DEA postpones 700MHz/900MHz/2300MHz spectrum auction: The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen) has postponed the spectrum auction that was scheduled…
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DEA postpones 700MHz/900MHz/2300MHz spectrum auction
 Denmark  
The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen) has postponed the spectrum auction that was scheduled to be held today (25 September) due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. The regulator is planning to... more
Orascom gains exemption from UN to continue operating North Korean JV
 North Korea  
Egypt’s Orascom Investment Holdings has announced via a statement to the Egyptian Exchange that it has been granted an exemption from the United Nations (UN) to operate in North Korea,... more
MagtiCom offers 430Mbps mobile speeds in central Tbilisi
 Georgia  
Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom has begun offering maximum download speeds of 430Mbps in the capital Tbilisi. The upgraded LTE-A network is currently available in the city’s central districts, but will... more
ECTEL sets Nov-18 deadline to launch LNP services in member states
 Dominica   Grenada   Saint Lucia   Saint Kitts and Nevis   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
Regional telecoms regulator the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) – which was established under Treaty in May 2000 by five Eastern Caribbean States – Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis,... more
Celcom calls on Ericsson for 4G network upgrade, expansion
 Malaysia  
Malaysian mobile network operator (MNO) Celcom Axiata has contracted Ericsson to expand and upgrade its 4G LTE network. As part of the agreement between the two companies, the Swedish vendor... more
MetroPCS rebranded as ‘Metro by T-Mobile’
 United States  
T-Mobile US has announced that its MetroPCS subsidiary will be rebranded as ‘Metro by T-Mobile’ from next month, in a move designed to highlight the connection between the two companies,... more
MegaFon, Rostelecom test 26GHz 5G
 Russia  
Russia’s MegaFon and Rostelecom have tested 5G cellular technology in the 26GHz (millimetre wave) frequency range and concluded that the band is suitable for commercial use, according to presentations at... more
BROADBAND
Flow SVG upgrades core HFC broadband network with Arris; boosts capacity by 50%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines  
The Vincentian newspaper reports that local fixed and mobile operator Flow SVG (formerly Cable & Wireless [LIME]) has upgraded its core HFC broadband network with the Arris E6000 Converged Edge... more
Slovenia seeking partners for open access network rollout
 Slovenia  
Slovenia’s Ministry of Public Administration (Ministrstvo za Javno Upravo, MJU) has called for expressions of interest from companies wanting to roll out open access broadband infrastructure using public funding. The... more
CORPORATE / FINANCIAL
Telefonica mulling sale of Mexican, Central American units
 Costa Rica   El Salvador   Guatemala   Mexico   Nicaragua  
Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is considering the total or partial divestment of its Mexican and Central American subsidiaries, El Economista reports, as it seeks to reduce its debt ‘in an... more
DoT to carry out special audit of telcos
 India  
India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning a special audit of mobile operators to investigate whether providers have been under-reporting revenue, the Economic Times writes. The audit will span the... more