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Americas Telecommunications

Industry / Paraguay

Telecoms SWOT


Industry / Anguilla

A pan-Caribbean internet telephony system has been inaugurated by the CaribCom X partnership. It forms part of a broader initiative to provide smaller fixed-line and mobile operators... 2013-03-27

Industry / Honduras

The Uruguayan government reportedly submitted a formal proposal for the partnership and capitalisation of Honduras' state-owned telecommunications company, Hondutel. Consultations on... 2013-03-26

Asia Telecommunications

Industry / Nepal

Nepal's telecoms sector was poised to experience greater competition after the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) decided to issue unified telecoms licences to Smart Telecom and United Telecom (UTL) on April 15. However, the process immediately received a setback after the Supreme Court stayed the issuance on April 16 due to claims that the regulator's board is not legitimate.... 2013-04-19

Industry / Pakistan

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has reported that there were 1.4mn mobile banking accounts in the country at end-June 2012, up by 156% year-on-year. All five mobile operators... 2013-04-16

Industry / Vietnam

Vietnam's MobiFone and VinaPhone have hiked their 3G tariffs by 25% starting April, bringing their fees to the same level as main rival Viettel. The move was driven by consumers increasingly... 2013-04-15

Emerging Europe Telecommunications

Industry / Hungary

MPVI Mobil, a consortium of state-owned companies licensed to be Hungary's fourth mobile operator, has decided to suspend its operations until an opportunity to re-enter the market is presented. The company will look to keep costs low, announcing the reduction of its workforce of 64 staff members last week, until a decision is made about its future. BMI believes this marks the end... 2013-04-24

Industry / Slovenia

Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Debitel will launch broadband services as part of a suite of triple-play packages as it expands beyond the mobile market. Debitel will offer services... 2013-04-18


In the Q113 update, BMI adapted its Risk/Reward methodology to account for long-term trends in telecoms markets and the broader macroeconomic environment. The average Telecoms Score... 2013-04-17

Middle East and Africa Telecommunications

Industry / Liberia

News on Uganda and Liberia's plans for migration to digital broadcasting follows similar announcements from many other African countries, including Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana. Migration from analogue to digital broadcasting frees up low frequency bands, notably the 800MHz band, which is well suited to 4G LTE network deployment in rural areas. BMI believes that an early switch to... 2013-04-24

Industry / Uganda

On April 23 2013 Airtel announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Warid Uganda. The two are the second and third largest mobile operators in Uganda, and the merger... 2013-04-24

Industry / Egypt

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has announced the launch of Egypt's national ICT strategy for 2013-2017. The strategy aims to attract foreign investment, create... 2013-04-23

Western Europe Telecommunications


Spotify is reportedly moving into the video streaming market in order to broaden its appeal to audiences worldwide and to reduce its dependence on the increasingly belligerent major music labels. Response to the news - which has yet to be confirmed or denied by privately -owned Spotify - has largely focused on unfavourable comparisons with global TV and movie video streaming providers... 2013-03-27

Industry / United Kingdom

Hutchison Telecoms (3UK), the UK's fourth biggest mobile network operator, outperformed its competitors in terms of net subscription additions in 2012 as its price-led strategy appeals... 2013-03-27

Industry / Austria

3 Group Europe reported a 101% increase in pre-tax profit in the year to December 31 2012, driven partly by the absorption of a rival mobile network operator in Austria, as well as... 2013-03-26