7 Feb 2022

Mobile

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

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has announced the launch of two new MVNOs, one year after issuing them with operating licences. The companies in question are Integrated... more

Nepal Telecom announces commercial launch of VoLTE

Nepal Telecom (NT) has marked its 18th anniversary by announcing the commercial launch of VoLTE services, enabling customers with a compatible handset to enjoy high definition voice calling over its... more

MTN Guinea awarded 4G licence

MTN Guinea, the country’s second largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has been awarded a 4G operating licence by the Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (L’Autorite de Regulation... more

XL deploys 4G LTE in most parts of Southeast Sulawesi

Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) XL Axiata has expanded its 4G network in Southeast Sulawesi, Sultra Province, during the early part of this year, and now covers 107 (48% of)... more

Osiptel backs reduction in interconnection fees

Peruvian industry watchdog the Supervisory Agency for Private Investment in Telecommunications (Organismo Supervisor de Inversion Privada en Telecommuniciones, Osiptel) has backed proposals to update the price ceiling for interconnection between... more

Fixed Broadband

PLDT Home Fiber footprint passed 14m households at end-2021; Smart reports 7,200 5G BTS

PLDT Inc. and its wireless arm Smart Communications have provided a market update on the progress of fixed and mobile network deployments in 2021. The carrier noted that last year... more

Jamaica Public Service Company to support National Broadband Initiative

The Jamaica Public Service Company Limited (JPS) has agreed to support the government’s National Broadband Initiative by offering the use of its utility poles for the deployment of aerial fibre.... more

Claro extends fibre network to Old San Juan

Claro Puerto Rico has announced that it has extended gigabit-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity to urban areas of Old San Juan. Miguel Romero Lugo, the Mayor of San Juan, commented: ‘As... more

AT&T claims 500,000 FWA subs

AT&T has revealed that it has signed up more than 500,000 fixed wireless access (FWA) subscriptions to date. In an interview with Fierce Wireless, Chris Sambar, AT&T’s EVP of Technology... more

DELTA to cover 100,000 Zeeland premises with fibre by year-end

Dutch fixed broadband operator DELTA – part of DELTA Fiber Nederland – has installed its PON-based fibre-optic broadband access network at 50,000 addresses in its home province of Zeeland, representing... more

Corporate/Financial

NTT Corp sees 24% growth in 9M net income

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corp) reported operating revenues of JPY8.923 trillion (USD77.46 billion) for the nine months ended 31 December 2021, up 2.1% from JPY8.738 trillion in the... more

Ugandan telco has little to Smile about

Ugandan fixed and mobile operator Smile Communications has reportedly been offline for several days, with the parent company moving to secure additional funding. The telco’s last post on Twitter from... more