4 Oct 2021

Mobile

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

Retail giant Carrefour Brazil has reportedly requested permission from the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) to launch a new MVNO. The preparations – which are said to... more

NuRAN announces first live site in Cameroon

NuRAN Wireless has announced that its first site has gone live in Cameroon, with the initial 48 of 242 sites planned to be completed shortly. The Cameroon site is part... more

PLDT’s Smart launches 5G SA network in Makati City

Smart Communications, the mobile arm of Philippines telecoms giant PLDT Inc., has switched on its 5G Standalone (SA) mobile network in Makati City in preparation for the widespread adoption of... more

O2 Czech Republic and CETIN ‘offer to settle’ in EU antitrust case

Reuters reports EU antitrust regulators as saying that Czech mobile operator O2 Czech Republic and the country’s telecoms infrastructure provider, CETIN, have put forward options designed to settle charges of... more

KDDI to deploy Samsung cloud-native 5G vRAN solution

Samsung Electronics has announced that it will deploy its cloud-native fully virtualised Radio Access Network (vRAN) solutions for the mid-band spectrum in Japanese operator KDDI’s 5G network. The pair have... more

DoT’s USD411m penalty notice could spark fresh legal disputes

Indian telecoms operators Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) have received notices from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) demanding a cumulative penalty of INR30.5 billion (USD411 million) within three weeks,... more

Fixed Broadband

Tele2 launches pilot fibre network project in Vilnius

Lithuanian mobile operator Tele2 has announced that it is preparing to offer customers fibre-optic broadband internet services. The operator plans to launch a pilot project covering up to 8,000 households... more

TDC Net selects Nokia for XGS-PON deployment

Nokia has been selected as the sole supplier by TDC Net to connect more than one million homes and businesses in Denmark with XGS-PON fibre. Starting in Copenhagen, Odense, Aarhus... more

Fixed Voice

Vodafone to migrate 10,000 customers from legacy copper landlines by April 2022

Vodafone New Zealand has announced plans to begin moving customers still using older circuit-switched phone lines (POTS) onto VoIP services, such as voice over fibre, HFC, broadband fixed-wireless access (BFWA)... more

Corporate/Financial

4iG completes Invitech takeover

Hungarian ICT group 4iG announced completion of the 100% takeover of corporate telecoms and IT/network infrastructure solutions provider Invitech for an undisclosed price on 30 September 2021. The deal –... more

Kcell completes 24% share sale via bourse; Jysan Bank picks up stake

In a note to the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) on 1 October, Kazakhtelecom confirmed that it has completed the sale of 24% of shares in its mobile subsidiary Kcell via... more

Great Plains Communications closes USA Communications takeover

Midwestern telecoms operator Great Plains Communications (GPC) has completed its previously announced acquisition of USA Communications, an ISP headquartered in Kearney, Nebraska. The two companies entered into a definitive agreement... more

Oi to delist American Depository Receipts from NYSE

Brazilian telco Oi has confirmed that its Board of Directors approved the company’s intention to delist its Common American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in... more