25 May 2021

Wireless

Telefonica, 1&1 Drillisch conclude national roaming contract

Drillisch Online, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 1&1 Drillisch, has announced it has concluded a long-term national roaming agreement with Telefonica Deutschland, as it seeks to become Germany’s fourth mobile network... more

MASMOVIL enlists Ericsson for Standalone 5G upgrade

Grupo MASMOVIL has awarded Ericsson a contract to upgrade its core network with 5G Standalone (SA) technology. This core network transformation project includes the deployment of the vendor’s dual-mode 5G... more

Jio, Airtel deploy additional spectrum

India’s two largest cellcos by subscribers Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) and Bharti Airtel have announced that they are deploying additional spectrum across several circles to boost 4G connectivity in the... more

ARCEP slaps Moov Africa Togo with USD1.1m fine following hearing

Togo’s Telecommunication and Posts Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) has issued Moov Africa Togo with a fine of XOF593 million (USD1.1 million) for ‘serious and lasting breaches of its obligation to provide... more

Fastweb 5G now available in more than 460 locations

Italian fixed and mobile operator Fastweb has expanded the coverage of its 5G network to reach more than 460 municipalities. A report from Mondo Mobile Web says the firm has... more

Telkomsel plots fourfold expansion in VoLTE coverage in 2021

Telkom Indonesia-owned mobile network operator (MNO) Telkomsel has announced that as part of a wider transition from 2G and 3G services to 4G LTE, it plans to increase its VoLTE... more

Unitel ‘waiting’ for 5G licensing; targets four priority provinces for 5G rollout

Angola’s mobile market leader Unitel is waiting for the telecoms regulator – Angolan Institute of Communications (Instituto Angolano das Comunicacoes, INACOM) – to allocate 5G frequencies and issue permission for... more

Red Compartida seeks 700MHz rollout extension; network now serves 2.6m users

Altan Redes, the consortium which operates Mexico’s Red Compartida open access 700MHz network, is seeking an extension of its final rollout obligation, El Universal reports. As per the article, Altan... more

Broadband

Allo selects Nokia for gigabit fibre network rollout

Swedish vendor Nokia says it has been selected by Malaysia’s Allo – a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian multinational electricity company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) – to deploy a gigabit... more

Corporate/Financial

CityFibre considering sale of minority stake as it mulls further expansion plans

British pure fibre provider CityFibre is reportedly considering the sale of a minority stake in a deal worth up to GBP1 billion (USD1.4 billion), The Mail on Sunday reports. According... more

WOM announces ‘merger by absorption’ of Avantel

Colombian mobile newcomer WOM has announced plans to stage a ‘merger by absorption’ of its sister company, Avantel. The proposed tie-up was unanimously approved by WOM’s General Assembly of Shareholders... more

China Mobile planning Shanghai share issue after NYSE delisting

Chinese full-service provider China Mobile has unveiled plans for a listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange after it was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – along with... more