Taiwan’s regulator to allow core network sharing

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator plans to update its rules to allow the country’s mobile operators to share core networks, once they update their business plans and receive official approval. The decision comes after the National Communications Commission (NCC) investigated Asia-Pacific Telecom …

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NCC fines Taiwan Mobile, APT over 4G roaming

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator has fined Taiwan Mobile and Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) each TWD300,000 (about $9,500) for not informing it about their 4G roaming partnership within the required timeframe. The two firms signed a roaming deal in September, but the …

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NCC probes Taiwan Mobile-APT roaming partnership

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator is investigating complaints by three rivals of Asia-Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile that the two operators’ 4G roaming agreement is illegal. The National Communications Commission (NCC) said it will hold hearings to determine if the partnership complies …

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GSMA opposes UK national roaming proposals

The GSMA has come out in opposition to the UK government’s national roaming proposals. In a statement, issued mere weeks after the news first broke, the mobile industry association’s Chief Regulatory Officer Tom Phillips said the organisation believes compulsory network sharing would be damaging to the industry and service quality.

Government outlines plans for compulsory national roaming

The department for culture, media and sport has outlined its plans to tackle so called mobile not-spots in rural UK. The proposals include the option of compulsory network sharing, which would mean allowing users national roaming much in the same way that now only happens during international travel. The options proposed also include infrastructure sharing, […]

TeliaSonera, DNA to share network in rural Finland

The Finnish operation of Scandinavian operator TeliaSonera has agreed a deal with local Finnish carrier DNA that will see the two share network resources and spectrum in the sparsely populated Northern and Eastern regions of Finland.

Etisalat sells Nigerian cell towers

The African telecoms market has long been a pioneer of cell tower sharing and outsourcing and on Friday operator group Etisalat voted in favour of the model with a proposal to sell 2,136 towers in Nigeria to regional tower management specialist IHS Holding.

Chinese telcos forge network sharing deal

China’s main telecoms companies have agreed to establish an infrastructure sharing venture to reduce the cost and optimise the construction, maintenance and operation of infrastructure.

Emerging market tower specialist raises $630m

African telecoms tower specialist Helios Towers has raised $630m in new investment, supporting its claims that there is huge potential in the African market for tower sharing and management.