French telecoms regulator the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) issued a license that authorizes domestic cellco Free Mobile to use 5MHz of spectrum in the 1800MHz band throughout Metropolitan France (excluding Paris, Nice and Marseille) beginning in January, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Read more »
The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) will work on a new National Broadband Plan in 2015 to boost the country’s high speed internet sector, TeleGeography CommsUpdate reported. Read more »
Southeast Asia’s largest telecoms group by subscribers, Singapore Telecom (SingTel), selected Amdocs to carry out a billing project in Singapore and Australia to “enhance and differentiate” its customer experience, Telecom Lead reported. Read more »
Haiti’s Eastern District Judge Jack Weinstein blocked an arbitration demand relating to a license dispute between Telecommunications d’Haiti (Teleco) and now defunct CDMA operator Haitel, the New York Law Journal reported.
The dispute relates to the use of spectrum in the 1900MHz band.
TeleGeography CommsUpdate noted Teleco entered an agreement with Haitel in June 1998, under which Teleco agreed to lease its spectrum holding in the 1900MHz band to Haitel for 15 years.
Under terms of the deal, Haitel agreed to pay USD14.5 million for the frequencies, in addition to 5 percent of its annual turnover. Read more »