10 Jan 2022

Mobile

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

Camara de Cooperativas de Telecomunicaciones (Catel), which represents a large number of telecoms cooperatives across Argentina, has confirmed that it will launch its long-delayed MVNO service on 20 January 2022.... more

MTN opposes Telkom’s application to halt ICASA spectrum auction

MTN has filed papers to oppose rival Telkom’s urgent application to interdict ICASA from proceeding with Invitations To Apply (ITAs) for IMT spectrum. Icasa published the final ITA on 10... more

Junta to impose new levies on telecoms services

Myanmar’s ruling junta is set to impose new taxes on the telecom industry, Myanmar Now writes, citing a statement in Global New Light of Myanmar. The levies include an MMK20,000... more

Fixed Broadband

JCRA sets out timeline for second stage of Business Connectivity Market Review

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) plans to release a new draft decision as part of the second stage of its Business Connectivity Market Review in February/March 2022. With the... more

Orange, ZTE to deploy 10Gbps XGS-PON services in Spain

Orange Espana has enlisted ZTE to enable the planned to launch of commercial 10Gbps-capable XGS-PON services in Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza. Previously, in October 2021 Orange demonstrated a... more

Corporate/Financial

ICCC proposes clearance for Telstra’s acquisition of Digicel PNG

Papua New Guinea’s Independent Consumer & Competition Commission (ICCC) has proposed granting clearance to Australia’s Telstra for the latter’s proposed acquisition of Digicel PNG and its subsidiaries. In a press... more

Meridiam's takeover of 50% of Netcity Telecom receives clearance

Romania’s competition authority has approved the acquisition of a 50% stake in Netcity Telecom and Concesiune Telecom from E-INFRA Holding by French asset manager Meridiam, reports SeeNews. ‘Following a review... more