10 May 2021

Wireless

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

UK-based ‘audio-visual and unified communications specialist’ Cinos has launched MVNO services via the EE network. Mobile News quotes Cinos executive director Dan Worman as saying: ‘Connectivity and collaboration sit at... more

Citymesh granted extended user rights for 3.5GHz band

Belgian telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has granted telecom operator Citymesh permission to use its licences in the 3.5GHz band across the entire country.... more

ATRA issues notice for 4G auction

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has published an Invitation To Apply (ITA) to participate in the upcoming auction of additional spectrum in the 1800MHz, 2100MHz and 2600MHz bands for... more

Broadband

Telstra outlines plans to develop ‘5G Home Internet’ service

Australian communications provider Telstra has confirmed it expects to expand the reach of its ‘5G Home Internet’ service to more locations this year, while also outlining other actions it is... more

Corporate/Financial

Algar Telecom to acquire Vogel Telecom for BRL600m

Brazilian regional operator Algar Telecom has agreed to acquire B2B player Vogel Telecom in a deal worth BRL600 million (USD114.5 million). The takeover, which will be carried out via Algar’s... more

Zain Group reports drops in revenues, EBITDA in 1Q21

Kuwait-based telecoms group Zain has published its consolidated financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2021, reporting a 6% decrease in revenues year-on-year to KWD382 million (USD1.27 billion),... more

NBN Co records 23% y-o-y increase in revenues in 9M21

Australia’s NBN Co has reported a total revenue of AUD3.5 billion (USD2.7 billion) for the nine-month period ended 31 March 2021, with the company attributing the increase in turnover against... more

Telkomsel ploughs another USD300m into ride-hailing firm Gojek

Having pumped USD150 million into ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek only last November, Telkom Indonesia mobile arm Telkomsel has confirmed it is ploughing a further USD300 million into the Southeast... more