18 May 2022

Mobile

VNPT and Casa Systems sign MoU for 5G technologies in Vietnam

Casa Systems has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with telecoms operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) for next generation 5G technologies in Vietnam. The MoU... more

DIGI to commence Portuguese 5G rollout in June; targets 2023 mobile, fibre launch

Romanian telecoms group Digi Communications will commence the rollout of its Portuguese 5G network in June, a company source has informed ECO. The initial rollout will cover large urban centres... more

Bite Group selects Ericsson as sole network supplier in Latvia, Lithuania

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has announced the signing of a frame agreement with Bite Group for the introduction of 5G technology in Lithuania and Latvia. The agreement will provide 5G... more

Videotron wins another court ruling over western 3.5GHz spectrum

Canada’s Federal Court has this week rejected nationwide operator Telus Communications’ attempt to block Quebec-based rival Videotron’s rights to 3500MHz 5G mobile licences in western provinces won at auction last... more

Vantage Towers to modernise 1,500 Telefonica cell sites

Vantage Towers has revealed that it has signed an agreement with Telefonica Espana (Movistar) which encompasses 5G equipment upgrades at over 1,500 existing sites over the next three years. Vantage... more

Fixed Broadband

Proximus partners Ethias to deploy fibre in German-speaking Community

Belgian full-service provider Proximus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the federal government of the German-speaking Community and insurance group Ethias to bring fibre access to more than... more

VodafoneZiggo covers six million premises with gigabit access

VodafoneZiggo announced yesterday that its gigabit-capable fixed broadband network now passes more than six million end-user premises across the Netherlands. The milestone came with the addition of 25,000 homes and... more

Openreach details new FTTP rollout locations as BT confirms broadband USO progress

Openreach, the infrastructure arm of BT Group, has made a number of announcements regarding new locations where it will deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology. In a series of press releases the... more

ISP gazes over the Horizon with new 1Gbps offer

Bermudan ISP Horizon Communications (Wave Bermuda) has launched a new range of ultra-high speed broadband packages for businesses, claiming its wireless technology can deliver speeds of 1Gbps across the country.... more

OneWeb partners Uzbekspace for LEO connectivity across Uzbekistan

Uzbek state agency Uzbekspace has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with OneWeb to explore the provision of ubiquitous high speed, low latency broadband satellite connectivity across Uzbekistan, supporting aims... more

Epic Malta reaches 10,000 homes with its FTTH rollout

Epic Malta (formerly Vodafone Malta) has announced that it has passed 10,000 premises with its 2Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks since it began the rollout a year ago. Services are currently... more

Corporate/Financial

Price hike, 4G growth drive Airtel revenue growth

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has reported total revenue of INR315.0 billion (USD4.06 billion) for the three months to end-March 2022 and INR1.17 trillion for the full year to that... more

Airtel Africa books underlying revenue of USD4.7bn

Airtel Africa – the African division of Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel – has reported underlying revenue of USD4.7 billion for the year to end-March 2022, an increase of 21.2%... more

Digi Communications reports accelerated revenue growth in Q1

Romania-based Digi Communications has reported group consolidated revenues from continued operations of EUR360.6 million (USD378.7 million) for the three-month period ended 31 March 2022, an increase of 21% from EUR297.9... more