9 Aug 2022

Mobile

BT claims European first with 4CC aggregation in a 5G SA live network

BT claims to have become the first operator in Europe to aggregate four carrier components (4CC) in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network, with the operator saying the development represented... more

MegaCom claims first Kyrgyz 5G test; pilot service to follow

Kyrgyzstan’s mobile market leader MegaCom reported on its website that it has completed the country’s first 5G network tests, claiming that the technology will be available to subscribers ‘in the... more

Vodafone boosts 4G, 5G coverage along German waterways

Vodafone Germany has revealed that it is accelerating the expansion of 5G technology along the country’s waterways, while the LTE network is also being enhanced in order to close coverage... more

CA, operators agree on interim termination rates following challenge

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has announced that it has agreed on an interim fixed and mobile termination rate (FTR and MTR) with telecoms operators following a consultative process.... more

Brazilian cellcos offer extensive 5G SA coverage in Sao Paulo

Following recent permission to launch 5G Standalone (SA) 3.5GHz mobile network services in Brazil’s largest city Sao Paulo, the country’s three leading cellcos Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), Claro and TIM all... more

Fixed Broadband

Tizeti eyes pan-African expansion, explores public offering

West African solar-based internet and voice service provider Tizeti has revealed that it is set to widen its operations within Nigeria and Ghana, and plans to expand into neighbouring countries... more

brsk to extend FTTP rollout to West Midlands

Full fibre provider brsk, which has previously outlined plans to deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology to premises in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and West Yorkshire has announced it is to extend its... more

Corporate/Financial

Alibaba takes 6% stake in Smartfren

China’s Alibaba Group has acquired 19.6 billion shares, equivalent to a 6% stake, in Indonesian operator PT Smart Telecom (Smartfren) for a cash consideration of IDR1.5 trillion (USD100.8 million). The... more

Airtel books 22% uptick in turnover, profit reaches INR16bn

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has booked total revenue of INR328.05 billion (USD4.12 billion) for the three months to end-June 2022, an increase of 22.2% year-on-year which the company attributed... more

VEON chief warns of total freeze on Russian network development

VEON, owner of Russian mobile and fixed broadband network operator Beeline, may be forced to freeze its network development in the country if sanctions over the war in Ukraine continue... more