4 Apr 2022

Mobile

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

There has been a breakthrough in the battle for Malaysian MVNO Tune Talk, with the Kuala Lumpur High Court (Commercial Division) granting an injunction preventing Celcom Mobile’s 5.25 million shares... more

Vodafone launches first 5G SA small cells in Cologne

Vodafone Germany has put its first 5G Standalone (5G SA) radio small cells in operation in the city of Cologne. The so-called ‘5G+’ small cells are aimed at providing additional... more

Fixed Broadband

Reforms to Israel’s fixed broadband sector come into force, alongside reduction in fixed voice tariffs

Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) has announced that a reform of the country’s fixed broadband sector which brings an end to the split between infrastructure and internet service provision has... more

Telecom Egypt launches country’s first Open Access Internet Exchange

Telecom Egypt has announced that EG-IX, which it claims to be the first Open Access Internet Exchange in Egypt, is now live and available for customers. In a press release... more

Proximus presents fibre rollout plans for West Flanders

Belgian full-service provider Proximus has announced plans to connect more than 65,000 homes and businesses in the southern part of West Flanders to its open fibre network by 2024, as... more

Corporate/Financial

MCMC sends Statement of Issues to Celcom and Digi related to their proposed merger

A ‘Statement of Issues’ (‘SOI’) has been sent by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to both Celcom and Digi, related to the duo’s proposed merger. In a stock... more

Turkey Wealth Fund completes Turk Telekom takeover

Turkey Wealth Fund (TWF) has completed its purchase of a 55% controlling stake in Turkey’s dominant fixed network operator Turk Telekom (TT) from LYY Telekomunikasyon following the fulfilment of all... more

KKR pressures TIM on due diligence, as TIM and CDP begin Open Fiber talks

US investment company KKR has said it will abandon a plan to buy Telecom Italia (TIM) if it is not granted the due diligence it has requested since it made... more

Iliad completes UPC Poland buyout

France based Iliad Group has completed its acquisition of UPC Poland from Liberty Global for an enterprise value of PLN7.0 billion (USD1.7 billion). The deal was carried out via Iliad’s... more

Miscellaneous

Regulator to suspend award of new telecoms licences

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) announced on Friday that the award of new telecoms and broadcasting licences will be suspended from 1 October 2022 until 30 September 2023.... more