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6 Jan 2023

Mobile

Cabinet approves move to amend Digicel licence ahead of termination

The process to revoke Digicel Panama’s mobile licence appears to be underway, after the Cabinet Council authorised the government to amend the cellco’s concession (Contrato de Concesion No. 10-2008) with... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

The Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector has advised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it has no objection to the FCC... more

NEA ordered to stop disrupting telecom services

Nepal’s Ministry of Communication, Internet and Technology (MoCIT) has requested the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) stops removing internet cables deployed on its poles in a dispute over outstanding rental charges... more

DFA and BCS Group partner for Zim backbone project

Two African fibre network operators have teamed up for a long-haul fibre backbone project in Zimbabwe. Dark Fiber Africa (DFA) and Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS Group) are deploying... more

Corporate/Financial

helloFiber says goodbye to German market

helloFiber, the fibre-optic business established by Liberty Networks Germany in 2021, is being shut down due to ‘changed macroeconomic conditions’, the firm’s CEO Christian Boing told Broadband TV News. Liberty... more

Vi seeking loans of INR70bn to clear Indus dues

Debt-laden telco Vodafone Idea (Vi) is reportedly seeking loans of upwards of INR70 billion (USD847 million), primarily to cover its dues to infrastructure provider Indus Towers, the Economic Times writes,... more

Archtop Fiber acquires Hancock Telephone Company

New York-based Archtop Fiber has signed a stock purchase agreement with Hancock Telephone Company, a family-owned telecoms provider based in Hancock, New York. Through this strategic agreement, Archtop Fiber will... more

Anatel concerned by V.tal stake sale suggestions; Oi’s FTTH footprint reaches 277 municipalities

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has reportedly expressed concerns that Oi is planning to leverage its stake in fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) wholesale operator V.tal as it seeks... more

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