27 Jul 2020

Wireless

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

Belgian telco Proximus has announced that it has signed up French voice/cloud provider Sewan as a Light MVNO client. Sewan, which is operational in France, Spain and Germany, entered the... more

DTAC selects Nokia’s 5G/4G equipment

Thai operator Total Access Communication (DTAC) has partnered with Nokia to deploy 5G/4G equipment in selected areas of Thailand. The company is accelerating the rollout of low band and high... more

Regulator orders Telma to suspend 5G services

The Agency for Regulation of Technology and Communication (Autorite de Regulation des Technologies de Communications, ARTEC) has announced it ordered Telecom Malagasy (Telma) to suspend its 5G services and place... more

Broadband

Ofcom confirms it is making lower 6GHz band available for Wi-Fi use

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that it is making the lower 6GHz band (5925MHz-6425MHz) available for Wi-Fi and other radio LAN (RLAN) technologies. In announcing the development the watchdog... more

Corporate/Financial

Uganda says telco share sales will be open to all East Africans

The sale of a 20% stake in MTN Uganda will be restricted to Ugandans and other citizens of the East African Community (EAC), which covers Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South... more

Zimbabwe now working with IFC as it seeks buyer for state telcos

The government of Zimbabwe is now working with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a unit of the World Bank, in its efforts to privatise fixed line incumbent TelOne and its... more

Vodafone and Wind Hellas to merge Greek tower networks

As part of wider plans to spin off its European mobile tower business next year into a new division called Vantage Towers, UK-based Vodafone Group has signed an agreement to... more

Indigo Telecom Group targets Singapore, Spain expansions

Indigo Telecom Group, a UK-based enterprise which has been providing network and infrastructure services to fixed and mobile carriers and the enterprise sector since 1997, says that thanks to the... more

KPN reports ‘robust’ Q2 financials despite COVID-19 pressure

Dutch fixed and mobile operator KPN reported what it called ‘robust’ financial performance for Q2 2020 amidst a challenging COVID-19 environment. Adjusted revenues declined 3.0% year-on-year (corrected for impact of... more

Miscellaneous

Delhi restricts access to govt contracts

The Indian government has imposed new restrictions preventing companies registered in countries that share a land border with India from bidding for public sector contracts ‘on grounds of defence and... more