10 Mar 2022

Mobile

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

UK telecoms giant Vodafone has launched ‘Digital Asset Broker (DAB)’ – a global ‘Economy of Things’ platform that enables connected devices to trade with each other, developed in partnership with... more

Airtel upgrades all mobile sites to 4G

Airtel Nigeria, the local unit of pan-African telecoms group Airtel Africa, has announced a major upgrade and overhaul of its mobile network infrastructure nationwide in a move aimed at improving... more

Fixed Broadband

Connexin demonstrates 2Gbps speeds for residential users

IoT and digital infrastructure specialist Connexin, which in January 2022 confirmed the connection of the first customers to its new full fibre network in Hull and East Riding, has demonstrated... more

Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation inks MoU with Huawei

Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and fixed wireless 4G services, as well as the rollout and expansion... more

CityFibre deploys 100th fibre exchange

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that the deployment of its 100th fibre exchange, enabling the delivery of live broadband services to the first 4.8 million premises of its... more

Samsung selected for Mercury Broadband 3.5GHz FWA rollout

Samsung Electronics America and t3 Broadband have been selected to deliver 5G-ready 3.5GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) network solutions to Mercury Broadband, which serves a number of rural markets... more

FiberLight taps Fujitsu for 400G upgrade

Georgia-based broadband provider FiberLight has enlisted Japanese vendor Fujitsu Network Communications to deploy its Fujitsu 1FINITY platform to enhance its high-bandwidth fibre network. The press release notes: ‘With 400G wavelength... more

Corporate/Financial

IMDA green lights StarHub’s acquisition of majority stake in MyRepublic Broadband

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has approved StarHub’s acquisition of a 50.1% stake in rival ISP MyRepublic’s fixed broadband business which serves some 6,000 enterprise customers including SMEs and... more

Airtel Uganda IPO to take place by year-end

Airtel Uganda says it is planning an initial public offer (IPO) of its shares on the Uganda Stock Exchange (USE) by December this year. A partial listing is required under... more

Oak Hill Capital snags controlling interest in Greenlight Networks

Oak Hill Capital, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm, has announced that it will acquire a controlling interest in Greenlight Networks, an ISP that delivers fibre-to-the home (FTTH) services... more