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29 Nov 2022

Mobile

MTN to begin deactivation of 5.7m subscriptions from 1 December

In compliance with a directive issued by the National Communications Authority (NCA) earlier this month, MTN Ghana has announced that from 1 December it will begin fully disconnecting any subscriptions... more

MTN Zambia launches 5G commercially

MTN Zambia has launched its 5G infrastructure commercially, in line with previously announced plans. In a press release regarding the matter, MTN Zambia’s CEO Bart Hofker was cited as saying... more

Nokia, Orange France complete 20Gbps microwave CA link trial

Nokia has extended its collaboration with Orange France to upgrade its microwave backhaul network with the latest product generation. The trial successfully demonstrated the use of microwave carrier aggregation (CA)... more

KDD to renew priority access scheme, will apply to 4G and 5G networks

Norway’s Ministry of Local Government and District (Kommunal- og distriktsdepartement, KDD) has announced that a scheme allowing priority access for personnel with ‘socially critical tasks’ to the country’s mobile network... more

Fixed Broadband

Deutsche Glasfaser concludes FTTH wholesale agreement with Vodafone

Deutsche Glasfaser has announced that it has concluded a wholesale cooperation agreement with Vodafone Germany for a period of at least ten years. Under the contract, Vodafone will be granted... more

Liquid Intelligent Technologies expands operations to Nigeria

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of pan-African technology group Cassava Technologies, has announced the launch of its operations in Nigeria. Liquid says it offers high speed connectivity, cloud and cyber... more

Telefonica accelerates copper to fibre migration

Telefonica Espana (Movistar) is reportedly accelerating its plans to decommission legacy copper-wire exchanges and replace them with more energy-efficient fibre-based technology, a move taken partly in response to spiralling energy... more

Starlink receives Haiti licence

Starlink – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture – has received a licence to operate in Haiti. The company has been registered... more

Iran kicks off latest fibre rollout projects

Iran’s Ministry of ICT says work has begun on deploying fibre access networks in ten provincial centres and 55 other cities across the country. A report from ISNA says some... more

Corporate/Financial

No Unitel privatisation before end-2023, says IGAPE head

Angolan government proposals to privatise mobile market leader Unitel will not take shape until at least end-2023, reports newspaper Valor Economico quoting Patricio Bicudo Vilar, the chairman of the board... more

Miscellaneous

FCC bans import and sale of Chinese equipment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted new rules prohibiting communications equipment that is deemed to pose an unacceptable risk to national security from being authorised for importation or sale... more

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