26 Nov 2020

Wireless

Orange France launching 5G in 15 municipalities on 3 Dec

Orange France announced today that it will launch its commercial 5G mobile network on 3 December 2020 in 15 municipalities including Nice, Marseille, Le Mans, Angers and Clermont Ferrand. By... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Vodafone UK is launching a new range of IoT services that it says will remove barriers to IoT adoption for businesses to track, monitor and manage assets, giving them vital... more

Broadband

UK’s Spending Review 2020 details funding for gigabit rollout for next four years

As part of the publication of the UK chancellor’s ‘Spending Review 2020’, the British government has set aside GBP1.2 billion (USD1.6 billion) to subsidise the rollout of gigabit-capable broadband over... more

Spanish govt awards Adamo EUR72m for rural fibre deployment

Spanish fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) operator Adamo has been awarded EUR72 million (USD85.7 million) by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (Ministerio de Asuntos Economicos y Transformacion Digital) to roll... more

Corporate/Financial

Vero Internet completes ISP takeovers, extends reach to 90 cities

Brazilian operator Vero Internet has completed the back-to-back acquisitions of smaller regional rivals MKA Telecom, INB Telecom and Clic Rapido and plans to rebrand the acquired units on 30 November.... more

United expects to take full control of Forthnet next year

Following on from the news last week that Amsterdam-based United Group had agreed deals to increase its stake in Greek telco and pay-TV provider Forthnet to almost 80%, the parent... more

Partner swings to loss in 3Q20 as revenues decline

Israel’s Partner Communications has published its financial results for the quarter ended 30 September 2020, with the provider swinging to a loss as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted its revenue. For... more

MegaFon Q3 revenue drops 3.9%; OIBDA climbs 2.3%

Russian cellco MegaFon reported that its revenue decreased by 3.9% year-on-year to RUB86.5 billion (USD1.1 billion) in the three months to the end of September 2020, although operating income before... more

Salt books 3.2% dip in third quarter turnover

Swiss full-service provider Salt has recorded a 3.2% drop in third quarter revenue, with turnover dipping to CHF250.3 million (USD275 million) from CHF258.6 million in Q3 2019. Adjusted EBITDA for... more