7 Dec 2020

Wireless

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

Swedish telecoms group Tele2 has agreed to sell its German business to the Tele2 Germany management team for an enterprise value of up to EUR22.8 million (USD27.7 million), dependent upon... more

PLDT-Smart to upgrade ‘40% of sites to 5G’ by end-2021

PLDT Inc. cellular arm Smart Communications aims to upgrade ‘40% of its sites’ to 5G technology by end-2021, the company said in a press release at the weekend. Under the... more

MegaFon launches Tajikistan’s first VoLTE service

MegaFon Tajikistan has claimed the country’s first commercial VoLTE launch, enabling high quality IP voice calls over its 4G mobile network, with shorter call setup time, plus simultaneous high speed... more

Broadband

TIM demonstrates long-distance gigabit FWA

Telecom Italia (TIM) says it has achieved a speed of 1Gbps over a long-distance fixed-wireless access (FWA) link using 26GHz millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G technology. Working with Ericsson, Qualcomm and... more

Slovak telcos sign new fibre sharing agreement

Orange Slovensko and Slovak Telekom (ST) have improved their sharing of optical network facilities. Orange says the new GPON sharing arrangement will enable both telcos to expand their services outside... more

Corporate/Financial

MTN announces changes to regional structure following strategic review

Emerging markets mobile telecommunications operator MTN Group announced last Friday (4 December) that it has completed a review of its group strategy with a renewed focus on ‘accelerating growth, deleveraging... more

Tele2 sells its German business

Tele2 has announced it has agreed to sell its German business to the Tele2 Germany management for an enterprise value of up to EUR22.8 million (USD27.6 million), depending on the... more

Speed Fibre Group acquires Magnet from CVC

Speed Fibre Group, an Irish investment vehicle focused on telecoms infrastructure, has announced the completion of a deal to buy 100% of Magnet Networks from Columbia Ventures Corporation (CVC). According... more

Viatel swoops for Irish Telecom; deal follows October Ripplecom takeover

Ireland’s Viatel Group has announced the acquisition of domestic B2B player Irish Telecom Services, which specialises in fully managed corporate connectivity. Irish Telecom, which has offices in Dublin and Cork,... more

Miscellaneous

Osiptel standardises user contracts

Peruvian telecoms watchdog the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) has issued a new order requiring service providers to use a... more