Friday, 24 November 2017

Friday Review: Summer's gone

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Friday 28 August 09

India finally makes a 3G decision, Telecom Italia gets its marching orders in Argentina, Bharti and MTN edge closer, and Europe tackles filesharing.

The signs are all there that the summer is coming to an end. The first clue came last weekend, when the Ashes series drew to a close and England celebrated bringing home the urn. Is that really a sign of the end of summer or just a gratuitous way of shoehorning in a reference to England beating Australia in a sporting event? Well, you decide. In telecoms terms, we started the week with very little to report, but come Thursday, the news was rushing in, indicating that the industry is hanging up its metaphorical Speedos for another year and getting back to business. Just when I'd got used to the newswires being quiet, we were inundated with interesting stories. Most notably, India finally made a decision on 3G and WiMAX spectrum allocation, causing quite a stir by setting the base price for a national 3G licence – of which there will be four up for grabs &ndash…

The signs are all there that the summer is coming to an end. The first clue came last weekend, when the Ashes series drew to a close and England celebrated bringing home the urn. Is that really a sign of the end of summer or just a gratuitous way of shoehorning in a reference to England beating Australia in a sporting event? Well, you decide. In telecoms terms, we started the week with very little to report, but come Thursday, the news was rushing in, indicating that the industry is hanging up its metaphorical Speedos for another year and getting back to business. Just when I'd got used to the newswires being quiet, we were inundated with interesting stories. Most notably, India finally made a decision on 3G and WiMAX spectrum allocation, causing quite a stir by setting the base price for a national 3G licence – of which there will be four up for grabs &ndash…

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