Who is dominant to be reviewed in Mexico


A Mexican court said it will review an injunction request from Mexico-based telecoms giant Movil (AM) against recent rulings regarding the dominance of the company’s local fixed and mobile units – Telmex and Telcel, Telegeography CommsUpdate reported. The two companies were declared as dominant in their respective sectors in March by the Instituto Federal de […]

Huawei, China Mobile testing TD-LTE-A


China Mobile and domestic vendor Huawei verified key technologies for Time Division Long Term Evolution Advanced (TD-LTE-A) in field tests conducted at Chengdu Electronic Technology University, TeleGeographpy CommsUpdate reported. The duo, both members of TD-LTE advocacy group Global TD-LTE Initiative (GTI), tested TD-LTE and frequency division (FD)-LTE carrier aggregation (CA) with TD-LTE as the primary […]

OTA sells majority stake to government


The Algerian government acquired a 51 percent stake in domestic mobile giant Orascom Telecom Algeria (OTA), which operates under the Djezzy GSM brand, for USD2.643 billion, TeleGeograpy CommsUpdate reported. Under the agreement, Djezzy’s parent company, Vimpelcom Ltd of Russia, will sell a portion of its 96.81 percent stake in the cellco, held via its Egypt-based […]

ArmenTel provides IPTV


Armenian fixed and mobile provider ArmenTel launched an IPTV service in partnership with SPB TV, a provider of end-to-end over-the-top (OTT) TV, IPTV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multi-screen devices, Arka News reported. According to the story, ArmenTel Chief Executive Andrei Pyatakhin said service will be available countrywide, where the Beeline […]

PCCW to help build ‘Smart City’


PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-based international operating division of HKT, signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Shanghai Zendai, an urban complex developer specializing in commercial real estate from mainland China. Under terms of the agreement, PCCW will provide technology and telecommunications services, skills and experience to assist in Zendai’s development of a smart city in […]