TIM seeks to unload towers


The board of Brazil carrier TIM Participacoes (TIM Brasil), the local unit of Telecom Italia (TI), has authorized the company to evaluate the sale of its telecommunications towers, as a way to improve efficiency and create value for its assets, The Wall Street Journal reported. TIM Brasil provided no details on how many towers it […]

LG Uplus brings Huawei in


South Korea’s LG Uplus has contracted Chinese vendor Huawei to a deal it says will help it “take the lead” in using wavelength-division multiplexing/optical transport network (WDM/OTN) technology for common public radio interface (CPRI) backhaul on the cellco’s LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The company’s press release announced the development saying the agreement marked […]

Cellcos to buy out Nashua’s customers


South African cellcos Vodacom and MTN plan to buy out subscribers contracted to telecoms reseller Nashua Mobile, following separate sale agreements worth ZAR2.26 billion, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Nashua is also in talks to offload its Cell C subscriber base. Nashua Mobile, which describes itself as one of South Africa’s largest, independent cellular solutions providers, offers […]

BskyB, TalkTalk to partner


Alternative British broadband providers BSkyB and TalkTalk have announced a partnership under which they will join forces with CityFibre to create a new company to deliver ultra-fast broadband services in the City of York, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The companies confirmed the joint venture will roll out a state-of-the-art, city-wide, pure fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network to deliver […]

Une-EPM, Tigo merger approved


The planned merger between state-owned broadband provider Une-EPM and Millicom International Cellular (MIC)-backed cellco Tigo Colombia received regulatory approval, antitrust authority the Superintendencia Industria y Comercio (SIC) announced. The watchdog placed a condition on the approval, saying the combined entity must hand back spectrum. The merged organization would hold the rights for 135MHz of frequencies, […]