1 Nov 2021

Mobile

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

China Telecom Americas and its US MVNO unit CTExcel have been forced to shut down their operations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). On 26 October the US watchdog adopted... more

Montenegro to hold 5G auction in December

Montenegro’s telecoms watchdog the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) has launched a public tender to award technology neutral licences for wireless frequencies in the 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2GHz... more

Globe Telecom accelerates 5G rollout in Visayas and Mindanao

Filipino carrier Globe Telecom has revealed that under its ongoing 5G network rollout programme, fifth-generation coverage has been intensified in Visayas and Mindanao, with new sites added in Bacolod City,... more

Djibouti Telecom ‘accelerates’ mobile broadband rollout, report says

Agence Ecofin reports that, ahead of the proposed sale of a 40% stake in incumbent fixed and mobile operator Djibouti Telecom, the Republic of Djibouti is claiming ‘sustained’ movement in... more

Azercell expands LTE network coverage, transfer rates

Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has announced its LTE network now covers 85.65% of the population and 74.30% of territory following additional site deployments and upgrades... more

Fixed Broadband

SIRO snags EUR620m to boost fibre footprint

Irish fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) wholesaler SIRO – a joint venture between utility firm Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and Vodafone Ireland – has confirmed that it has secured funding worth EUR620 million... more

Corporate/Financial

Batelco net profit up 9% in Q3, revenues grow 2%

Bahraini telecoms group Batelco has announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended 30 September 2021, reporting a 9% year-on-year increase in net profit for the quarter... more

Indosat reports ‘sustained growth’ as 9M revenues, profits rise

Indonesian mobile operator Indosat Ooredoo has published its financial results for the nine months ended 30 September 2021, with revenues increasing 12.0% year-on-year to IDR23.06 trillion (USD1.6 billion) from IDR20.60... more

KDDI 2Q revenues up but EBITDA and net income down

Japanese fixed and mobile operator KDDI (au) has published its second-quarter financial results for the three months ending 30 September 2021, reporting that operating revenue for the three-month period under... more