15 Jun 2020

Wireless

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

Cox Communications is expected to be the next US cableco to enter the MVNO space, following in the footsteps of Charter Communications (Spectrum Mobile), Comcast (Xfinity Mobile) and Altice USA.... more

SK Telecom receives regulatory approval for 2G switch-off

South Korea’s SK Telecom (SKT) has received a green light to discontinue 2G services, the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has announced. In a press release regarding the matter,... more

Zambian authorities considering licensing another MNO after UZI fails to launch

Zambia is said to be looking for a new mobile network operator (MNO) to compete with the nation’s incumbent cellcos, after UZI Zambia Mobile – which acquired a concession to... more

No 5G licences until 2024, Paraguayan official confirms

Juan Carlos Duarte, the head of Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Commission (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel), has clarified that he will not initiate a tender for 5G mobile licences until at... more

NCC develops 5G deployment policy

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that it is developing a policy for the deployment of 5G technology in the West African country. The move follows the launch of... more

TRC claims pandemic response led to ‘significant improvement’ in access speeds

Jordanian watchdog the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has claimed that its measures to maintain service quality during the COVID-19 pandemic led to a ‘significant improvement’ in internet access speeds for... more

Tre Sweden launches 5G in six cities

Tre Sweden has announced the commercial launch of 5G services in Malmo, Lund, Uppsala, Helsingborg, Vasteras and large parts of Stockholm. The cellco says it has 385 active 5G masts,... more

Hong Kong 5G scheme gets ‘enthusiastic’ response

Hong Kong’s Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA) says it has received an ‘enthusiastic’ response to its subsidy scheme for encouraging the development of 5G projects which was launched on... more

Broadband

Telkom fibre expansion programme reaches Magelang Regency

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) has reportedly completed the deployment of its fibre-optic modernisation programme in Magelang Regency, with around 25 districts and sub-districts covered with 100% full fibre connectivity, further... more

Corporate/Financial

Slovenia backs EUR100m loan for Telekom Slovenije

The government of Slovenia has approved a move by state-backed fixed and mobile operator Telekom Slovenije to borrow up to EUR100 million (USD112 million) from the European Investment Bank (EIB).... more