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Philippine telecoms on offensive as foreign competition looms – Nikkei Asian Review

MANILA — The Philippines’ two major telecommunications companies are doubling down on their investments to upgrade network infrastructure, seeking to fend off looming competition that could include China Telecom. PLDT CEO Manuel Pangilinan told reporters on Thursday that the nation’s largest telecom remains “vigilant” as the government invites foreign players to break its two-way competition with Globe Telecom. PLDT, he said, will be ... Read More »

Telecoms asked to block Facebook / WhatsApp in case of misuse

India has asked its telecom operators to find ways of blocking applications such as Facebook and messaging app WhatsApp in the case of misuse, Reuters reported. India has in recent months intensified efforts to crack down on mass message forwards after it found that people were using social media and messaging apps to spread rumors and stoke public anger. The ... Read More »

Vodafone brings dedicated IoT SIMs to consumer telecoms market

Dedicated internet of things V by Vodafone V-Sim cards could be a game-changer. Vodafone has become the first telecoms operator in Ireland to bring dedicated internet of things (IoT) SIM cards to the consumer market. These V-Sim cards will be shipped as standard with IoT-enabled consumer electronics products sold by Vodafone from today (9 August). ‘Over the next decade, the ... Read More »

NZ telecoms sector under scrutiny by competition enforcement agency

Billing, contract terms, marketing and switching practices in the New Zealand telecommunications industry head the list of priority areas for the country’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission’s focus over the next 12-months. Along with retail telecommunications, online retail and issues associated with online shopping for consumers and businesses alike, will also be a priority focus for the Commission – as ... Read More »

Tanzania to suspend Naspers' Multichoice telecoms licence | IOL … – Independent Online

File Image: IOL NAIROBI – Tanzania’s telecommunications regulator intends to suspend the licence of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, but the de facto Africa pay-TV monopoly had persisted in doing so. ... Read More »

Tanzania to suspend Naspers' Multichoice telecoms licence – Independent Online

File Image: IOL NAIROBI – Tanzania’s telecommunications regulator intends to suspend the licence of Multichoice, owned by Naspers, for continuing to carry free-to-air channels. A notice issued by Tanzania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) said Multichoice had been instructed in June not to carry the channels on its platform, but the de facto Africa pay-TV monopoly had persisted in doing so. ... Read More »

Hong Kong telecoms carriers bulk up for battle with HKT

The combination of two challenger telecoms providers means for the first time in Hong Kong businesses have a credible alternative to the overweening incumbent, Hong Kong Telecommunications HKT. Hong Kong’s biggest residential carrier HKBN is buying the territory’s second-largest fixed-line telecoms operator for businesses WTT, formerly known as Wharf TT, in an all-stock deal that enlarges HKBN’s share base by 47%. ... Read More »

Regulator wants joint oversight on telecoms sector – The Standard

Competition Authority of Kenya Director General Wang'ombe Kariuki(L) and Policy and Research Director Dr.Adano Wario when they appeared before the National Assembly Communication, Information and Innovation Committee on inquiry into legislative and regulatory gaps affecting competition in the telecommunication sub-sector at County Hall, Nairobi at Parliament on Tuesday 07/08/18. [Boniface Okendo,Standard] The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) wants Parliament to ... Read More »

Brief: Guatemala to consider changes to telecoms law

Definitions Projects covered include state-owned and private projects in the Infrastructure, Electric Power, Oil & Gas (excluding upstream), Water and Waste, and Mining sectors. Where applicable, a project is considered as such until the end of construction and ramp-up to full capacity (with the exception of mining projects, where the date of commissioning signifies the end of the project). Projects ... Read More »

Yarovaya Law and new telecoms data storage requirements

Introduction On 1 July 2018 new data storage rules took effect for telecoms operators in Russia. The new rules were approved for application by Government Resolution 445 of 12 April 2018. The new data storage rules form an integral part of the ongoing reform of the legislation on the national governance of: internet sovereignty; data privacy; and cybersecurity. The government ... Read More »