10 Sep 2020

Wireless

MASMOVIL launches 5G services via Yoigo brand

Grupo MASMOVIL has become the fourth Spanish operator to launch 5G services, after switching on connectivity in 15 cities, via its Yoigo brand. The launch locations have been named as... more

Telenor to launch Swedish 5G next month

Telenor Sweden has announced plans to launch 5G in Stockholm towards the end of October and cover the whole country with advanced mobile services by 2023. 5G connectivity is automatically... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Kenya’s Safaricom has expanded a collaboration with M-Gas begun in January this year, in which the network operator provides NB-IoT connectivity for smart meters, aiming to supply clean and affordable... more

Movistar hands Nokia 5G rollout contract

Telefonica Espana (Movistar) has awarded Finnish vendor Nokia the contract to deploy 5G services to 75% of the Spanish population by the end of the year. The move means that... more

Globe taps towercos to secure up to 900 common tower sites across the Philippines

Globe Telecom has approached a number of independent tower companies in the Philippines to secure access to up to 900 sites across the country, as it strives to improve mobile... more

PLDT’s Smart unit extends 4G coverage to Pag-asa Island

PLDT Inc. mobile division Smart Communications has reportedly extended the reach of its 4G LTE network to include Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea. Business World writes that the... more

Broadband

Airtel calls on ITI Limited for FTTH rollout in eight circles

Indian state-owned equipment vendor ITI Limited has reportedly received a letter of intent from Bharti Airtel regarding the rollout of a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in eight circles of the country.... more

Corporate/Financial

United Group completes Forthnet acquisition

Amsterdam-based United Group, which has telecoms and TV operations in southeast Europe, has completed its acquisition of a stake in Greek telco and pay-TV provider Forthnet. Shares have been bought... more

AT&T struggling to find a buyer for DirecTV LatAm, report says

AT&T is struggling to find potential buyers for Vrio Corp, the holding company that controls DirecTV Latin America and Sky Brazil, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. According... more