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U.S. companies announce 5G launch dates, but Canadian telecoms … – CBC.ca

U.S. wireless providers are trumpeting the virtues of their soon-to-be-unveiled 5G networks, but in Canada, the Big Three telecoms are sitting back and staying mum. Many experts believe it’ll take years for a full rollout of the next-generation wireless technology, which promises to deliver blistering fast download speeds — some say up to 200 times faster than today’s LTE networks ... Read More »

S/Leone: Telecoms regulator denies ordering election day internet shutdown – Journalducameroun.com – English – (press release)

Published on 01.04.2018 à 20h21 by APA News The National Telecommunications Commission (NATCOM) of Sierra Leone has dismissed reports that it ordered the shutting down of internet connectivity on election day on Saturday. Internet connection went off shortly after counting began, and the blackout lasted for about 12 hours.It sparked speculation from opposition supporters that the governing All People’s Congress ... Read More »

Top Chinese telecoms slash overall investment to 6-year low – Nikkei Asian Review

BEIJING/HONG KONG — China’s three publicly traded mobile carriers are committing less than 300 billion yuan ($47.7 billion) combined for investment in 2018, sinking to their lowest in six years in reaction to mandated discounts on wireless fees. China Telecom will shrink capital expenditures by 15.5% to 75 billion yuan, the company said Wednesday in Hong Kong. Chairman and CEO Yang ... Read More »

Top Chinese telecoms slash overall investment to 6-year low- Nikkei … – Nikkei Asian Review

BEIJING/HONG KONG — China’s three publicly traded mobile carriers are committing less than 300 billion yuan ($47.7 billion) combined for investment in 2018, sinking to their lowest in six years in reaction to mandated discounts on wireless fees. China Telecom will shrink capital expenditures by 15.5% to 75 billion yuan, the company said Wednesday in Hong Kong. Chairman and CEO Yang ... Read More »

Big Three telecoms say beneficiaries of wireless auction rules are already well-capitalized – The Globe and Mail

Canada’s three national wireless carriers say new auction rules reserving a large swath of airwaves for smaller players – aimed at stoking competition and lowering prices – are really just a subsidy for companies with healthy balance sheets. The federal Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development on Wednesday released the final rules for an upcoming auction of spectrum – ... Read More »

Road to universal telecoms access – Newtelegraph – New Telegraph Newspaper

For Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the mandate to ensure pervasive telecoms services in the country for engendering faster development in all the facets of the nation’s economy is an enduring pursuit. But the regulator believes this can be achieved through effective stakeholders’ collaborations. KUNLE AZEEZ reports Despite the tremendous growth already recorded in Nigeria’s telecoms industry, the NCC has continually ... Read More »

Equistone backs telecoms infrastructure group MBO – Insider Media

A national telecoms infrastructure business employing a workforce of more than 440 has undergone a management buyout (MBO) backed by Equistone Partners. WHP Telecoms is a provider of services for the planning, design, acquisition, deployment, upgrade and maintenance of mobile network masts. The business is headquartered in Warrington and also has sites in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Heathrow. It is forecasting ... Read More »

Road to universal telecoms access – New Telegraph Newspaper

For Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the mandate to ensure pervasive telecoms services in the country for engendering faster development in all the facets of the nation’s economy is an enduring pursuit. But the regulator believes this can be achieved through effective stakeholders’ collaborations. KUNLE AZEEZ reports Despite the tremendous growth already recorded in Nigeria’s telecoms industry, the NCC has continually ... Read More »

Equistone backs MBO at telecoms infrastructure group – Insider Media

A Warrington-headquartered telecoms infrastructure business employing a workforce of more than 440 has undergone a management buyout (MBO) backed by Equistone Partners. WHP Telecoms is a provider of services for the planning, design, acquisition, deployment, upgrade and maintenance of mobile network masts. The business also has sites in Leeds, Glasgow, Birmingham and Heathrow, and is forecasting revenues of £75m for the ... Read More »