Internexa increases network


Latin American backbone network operator Internexa confirmed its Argentinean infrastructure now spans 2,577km, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Internexa, which launched in Argentina in 2012, covers the urban clusters of Buenos Aires, Rio Primero, Arroyito, Rafaela, Santo Tome, Federal, Chajari, Cordoba and Mendoza. The company plans to expand its network infrastructure to reach the Entre Rios and […]

TRAI, DoT are at it again


Telecoms sector watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has locked horns with the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) over the terms of the upcoming spectrum auction, refusing to draft fresh recommendations after its initial proposals were rejected by the DoT, The Economic Times reported. According to the story, TRAI is standing by its pricing […]

NCA begins consultation on adding licenses


Ghana telecoms watchdog the National Communications Authority (NCA) opened a public consultation into the potential award of three new licenses for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services, international wholesale carrier (IWC) services and unified services, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The regulator seeks stakeholders’ views on the eligibility criteria, scope and conditions of the licenses and award […]

Eircom likes national broadband plan


Broadband provider Eircom welcomed the publication of maps by Ireland’s Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) identifying premises that are expected to have broadband access by the end of 2016, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Based on a press release, the operator stated the action is “an important next step in the National Broadband Implementation […]

ECTEL to monitor CWC purchase


Following the earlier announcement that Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) will pay USD1.85 billion for 100 percent of the equity of privately-owned, Barbados-based telecoms provider Columbus International, regional telecoms regulator the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ECTEL) has said it will “carefully monitor the situation and advise the ministers accordingly to ensure that consumers continue […]