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Gowex to take action against critical Gotham City report

Spanish wireless internet services provider Gowex has pledged to take legal action against US research firm Gotham City Research, accusing it of spreading false rumours about the company to push down its share price. Gowex shares ended the day 46.2 percent lower, after plummeting as much as 61 percent following the publication of the Gotham City report accusing Gowex of ... Read More »

Ericsson achieves 5 Gbps in live tests of pre-standard 5G

Ericsson said it has achieved speeds of 5 Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of its pre-standard 5G network technology. The tests used the new 15 GHz frequency band and was witnessed by NTT Docomo and SK Telecom senior management at Ericsson’s lab in Kista, Sweden. Ericsson noted that 5G implementation for commercial mobile networks was expected in 2020. The live demonstration ... Read More »

FTC alleges T-Mobile crammed fake charges on consumer bills

The Federal Trade Commission is charging mobile phone service provider T-Mobile USA with making hundreds of millions of dollars by placing charges on mobile phone bills for purported “premium” SMS subscriptions that, in many cases, were bogus charges that were never authorised by its customers.  The FTC alleges that T-Mobile received anywhere from 35 to 40 percent of the total ... Read More »

T-Mobile launches LTE-A in Czech Republic

T-Mobile Czech Republic launched a LTE Advanced (LTE-A) network in the city Mlada Boleslav. T-Mobile is the first operator in the country to offer LTE-A. The operator joined a 10 MHz block from the 800 MHz band and a 20 MHz block from the 1800 MHz band to launch the LTE-A services, offering a theoretical maximum speed of 225/50 Mbps.  ... Read More »

OTE makes takeover bid for Nova TV

Greek operator OTE has made a non-binding bid to acquire the pay-TV service Nova from Forthnet. OTE said the bid was worth EUR 250-300 million excluding debt and cash on hand. Forthnet confirmed the bid but did not provide further details. Its board will study the offer.  OTE said the takeover will help it expand its pay-TV operations launched a ... Read More »

Belgian telecom investments up 49% in 2013

Investments in the Belgian telecom market increased 49.2 percent in 2013 to EUR 1.87 billion, according to annual statistics from the regulator BIPT. Two-thirds of the increase was due to the sale of licences for the 800 MHz band.  The increased investment comes as the market deals with a structural decline in revenues, started in 2011. Revenues fell 3.9 percent ... Read More »

Telecom New Zealand to rebrand as Spark on 8 August

Telecom New Zealand plans to change its name to Spark New Zealand, effective 8 August. Telecom believes the new name better represents what the company is today “it is all about mobile data, online entertainment, cloud services, the internet of things, or whatever new technology is around the corner”. The change in legal entity names would be effective from 8 ... Read More »

Vodafone sells Fiji stake for GBP 51 mln

Vodafone is exiting the Fiji market. The company agreed to sell its remaining 49 percent stake in Vodafone Fiji to the Fiji National Provident Fund for FJD 160 million (GBP 51 million). This gives the latter 100 percent of the company. Vodafone said it will continue a partner market agreement in Fiji. The company last reported 365,000 mobile customers in Fiji at ... Read More »

Mobile virtual operators compete with established players in Africa

Rebecca Wanjiku | July 1, 2014 Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are set to shake things up and challenge established players in the African telecom market. Mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) are set to shake things up and challenge established players in the African telecom market. South Africa has had an MVNO operating in the country for some time. But ... Read More »