27 Sep 2021

Wireless

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

Vietnamese conglomerate Masan Group Corporation has confirmed that its subsidiary The Sherpa Company has sealed the acquisition of a 70% stake in domestic MVNO Mobicast Joint Stock Company for a... more

Brazilian 5G auction earmarked for 4 November

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that it approved the notice for the country’s long-delayed 5G auction on Friday 24 September, paving the way for... more

CTU to step in to regulate mobile data market

The Prague Morning newspaper writes that the country’s telecoms industry regulator, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU), plans to flex its muscles and impose an obligation on incumbent mobile network operators... more

Broadband

Liberty Global returns to Germany with FTTH JV

Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global, and private equity firm InfraVia Capital Partners have established a new joint venture (JV) for the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks... more

Frontier, Nokia connect 100,000 homes to XGS-PON fibre

US fixed line operator Frontier Communications has teamed up with Nokia to connect 100,000 homes to XGS-PON broadband technology. Veronica Bloodworth, Frontier’s Chief Network Officer, commented: ‘This is a big... more

Telekom Slovenije deploys 10Gbps networks with Nokia

Telekom Slovenije is to work with Nokia to deploy 10Gbps fibre infrastructure across Slovenia. The rollout will be carried out on Telekom’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which currently covers more than... more

Cosmote reaches 480,000 premises with FTTH

Greek telco Cosmote has now deployed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure past 480,000 premises across Greece, having upgraded its networks in ten new areas. Together, Cosmote’s FTTH and fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) networks reach... more

Corporate/Financial

Guine Telecom and Guinetel rise from the ashes

Guinea-Bissau’s sole fixed line telecoms operator Companhia de Telecomunicacoes da Guine-Bissau (Guine Telecom, including mobile unit Guinetel), which was declared bankrupt by the government and effectively ceased operating in 2013... more

Miscellaneous

CTM and China Mobile partner on digital content delivery

China Mobile International (CMI) and Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) have announced a strategic cooperation framework on digital content delivery. The agreement was signed between CMI, a subsidiary of... more