11 Apr 2022

Mobile

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

LIWA, which is part of the Mauricio Hoyos-backed T-Valley Group, has launched an MVNO over the Tigo Colombia network. The company, which currently offers solar energy and internet connectivity to... more

Ericsson suspends Russia business ‘indefinitely’; problems mounting for Russian cellcos under sanctions

Swedish telecoms tech giant Ericsson – which suspended all deliveries to customers in Russia in late February due to the war in Ukraine and EU sanctions – said in a... more

Govt planning to address RoW issues to improve BTS fiberisation for 5G

Around a third of base transceiver stations (BTS) in India are connected to fibre networks, reducing the potential footprint of 5G networks when the technology is introduced, the Indian Express... more

Malaysian MNOs still in discussions over terms of 5G network access agreement

Malaysian mobile network operators (MNOs) Celcom Axiata, Digi Telecommunications, Maxis and U Mobile have said they remain in talks with the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) over the key... more

Minister briefs President on plans to ‘de-monopolise’ Kazakhtelecom group

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Digital Development Bagdat Musin has given a briefing to the country’s President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev on developments in the telecoms, IT and digitalisation sectors, including progress in the... more

Fixed Broadband

Baktelecom expands network in Baku

Azerbaijan state-owned regional operator Baku Telephone Communication (Baktelecom) has expanded the coverage area of its fibre-optic services in the Surakhany district of Baku by deploying a new GPON network with... more

NTA tells ISPs to refrain from ‘unnecessary’ price war

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has ordered ISPs to call a halt to their price war in the high speed fixed broadband market, reports Nepalitelecom.com. At a meeting with representatives... more

Linkem buys 3.5GHz spectrum from GO internet

Italian fixed wireless operator Linkem has exercised an option to acquire 42MHz of spectrum in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band from regional ISP GO internet. The spectrum, covering the Marche and Emilia... more

Corporate/Financial

Axian outlines key priorities for newly acquired Tanzanian unit

Pan-African telecoms service provider Axian Telecom has outlined four key priorities for its newly acquired Tanzanian business. Last week a consortium led by Axian Telecom and local businessman Rostam Azizi... more

TalkTalk shareholders alerted to tentative buyout offers

Shareholders in British broadband provider TalkTalk have reportedly received tentative approaches regarding a possible sale of the company which would value it at around GBP3 billion (USD3.9 billion). According to... more

Link Net added 190,000 homes passed in FY21; revenue climbs 10.4%

Indonesian broadband internet provider Link Net (First Media) has published its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2021, with revenues up 10.4% to IDR4.465 trillion (USD310.4 million) compared... more

AT&T, Discovery close entertainment merger

AT&T Inc and Discovery have closed their transaction to combine the telco’s WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The combination creates ‘a premier standalone global media and entertainment company’, which will be... more