Colombia’s school connectivity plan dropped – for now

Colombia’s school connectivity plan dropped – for now

Colombia's ICT ministry (MinTIC) has cancelled a tender to connect over 3,000 schools. However, it does seem as though the process to connect 3,082 public educational institutions for a total of COP408 billion (US$101.6 million) will reopen – in approximately one month, according to the ministry.

India’s budget: good or bad for telecoms?

India’s budget: good or bad for telecoms?

There’s been good news and bad news for various sections of the Indian telecoms industry in the country’s recent budget, though many headlines have focused on government plans to increase the basic customs duty on specified telecommunications equipment from 10% to 15%.

Veon secures $270m loan for Pakistan unit Jazz

Veon secures $270m loan for Pakistan unit Jazz

Veon subsidiary Jazz secured a PKR75 billion (US$270 million) loan to finance plans to expand infrastructure across Pakistan, and aid plans to transition from a telco to a technology services company.