22 Nov 2021

Mobile

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

In Brazil, the General Superintendence (Superintendencia-Geral, SG) of the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica, CADE) has reportedly approved the proposed acquisition of local MVNO J.... more

Indosat Ooredoo 5G commercial rollout reaches Makassar

Indonesian mobile operator Indosat Ooredoo has announced that its ongoing deployment of commercial 5G services has reached Makassar on the island of Sulawesi. The switch-on has been made possible by... more

DICT advised to focus on delivering ICT to rural areas

Open Gov Asia reports that the Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) has been advised that it ‘should make provisions for the final mile to give more people... more

Vodafone NZ tops 10,000 Wi-Fi Calling service users

Vodafone New Zealand has announced that more than 10,000 mobile phone users are now connecting via Wi-Fi Calling, a service – sometimes referred to as Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) –... more

Fixed Broadband

Telekom FTTH footprint reaches 3m households

Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has announced that the total number of homes that are able to connect to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) has reached... more

PLDT reveals plan to launch 10Gbps Home Fibr service from December

PLDT Inc. is looking to deploy a 10Gbps 'Home Fibr' service from December, claiming the launch will ‘set the bar for the future of internet speeds in the Philippines placing... more

Rostelecom testing 10Gbps-capable GPON in St Petersburg

Rostelecom is testing 10Gbps-capable GPON (’10 GPON’) fibre broadband access in St Petersburg in partnership with Huawei, with a pilot launch of the technology scheduled for the first quarter of... more

Ofcom faces possible legal challenge over approval of Openreach’s FTTP price cut

A number of the UK’s fixed broadband infrastructure providers, including CityFibre and Gigaclear, are said to be planning to launch a legal challenge against Ofcom’s recent decision on a new... more

FiberStar Indonesia inks SD-WAN deal with Cisco

Channel Asia reports that Indonesian network infrastructure service provider FiberStar is accelerating its SD-WAN programme, after striking a partnership agreement with Cisco to deliver new solutions to enterprises across the... more

ACCC publishes latest NBN Wholesale Indicators Report

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed that there are now more than 8.5 million fixed broadband subscriptions connected via the National Broadband Network (NBN), of which 75%... more

FCC approves LEO satellite application from French firm Kineis

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a petition from French satellite company Kineis to offer satellite services in the US market. As detailed in the company’s application, the... more

Corporate/Financial

DTAC, True agree to merge their operations

Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) and True Corporation have agreed to merge their operations. The merger plan was approved by their respective executive boards on 19 November, with the duo... more

MTC raises NAD2.5bn in IPO

Mobile Telecommunications (MTC), Namibia’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, listed on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX) on 19 November after its initial public offering (IPO) raised NAD2.541 billion... more

KKR makes EUR10.8bn friendly buyout offer for TIM

US investment firm KKR has made a EUR10.8 billion (USD12 billion) approach for Telecom Italia (TIM). The value of the buyout was a 45.7% premium on TIM’s ordinary share price... more