25 Mar 2022

Mobile

WOM launches 5G network

Chilean cellco WOM has commercially launched its 5G network, following a limited soft-launch in January this year. The system currently covers a total of 99 communes across several regions –... more

Optus urges ACCC to block TPG-Telstra network sharing agreement

Optus has reportedly called on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to block the network sharing agreement announced by rivals Telstra and TPG Telecom last month, claiming it has... more

MTN and Ericsson deploy mobile financial services in Sudan

Ericsson has announced the signing of a contract with MTN Group for the deployment of mobile financial services in Sudan. The Swedish vendor says it is providing MTN Sudan with... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

AquaComms, Bulk Fiber Networks and Meta (Facebook) have completed the construction of the so-called North Atlantic Loop, comprising the Havhingsten/CeltixConnect-2 (CC-2) and Havhingsten/North Sea Connect (NSC) cable segments. The submarine... more

Orange Romania launches first fixed-mobile offers

Orange Romania has unveiled its first fixed-mobile packages since completing the acquisition of a 54% stake in the fixed services operator Telekom Romania Communications (TKR, since renamed Orange Romania Communications)... more

Clearwave Fiber targets 500,000 homes passed by 2027, report says

Clearwave Fiber – the joint venture formed by US cableco Cable ONE in association with GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organisation (TPO) in January this year – has... more

Charter now offers 200Mbps connectivity across 41 states

US cable giant Charter Communications has increased the entry-level speed of its flagship Spectrum Internet service to 200Mbps across its entire 41-state service area. This week’s upgrade has seen download... more

Corporate/Financial

Telenet agrees towers sale to DigitalBridge for EUR745m

Telenet has entered into a binding agreement to sell its mobile tower business to DigitalBridge Investments, an affiliate of DigitalBridge Group, in an all-cash transaction valued at EUR745 million (USD819... more

CRTC approves broadcasting elements of Rogers-Shaw merger

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved Rogers’ acquisition of Shaw’s broadcasting services, subject to a number of conditions and modifications. The CRTC has also set out several... more

Tele2 expects to complete T-Mobile Netherlands stake divestment within weeks

Stockholm-based telecoms group Tele2 expects to complete the divestment of its stake in T-Mobile Netherlands in the coming weeks, as all necessary regulatory approvals have been received for the transaction,... more

KKR still interested in TIM

US investment firm KKR is said to be still interested in taking over Telecom Italia (TIM), several months after its initial EUR10.8 billion (USD11.9 billion) approach. A report from Reuters... more

Bezeq posts first annual revenue increase since 2016

Israel’s Bezeq has posted its first annual increase in revenue since 2016, with the company reporting a total turnover of ILS8.821 billion (USD2.73 billion) for the twelve months ended 31... more