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Digicel Pacific sale goes ahead; PNG tax issue close to resolution

Digicel Pacific sale goes ahead; PNG tax issue close to resolution

Two outstanding issues affecting Caribbean and Central America operator Digicel appear to have been resolved, or come closer to resolution, after the sale of its Pacific operations and the agreement by the parties involved to an arbitration process to settle a dispute with Papua New Guinea over

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India delays controversial cybersecurity measures

India delays controversial cybersecurity measures

India’s controversial new cybersecurity rules may still be going ahead, but there has been a slight change of plan. There’s been an extension of almost 60 days to the date on which the legal requirement to report security breaches and keep customer information comes into force.

Good news for Vodafone Idea as India's 5G auctions get closer

Good news for Vodafone Idea as India's 5G auctions get closer

As the late July date for India’s 5G auctions approaches, operators will have to think carefully about where the money is coming from for the additional spectrum. However, it looks like Vodafone Idea (Vi) is already positioning itself financially, both to bid and to invest in its network,

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Pakistan’s Jazz announces fibre to the site deal

Pakistan’s Jazz announces fibre to the site deal

Pakistan operator Jazz, a major internet and mobile broadband provider, has signed an agreement with fibre infrastructure and services provider Nayatel, through which it will connect all of its mobile towers directly to fibre in Lahore. This fibre to the site (FTTS) project is expected to

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Malaysia’s state-run 5G agency under fire again

Malaysia’s state-run 5G agency under fire again

Malaysia’s controversial shared network access approach to 5G may have received another setback with rumoured demands for a bigger stake and reviews of the plan from the four largest Malaysian operators, Celcom Axiata Bhd, DiGi Telecommunications, Maxis Bhd and U Mobile.

Could India’s test regime stall 5G rollout?

Could India’s test regime stall 5G rollout?

An interesting story recently highlighted in the Indian press raises the possibility that India’s ongoing 4G expansion and 5G rollout may face an additional problem apart from unattractive pricing and arguments over spectrum allocation. Another issue, reports suggest, could be testing.

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