25 Feb 2020

Wireless

AIS launches 5G services in 2600MHz band

Thai mobile operator AIS has launched a 5G service using frequencies in the 2600MHz band, after receiving its 2600MHz spectrum licence on 21 February 2020. AIS chief consumer business officer... more

MegaFon Tajikistan switches on 5G in central Dushanbe

MegaFon Tajikistan has announced that its first 5G mobile network section is live, initially covering one zone in central Dushanbe. The cellco’s statement on its website said that any customers... more

HT launches 5G campus network in Zagreb

Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has launched a closed 5G network in Zagreb in conjunction with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing at the city’s university. The telco says the network... more

‘No progress’ in Angorascom mobile launch preparations

Angolan start-up mobile services company Angorascom Telecomunicacoes – backed by Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris – has reportedly made ‘no progress’ in developing launch plans since November 2019 when it was... more

Broadband

Inwi withdraws lawsuit against Maroc Telecom

Moroccan telecoms company Inwi has revealed that it has dropped a lawsuit against the country’s market leader Maroc Telecom (IAM). The decision was instigated by Inwi’s majority owner Societe Nationale... more

Omantel deploys over 100 5G sites

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent telecoms operator, has already installed over 100 5G sites in the Sultanate and plans to increase the total to 2,226 by 2024. Baha... more

Google adopts ‘Google Fiber Webpass’ brand for ISP

Gigabit fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider Google Fiber has announced that it has officially adopted the ‘Google Fiber Webpass’ brand for its point-to-point wireless ISP activities. Writing on the Google Fiber blog,... more

Wireline

KPN aims to retire copper at 2.4m addresses by early 2023

The Netherlands’ incumbent national telco KPN has given an update on its copper fixed line access network shutdown plans, stating on its website that it will put copper connections out... more

Corporate/Financial

TPG acquires another US ISP following EnTouch deal

Texan ISP EnTouch Systems has revealed that it has agreed to be acquired by alternative asset firm TPG, which already owns US operators RCN, Grande Communications Networks and Wave Broadband.... more

Chorus reports modest EBITDA rise in H1

New Zealand-based wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has announced its half-year 2020 financial results, reporting EBITDA of NZD332 million (USD210 million) for the six months ending 31 December 2019, an... more