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Claro, TIM, Vivo signals arbitration against Oi

Claro, TIM, Vivo hints at arbitration against Oi

Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Claro and TIM have signalled intentions to launch court proceedings against bankrupt rival Oi, for allegedly breaching contractual terms of the deal for Oi’s mobile assets, reported CommsUpdate.

Silicon Labs plans to triple India office headcount

Silicon Labs plans to triple India office headcount

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the official inauguration of its new office in Hyderabad, wireless technology company Silicon Labs has told local media that it plans to take its India office headcount to 1,500 professionals by 2025.

Kenya acquires full control of Telkom Kenya

Kenya acquires full control of Telkom Kenya

The Kenyan government regained full control over Telkom Kenya after forking out KES6.09 billion (US$50.3m) for the 60% majority stake held by British investment firm Helios Investment Partners, reported Ecofin Agency.

MTN planning greener HQ in South Africa

MTN planning greener HQ in South Africa

MTN is accelerating its goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040 with the launch of a request for proposal (RFP) to convert its South African headquarters into a ‘green’ office.

4iG gains approval for satellite buy

4iG gains approval for satellite buy

Hungarian telecoms operator group 4iG has agreed conditions to acquire a minority stake in Israeli company Spacecom, as part of a move for the company to launch Hungary’s first commercial satellite to expand coverage and services.

Russia loses race to lead ITU

Russia loses race to lead ITU

Member states of the International Telecommunication Union elected US representative Doreen Bogdan-Martin as its next secretary-general, beating Russia’s Rashid Ismailov.

Orange opens 5G lab in Jordan

Orange opens 5G lab in Jordan

Orange expanded its 5G testbed programme into Jordan to explore new use cases using the new technology standard, as part of the operator’s long-term strategy to unlock more value from 5G before launching in the country.

Pakistan brings broadband QoS regulations up to date

Pakistan brings broadband QoS regulations up to date

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reviewed the country’s existing broadband quality of service regulations, which date back to 2014, and has issued what it calls the Fixed Broadband Quality of Service (QoS) Regulations 2022 after consultation with stakeholders.

Plintron brings MVNA offering to Chile

Plintron brings MVNA offering to Chile

Plintron, which describes itself as the world's largest multi-country mobile virtual network aggregator / enabler (MVNA / MVNE) with a client base in six continents, has announced plans to launch its services in Chile this year, enabling Chilean brands to offer mobile services.

Telmex offer rejected by workers union

Telmex offer rejected by workers union

Mexico’s telecoms workers union rejected the latest proposals offered by operator Telmex to resolve strike action, potentially continuing the long-running industrial action against the operator, reported Reuters.

Guinean operator ETI upgrades BSS with help from Alepo

Guinean operator ETI upgrades BSS with help from Alepo

In response to what it describes as growing demand for high-quality data services, Guinean operator ETI SA is implementing digital enablement expert Alepo’s BSS Transformation. Alepo says that the advanced platform will modernize the operator’s existing FTTH services, as well as provide support

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South Africa’s Cell C says recapitalisation complete

South Africa’s Cell C says recapitalisation complete

The recapitalisation of South African mobile operator Cell C has finally been completed after years of negotiation. That’s the news from Blue Label Telecoms, the largest shareholder in Cell C, which sells innovative technology for mobile commerce to emerging markets in South Africa and

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Data protection bill becomes law in Indonesia

Data protection bill becomes law in Indonesia

Indonesia's parliament has this week passed into law a personal data protection bill. Apparently modelled on European Union legislation, it is widely reported to be a response to a number of data leaks and alleged breaches at government firms and institutions in Indonesia.

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