6 Jul 2020

Wireless

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

US satellite TV giant DISH Network completed the USD1.4 billion acquisition of pre-paid sub-brand Boost Mobile on 1 July, inheriting more than nine million customers. The company will continue to... more

XL Axiata extends wireless network in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan

Mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata has extended and deepened its network coverage in the province of East Kalimantan, deploying more than 190 base transceiver stations (BTS) – of which... more

Vodafone UK showcases 5G SA technology at Coventry University

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced that, one year on from its launch of 5G services, it has begun to showcase the next phase of the technology.... more

C&W Seychelles introducing 5G for consumers this month

Locally-owned full-service operator Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) will introduce 5G mobile network access for its users with compatible devices on new data usage tariffs during July 2020, the company... more

KPN loses appeal in mobile termination surcharge case

Rotterdam District Court has upheld a decision of the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) which ruled that KPN was overcharging rival operators to terminate calls on its mobile... more

Operators disconnect ‘millions’ of unregistered SIMs

Myanmar’s mobile operators have disconnected ‘millions’ of SIMs following the completion of the regulator’s re-registration drive on 30 June. Whilst the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and its Post... more

Broadband

Nkom sends ESA two draft decisions related to regulation of Telenor Norge

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has sent two new draft decisions related to the regulation of Telenor Norge to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). As per these proposed... more

Corporate/Financial

Converge ICT Solutions seeks IPO this year

Privately-owned fibre broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in October this year seeking to raise up to PHP35.9 billion (USD726 million). The Manila... more

Fastweb looking at stake in TIM’s FiberCop venture

Swisscom-owned Italian telco Fastweb is considering taking a stake in the new last-mile network venture which is being set up by Telecom Italia (TIM). Fastweb currently has a 20% interest... more