22 Oct 2021

Mobile

Belgium government approves 5G auction terms

Belgium’s Minister of Telecoms, Petra de Sutter, has announced the Federal Council of Ministers has approved the royal decrees which pave the way for an auction of 5G spectrum, which... more

Halotel aims to increase subscriptions to 10m by end-2023

Viettel Tanzania, which operates under the brand name Halotel, is aiming to reach the milestone of ten million mobile subscriptions by the end of 2023, reports The Citizen. In order... more

HT Mostar and Ericsson Nikola Tesla ink new contracts

Bosnian operator HT Mostar and Croatian telecommunication equipment manufacturer Ericsson Nikola Tesla (ENT) have announced the signing of new contracts worth more than HRK31 million (USD4.8 million). In a press... more

Africell planning major DRC network expansion

UK-headquartered, US-backed telecom group Africell has confirmed plans to expand its network footprint in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Agence Ecofin cites the group’s Chief Investment Officer Ian Paterson... more

HT shows off 4Gbps 5G speeds in Croatia

Croatia’s Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has demonstrated 5G download rates of up to 4Gbps based on 26GHz frequencies, which it won at auction in August this year. The operator launched Croatia’s... more

MinTIC renews Claro, Movistar 1900MHz concessions

Colombia’s Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) has renewed the 1900MHz spectrum licences held by Claro and Movistar via resolutions... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE Cable) subsea cable has now landed in Marseille. Orange, which serves as the landing party for the PEACE cable in France, has... more

MoTC issues decree increasing minimum universal broadband speed

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Liikenne-ja viestintaministerio, MoTC) has issued a decree under which the minimum level of speed that must be provided by universal broadband service providers will... more

Proximus steps up fibre rollout in Wallonia

Belgian full-service provider Proximus and Unifiber, the joint venture created by Proximus and Eurofiber, have announced deployment of its open access fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network has kicked off in a further... more

Corporate/Financial

Zayo considering deal to buy Uniti, Windstream, report says

Global fibre provider Zayo Group is considering a dual takeover of infrastructure firm Uniti Group and its main client, US ISP Windstream. According to the Wall Street Journal, talks with... more

AT&T reports 3Q21 revenues of USD39.9bn

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD39.92 billion for the three months ended 30 September 2021, down from USD42.34 billion on an annualised basis. EBITDA... more

China Mobile, China Unicom book revenue and profit growth on the back of 5G expansion

Full-service provider China Mobile has unveiled its financial results for the nine months to end-September 2021, registering operating revenue of CNY648.6 billion (USD101.4 billion), representing an increase of 12.9% year-on-year.... more

Rogers’ service revenues climb 2% in Q3

Canada’s Rogers Communications reported that its total revenue in the three months ended 30 September 2021 was flat year-on-year at CAD3.666 billion (USD2.970 billion), while quarterly service revenue climbed 2%... more