1 Feb 2021

Wireless

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

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published its ‘Licence Framework for the Establishment of Mobile Virtual Network Operators in Nigeria’, following a consultation period in December 2020. As per the... more

Cyta launches 5G services to 70% of population

Cypriot mobile operator Cyta (Cytamobile-Vodafone) has launched 5G services capable of providing speeds of 1Gbps. The company advertises population footprint of 70% at launch, with plans to extend the coverage... more

Orange ends 5G network sharing discussions with Free

French telecoms operator Orange has ended its negotiations with rival Free Mobile regarding a 5G mobile network sharing agreement. In a statement, the market leader highlighted: ‘Given a divergence in... more

Orange Espana 5G coverage reaches 121 municipalities

Orange Espana has announced that its 5G network now covers 121 municipalities across 38 provinces. The telco’s footprint includes large cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville, Zaragoza, Bilbao, A... more

Broadband

TIM presents open access fibre plan to cover 1,600 markets by 2025

Telecom Italia (TIM) has presented the Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom) with its plan for a co-investment offer to deploy fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks across the... more

CETIN outlines latest network modernisation drive as average connection speed hits 105Mbps

Czech telecoms infrastructure provider CETIN, a member of the PPF Group, has announced that as it continues to modernise its network throughout the Republic, the average connection speed available reached... more

Turk Telekom claims a first with Software Defined Network Enabled Broadband Access

Turk Telekom (TT) has claimed a ‘world first’ by testing Software Defined Network Enabled Broadband Access (SEBA) technology with a group of customers in Turkey, in cooperation with its R&D... more

Corporate/Financial

Airtel Africa books strong revenue growth

Airtel Africa, Bharti Airtel’s majority-owned pan-African division, has reported turnover of USD1.03 billion for the three months to end-December 2020, up 17% from USD883 million a year earlier. EBITDA for... more

MTS earmarks USD300m New Development Bank loan for network/cloud infrastructure

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has signed a seven-year USD300 million credit agreement with the New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa)... more