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8 Jun 2023


Govt approves USD10.8bn BSNL funding for 4G/5G spectrum and rollout

India’s government has approved a third ‘revival package’ worth INR890.47 billion (USD10.79 billion) for state-owned telecoms operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), largely representing funds for allocating multi-band mobile spectrum... more

No operators bid for 2300MHz licences

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has revealed that the planned allocation of mobile spectrum in the 2300MHz-2400MHz band was unsuccessful. VietNamNet reports that no operators paid a deposit... more

Winity rollout underway; newcomer on course to meet initial coverage obligations

Brazilian 700MHz licence winner Winity Telecom has confirmed that it is on course to fulfil its initial set of rollout obligations. In response to questions from TeleSintese a Winity official... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

US-listed KORE, a global IoT connectivity, solutions and analytics provider, has closed the acquisition of the IoT business unit of Twilio, following the deal’s announcement in March. KORE issued Twilio... more

Fixed Broadband

Finetwork aims to double subscription base by the end of 2024

Spanish fixed broadband and mobile services provider Finetwork has set out its strategic targets for the short-to-medium term, with CEO Oscar Vilda saying his company aims to double its customer... more

Globe targets ‘mass market’ with pre-paid fixed broadband offer

Globe Telecom has announced the launch of a new pre-paid fibre broadband service which it notes is specifically ‘designed for the mass market’. Offered under the banner ‘GFiber Prepaid’, the... more

GTD named as authorised Starlink distributor for Chile, Peru and Colombia

Chilean ISP GTD has been announced as an authorised Starlink distributor for Chile, Peru and Colombia. The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider notes: ‘This will address two needs: offering a backup route... more

Du selects Nokia solution for 4G and 5G fixed wireless access

Nokia has announced that Du in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is deploying its Multi-Access Gateway (MAG) to provide broadband services to residential and business users over 4G/5G fixed wireless... more


Vodafone UK-Three UK merger announcement expected imminently, report claims

UK-based Vodafone Group and Hong Kong’s CK Hutchison are said to be in the final stages of agreeing a merger of their respective British subsidiaries, Vodafone and Three, with Reuters... more

KPN completes EUR300m share buyback

KPN of the Netherlands announced today that its EUR300 million (USD321 million) share buyback that was started on 16 February 2023 was completed on 7 June 2023. In total, KPN... more

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