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Analysis: Are the UK’s LTE spectrum proposals such a disaster after all?
06 Aug 2012

The UK’s latest LTE spectrum proposals mean the country won’t see live 4G action until the second half of 2013 at the earliest, with many seeing this as just the latest disappointment in a litany of disasters for the UK’s mobile market. Yet will the UK really be four years behind the curve by the time LTE is a reality, and is there a long-term price to be paid for such a lag?

Rostelecom to acquire Chita-on-line
06 Aug 2012

Russian carrier Rostelecom has entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of Chita-on-line, an alternative operator in the country’s Chita region, for approximately $4.3 million.

WIOCC rules out retail push as it plans wholesale drive
06 Aug 2012

The chief executive of WIOCC, Africa’s self-styled “carrier’s carrier”, has ruled out any push into the retail market as the provider prepares a new two-pronged expansion drive across the continent.

Australia’s NBN to be a boon for SMEs
06 Aug 2012

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) project is set to target growth in the country’s small and medium enterprise segment, according to the CTO of NBN Co.

CWC sells African satellite business
06 Aug 2012

Cable & Wireless Communications’ (CWC) subsidiary Monaco Telecom has sold its controlling stake in failing African VSAT enterprise business Afinis Communications to fibre and satellite provider SkyVision for $3.3 million.

Cloud “forum” could slash years off development times
06 Aug 2012

Dimension Data is planning a major offensive on the cloud services market in emerging economies with the launch of a new partnership programme that will help service providers slash years off the time it takes to bring cloud-based solutions to the market.

Tata cedes immunity to growing OTT threat
06 Aug 2012

Global carrier Tata Communications has admitted that its traditional wholesale model is under threat as over-the-top (OTT) players continue to invest in network and data centre capabilities.

India announces 2G auction pricing
06 Aug 2012

Mobile operators will have to pay a minimum of $2.5 billion for 5MHz of pan-India spectrum in the country’s long awaited 2G auction, the country’s Cabinet has decided.

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