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22 Sep 2023


Sweden’s multi-band auction raises USD380m

The Swedish auction of 900MHz, 2100MHz and 2.6GHz licences has concluded, with spectrum going to all of the four main incumbent mobile network operators (MNOs). The sale ran for 26... more

Telia switches off 3G in capital Tallinn

Telia has confirmed that it has shut down its 3G network in the Estonian capital, Tallinn. The cellco turned off the 3G network between 4 September and 7 September, meaning... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Unitirreno Submarine Network (Unitirreno) has announced the successful completion of the marine survey for its new subsea cable network, reaffirming that the system will enter services in Q2 2025 as... more

CityFibre awards first contracts for delivery of its ‘Project Gigabit’ network rollouts

UK-based CityFibre has awarded is first round of contracts to build partners as it mobilises to deliver four countywide full fibre rollouts being undertaken under the government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ programme.... more

Grupo MASMOVIL fibre network reaches 29m homes passed

Spain’s Grupo MASMOVIL has revealed that, under its commitment to bring internet to rural environments and help reduce the digital divide, its fibre-optic network now passes 29 million premises across... more

SpaceX looking to launch Starlink in Burundi in 2024

US firm SpaceX has reportedly begun talks with Burundi’s government over plans to launch its Starlink Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband service in the country from the second quarter... more

DELTA Fiber reaches 1.5 million premises passed

Dutch fibre and cable network operator DELTA Fiber Nederland announced yesterday reaching the 1.5 million premises passed milestone – representing roughly 18% household coverage of the Netherlands – and declared... more

TT completes move to IPv6

Tunisian state-owned telco Tunisie Telecom (TT) has announced that it has completed the transition to IPv6 from IPv4, claiming to be the first operator in the country to migrate to... more

Fixed Voice

NCC unveils new fixed voice numbering format

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced a new numbering format for fixed voice lines. As such, the numbering format for fixed voice lines has changed from eight to ten... more


Potential Rostelecom-MegaFon merger off the agenda, says Minister

The possibility of Russian state-backed Rostelecom purchasing privately-owned major mobile operator MegaFon is not on the government’s agenda, the head of the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications & Mass Media... more

Second Tigo EGM ends in stalemate; Millicom says it is not trying to dilute EPM stake

The shareholder dispute between Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) and Millicom International Cellular (MIC) – the co-owners of Une EPM Telecomunicaciones (Tigo Colombia) – continues to rumble on, with a... more

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