13 Jul 2021

Wireless

Africell, Nokia sign Luanda network rollout deal

Nokia has signed a deal to deploy radio access and core network technologies for Angola’s new mobile entrant Africell to provide 2G, 3G and 4G services in the capital city... more

Wind Hellas to shut down 3G by end-2022

Greek telco Wind Hellas has announced plans to shut down its nationwide 3G network by the end of next year. The deactivation of 3G sites will begin in June 2022... more

1.3m senior citizens to benefit from 50% reduction in mobile and internet prices

Approximately 1.3 million people in Ecuador over the age of 65 will benefit from a 50% reduction in basic mobile and residential fixed broadband subscriptions under the ‘Senior Citizen Plan’... more

Telenor partners with Wateen to connect towers with fibre

Norwegian-owned cellco Telenor Pakistan has partnered with ISP Wateen Telecom to connect 700 of its cell sites with fibre infrastructure to meet growing demands for bandwidth. Local daily The News... more

XL Axiata beefs up 4G network in Sukabumi

Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata has reported that, as part of its ongoing network upgrade works, its 4G LTE signal now extends to 70% of the city of... more

Broadband

Trooli confirms FTTP network passes 100,000 premises

UK-based pure fibre provider Trooli has announced a milestone in the rollout of its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, which now covers a total of 100,000 properties across parts of Berkshire, East... more

Nepal Telecom to shut down WiMAX service by end of year

State-owned telecoms provider Nepal Telecom (NT) has revealed plans to shut down its WiMAX service by the end of the year and move customers to alternative broadband technologies, reports Nepalitelecom.com.... more

Corporate/Financial

Euskaltel Board of Directors unanimously approves MASMOVIL takeover bid

The Board of Directors at Spanish regional operator Euskaltel has informed the market that it has unanimously approved the previously agreed takeover offer from Kaixo Telecom, which owns Grupo MASMOVIL.... more

CADE approves Copel Telecom sale; unconcerned by Sercomtel overlap

Brazil’s Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica, CADE) has approved the previously agreed takeover of Copel Telecom by the Bordeaux Fundo de Investimento em Participacoes Multiestrategia... more

Brisanet IPO to start on 29 July; Unifique IPO set for 27 July

Brazilian ISP Brisanet – the country’s fifth-largest broadband provider by subscribers – will launch its initial public offering (IPO) on 29 July. According to TeleTime, shares will be sold via... more