16 Aug 2021

Wireless

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

DISH Network has confirmed that its Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile and Republic Wireless MVNO subsidiaries ended 30 June 2021 with a total of 8.895 million subscribers. The company's 10-Q report,... more

MTN Group confirms it will not take part in Ethiopia’s next licence tender

South Africa-based telecoms giant MTN Group has confirmed it does not intend to take part in the Ethiopian government’s planned tender for a second new communications licence. MTN was one... more

A1 launches 5G in Croatia as rivals push ahead with network rollouts

A1 Croatia has launched the country’s second 5G mobile network following the completion of a 5G spectrum auction last week. A1 is utilising frequencies in the 700MHz and 3.5GHz bands... more

DITO launches services in a further seven cities

The Philippines’ new third telco DITO Telecommunity Corp announced on Saturday (14 August) that as part of its ongoing network rollout, it has launched services in seven new cities, namely:... more

Airtel and Jio complete 800MHz spectrum transfer

Indian full-service provider Bharti Airtel has completed the sale of a portion of its 800MHz spectrum to rival operator Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), the Economic Times writes. Airtel transferred spectrum... more

Sercomtel teams up with Nokia, Embrapa for 3.5GHz 5G trial

Brazilian regional operator Sercomtel has teamed up with Finnish vendor Nokia and the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuaria, Embrapa) for a successful 5G trial in Londrina... more

Broadband

Vocus and Nokia launch 200G optical network

Australia’s Vocus has deployed Finnish vendor Nokia’s solution to set up 200G optical links covering more than 4,100km between Brisbane and Darwin. In a press release regarding the development, Nokia... more

Corporate/Financial

United Group to acquire Wind Hellas to create converged business in Greece

United Group is to expand its operations in Greece via the proposed acquisition of local cellco Wind Hellas. The group says it has reached a sale agreement with Wind’s majority... more

Vi net loss widens to INR73bn

Debt-laden Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has reported gross revenue of INR91.52 billion (USD1.2 billion) for the three months to end-June 2021 – the first quarter of its fiscal year... more

Singtel reports all-round improvement in Q1 compared to a year ago

Singtel Group has published a business update for the three months ended 30 June 2021, reporting a net profit of SGD445 million (USD328.6 million) compared to a loss of SGD20... more

TDC reports increases in revenue, EBITDA in Q2 2021

Danish telco TDC has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2021, reporting a 1.3% increase in revenues year-on-year to DKK3.965 billion (USD628 million), up from... more

Turkcell Q2 revenue jumps 23.5%

Turkish telecoms group Turkcell reported ‘robust financial performance despite the impact of the pandemic’ in Q2 2021. Quarterly group revenues grew by 23.5% year-on-year to TRY8.548 billion (USD1.002 billion), supported... more