8 Jun 2020

Wireless

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

Vietnam's second MVNO, Reddi, launched in Hanoi on Wednesday 3 June, using the ‘055’ number prefix. The newcomer is owned by Mobicast and utilises the network of state-owned operator Vietnam... more

France to hold a 5G auction in September

France is aiming to commence a 5G spectrum auction in September, junior economy minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told local newspaper Le Figaro. The official was cited as saying: ‘Our objective, and... more

Canada delays 3500MHz 5G auction to June 2021

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) has announced a six-month postponement to the country’s 3500MHz 5G spectrum auction, which will now start on 15 June 2021, with a deadline... more

Digicel Fiji announces multimillion network upgrade

Mobile operator Digicel Fiji has unveiled a major network upgrade initiative in the country as it continues to improve the lot of customers on the island nation. Digicel Fiji chief... more

Telecoms minister indicates mobile tender ready in September

Lebanese telecoms minister Talal Hawat declared in a televised news conference on 5 June 2020 that tender documents for international companies seeking to bid for the management of Lebanon’s two... more

Finland’s latest 5G spectrum auction gets underway

Finland’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Liikenne-ja viestintaministerio, MoTC) has announced the start of the country’s latest auction of 5G-suitable spectrum. In a press release regarding the development, the regulator... more

Broadband

NBN Co realises rollout target ahead of schedule

NBN Co has reportedly already achieved its FY 2020 year-end target for the number of premises reached by its network, which now covers 11.5 million premises across Australia. In a... more

NOW Telecom sets out five-year USD713m expansion plan

Filipino operator NOW Telecom has revealed plans to spend USD713 million over five years to develop a 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) network in the National Capital Region (NCR). Under... more

Corporate/Financial

MTN Group faces fresh allegations in US, report says

Reuters reports that African regional carrier MTN Group is facing further allegations in the United States, amid rumours that as yet unnamed Washington-based law firms filed an amended complaint on... more

HKT mulls USD1bn sale of PCCW Global unit

HKT – the Hong Kong telco controlled by tycoon Richard Li – is considering the sale of its international enterprise unit, PCCW Global, according to Bloomberg, which cites people familiar... more