18 Jan 2022

Mobile

LIBTELCO rebranded LTC Mobile ahead of mobile launch

State-owned operator Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO) has been rebranded Liberia Telecommunications Corporation Mobile (LTC Mobile) ahead of the launch of the company’s new GSM network. Local press reports note that... more

Telefonica activates first Open RAN mini-radio cells

Telefonica Deutschland, which provides services under the brand name O2, says it has activated Germany's first mini-radio cells with Open RAN technology in Munich. The firm said that the move... more

TIM Brasil stages 3.5GHz VoNR 5G trial with Huawei

TIM Brasil has teamed up with Chinese vendor Huawei to test 5G voice-over-New Radio (VoNR) services using the 3.5GHz band. TeleSintese quotes Marco Di Costanzo, Network Director at TIM Brasil,... more

Fixed Broadband

Connexin connects first customer to its full fibre network in Hull

IoT and digital infrastructure specialist Connexin has confirmed it has successfully connected the first customers to its new full fibre network in Hull and East Riding in what it called... more

Proximus agrees access to electricity poles for FTTP rollout

Belgian full-service provider Proximus has agreed access to ORES’s network of electricity poles to support the deployment of its open multi-gigabit fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network in the Wallonia region. Proximus claims... more

Brazilian govt initiates first stage of Norte Conectado fibre programme

The Brazilian government launched its 770km ‘Infovia 00’ fibre-optic cable on Friday 14 January, as it seeks to bring broadband connectivity to one million residents of the states of Amapa... more

CityFibre to expand network footprint in Aberdeen via further investment

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that it is to invest a further GBP19 million (USD26 million) to extend the reach of its infrastructure in the city of Aberdeen.... more

Corporate/Financial

Angola seizes General Dino’s Unitel stake

The Attorney General’s Office (PGR) of Angola has announced that the National Asset Recovery Service has seized a 25% ownership stake in mobile market leader Unitel which was held by... more

Telefonica to sell copper network to Macquarie for EUR200m, report says

Telefonica Espana (Movistar) is poised to sell its legacy copper network to Australian infrastructure investment firm Macquarie, Spanish business daily Cinco Dias reports. The article, which cites unnamed ‘financial sources’,... more

Slovenia considering options for Telekom Slovenije stake

The Slovenian government is considering a sale of all or part of its stake in national fixed and mobile operator Telekom Slovenije. The state holds a direct 62.54% interest in... more

Airtel Uganda mulls IPO timing

Airtel Uganda has said that ‘discussions are going on internally’ with regard to the listing of a 20% stake in the company via an initial public offering (IPO). A report... more