29 Oct 2021

Mobile

MegaFon forming independent tower company

Russian mobile operator MegaFon has revealed it is selling tower infrastructure assets and transferring them to an independent venture in partnership with established Russian tower firm Vertical, ComNews reported. MegaFon... more

Court denies Bell, Telus attempts to block Videotron’s western 5G purchases

Canada’s Federal Court has denied requests from national telecoms operators Bell and Telus to block Quebec-based rival Videotron from purchasing 3500MHz 5G ‘set-aside’ mobile licences in western provinces it won... more

EE begins using 700MHz spectrum for ‘indoor 5G’

British mobile network operator (MNO) EE, a subsidiary of BT, has announced the next phase of its 5G rollout, confirming it has switched on ‘indoor 5G’ at more than 50... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Rakuten Mobile has announced the conclusion of a joint construction agreement with NTT Communications Corporation, KDDI Corporation and SoftBank Corp for the deployment of a high-capacity fibre-optic submarine cable aiming... more

Ofcom issues decision on wholesale regulation in the Hull area

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has published its decision on regulating wholesale fixed telecoms markets in the Hull Area between 2021 and 2026, setting out how it plans to regulate local... more

Telenet partners with Fluvius to create ‘data network of the future’ in Flanders

Belgian full-service telecom operator Telenet has signed a deal with utility provider Fluvius to create what it describes as a ‘data network of the future’ in the Flanders region, including... more

Liquid and Orange to share African networks

Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange have formed a partnership to share infrastructure in Africa. The agreement will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive network in West Africa, including the new... more

Corporate/Financial

Millicom Q3 revenues up 6.5% to USD1.1bn

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) – which offers mobile and cable broadband in Latin America under the Tigo brand – has reported quarterly revenues of USD1.093 billion for the three months... more

TTK consumer business fails to attract any bidders

Russian fixed broadband operator TransTeleCom (TTK) has failed to attract any bidders for its consumer division, ComNews reports. No applications were entered for an auction which had been scheduled for... more

Proximus on track for FY21 outlook following 2.4% rise in Q3 underlying revenues

Belgian full-service telecom operator Proximus has announced a 2.4% year-on-year increase in group underlying revenue to EUR1.4 billion (USD1.6 billion) for the third quarter of 2021, with a 12.6% increase... more

Airtel Africa books strong second quarter

Airtel Africa – the African division of Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel – has announced its financial results for the second quarter of its fiscal year, registering strong year-on-year growth... more

Vivendi committed as TIM shareholder

French media and communications firm Vivendi says it is committed to supporting Telecom Italia (TIM) as its largest shareholder, despite disappointing financial results from the Italian telco. A report from... more