23 Nov 2020

Wireless

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

Kazakhstan has its second MVNO, with the announcement of Jysan Mobile, a virtual operator affiliated with local financial institution Jysan Bank. The newcomer is launching over the Tele2/Altel network, with... more

Nice work: SFR claims first French 5G launch

Altice France (SFR) announced the commercial launch of its 5G mobile network services in the southeast city of Nice on 20 November, with coverage initially spanning over 50% of the... more

Togocel issued licence to test 5G in ‘real conditions’, govt says

Togo Cellulaire (Togocel) has been granted a licence to trial 5G services in real world conditions in the country, according to the government’s portal, Republique. The move comes two years... more

eir expands 5G network to 45% of the population

Irish telecoms operator eir has announced that its 5G mobile network is now available to more than 45% of the population. The firm says it has continued the expansion of... more

DNA 5G covers 31 cities, 27% of Finns

DNA Finland, the country’s third largest mobile operator by subscribers, has announced the latest five cities to receive its commercial 5G network coverage: Jarvenpaa, Kerava, Tuusula, Kaarina and Naantali. In... more

Proud Prairie: Rogers 5G rolling into Manitoba

Canada’s largest mobile operator by subscribers Rogers Communications has expanded its commercial 5G mobile network services to the province of Manitoba, launching initially in the cities of Winnipeg and Brandon.... more

Claro teams up with Nokia for 5G trial

Claro Colombia has launched a live 5G network trial with Finnish vendor Nokia. The pilot, which the partners say is the largest to take place in the country to date,... more

Broadband

Zen inks deal to launch Gigabit services over CityFibre network

Privately-owned ISP Zen Internet has announced plans to offer full fibre services to end users across the United Kingdom by teaming up with wholesale full fibre provider CityFibre. Zen, which... more

Wireline

Government signs contract with French company to restore SOCATEL network

The Central African Republic’s Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPT) has signed a contract with French company Global Technologies to resurrect the country’s monopoly fixed line operator Societe Africaine de... more

Corporate/Financial

Iliad now owns 96.7% of Play

French telco group Iliad now holds 96.7% of the capital and voting rights of Poland’s second largest cellco by subscribers, Play (registered as P4). Thomas Reynaud, Chief Executive Officer of... more

WOM books 20% uptick in Q3 revenue

Chilean mobile provider WOM has reported total revenue of CLP157 billion (USD205 million) for the three months to end-September 2020, representing an increase of 20% year-on-year, whilst adjusted EBITDA for... more