24 Jan 2020

Wireless

Red Compartida fulfils 50% coverage obligation

ALTAN Redes, the consortium behind the rollout of Mexico’s Red Compartida open access 700MHz network deployment, has announced that it has successfully fulfilled the latest coverage milestone as set out... more

StarHub and M1 to submit a joint bid for 5G licence

In a press release dated 23 January, Singapore’s second and third largest cellcos – StarHub and M1 – have confirmed the signing of an exclusive agreement to cooperate and submit... more

Croatia wants 5G launch by end of year

The Croatian government has chosen the country’s fourth-largest city Osijek as the site for the first live 5G networks. Authorities say that services will be launched in Osijek by the... more

Broadband

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

PCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong-based telecoms provider HKT, and PEACE Cable International Network are partnering to extend the Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable to... more

Digi partners with TIME dotCom to boost fibre broadband footprint

Malaysia’s Digi has announced a collaboration with TIME dotCom with a view to expanding its fibre broadband footprint to more premises. According to local news outlet SoyaCincau, as per the... more

MegaFon expands fixed operations with virtual network partnerships

Russian cellco MegaFon has issued a press release on the expansion of its converged fixed/mobile services via Fixed Virtual Network Operator (FVNO) partnerships with local internet providers to complement the... more

Chorus connected more than 160,000 homes and businesses to fibre network in 2019

New Zealand wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has announced it connected more than 160,000 homes and businesses to its fibre network in 2019 and that 56% of potential customers passed... more

Corporate/Financial

Grain Management completes Summit Broadband takeover

Washington, DC-based investment firm Grain Management has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in Summit Broadband from Cable Bahamas. The deal, which Bahamian investors indicated was valued at USD332.5... more

Altice Europe to ‘significantly simplify’ group capital structure

Altice Europe has announced a three-part transaction to significantly simplify the group capital structure via the removal of Altice Luxembourg HoldCo. This will result in a group capital structure with... more

Rogers adds 281,000 post-paid mobile users in FY19

Total revenue at Canada’s Rogers Communications fell by 0.2% to CAD15.073 billion (USD11.461 billion) in full-year 2019, while revenue in the fourth quarter rose 0.4% year-on-year to CAD3.952 billion. Wireless... more

stc reports a 4.6% increase in revenues in 2019

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has published its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2019, reporting a marginal 0.2% decrease in net profit to SAR10.755 billion (USD2.866 billion)... more

Miscellaneous

Ofcom publishes ‘fairness framework’

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a framework outlining how it will judge whether customers are being treated fairly by telecoms and pay-TV companies. Back in June 2019 the watchdog... more

MACRA updates on service restoration following fire

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has announced that telecoms services are gradually being restored in parts of the country, following a fire which destroyed Malawi Telecommunications Limited’s (MTL's) microwave... more

Isabel dos Santos officially charged with economic crimes

Angola’s attorney general has officially accused Angolan billionaire and telecoms investor Isabel dos Santos of fraudulent conduct in relation to her previous position as head of state-owned oil firm Sonangol,... more