15 Jul 2020

Wireless

DCMS confirms ban on Huawei equipment for 5G networks

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has announced that equipment produced by China’s Huawei must be removed from the UK’s 5G networks by the end of... more

Omantel inks deal with Ericsson for 5G network expansion

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, has selected Ericsson to support its ongoing 5G radio access network (RAN) deployment plans in a multi-year partnership. According to the... more

Singtel, China Unicom and Bridge Alliance to collaborate on eSIM strategy

The Business Times writes that Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) is looking to work with China Unicom and mobile alliance Bridge Alliance to allow the two telcos’ enterprise customers to carry out... more

Batelco extends mobile coverage to Jarada Island

Batelco has announced the extension of mobile coverage to Jarada Island, a popular destination with visitors and boaters located 32km east of Manama. The company claims it is the only... more

Broadband

Nokia to work with Sri Lanka Telecom on FTTH rollout

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has entered into an agreement with Nokia under which the latter will deploy a next generation fibre-optic network to deliver ultra-high speed broadband access to customers... more

Rwanda aiming for full school connectivity by 2024

The government of Rwanda plans to invest RWF4.8 billion (USD5 million) to connect every secondary school in the country to the internet by the end of 2024. A report from... more

T-Mobile Netherlands upgrades TV services

T-Mobile Netherlands yesterday launched its ‘T-Mobile TV’ service for new customers, having already begun rolling it out for existing T-Mobile Home subscribers, promising ‘more freedom of choice and ease of... more

Virgin Mobile Canada switches on Virgin TV

Virgin Mobile Canada – a sub-brand operator of Bell Canada – has launched ‘Virgin TV’, an OTT app-based service with 240 live and on-demand channels, for its home internet subscribers... more

Wireline

Spark begins next phase of fixed voice calling upgrade

New Zealand telco Spark has launched the next phase of its landline voice calling upgrade, starting with 1,000 home and business customers spread across Devonport, Auckland and Miramar, Wellington. The... more

Corporate/Financial

MTN Uganda given two years to list 20% stake

MTN Uganda has been given two years to list 20% of its shares on the local stock exchange in order to meet the terms of its newly renewed operating licence.... more

Londrina authorities resume Sercomtel sale process

The City Council of Londrina has resumed its abandoned sale of regional telecoms operator Sercomtel, in which it holds a majority stake. The latest attempt to offload the telco will... more

Wren House interested in Open Fiber stake

UK-based, Kuwaiti-owned infrastructure investment firm Wren House has reportedly submitted an expression of interest in acquiring a 50% stake in the Italian wholesale network operator Open Fiber from current owner... more

America Movil 2Q20 net income surges; group loses 5m wireless subscribers

Carlos Slim-backed Latin American telecoms giant America Movil (AM) has reported total revenues of MXN251.6 billion (USD11.1 billion) for the three months ended 30 June 2020, representing an increase of... more

A1 Telekom Austria reports a 63% rise in net profit in 2Q20

A1 Telekom Austria Group has reported total revenues of EUR1.096 billion (USD1.2 billion) for the second quarter of 2020, a decrease of 2.4% from EUR1.123 billion in the year-ago period,... more

Q2 sales down 2% at Tele2

Sweden-based Tele2 has reported a 2% year-on-year decline in revenues for the three months ended 30 June 2020 to SEK6.65 billion (USD727 million). End user service revenue was down by... more