1 Jun 2020

Wireless

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

Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa is set to launch MVNO services today (1 June 2020), under the Izzi Movil brand. According to El Universal, the newcomer will utilise the open... more

MTS Belarus mirrors rival A1 with 5G SA test in Minsk

Mobile operator MTS Belarus has successfully demonstrated its 5G standalone architecture (SA) network in test mode in the Minsk-Arena complex, using equipment supplied by Huawei, just days after rival A1... more

Globe Telecom 5G launch likely in 'coming weeks' despite lockdown measures

Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom says it is moving ahead with its 5G network rollout despite the local General Community Quarantine (GCP) measures in place, and aims to launch ‘in... more

Telkomsel reveals VoLTE launch in Jadetabek

Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Selular) has soft-launched voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services. Marking its 25th anniversary the cellco, 65%-owned by state-controlled fixed line operator Telkom Indonesia, said the new service is... more

Proximus expands ‘5G light’ coverage in Flanders

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus has expanded its ‘5G light’ network to an additional 26 locations in Flanders, including central areas of Ghent and Antwerp. However, the cellco has been... more

Corporate/Financial

United Group moves into Greece with Forthnet buy

The United Group, a broadband and pay-TV provider which has operations across south-eastern Europe, has agreed to acquire a stake in Greek operator Forthnet. United Group, which is owned by... more

KKR, Cinven, Providence plotting joint takeover of MASMOVIL

Buyout funds KKR, Cinven and Providence have launched a joint takeover bid for Spanish alternative operator Grupo MASMOVIL, Reuters reports, citing two sources close to the matter. The EUR22 (USD24.4)... more

TIME dotCom claims ‘resilient’ growth in 1Q20

Malaysia’s TIME dotCom has reported revenue totalling MYR293.9 million (USD67.6 million) for the three-months ended 31 March 2020, up 12% year-on-year, on the back of ‘positive contribution across all customer... more