26 Jul 2021

Wireless

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

DISH Network has announced the signing of a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T Communications, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers. Through... more

MTN expands 5G footprint in Northern Region

MTN South Africa is working to expand its 5G coverage and has deployed 5G towers in Polokwane in Limpopo and Emalahleni (Witbank) in Mpumalanga. Kagiso Moncho, the company’s General Manager... more

Nigeria extends SIM registration deadline for sixth time

The Nigerian government has extended the deadline for the country’s mobile phone users to register a valid National Identification Number (NIN) with their service provider for the sixth time, as... more

M1 partners Samsung to support Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) on 5G SA network

Singapore cellco M1 and Korean vendor partner Samsung have made Voice over 5G New Radio (VoNR) available on M1’s 5G Standalone (SA) network, claiming a world first. The partnership validated... more

EKIP opens consultation on draft plans for multi-band spectrum auction

Montenegro’s telecoms watchdog the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) has opened a consultation regarding its draft plans for the upcoming tender of frequencies in the 900MHz, 1800MHz,... more

Africell to be granted tax and customs exemptions in Angola

Angola’s parliament has unanimously approved a law authorising President Joao Lourenco to grant tax and customs exemptions to Africell, the fourth Angolan ‘Unified Global’ telecoms licensee, which is preparing to... more

Fastweb covering 660 areas with 5G

Italian ISP Fastweb now has 5G networks available in around 660 municipalities, up from 467 in May. A report from Mondo Mobile Web lists the locations included by the telco’s... more

Corporate/Financial

China Telecom given green light for Shanghai listing

Plans for Chinese full-service provider China Telecom to list on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have been approved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). The operator had announced its... more

Jio parent books net income of INR36.5bn for first quarter

Jio Platforms, the telecom services wing of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and parent company of full-service provider Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has net profit of INR36.5 billion (USD490... more

Miscellaneous

TK receiving monthly fines for failing to fully implement +383 code

State-owned provider Telecom Kosovo (Telekomi I Kosoves, TK) is racking up fines of EUR5,000 (USD5,900) per month for failing to fully implement the breakaway republic’s +383 international direct dial (IDD)... more

Czech Senate knocks back amendment to telecoms law

The Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic has blocked a proposed amendment to the country’s Electronic Communications Act which aims to improve consumer privacy protection, amongst other things.... more