Central and Eastern Europe

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Telia Lithuania loses another court battle

Telia Lithuania loses another court battle

Telia saw its complaint thrown out by Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court, ruling rival Bite was not gaining an unfair advantage from acquiring state-owned broadband provider MEZON’s spectrum, CommsUpdate reported.
4iG gains approval for satellite buy

4iG gains approval for satellite buy

Hungarian telecoms operator group 4iG has agreed conditions to acquire a minority stake in Israeli company Spacecom, as part of a move for the company to launch Hungary’s first commercial satellite to expand coverage and services.
Russia loses race to lead ITU

Russia loses race to lead ITU

Member states of the International Telecommunication Union elected US representative Doreen Bogdan-Martin as its next secretary-general, beating Russia’s Rashid Ismailov.
Hungary sees 50,000 2G/3G phone trade-ins

Hungary sees 50,000 2G/3G phone trade-ins

Hungary’s National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) revealed that 50,000 outdated mobile phones were traded in its replacement programme in the last seven months, an initiative in preparation for the shutdown of 3G networks.
Estonia opens applications for 700MHz auction

Estonia opens applications for 700MHz auction

Estonian regulator TTJA (Tarbijakaitse ja Tehnilise Jarelevalve Amet / Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority) has commenced its latest round of 5G spectrum auctions, with six lots in the 700MHz band available.
Ericsson, Nokia aim for Russia exit in 2022

Ericsson, Nokia aim for Russia exit in 2022

Infrastructure vendor Nokia said it will exit Russia before the end of this year, while rival Ericsson is in the process of winding down its operations, moves that were spurred in the wake of the war in Ukraine.  
Vodafone agrees $1.8bn sale of Hungarian unit

Vodafone agrees $1.8bn sale of Hungarian unit

Vodafone Group agreed on the sale of its Hungarian unit to local operator 4iG and government holding company Corvinus for HUF715 billion (US$1.8bn), a continuation of the group’s divestment strategy to focus on core markets and cut debt.
Montenegro orders price cuts

Montenegro orders price cuts

The Montenegrin telecoms regulator EKIP made reforms to pricing by demanding operators cut prices, in a move to spur the country’s telecoms industry.

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