Regulation

MTN Group pays $100m to secure its long term future in Uganda
The company has signed an agreement for a 12 year licence to operate in the country
MasMovil set for €5bn takeover
The Spanish telecoms operator provides mobile and fixed line broadband services in the country
TRAI proposes new, 11 digit number for Indian mobiles
The move would free up billions of new numbers to be allocated over the coming years
AT&T told to cull “misleading” 5G Evolution branding
AT&T had tried to rebrand its LTE networks in the US as “5G Evolution”
Africell named as Angola’s fourth operator
The Angolan government had previously issued the licence to a local operator
India to proceed with 4G spectrum sale later this year but will delay 5G auction until at least 2021
India’s telecoms operators have been reticent to invest in 5G spectrum, claiming the base price was too high to justify the expenditure
New Zealand scraps 5G auction and opts to allocate spectrum directly to operators
Operators will pay a reduced rate for access to the spectrum they have been allocated
India to push 5G spectrum auction until at least 2021
The world’s second largest country will, however, proceed with a 4G spectrum auction later this year