25 Aug 2021

Wireless

CamTel revamps services under Blue brand

Cameroonian telecoms operator CamTel has unveiled its new ‘Blue’ brand name as it prepares to launch nationwide commercial mobile and data services in the country, Journal du Cameroun reports. General... more

Digicel Fiji investing FJD13m in LTE network upgrade

In response to increased demand for data as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown in the country, mobile network operator (MNO) Digicel Fiji is spending a further FJD13 million (USD6.2... more

Orange to ditch Amena brand from 13 September

Orange Espana has confirmed that its long-running Amena sub-brand will be discontinued from 13 September, with all subscribers migrated to the main Orange brand by end-2021. Orange notes that, following... more

Broadband

Telenor Norge introduces new 5G fixed-wireless plans with higher speeds

Telenor Norge has announced it is increasing the maximum speeds available for its 5G-based fixed-wireless service, ‘Tradlost Bredband’ (‘Wireless Broadband’), with the introduction of a new top-tier plan providing downlink... more

Windstream Wholesale to expand transport network

Windstream Wholesale has commenced the initial work to add fibre to three routes on its transport network. The routes in question are: New York City to Albany to Montreal; Jacksonville... more

Wireline

AzTelekom upgrades exchanges to IMS

Azerbaijan state-owned operator AzTelekom has upgraded its Alcatel 1000 S-12 telephone exchanges to a modern IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) platform. The company has announced the new systems have been installed... more

Corporate/Financial

CityFibre to gain new shareholders in GBP1bn deal?

CityFibre appears set to gain two new shareholders, with The Financial Times reporting that Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Company and Interogo Holding – the investment arm of... more

Altice to sell Infratower unit to Cellnex

Altice Portugal has created a new unit called Infratower to facilitate the sale of a number of cell towers to Spanish infrastructure firm Cellnex. According to Jornal de Negocios, the... more

PPF Telecom reports rising revenue, profits in 1H21

Netherlands-based PPF Group’s telecommunications division PPF Telecom Group, which contains its operations in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia and Montenegro, has reported increased sales, operating income and net... more