14 Jun 2021

Wireless

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

Brazil is now home to a new MVNO targeting customers with left-wing political sympathies. Known as LeftFone, the virtual operator has been launched by financial firm LeftBank. According to TeleSintese,... more

DITO close to hitting one million subscribers milestone

DITO Telecommunity's chief technology officer Rodolfo D Santiago says the start-up will break the one million subscriber barrier ‘soon’ after successfully connecting approximately 890,000 customers to date. In a briefing... more

Altel bags new block of 900MHz spectrum as MCMC quietly publishes new ministerial orders

Spectrum reallocations in the 900MHz and 2100MHz band have come to light, following the publication of several new ministerial directions and determinations by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).... more

Govt clarifies tax plans for upcoming budget

The Pakistani government has clarified that proposed taxes on telecom services were rejected by the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and were included in a draft budget for the 2021/2022 financial... more

Airtel begins 5G trial in Gurugram

Indian cellco Bharti Airtel has activated a 5G trial network at Gurugram’s Cyber Hub, the Economic Times reports, citing sources familiar with the development. The test network uses spectrum in... more

Broadband

Nokia modernises Subisu’s optical network for high speed broadband

Finland’s Nokia has announced that it has been selected by Nepalese service provider Subisu to modernise its 1,500km backbone network stretching across East and West Nepal. The vendor has deployed... more

Ooredoo Oman expands FTTH to two new locations

Ooredoo Oman has announced the expansion of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) broadband service to additional locations in the Sultanate. Customers in Amerat Al Mehaj and Awqad in Salalah are now able... more

Wireline

Iranian government to take control of fixed networks

The government of Iran is taking full control of the country’s fixed internet infrastructure by hiving off the network assets of incumbent telco Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI). A report... more

Ukrtelecom taking Intertelecom customers in 15 regions

Ukrainian nationwide operator Ukrtelecom confirms on its website that it is ready to provide fixed telephony services to ex-customers of Intertelecom in 13 additional regions where the latter operator will... more