13 Jan 2022

Mobile

Friends in high places: govt grants mobile licence to Giraffe

Gambia’s telecoms minister Ebrima Sillah has confirmed that the Ministry of Information and Communication Infrastructure (MOICI) has issued the country’s fifth GSM mobile network operating licence to a start-up company... more

EE to showcase 5G SA technology as part of upcoming AR experience

British mobile network operator (MNO) EE is to showcase the low latency, high reliability and high bandwidth capabilities of 5G Standalone (SA) in February 2022, as it launches an augmented... more

stc Bahrain signs MoU with Diyar Al Muharraq developer to build 13 telecom towers

Bahraini real estate development company Diyar Al Muharraq has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with stc Bahrain to construct and operate 13 telecom towers within its major new urban... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Belgian operator Citymesh reports that from January to March 2022 it is running a pilot project in Bruges and Ghent involving smart technology measuring and analysing pedestrian footfall and vehicle... more

Fixed Broadband

Tizeti rolls out network in Oyo State

Wireless ISP Tizeti has announced the expansion of its LTE services to Oyo State. The firm is initially deploying its low-cost solar-powered 4G network in Ibadan, with customers able to... more

Classic Tech launches 1Gbps fibre connection

Nepalese ISP Classic Tech has unveiled its new range of fibre broadband packages which features the country’s first 1Gbps connection, reports Nepalitelecom.com. The new ‘Platinum Tachyon’ plan costs NPR47,988 (USD401)... more

Pronatel invested PEN705m in projects in 2021

Peru’s National Telecommunications Programme (Programa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Pronatel) has invested PEN704.7 million (USD179 million) in connectivity projects in 2021. In a statement from the government agency, Pronatel noted that... more

Corporate/Financial

Magenta expands network footprint with acquisition of regional operators

Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed in 2019 from the merger of wireless operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has announced the acquisition of three local fibre-optic network... more

NBN Co calls on ACCC to closely monitor any functional separation of TPG Telecom

A plan by TPG Telecom to functionally separate has been given the tentative backing of NBN Co, though the latter has called for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commssion (ACCC)... more

RCN, Grande, Wave, enTouch, Digital West to rebrand as Astound Broadband

RCN Telecom, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband, enTouch and Digital West – who together claim to form the sixth largest US cableco by subscriptions – have announced plans to transition the... more

Wind Hellas now part of United Group

United Group has finalised its takeover of Greek fixed and mobile operator Wind Hellas. The transaction, first announced in August, was cleared by EC competition authorities last month. The group... more

Vero suspends IPO plans

Brazilian regional operator Vero Internet has suspended plans to stage an initial public offering (IPO), TeleTime reports. The company originally submitted its request to the Securities and Exchange Commission of... more

DISH, DIRECTV engaged in fresh merger talks

US satellite TV giants DIRECTV and DISH Network are engaged in fresh merger talks, after years of on-off negotiations and government interventions. According to the New York Post, talks between... more