Telecom Italia has entered the bidding for Brazilian fixed provider GVT, making an offer of around €7 billion. This was swiftly countered by rival Telefonica submitting a €7.45 billion bid for the operator.
Research conducted by Huawei and NTT Docomo has demonstrated that LTE can be successfully deployed using unlicensed 5GHz spectrum.
Six private companies in China have been granted licences that will allow them to offer mobile services via reseller agreements, in a move that further eases the state monopoly on China’s telecom sector.
Indonesian state-owned provider PT Telekom is planning the launch of several MVNOs in the Middle East aimed at Indonesians based in the region.