18 Oct 2021

Mobile

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

Lebara Mobile France will switch network hosts on 1 January 2022. The MVNO’s wholesale deal with Bouygues Telecom will expire at end-December and all subscriptions will transfer to the Orange... more

Nokia to roll out 5G for T-2 in Slovenia

T-2 of Slovenia has awarded Nokia a five-year contract as sole vendor to expand its single RAN footprint and deploy 5G equipment. Nokia will provide solutions from its AirScale radio... more

Fixed Broadband

Virgin Media and O2 UK launch first converged services

Following the completion of their merger back in June 2021, Virgin Media and O2 UK – both of which are now part of the enlarged Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) entity... more

TRCSL director general targets islandwide broadband coverage by end-2022

The Director General of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Sri Lanka (TRCSL), Oshada Senanayake, has said that under the government’s ‘Communication to the Village National Programme’, plans are underway to provide... more

Globe to build 1.4m fibre ports by end-2021; 1,759 5G sites now live

Globe Telecom says it is on course to have built out a total of 1.4 million fibre-optic lines by the end of this year, having massively accelerated the pace of... more

Nkom notifies ESA of proposed price regulation for Telenor’s wholesale fixed-wireless service

Norway’s National Communications Authority Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has sent a draft decision regarding price regulation related to Telenor Norge’s wholesale fixed-wireless broadband to the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA). In a... more

Rogers expanding 1.5Gbps FTTH in Ottawa, surrounding locations

Canadian fixed and mobile network operator Rogers Communications reported that it is investing over CAD188 million (USD152 million) to extend 1.5Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services to more than 24,000 additional homes... more

VOO extends gigabit broadband to Charleroi

Belgian cable operator VOO has announced its gigabit broadband service is now available in Charleroi following deployment of a new DOCSIS 3.1 network. The 'Gigaboost' option costs an extra EUR15... more

CNMC reworks Telefonica’s wholesale fibre obligations

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) has approved definitive regulations relating to the country’s wholesale broadband access markets (Markets 1/2020... more

Corporate/Financial

Telefonica sells El Salvador unit for USD144m

Telefonica Centroamerica Inversiones has reached an agreement for the sale of its entire 99.3% stake in Telefonica Moviles El Salvador (Movistar) to General International Telecom Limited. The price of the... more

Rakuten Mobile acquiring stake in JTOWER to soften 4G, 5G network costs

Rakuten Mobile, the wireless arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten Inc., is looking to purchase a stake in domestic tower operator JTOWER as a way of reducing the costs for... more

Tele-Post Greenland becomes Tusass

Tele-Post Greenland (TELE Greenland) has changed its name to Tusass, which it has been using as a product name for some years. ‘The values in our current Tusass services mean... more