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Telefonica Sells its Guatemala and El Salvador Units to America Movil

Central American subsidiary unit of Telefonica, Telefonica Centroamerica Inversioines has entered into an agreement with America Movil for the sale of the former’s entire shares of Telefonica Guatemala and 99.3% shares of Telefonica El Salvador. The estimated transaction amount in total is US$925 million. Parent Group Telefonica has major shares in Telefonica Centroamérica Inversiones, S.L., which is 60% (directly and…

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Consortium Partners Starts Commissioning of INDIGO Cable System

Telstra’s press release says the commissioning work of the submarine fiber optic cable system, INDIGO has commenced. The work started after the last fibers of the submarine fiber cables of INDGO West and INDIGO Central were spliced to complete the marine installation of the INDIGO cables system. Telstra along with its consortium partners AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel and SubPartners…

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Deutsche Telekom Plans to Deploy 60,000 km Fiber Optic Network in 2019

The incumbent telecommunications service provider, Deutsche Telekom announced its plans to deploy 60,000 kilometers of optical fiber network in 2019. The announcement came when the provider revealed its plans for 2019. Deployment of fiber optic network is key to achieve other plans. Deutsche Telekom has been aggressive in deploying fiber-optic broadband throughout Germany. A few days ago, the provider had…

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PT Telkom Inaugurates Datacenter in Manado

Indonesian telecommunication service provider PT Telkom has inaugurated a carrier-neutral cloud datacenter in Manado, Sulawesi. The Director of IT Solution Network, Zulheifi Abidin and Director of Wholesale International Service Abdus Somad Arief officially started the operation of the datacenter last week. NeuCentrlX is the datacenter conceptualized by PT Telkom. It is an open and neutral datacenter for all operators. NeuCentrIX…

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Snow Disrupts BSNL Services in Kashmir

Telephone services in many parts of the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir in India has been disrupted by the snow. Local media reports that the service provider BSNL’s fiber optic cables are broken near Jawahar tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. BSNL, the state owned telecommunication service provider of India said the signal on their mobile phones was completely lost…

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O2 and Vodafone Partners to Strengthen 5G Services

UK’s telecommunication service providers Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica UK) have revealed their plans for more deeper levels of collaboration to share 5G services apart from network sharing. Their subscribers in the UK will be beneficiaries of the partnership. Both companies have agreed on non-binding heads of terms and intent to extend current network sharing agreement to include 5G at joint…