28 Sep 2020

Wireless

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

Poland has a new MVNO in the form of Heroo Mobile, which has launched over the T-Mobile Polska network. Pitched as ‘the first mobile network designed with the safety of... more

Australian government consulting on future licensing of 3.4GHz spectrum

With spectrum in the 3.4GHz (3400MHz-3575MHz) band in Australia currently subject to a mix of spectrum and apparatus licensing arrangements, the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (DITRDC)... more

TRAI drops investigation into Vi's 'RedX' plans

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has agreed to abandon its inquiry into the premium ‘RedX’ tariff offered by Vodafone Idea – which now operates under the Vi brand... more

Vodafone to launch 5G in Greece in Q1 2021

Vodafone Greece says it intends to launch commercial 5G services in the first quarter of next year following completion of the government’s spectrum auction, which is set to be finalised... more

Broadband

Ooredoo launches fibre internet in Naifaru

Ooredoo Maldives has expanded its ‘SuperNet’ fibre-optic broadband service to the island of Naifaru, the capital of Lhaviyani Atoll. Customers are able to access fixed broadband speeds of up to... more

PT&T jumps on 5G bus

Philippine Telegraph and Telephone Corp (PT&T) is the latest telco to jump on the 5G bus, announcing plans to undergo Proof of Concept (PoC) trials on Fixed Wireless Access (FWA)... more

T-Mobile CR FTTH hits 170k homes passed; targets another 30k in Q4

T-Mobile Czech Republic, part of the Deutsche Telekom group, has revealed that between January and September 2020 it added roughly 40,000 homes to its 10GPON-enabled fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network footprint, increasing... more

Corporate/Financial

Arbitration court rules against Vodafone tax demand

An international arbitration tribunal at the Hague has rejected the Indian government’s imposition of an INR221 billion (USD3.0 billion) tax demand on the UK’s Vodafone Group, relating to the company’s... more

Supersociedades confirms Avantel reorganisation agreement

Colombia’s Superintendency of Companies (Superintendencia de Sociedades, Supersociedades) has approved the ten-year reorganisation plan proposed by domestic iDEN/LTE operator Avantel, thus allowing the company to restructure its liabilities while continuing... more

Oaktree to acquire majority stake in Zzoomm

US-based asset management firm Oaktree Capital Management has reportedly agreed to pay GBP100 million (USD127 million) for a majority stake in British pure fibre provider Zzoomm, according to The Financial... more

Turkey Wealth Fund at final stage in Turkcell takeover

The state-backed Turkey Wealth Fund (TWF) has obtained all necessary regulatory clearances for its agreed share transactions to become the controlling shareholder of mobile and fixed network operator Turkcell, the... more