14 Apr 2022

Mobile

Airtel rolls out ‘Supa 4G’ network across Tanzania

Airtel Tanzania has so far upgraded over 80% of its mobile sites to LTE-A technology, after launching the new high speed ‘Supa 4G’ network in February last year, reports IPP... more

Hakuna matata: TPG rebrands as Simba, ain’t no passing craze

To mark its second anniversary in Singapore and the achievement of 500,000 subscriptions since its commercial launch in 2020, the country’s newest mobile network operator TPG Telecom (TPG Mobile) has... more

CTU scraps plan to impose temporary regulatory measures on the wholesale mobile market

The Czech telecoms regulator, the Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU), has confirmed that it will not issue a proposed new measure – Market Analysis No. A/3/xx.2022-x – to impose temporary regulatory... more

ZET-Mobile expands 5G to two more cities, adds iPhone support

Tajik cellco ZET-Mobile has announced the expansion of supported user devices on its fledgling 5G network to include Apple iPhone models. Subscribers with compatible devices in 5G coverage areas can... more

Italian telecoms lobby group argues against more 5G red tape

Italy’s telecoms industry association Asstel has hit out at government plans to introduce more red tape surrounding telco 5G rollout plans. Authorities in Rome want operators to submit detailed annual... more

Fixed Broadband

Ethio Telecom inks deals with five ‘Virtual ISP’ partners

Ethiopia’s incumbent fixed broadband provider Ethio Telecom has announced the signing of contractual agreements with five ‘Virtual Internet Service Provider’ (‘VISP’) partners. In a press release regarding the development the... more

Crnogorski Telekom boosts fibre broadband speeds up to 500Mbps

Montenegrin operator Crnogorski Telekom (CT) has boosted fixed broadband download speeds for all its existing fibre-optic subscriptions to a maximum of 500Mbps. The company stressed the speed increases are permanent... more

Ooredoo expands FTTH network to Hoadedhdhoo

Ooredoo Maldives has expanded its ‘SuperNet’ fibre-optic broadband service to Hoadedhdhoo island in Gaaf Dhaalu atoll. Customers in these locations are able to access fixed broadband speeds of up to... more

Sweet 16: Digicel T&T reveals subscriber figures on 16th anniversary

At an event to celebrate the 16th anniversary of its mobile launch, Digicel Trinidad and Tobago chief executive Abraham Smith has shed light on the company's progress. Mr Smith told... more

ACCC issues update on proposed variation to NBN Co’s Special Access Undertaking

A formal consultation on NBN CO’s proposed variation to its Special Access Undertaking (SAU) has been delayed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in order to ‘provide NBN... more

Corporate/Financial

Government takes Kazakhtelecom stakes from Nazarbayev's nephew

Kazakhstan’s government has taken ownership of shares held by companies controlled by former president Nursultan Nazarbayev's nephew representing nearly 29% of equity in the country’s largest telecoms group Kazakhtelecom (KT).... more

Iliad interested in buying TIM’s domestic retail business

French telco group Iliad is reportedly interested in acquiring the Italian consumer services operations of Telecom Italia (TIM). A report from Reuters, which cites sources familiar with the matter, said... more

Oi Movel sale to close on 20 April

Telefonica Brasil (Vivo), TIM Brasil and Claro Brasil have confirmed that their joint acquisition of Oi Movel is scheduled to close on 20 April. A statement issued by Vivo noted:... more

Shaw posts 2% fall in fiscal Q2 sales; expects Rogers merger completion in current quarter

Canada’s Shaw Communications posted a 2.0% year-on-year decrease in consolidated revenue to CAD1.36 billion (USD1.08 billion) in its fiscal second quarter ended 28 February 2022. Quarterly adjusted EBITDA fell 0.8%... more