Altice looks to unload Outremer units


Luxembourg-based telecoms group Altice has entered into discussions with an as-yet-unnamed company to dispose of its stakes in the Reunion and Mayotte units of its Outremer Telecom subsidiary, allowing it to clear a significant antitrust hurdle relating to its ongoing acquisition of French telco SFR, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. SFR is the dominant provider in Reunion […]

TI board wants evaluation of Argentinian sale


The Telecom Italia (TI) Board of Directors has asked management to evaluate and define possible amendments to the sale of its entire controlling stake in Telecom Argentina to investment company Fintech, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Last November, TI agreed to sell its Argentine unit to Mexican billionaire David Martinez’s Fintech for USD960 million, to cut its […]

Another Taiwan auction set


Taiwan will launch a second 4G spectrum auction in the third quarter of 2015, according to Want China Times, which cites comments made by National Communications Commission (NCC) chairperson Shih Shih-hao. Six operators expected to vie for frequencies in the sale process, it has been suggested that the auction could generate more than TWD15 billion. […]

CamTel gets mobile lincese


Following the launch of Cameroon’s third wireless operator Viettel, the government has decided to award a four license for the establishment and operation of a mobile telecoms network to the country’s state-owned fixed line monopoly CamTel, Journal du Cameroun reported. The 15-year license agreement was signed by CamTel’s President of the Board Victor Mukete and […]

Cogeco considers MVNO launch


Canadian triple-play cableco Cogeco says it will consider launching a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service if the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) implements stricter regulation regarding wholesale access to the infrastructure of national mobile network operators Rogers, Telus and Bell, Reuters reported. According to the Reuters story, Cogeco’s CEO Louis Audet said he […]