2 Aug 2021

Wireless

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

Spain’s postal service, Correos (legally known as Sociedad Estatal Correos y Telegrafos has launched a new MVNO under the Correos Telecom brand. It is understood that the service will initially... more

Telekom Srbija to launch mobile services in North Macedonia by end-2021

Telekom Srbija (MTS) has commenced the procedure of establishing a subsidiary in North Macedonia, SeeNews writes citing Serbian media reports. The unit in North Macedonia will be named Mtel (m:tel)... more

Optus demos NR-DC technology

Australian mobile network operator (MNO) Optus has completed a demonstration showcasing the use of New Radio Dual Connectivity (NR-DC) technology to aggregate its mid-band 3500MHz spectrum assets with its recently... more

Mauritius Telecom launches 5G network

my.t mobile, Mauritius Telecom's mobile network, has launched 5G services in the country one month after it obtained a 5G licence, reports L'Express Maurice. Speaking at the launch ceremony in... more

Vodafone NZ activates 5G in Whanganui

Vodafone New Zealand has switched on 5G in parts of Whanganui, a city in the Manawatu-Whanganui region of the North Island. Having recently tripled mobile capacity in the region, the... more

Videotron plans expansion to new provinces following 3.5GHz 5G investment

Quebec-based cable and mobile network operator Videotron – which spent CAD830.0 million (USD665 million) in Canada’s 3.5GHz 5G spectrum auction – stated in a press release that: ‘The strategic investment... more

Broadband

DCMS publishes update on ‘Project Gigabit’

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has published an update on the UK government’s ‘Project Gigabit’ plan, setting out a proposed procurement pipeline for the first and... more

Antel to invest USD147m to achieve nationwide FTTH coverage

Uruguayan state-owned operator Antel plans to invest a total of USD147 million in the development of its fibre-optic network during 2022, La Diaria cites the company’s president Gabriel Gurmendez as... more

Telekom FTTH network reaches 2.5m homes

Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), upgraded fixed broadband speeds for an additional 212,000 households in June. The firm says that a total of 34.2... more

Digicel Fiji launches satellite broadband service for rural users

Digicel Fiji has reportedly launched its satellite broadband service, Digisat, as it looks to provide affordable high speed data connectivity to people living in rural and remote communities in Fiji.... more

Corporate/Financial

Axiata to acquire 66% LinkNet stake

Indonesian mobile operator XL Axiata and its parent, Axiata Group, have announced the signing of a non-binding term sheet to purchase 1.82 billion shares, or 66.03%, of domestic broadband ISP... more

DELTA Fiber secures EUR2bn for 2m premises network buildout

Dutch fibre/cable network operating group DELTA Fiber Nederland has secured EUR2 billion (USD2.4 billion) in financing to support a planned rollout of XGS-PON fibre enabling access speeds up to 10Gbps... more

Indosat books improved revenues, profits in 1H21; unveils phased 3G network shutdown

Publicly listed telecommunications operator PT Indosat (Indosat Ooredoo) has reported a solid set of financial and operational results for the six months ending 30 June 2021, with revenues increasing 11.4%... more

Telus Q2 revenues climb 10%

Canadian full-service operator Telus reported that its consolidated operating revenues for the second quarter of 2021 increased by 10% year-on-year to CAD4.1 billion (USD3.3 billion). EBITDA rose by 6.8% to... more