10 Aug 2020

Wireless

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

Polish telco Play Communications has announced that its subsidiary P4 (Play) has completed its previously agreed acquisition of 100% of the shares in Virgin Mobile Polska. The takeover price amounted... more

CTU’s 5G tender launch proposals spark criticism from Czech players

The Czech Republic’s telecoms regulator, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU), has launched a tender to award radio frequencies in the 700MHz and 3400MHz–3600MHz bands, suitable for fifth-generation wireless services. In... more

Austria poised to begin delayed 5G auction

Austria’s second 5G auction will begin in mid-August and is expected to be completed by the end of next month, Minister of Agriculture Elisabeth Koestinger told press agency APA. The... more

Tcell switches on 5G base stations in Dushanbe

Tajikistan’s Tcell, owned by the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED), switched on its first 5G base stations connected to its live mobile network in central Dushanbe on 6... more

DOCOMO Pacific launches 5G in Guam, Northern Mariana Islands

DOCOMO Pacific has announced that it has launched mobile 5G services in Guam and in Saipan, which is part of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Japanese-backed firm notes that mobile... more

Cell C to migrate all traffic onto MTN network post-recapitalisation

All of Cell C’s network traffic will be migrated onto MTN’s own radio network once the mobile operator has completed its recapitalisation, in line with an agreement which ‘envisages a... more

Orange offers 680Mbps 4G in Slovakia

Orange Slovensko has launched 680Mbps 4G LTE-A services in 21 cities across Slovakia. A report from Zive.sk notes that the faster networks are available in parts of Bratislava, Samorin, Dunajska... more

Corporate/Financial

Oi enters into exclusivity agreement with TIM-Vivo-Claro consortium

Financially stricken Brazilian telecoms group Oi has announced that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Claro Brasil and TIM Brasil over the sale of its... more

5G subscribers rising for all three South Korean MNOs as they publish Q2 financials

Kicking off the publication of financial results by South Korea’s trio of major communications providers, SK Telecom (SKT) reported operating revenues of KRW4.603 trillion (USD3.86 billion) for the three months... more

GO Malta sees 7.8% increase in first-half sales

Maltese telco GO has registered a 7.8% increase in first-half revenues to EUR91.6 million (USD108 million), driven by its 60.3%-owned Cypriot cable subsidiary Cablenet as well as consolidation of traditional... more