24 Jul 2020

Wireless

Telekom Slovenije switches on 5G network

Slovenian fixed and mobile operator Telekom Slovenije has launched the country’s first commercial 5G network using 2600MHz spectrum which also supports its 4G services. The firm said it has upgraded... more

KPN activating 5G on 28 July

The Netherlands’ KPN announced today that it will launch commercial 5G mobile network services on 28 July 2020 with over 90% 5G coverage in the top five Dutch cities from... more

Ghana to cut Communication Service Tax to 5%

Ghanaian finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta has announced the Communication Service Tax will be cut from 9% to 5% over the next six months, as part of a package of measures... more

PosteMobile switches to Vodafone and signs new fixed broadband partnerships

Italy’s largest MVNO PosteMobile has revealed that it is switching its host network back to Vodafone after six years with Wind Tre. The reseller, which is operated by the national... more

Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

The four operators participating in the Manatua Consortium – Office des Postes et Telecommunications (OPT) in French Polynesia, Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) in the Cook Islands, Telecom Niue Limited (TNL)... more

Dhiraagu fibre broadband reaches 60 islands of Maldives

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has announced the expansion of its fibre broadband and IPTV services to Maavah, an inhabited island in Laamu Atoll. The firm’s... more

Commerce Commission consults further on fibre input methodologies

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission is inviting feedback on its consultation package for the development of input methodologies for the regulation of fibre fixed line access services. The Commission published its... more

Corporate/Financial

AT&T 2Q20 results hit by COVID-19

US telecoms giant AT&T has reported operating revenues of USD40.950 billion for the three months ended 30 June 2020, down from USD44.957 billion in 2Q19, with the telco noting that... more

Vodafone Group reports ‘relatively resilient’ Q1 organic service revenues

Vodafone Group has issued a trading update for the quarter ended 30 June 2020, reporting ‘relatively resilient’ organic service revenues totalling EUR9.110 billion (USD10.6 billion), up from EUR8.994 billion in... more

Coronavirus impact slows Airtel Africa subscriber growth

Airtel Africa has published its results for three months to end-June 2020, registering a 5.3% quarter-on-quarter drop in revenue as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed subscriber growth. Turnover the quarter was... more

Millicom selects Harmonic for broadband upgrade; Movistar Nicaragua quietly renamed as Tigo

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has selected Californian vendor Harmonic to deploy a ‘cloud-based wireline broadband architecture’, which it says will help to meet accelerating customer demand and market transformations. Harmonic... more