11 Jan 2021

Wireless

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

Toronto-based Data On Tap has announced that it has been approved as Canada’s first Full MVNO by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Since applying for Proposed Full MVNO... more

Arcep orders Free Caraibe to comply with deployment obligations by end-2021

French telecoms regulator Arcep has published Decision No. 2020-1455-RDPI, ordering Free Caraibe to comply with its first deployment obligations in the French overseas territories (FOT) of Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana,... more

NTC blames COVID-19 crisis for latest delays to MNP

The Philippines’ full rollout of mobile number portability (MNP) has been further delayed by the logistical problems caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) deputy commissioner Edgardo... more

Tele2 picks Nokia for 5G core rollout

Sweden-based Tele2 group has selected Nokia to roll out its core 5G networks in Sweden and the Baltic states. The Finnish vendor will deploy Standalone (SA) 5G core and Voice-over-5G... more

Iliad loses fight to block WINDTRE-Fastweb 5G network deal

An Italian regional court has dismissed a request by the country’s smallest cellco, Iliad, to block a 5G network sharing partnership between WINDTRE and Fastweb which was unveiled in June... more

Corporate/Financial

Report claims DT preparing sale of T-Mobile Netherlands

According to sources cited by Dutch financial daily Financieele Dagblad, Deutsche Telekom (DT) is preparing a sale of its subsidiary T-Mobile Netherlands. Reuters writes that the unnamed sources said DT... more

Telus International files documents with SEC for proposed IPO

Canadian telco Telus Corporation’s subsidiary Telus International has filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a proposed initial public offering (IPO), with a preliminary... more

Vodafone to transfer Cornerstone stake to Vantage Towers

Vodafone UK has announced that it intends to transfer its 50% stake in UK tower firm Cornerstone to Vantage Towers – the infrastructure firm launched by Vodafone Group in July... more