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April 23, 2018
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Policy and Regulation
ANCOM lowers wholesale mobile and fixed number portability tariffs
Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulations (ANCOM) will lower the price of wholesale tariffs for the porting of mobile and fixed telephone numbers...
Incacel receives 20-year MVNO licence in Peru
Peru's communications ministry (MTC) has announced the grant of a 20-year nationwide MVNO licence to Incacel Movil, a subsidiary of Spain’s InfoPyme...
Middle East
UAE's Space Settlement Challenge gets 260 proposals
The Dubai Future Foundation’s new think-tank, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Center for Accelerated Research has received an exceptional response from universities across the world for its first funding programme, the Space...
GIB launches region’s first digital bank in Bahrain
Gulf International Bank (GIB) has launched the digital retail banking services of meem, the region’s first Shariah-compliant digital bank, in Bahrain...
South Asia
2,600 more UPs to get high speed internet connections
About 2,600 more UPs will be brought under high speed internet connections through optical fiber cable aiming to reach the goal of building 'Digital Bangladesh'...
Sri Lankan celco Dialog Axiata to grow FinTech business
Sri Lankan celco Dialog Axiata has said it plans to expand digital financial services with its acquisition of Colombo Trust Finance (CTF), a finance company owned by the Cargills group...
Alternative Telecom
Sri Lanka Telecom connected expands fiber connectivity
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) says it connected some two million households to fiber by the end of December 2017...
Telstra confirms cable broadband speed boost
Around 500,000 Telstra cable broadband customers will see their speeds increase from 30/1Mbps to 50/5Mbps thanks to an upgrade...
North Africa
Maroc Telecom Q1 revenue up 5.6% as Morocco mobile services return to growth
Maroc Telecom's revenues for the first quarter increased to MAD 8.99 billion, up 5.6 percent at constant exchange rates thanks to significant revenue growth in Morocco and at its African subsidiaries...
Mobile Content, Mobile TV & IPTV
Rostelecom expands IPTV coverage in Altay
Russian national operator Rostelecom has started providing its IPTV services in 14 additional villages in the Altay region...
Mobile usage to overtake TV this year in China
Chinese consumers will spend more time on their mobile devices than watching TV this year...
3G and 4G Networks
VNPT-Vinaphone installed 15,000 4G BTS in 2017
Vietnamese fixed and mobile operator VNPT-Vinaphone has revealed that it installed more than 24,000 2G, 3G and 4G base transceiver stations (BTS) last year...
China Mobile profit rises, 4G subs growth continues
China Mobile, the largest mobile operator in the mainland, reported stable financials and continued growth in its 4G subscriber base during Q1...
Global Telecom Update
Mobile carriers prepare cutting-edge ICT tech to support upcoming inter-Korean talks
South Korea’s mobile carriers are preparing their cutting-edge network infrastructure to make the historic third summit between South and North Korea via the fifth-generation network as immersive as possible to viewers...
Gemalto to protect 5G next generation networks from cyber-attacks
Gemalto is bolstering protection against cyber-attacks for the new generation of cloud-based virtualised networks being planned and deployed with Intel technology...
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