22 Jun 2020

Wireless

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

US-backed, Latin American-based supermarket chain Walmart de Mexico y Centroamerica has launched a new pre-paid MVNO in Mexico under the Bodega Aurrera Internet y Telefonia (BAIT) brand. The new service... more

Wind Tre plans 5G launch in ten cities this year

The CEO of the Italian telco Wind Tre says that the firm plans to have launched 5G networks in around ten regional capitals by the end of this year, with... more

Slovakia postpones 5G sale

Slovakia’s Office for Regulation of Electronic Communications & Postal Services (Regulacny urad, RU) has postponed the country’s auction of 5G-capable frequencies which was scheduled to begin today (22 June). No... more

Kyivstar, Vodafone, Lifecell start collaborative LTE-900 rollouts

A joint press release from Ukraine’s three largest mobile network operators (MNOs) Kyivstar, Vodafone and Lifecell confirmed that on 19 June 2020 they ‘began joint actions’ in redistributing and utilising... more

Corporate/Financial

Affluence Corp purchases Vibe Wireless assets

US-based technology company Affluence Corporation has purchased the assets of Vibe Wireless, a company set up to provide mobile voice, fixed line and data services in the Caribbean region. The... more

Orange to pay USD280m to Digicel for anti-competitive practices

The Paris Appeals court has ordered French telecoms operator Orange to pay its rival Digicel nearly EUR250 million (USD280 million) in compensation for anti-competitive practices in the French overseas territories... more

Phoenix Tower eyes Italy’s EITowers

US-based firm Phoenix Tower International has offered to acquire the telecoms assets of Italy’s EITowers for EUR550 million (USD615 million), according to a report from Reuters which cites ‘a source... more