1 Apr 2022

Mobile

NIN registration deadline passes, Nigerians urged to complete process ‘in next few days'

The Nigerian government has urged the nation’s mobile phone users to update their SIM cards with their National Identity Numbers (NINs) over ‘the next few days’, following the passing of... more

Nokia supporting Etisalat UAE private 5G deployments

Etisalat UAE has signed a contract with Nokia covering the deployment of private 5G networks to support enterprises across Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The two companies will... more

Zain selects Tecnotree for digital BSS rollout in South Sudan

Finland-based Tecnotree, a global provider of digital transformation solutions, has announced that it has been chosen by Zain South Sudan to supply its Business Support Systems (BSS) Suite. Tecnotree will... more

TRAI clarifies monthly tariff order

Industry watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued a decision clarifying its recent tariff order regarding pre-paid plans. The updated wording of the regulator’s order states that... more

Fixed Broadband

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

PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network have jointly announced the completion of the PEACE Cable system’s Mediterranean segment (PEACE-MED), which is now certified ready for service (RFS). The PEACE-MED... more

SpaceX's Starlink service set to touch down in the Philippines

Claiming a first for Southeast Asia, the government of the Philippines has announced that US-based SpaceX plans to use its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network constellation Starlink to provide... more

TRA issues pricing decision for Batelco international connectivity services

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has issued a decision on pricing and other terms for Batelco’s international connectivity services. The body noted the determination aims to ensure an efficient international... more

CNMC improves access conditions; agrees to fund rollouts in unprofitable areas

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) has published an updated ‘MARCo’ offer to improve access to poles and thus speed... more

Corporate/Financial

Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 complete sale of T-Mobile Netherlands to private equity groups

Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Tele2 closed their sale of T-Mobile Netherlands yesterday afternoon (31 March 2022) to a consortium of private equity funds advised by Apax Partners and Warburg Pincus... more

Watchdog approves Partner stake sale

Israeli telco Partner Communications was granted Ministry of Communications approval for its pending stake sale on 29 March. The deal will see Amphissa Holdings purchase 49,862,000 of the company's shares... more

Australian towerco Axicom acquired by ATN for USD2.68bn

Australia Tower Network (ATN) – owned by superannuation/pension fund AustralianSuper and Singtel Group – has agreed to acquire Axicom, one of Australia’s leading providers of telecommunications tower infrastructure, for AUD3.58... more

Morrison, Brookfield fend off Macquarie interest with fresh Uniti bid

The bidding war for Australian ISP Uniti Group is heating up, with the Morrison/Brookfield Consortium raising its cash bid from AUD4.50 (USD3.4) per share to AUD5 per share to fend... more

Digicel books increase in underlying revenue

Irish-owned, Jamaica-based telecoms group Digicel Group booked underlying revenue of USD593 million for the final three months of 2021, the Irish Times writes, citing a notice released to the group’s... more

GO reports 4.6% rise in turnover in 2021

Maltese telco GO has reported revenues of EUR193.7 million (USD215.3 million) for full-year 2021, up 4.6% from EUR185.2 million the year before. Group profit totalled EUR10.4 million, down from EUR14.0... more