27 Aug 2020

Wireless

Globe extends 5G offer to pre-pay users

Mobile operator Globe Telecom says it has opened up its 5G network to the pre-paid segment in the Philippines. The company introduced fifth-generation mobile services to customers of its premium... more

Operators to receive additional spectrum to address poor internet connectivity

Algeria’s three mobile network operators Algerie Telecom Mobile (Mobilis), Djezzy and Ooredoo will be issued additional frequencies to combat the problem of substandard internet access following widespread network disruptions experienced... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Pakistani mobile operator Zong – a subsidiary of China Mobile – announced the successful testing of an NB-IoT network in partnership with chipset and modules manufacturer u-blox. Zong highlights that... more

Ethio Telecom outlines targets for current fiscal year

Ethio Telecom has announced a range of targets and objectives for its current financial year, with the company revealing that it aims to increase the total number of subscribers on... more

Roaming fees between Argentina and Chile to be scrapped from 29 August

Roaming charges for mobile users travelling between Argentina and Chile will be abolished from 29 August, La Nacion reports. The elimination of roaming fees was one of the main points... more

Corporate/Financial

Cellcom confirms completion of Golan Telecom acquisition

Israeli mobile network operator (MNO) Cellcom has completed the purchase of the entire share capital of rival provider Golan Telecom. In a press release confirming the development, the company said... more

NOW Telecom plans public listing to help drive 5G ambitions

NOW Telecom, the communications arm of Mel Velarde’s NOW Corp, is considering plans to go public – either in the Philippines or overseas – and to that end has picked... more

Rome backs KKR bid for stake in TIM’s last-mile business

The Italian government has reportedly approved a move by Telecom Italia (TIM) to sell a stake in its last-mile networks business FiberCop to US investment firm KKR. KKR has offered... more

Telkom restructures after failed Airtel merger

Telkom Kenya has announced its decision to ‘carve out a new direction’ for the company following the move to abandon its proposed merger with Airtel Kenya earlier this month. Telkom... more

MASMOVIL shareholder argues that takeover bid undervalues company

London-based private investment firm Polygon Global Partners, which holds a minor stake in Grupo MASMOVIL, has written an open letter to the National Securities Market Commission (Comision Nacional del Mercado... more

Bouygues Telecom reports strong revenue growth in H1 2020

French conglomerate Bouygues Group has reported revenues of EUR14.758 billion (USD17.44 billion) for the six months ended 30 June 2020, a decrease of 15% from EUR17.446 billion in the year-ago... more