29 Jun 2020

Wireless

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

French mobile giant Bouygues Telecom has signed an exclusivity agreement with Credit Mutuel-backed Euro-Information, with a view to acquiring all the capital of its MVNO subsidiary Euro-Information Telecom (EI Telecom).... more

MTN South Africa to launch 5G services on 30 June

MTN South Africa has announced plans to launch its 5G services ‘in several big cities’ on 30 June. MTN will use the emergency spectrum allocated by the government in April... more

Taiwan Mobile picks Nokia for 5G RAN, Core and IMS rollout

Finnish equipment manufacturer Nokia announced today (29 June) that it has been selected by Taiwan Mobile (TWM) as the sole supplier of its 5G network in a three-year framework deal... more

Liberty Latin America picks Ericsson for network core upgrade

Liberty Latin America (LLA) has selected Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernisation drive. The three-year deal will see Ericsson deploying virtualised and cloud-based... more

MTN Ghana to challenge SMP decision

MTN Ghana has announced it will seek judicial review of the National Communication Authority’s (NCA's) decision earlier this month to designate the operator as having Significant Market Power (SMP) and... more

ECA receives twelve EoIs for new licences

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) has received twelve Expressions of Interest (EoIs) for two new full-service telecommunications licences, the regulator has confirmed. The prospective bidders included nine telcos and two... more

Poland’s Play may sell tower assets next year

Polish cellco Play is considering the sale of its mobile tower network, which comprises around 8,000 sites in a deal which could be valued at up to EUR800 million (USD900... more

Zim government clarifies mobile money suspension

The government of Zimbabwe has pulled back from a threat to shut down all mobile money services in the country as it looks to target ‘malpractices, criminality and economic sabotage... more

Broadband

One Communications increases FibreWire internet speeds by 50%

One Communications, the Bermudan holding company of US firm ATN International (ATNI), has announced that from 1 July 2020 it is ‘launching the Island’s fastest FibreWire Internet speeds … boasting... more

Telekom upgrades speeds for a further 371,000 homes

Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has revealed that it upgraded fixed broadband speeds for an additional 371,000 households in May. The firm says that... more