3 Sep 2021

Wireless

Vodafone UK refarms block of 900MHz for 4G use; claims breakthrough on energy consumption in 5G trial

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced it is undertaking a project aimed at making ‘the best and most efficient use of spectrum and energy resources’, with it... more

TRAI bars telcos and partners from offering MNP-specific tariffs

Sector watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a direction clarifying that service providers may not offer special discounts to customers switching provider via mobile number portability... more

LPTIC announces project to extend 4G coverage to south of country

The Libyan Post, Telecommunication & Information Technology Company (LPTIC), the government holding company in charge of all state-owned telecoms, has announced work is underway on an infrastructure development programme to... more

Rwanda tightens SIM registration

Rwanda has strengthened its SIM card registration process, making it more difficult from mobile phones to be used for fraudulent purposes. New directives implemented by the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority... more

Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Colt Technology Services and Getlink have announced a 25-year contract, which will see Colt install its IQ Network through the Channel Tunnel, allowing a transfer capacity of several Tbps per... more

CamTel launches ‘Blue Home’ broadband following rebranding

Cameroon state-owned telecoms operator CamTel has launched the first product under its recently-unveiled Blue brand, reports Digital Business Africa. ‘Blue Home’ is a fixed-wireless residential and office broadband service, offering... more

Corporate/Financial

eir reports ‘strong, improving results’ for Q4 FY21

Ireland’s eir has published its financial results for both the quarter and the year ended 30 June 2021, recording what it called ‘strong, improving results in line with expectations’ for... more

Another bidder emerges for Xfone, as arrangement manager recommends Widely Mobile’s offer

Following confirmed bids for Israeli mobile network operator (MNO) 018 Xfone from rivals Cellcom – via its Golan Telecom subsidiary – and Partner Communications earlier this month, Globes reported earlier... more

WOW! completes USD1.1bn sale of its Ohio business to Atlantic Broadband

US ISP Wide Open West (WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone) has announced the completion of the sale of its Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio service areas to Atlantic Broadband, a subsidiary... more