21 Jan 2022

Mobile

CamTel gears up for Blue Mobile launch this year

State-owned fixed and mobile operator CamTel is gearing up for the commercial launch of its new nationwide GSM mobile service, after unveiling the Blue brand for its operations in August... more

Telkomsel commits to upgrade to 4G, but on a ‘sustainable basis’

With the government of Indonesia calling on the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) to hasten the migration of mobile services from 3G to 4G, number one operator Telkomsel has pledged... more

Fixed Broadband

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

An application filed by Google and Facebook for a licence to construct, land and operate within US territory the Echo cable system, a private fibre-optic submarine cable network aiming to... more

Chorus ends 2021 with 918,000 fibre connections

New Zealand wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has reported it added 24,000 new fibre connections in the second quarter of its FY22, ending December 2021 with a total of 918,000... more

Netomnia adds Wakefield and Pontefract to rollout plans

British wholesale fibre network operator Netomnia has confirmed it is extending its rollout plans to include the city of Wakefield and the town of Pontefract, ISPreview reports. With the company... more

IPLAN plots Tucuman launch as it reaches 50,000 subs

Argentinean ISP IPLAN – which launched fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services in selected areas of capital city Buenos Aires in October 2016 – has confirmed that it reached the 50,000 subscriptions milestone... more

Ogero secures enough fuel to guarantee services until June, says minister

Lebanese state-run telco Ogero has secured sufficient supplies of diesel fuel to power its generators to support internet and voice services for five months, reports Naharnet quoting the telecoms minister... more

Corporate/Financial

M1 set to partner with local firm for Telenor takeover

Lebanon’s M1 Group will reportedly partner with a local Myanmar firm to acquire Telenor Myanmar, Reuters writes, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The takeover of Telenor by M1... more

ANACOM approves sale of MEO towers to Cellnex

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has approved the previously agreed takeover of passive tower infrastructure belonging to PT Portugal (MEO), by Cellnex-backed CLNX Portugal. The deal... more

Vero Internet acquires Giganet in Minas Gerais

Brazilian regional operator Vero Internet has closed the purchase of Giganet, an ISP based in from Minas Gerais. According to TeleTime, the acquired company operates in six cities and serves... more