RCom-SSTL merger highlights uncertainty in spectrum rules

Reliance Communications’ (RCom) planned merger with Sistema Shyam Teleservices (SSTL) may help give it the scale to better compete with the top three operators, but the potential move highlights the country’s ambiguous spectrum holding rules, the Economic Times said. The …

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Pakistan prepares to sell off leftover spectrum

Pakistan’s telecoms regulator has started looking for consultants to help sell two blocks of spectrum that were not sold in last year’s auction, which raised $1.1 billion for the government. The Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) has invited request for proposals …

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Optus, Vodafone expand low-band 4G coverage

Australia’s Optus has expanded its 4G coverage in the Australian Capital Territory using the 700MHz band after the Australian Communications and Media Authority granted it early access to the digital dividend spectrum. Opus said it has rolled out 20 4G …

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