30 Sep 2021

Mobile

MegaCom, Beeline and O! win 2300MHz licences in Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan’s State Communications Agency (SCA) under the Ministry of Digital Development has completed an auction of wireless spectrum in the 2300MHz TDD band covering the capital city Bishkek, raising a... more

CamTel signs national roaming deal with MTN

State-owned fixed and mobile operator CamTel has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MTN Cameroon for the implementation of national roaming services. As such, the firm’s... more

MNP finally goes live in the Philippines

From today (30 September), pre-paid and post-paid mobile users in the Philippines can now hold on to their mobile number when switching service provider, as the Republic Act No. 11202,... more

PTA concludes spectrum auction in Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has confirmed that the auction of spectrum for Next Generation Mobile Services (NGMS) in the administrative regions of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJK, colloquially referred... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

IoT carrier 1NCE has received USD50 million in new financing from investors including Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank and others. 1NCE offers cellular device connectivity at a fixed price in over 100... more

Fixed Broadband

Lit Fibre goes live in Wiltshire; network deployment underway in two more counties

Lit Fibre, a new British altnet and ISP, has begun connecting the first customers to its in-deployment fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in Wiltshire, while also confirming work on its rollout in... more

Corporate/Financial

America Movil, Liberty Latin America to combine Chilean operations in 50:50 JV

America Movil (AM) and Liberty Latin America (LLA) have agreed to combine their respective Chilean operations, Claro Chile and VTR, to form a 50:50 joint venture (JV). The two parties... more

24% Kcell stake up for sale via stock exchange

State-backed Kazakhtelecom (KT) announced on 30 September 2021 the decision to sell a 24% stake in its 75%-owned mobile subsidiary Kcell via the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE). The telco’s press... more

America Movil shareholders approve LatAm tower spin-off

America Movil (AM) has announced that shareholders representing approximately 98% of its capital stock have approved the spin-off (‘escision’) of all telecoms towers and other associated passive infrastructure deployed in... more