19 Jul 2021

Wireless

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

Cayon Cloud Communications has enlisted Pareteum to deploy its ‘Experience Cloud’ platform as it seeks to launch a number of new MVNO brands in Tunisia. Cayon, which was initially established... more

Airtel’s licence renewal yet to be approved, NCC clarifies

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement saying that while Airtel Nigeria has applied for the renewal of its Unified Access Service Licence (UASL), the application is yet... more

KemKominfo launches refarming in the 2.3GHz frequency band

The Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI, aka KemKominfo) has launched refarming in the 2300MHz band as it looks to improve the quality of digital cellular services through the more... more

Gabon Telecom announces 3G/4G network investment

Gabon Telecom (Moov Africa), the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has announced a XAF10 billion (USD18 million) network investment programme intended to achieve nationwide 3G and 4G... more

Ncell boosts 4G coverage with LTE-900

Ncell Axiata, Nepal’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has enhanced its 4G coverage with the addition of LTE-900 services, following its allocation in June of additional technology... more

Broadband

Openreach and Nokia partner on tests of ‘25G PON’ technology

Openreach, the infrastructure unit of British fixed line incumbent BT, has partnered with Finnish vendor Nokia to conduct the UK’s first tests of ‘25G PON’ technology, which is reportedly capable... more

Corporate/Financial

Telstra confirms discussions on possible acquisition of Digicel Pacific

Following media speculation regarding the matter, Australia’s Telstra has issued a statement confirming it has been in discussions related to a potential transaction to acquire Digicel Pacific, which has operations... more

Telefonica Colombia, KKR unveil FTTH JV

Telefonica Colombia (Movistar) has teamed up with investment firm KKR to form a new company that will deploy a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Colombia. The infrastructure firm seeks to establish... more

Partners Group takes majority stake in Italy’s EOLO

Switzerland-based investment firm Partners Group has agreed to acquire a 75% stake in Italian fixed-wireless access (FWA) operator EOLO. Partners Group is buying the entire stake held by Searchlight Capital... more