15 Feb 2021

Wireless

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

Belgium saw the debut of a new MVNO on 13 February, when utility player One Bill Global (OBG) launched over the Proximus network. Founded in 2019, OBG currently offers energy... more

stc, Ericsson ink managed services agreement

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has selected Ericsson as its managed services provider in Saudi Arabia. According to the agreement, the Swedish networking leader will deploy Ericsson Operations Engine to strengthen... more

Broadband

Starlink pre-ordering in at least 18 countries; keen interest reported in Canada

Pre-ordering for SpaceX’s Starlink low-earth orbit satellite internet service is proving popular across rural areas of Canada, where the advance offer was recently opened up to all potential customers, according... more

Corporate/Financial

Rakuten vows to stick with mobile venture despite ‘record loss’ on rollout costs

Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO of Japanese e-commerce group Rakuten, has said that the company will forge ahead with its fledgling mobile telecommunications venture despite posting a ‘record loss’ as... more

Vi narrows net loss to INR45bn

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has booked gross revenues of INR108.9 billion (USD1.5 billion) for the three months to end-December 2020, down from INR110.9 billion in the year-ago period, but... more

Singtel reports fall in Q3 revenues and earnings

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel) has published its financial results for its third quarter ended 31 December 2020, confirming that group operating revenue dropped 3.2% year-on-year to SGD4.239 billion (USD3.2 billion), as... more

Ooredoo full-year revenue falls 4%

Qatar-based multinational telecoms group Ooredoo reported that its consolidated annual revenue fell 4% to QAR28.867 billion (USD7.862 billion) in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic impact, with a reduction in... more