IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest: *Solvera Lynx*, a solution provider specialised in the energy sector, has claimed the launch of Slovenia’s…
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WIRELESS
IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest
 Ireland   Kazakhstan   Slovenia  
*Solvera Lynx*, a solution provider specialised in the energy sector, has claimed the launch of Slovenia’s first LoRaWAN-based IoT network, which covers major urban areas including the entirety of capital... more
Greece opens 1800MHz tender
 Greece  
Greece’s telecoms regulator, the Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission (EETT), has opened a tender for spectrum in the 1800MHz band. The sale includes six packets of 2x5MHz spectrum in the... more
Bolivian regulator seeks MNP administrator
 Bolivia  
Bolivia’s Authority for the Regulation and Oversight of Telecommunication and Transport (Autoridad de Regulacion y Fiscalizacion de Telecomunicaciones y Transportes, ATT) has re-commenced its search for an administrator to oversee... more
Net1 strikes deal with PT INTI for LTE-450 devices
 Indonesia  
Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) PT Sampoerna Telekomunikasi Indonesia (STI), which offers 4G services under the brand name Net1 Indonesia, has entered into a partnership agreement with local telecoms equipment... more
XL Axiata continues 4G rollout in East Java
 Indonesia  
Mobile operator PT XL Axiata says its ongoing 4G LTE rollout programme continues in East Java, with 38 cities/municipalities now covered in 13 administrative districts, including Kota and Kabupaten Madiun,... more
Nokia, Comcast to stage 3.5GHz spectrum trials
 United States  
Finnish vendor Nokia has requested permission from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to stage a trial using 3550MHz-3700MHz (3.5GHz) spectrum at the corporate headquarters of cable giant – and wireless... more
BROADBAND
MTS starts EUR3m modernisation programme in Vrsac
 Serbia  
State-owned full service provider Telekom Srbija, which operates under the MTS brand, has begun work on a EUR3 million (USD3.5 million) network modernisation programme in the city of Vrsac in... more
WIRELINE
BT to halve payphone numbers over next five years
 United Kingdom  
British fixed line incumbent BT is planning to decommission around half of the country’s remaining payphones over the course of the next five years, according to Sky News. Citing a... more
CORPORATE / FINANCIAL
Broadband service uptake drives increase in revenue for Telecom Egypt
 Egypt  
Telecom Egypt has reported a 41% year-on-year increase in revenues for the quarter ended 30 June 2017, pointing to the uptake of its fixed broadband services as the key driver... more
MobiFone, VNPT to complete equitisation within two years
 Vietnam  
Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has directed wireless operator MobiFone to complete the sale of a portion of its shares (a process known as equitisation) next year, while... more
MISCELLANEOUS
Orange Polska picks Openet BSS solutions
 Poland  
Polish fixed and mobile operator Orange Polska has contracted Dublin-based business support systems (BSS) provider Openet to supply virtualised versions of its Policy Manager and Evolved Charging solutions. The vendor... more