Ifetel wants assurances of suitors independence from AM


Suitors for America Movil’s (AM’s) surplus assets in Mexico will have to prove they are completely independent from the Carlos Slim-controlled group, Bloomberg reported. The story cites Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones (Ifetel) President Gabriel Contreras saying that historical relationships and personal ties will be scrutinized ahead of any deal. The result is likely to give […]

NCC awards APT a 4G license


Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) granted Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) a 4G operating license, allowing it to offer mobile services over the 700MHz band, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. The watchdog granted the operator a block of 1 million mobile numbers that can be used for its LTE-based service. According to the China Post, APT submitted its […]

DDC sets out to speed up internet


Djiboutian internet start-up Djibouti Data Center (DDC), which was established by a group of local and international investors 18 months ago, has set out ambitious plans to improve internet speeds and drive down costs in the east Africa region, Reuters reported. DDC is the first data center firm and IXP operator in the region to […]

FNA plans for German spectrum auction


Germany’s telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (FNA) – also known as the Bundesnetzagentur – will conduct an auction during the second quarter of 2015 for wireless spectrum in the 700MHz, 900MHz, 1500MHz and 1800MHz bands, Reuters reprted. FNA invites responses to its draft decision on the auction by 26 November, the story states. The […]

MinTIC, ANE prepare spectrum distribution draft


Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technology and Communication (MinTIC) and the National Spectrum Agency (ANE) have prepared a draft resolution regarding the proposed distribution of spectrum in the 900MHz and 1900MHz bands, TeleGeography CommsUpdae reported. The planned tender will comprise 22MHz of spectrum in the 900MHz band (894MHz-905MHz paired with 939MHz-950MHz) and a 5MHz block in […]