7 Mar 2022

Mobile

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

Pay-TV and broadband provider Sky Ireland will enter the Irish mobile market next year using the Vodafone Ireland network, following a wholesale agreement between the two companies. Sky Ireland chief... more

Vodafone celebrates official launch in Oman

Vodafone Oman, which is owned by Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT), has marked the official launch of commercial mobile operations in the Sultanate, making it the country’s third mobile network operator... more

DITO switches on its network in Zamboanga City

DITO Telecommunity Corp has announced the latest area to receive coverage is Zamboanga City and Zamboanga Del Sur in Mindanao, where services went live at the end of February. Also... more

Airtel confirms Kenya settlement and licence renewal

Airtel Africa has confirmed reports published last month that its Kenyan subsidiary has agreed settlements with the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) regarding its operating and spectrum licences. The firm... more

stc, Ericsson ink a deal to explore 5G capabilities

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) and Ericsson have inked a partnership agreement to explore 5G capabilities and to strengthen stc’s 5G network indoor coverage and performance. As part of this collaboration,... more

Kazakhstan schedules 5G auction for end of May

Yerzhan Meiramov, chairman of the Committee for Telecommunications of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation & Aerospace Industry, has stated that the country will hold a competitive auction for commercial... more

Slovakia lays out terms for 3.5GHz auction in May

Slovakia’s Office for Regulation of Electronic Communications & Postal Services (Regulacny urad, RU) has published details of its forthcoming auction of 5G-capable spectrum licences in the 3.5GHz band. The regulator... more

Fixed Voice

Verizon CTO provides copper shutdown update

Speaking during an investor day event, Verizon Communications CTO Kyle Malady has shed light on the company’s ongoing copper shutdown plans. Fierce Telecom quotes the executive as saying that the... more

Corporate/Financial

CMA approves Cellnex takeover of CK Hutchison UK towers; orders divestment of 1,000 cell sites

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has approved Cellnex Telecom’s acquisition of 6,000 passive telecom infrastructure sites in the UK from CK Hutchison, the Hong Kong-based owner of Three... more

MTN Ghana committed to localising 30% ownership

MTN Ghana has said it ‘continues to make progress’ in fulfilling an agreement with the government to increase to 30% the local ownership of both arms of its operation, namely... more

Bermuda’s TBi seeking to take control of beleaguered WOW

The Regulatory Authority (RA) of Bermuda opened a public consultation on a proposed Change of Control in the electronic communications sector of World on Wireless Limited (WOW) to TeleBermuda International... more

Miscellaneous

Cote d’Ivoire cuts fixed and mobile termination rates

The Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications in Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de Cote d’Ivoire, ARTCI) has set out mobile and fixed call termination rates for 2022 and 2023.... more