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6 Dec 2022

Mobile

Malaysia’s new PM announces review of DNB

Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s new prime minister, has announced that his administration will launch a review of the country’s state-owned 5G network strategy, Reuters reports. With Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) having... more

MOTC to begin SIM verification drive

Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has issued a notification to inform users of a planned SIM checking scheme. The ministry advised mobile users to ensure that the name... more

Verizon ramps up 5G coverage as 3G shutdown looms

Verizon Wireless now covers more than 175 million people with its ‘5G Ultra Wideband’ service, and expects to offer nationwide coverage by Q1 2023. The telco notes that its ongoing... more

State-backed Algerian operators sign partnership agreement

Algeria’s second largest mobile network operator by subscriptions Djezzy – owned by the government’s National Investment Fund (Fonds National d’Investissement, FNI) – has signed a partnership agreement with fellow state-backed... more

Govt extends rural telephony to 1,353 communities

The Ghanaian government, through the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC), has constructed 1,003 rural telephony sites under the Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project, Graphic reports. Presenting the... more

Fixed Broadband

Telekom accelerates FTTH rollout; 5G coverage reaches 94%

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operator of German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom, has revealed plans to speed up the rate of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network rollout programme next... more

ACCC takes Telstra to court over ‘misleading’ broadband speed claims

Federal Court proceedings have been instituted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against Telstra, relating to allegations that the telco made ‘false’ or ‘misleading’ representations about upload speeds... more

Fixed Voice

Sparkle launches new enterprise voice solution

Sparkle, the international service provider which is part of Telecom Italia Group (TIM Group), has launched Enterprise Voice Suite (EVoS), a set of global telephony services for multinational businesses. The... more

Corporate/Financial

Airtel Uganda can delay share listing

Airtel Uganda has been given permission to delay its listing on the local stock market for twelve months. Under the terms of its licence, Airtel was required to go public... more

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