27 Nov 2020

Wireless

TogoCom launches 5G, claims a first for West Africa

Agence Ecofin reports that TogoCom, the telecoms holding company created by the formal transformation of the Togo Telecom Group, has launched 5G services on a commercial basis. Claiming a first... more

Orange Senegal conducts 5G test

Orange Senegal staged the country’s first 5G test on 24 November in partnership with Chinese hardware vendor Huawei, reports Agence Ecofin. Company officials have stated 5G trials could take place... more

Palapa Ring helps deliver improved mobile connectivity in remote Indonesian islands, report says

UK-based mobile analytics company Opensignal says that the completion of the final phase of the Palapa Ring project in Indonesia last year – aimed at reducing the geographical digital divide... more

TMCEL improves mobile money service with Ericsson

Mozambique fixed and wireless operator Mocambique Telecom (TMCEL) is improving its mobile money services under a new five-year deal with Ericsson to expand and modernise its network and digital services... more

Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Cypriot telco Cyta has confirmed that it is poised to start work on the deployment of a submarine cable sub-system known as ARSINOE, after receiving an operating licence from the... more

Telenor Norge launches 5G fixed-wireless commercially as Telia Norge contracts Eltel for FWA deployment

Telenor Norge has announced an update to its fixed-wireless access (FWA) broadband service, with the addition of 5G-enabled equipment and faster speeds as a result. In a press release the... more

Proximus signs definitive fibre rollout partnership agreement with EQT infrastructure

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus and EQT Infrastructure (through its portfolio company Delta Fibre) have signed a definitive agreement specifying the terms of their plan to deploy a fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP)... more

Wizion stripped of licences, report says

The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Cambodia (MPTC) has reportedly stripped ISP Chuan Wei Cambodia, which trades as Wizion, of three licences for breaching the terms of its concessions. According... more

KPN collaborating on quantum network development

The Netherlands’ KPN is partnering QuTech, SURF and OPNT on a project to develop a first-of-its-kind quantum network in the Randstad metropolitan area (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht). The... more

Liquid Telecom improves Botswana fibre links

African telco group Liquid Telecom is activating a new 82km cross-border link between South Africa and Botswana, as it seeks to improve connectivity between the latter country and Liquid’s 73,000km... more

Corporate/Financial

Telekom Malaysia claims ‘strong performance’ in 3Q20

Telekom Malaysia has reported what it called a ‘strong performance’ following the publication of its financial results for the third quarter of 2020, with the operator posting quarter-on-quarter increases in... more

Axiata reports ‘strong rebound’ in third quarter of 2020

Malaysia-based telecoms group Axiata has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2020, reporting a ‘strong rebound’ in the period under review as movement restrictions in... more

Digicel books 8% drop in EBITDA; offers to buy back bonds

Irish-owned, Jamaica-based telecoms group Digicel Group has reported that its earnings for the three-months to end-September 2020 fell by 13% compared to the same period of last year, the Irish... more