15 Nov 2021

Mobile

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

Brazil has a new MVNO, in the form of Nomo. According to Mobile Time, the newcomer is backed by investors from companies such as Stone, Nubank and Ebanx, while Iporanga... more

TPG Telecom’s 5G network now covers 85% of the population in ten major cities and regions

TPG Telecom, which offers mobile services under the Vodafone Australia banner, has announced that it has reached ‘over 85% 5G population coverage in ten of Australia’s largest cities and regions’.... more

TRCSL’s planned spectrum auction to include 5G frequencies

A report from online portal News First claims that the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) plans to issue a tranche of telecom licences via auction, including 5G spectrum... more

Ericsson wins five-year managed services deal with MTN Rwanda

MTN Rwanda has contracted Ericsson to deploy a network operations centre (NOC) under a five-year managed services agreement. The pair have been working together since Ericsson installed MTN’s GSM system... more

Fixed Broadband

TFL fibre expansion takes in over 5,000 homes in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka

Fijian operator Telecom Fiji Ltd (TFL) has revealed that as part of its ongoing rollout of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology more than 5,000 homes in Suva, Nadi and Lautoka now have... more

Starlink now serving 140,000 subs across 20 countries

Starlink – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture – has revealed that it is now serving around 140,000 subscriptions across more than... more

Corporate/Financial

NBI reportedly aims to find new financial backers

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), is said to be planning to search for... more

Drahi reportedly aiming to boost BT stake

Patrick Drahi is reportedly looking to increase his stake in BT Group with a view to boosting his influence at the British communications provider, Reuters reports, citing three sources familiar... more

Vi narrows losses in September period

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has booked a net loss of INR71.45 billion (USD960 million) for the three months to end-September 2021, narrowing its losses from INR73.13 billion in the... more

Digi Communications revenue up 12.5% in Q3

Romania-based Digi Communications has published its financial results for the three-month period ending 30 September 2021, reporting a 12.5% year-on-year increase in group revenue (excluding intersegment revenue and other income)... more

Positive third quarter for OTE Group

OTE Group of Greece has reported revenues of EUR861.4 million (USD986 million) for the third quarter of 2021, up 1.8% year-on-year. Domestic sales were up 3.5%, driven by strong growth... more