18 May 2020

Wireless

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

Brazilian bank Banco Inter is poised to launch MVNO service on 20 May, under the Intercel brand name, Exame reports. The bank currently serves five million account holders and 400,000... more

Taiwan Star Telecom selects Nokia for its 5G rollout

Finnish vendor Nokia has announced details of a new 5G deal with Taiwan Star Telecom (TST), under which it will supply the latter with its end-to-end AirScale Radio Access network... more

Broadband

Vodafone enables gigabit speeds for 960,000 more German homes

Vodafone Germany has rolled out gigabit cable speeds for an additional 960,000 homes in hundreds of towns in the three states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Baden-Wurttemberg and Hesse. The new deployments... more

Indonesia to levy VAT on 'digital products and services' from July

Reuters reports that the government of Indonesia plans to charge a 10% value added tax on the sale of digital products and services from 1 July 2020. Southeast Asia's largest... more

Volia launches new multi-screen platform

Ukraine’s largest cable TV/broadband network provider Volia has launched a new multi-screen platform under the Volia TV brand for viewing licensed content on smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, laptop/PC computers and... more

Sunrise files for damages following Swisscom ADSL pricing ruling

Swiss full-service provider Sunrise has announced that it is suing state-owned incumbent Swisscom for abusing its dominant market position from 2001 to 2007 with its pricing policy for ADSL services.... more

Corporate/Financial

SoftBank in talks to sell part of T-Mobile US stake to DT, report says

SoftBank Group Corp is in talks to sell ‘a significant portion’ of its T-Mobile US stake to controlling shareholder Deutsche Telekom (DT), the Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unidentified... more

SoftBank Group Corp full year net losses hit JPY961.6bn

SoftBank Group Corp has published its consolidated financial report for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2020, reporting that net sales for the period edged up 1.5% year-on-year to JPY6.185... more

Digi Communications revenue up 11% in Q1

Romania-based Digi Communications has reported group revenue of EUR313.2 million (USD338.7 million) for the three-month period ended 31 March 2020, an increase of 11.4% from EUR281.2 million in Q1 2019.... more

SyTRA warns SyriaTel over failure to pay back taxes

The Syria Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (SyTRA) has warned that it will take 'all legal measures' to collect back taxes it claims are owed by mobile provider SyriaTel, after the company... more