extends ‘unlimited’ internet offerings; Q1 losses moderate
 Indonesia  
Indonesian mobile operator PT Smartfren Telecom (Smartfren) is spending USD200 million in capital expenditure in FY 2018, with a significant portion of the monies being spent on increasing the total... more
BROADBAND
Proximus agrees fibre network agreement with Flanders govt
 Belgium  
Proximus, Belgium’s leading telco by subscribers, has agreed a deal with the regional government of Flanders to deploy a ‘super-fast digital network of the future.’ Last year the Flemish government... more
MASMOVIL acquires 3.5GHz spectrum from Eurona
 Spain  
Spanish alternative operator Grupo MASMOVIL has announced the acquisition of a 40MHz block of spectrum in the 3400MHz-3800MHz (‘3.5GHz’) band from domestic ISP Eurona Wireless Telecom. MASMOVIL will pay EUR30... more
ACMA finalises new rules governing NBN migration process
 Australia  
A final set of rules designed to help customers move to the National Broadband Network (NBN) has been published by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). In unveiling the... more
WIRELINE
Ukrtelecom piloting fixed-wireless telephony over TriMob’s cellular network
 Ukraine  
Nationwide Ukrainian operator Ukrtelecom has received regulatory permission to launch a three-month pilot in August of a fixed-wireless telephony service using the 3G W-CDMA mobile network of its subsidiary TriMob... more
CORPORATE / FINANCIAL
Millicom acquires Cable DX in Guatemala
 Guatemala  
Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has revealed that it acquired Guatemalan cableco Cable DX in the second quarter of 2018. In a note in the group’s most recent quarterly financial report,... more
Mauritius Telecom leads race for UTL stake
 Uganda  
The Ugandan government is thought to favour a bid from Mauritius Telecom (MT) as it seeks to secure an investor for struggling state-owned fixed and mobile operator Uganda Telecom Ltd... more
Maroc Telecom’s user base passes the 60m mark in 1H18
 Benin   Gabon   Mali   Morocco   Niger  
Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018, reporting a 3.3% increase in revenues, from MAD17.09 billion (USD1.80 billion) to MAD17.94 billion.... more
TFL-FINTEL merger could be completed by September, paper says
 Fiji  
Fiji International Telecommunications Limited (FINTEL) expects to complete its proposed merger with Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) by September this year, according to FINTEL CEO George Samisoni, as reported by the... more