19 Apr 2022

Mobile

MTN and CamTel implement national roaming for 2G, 3G and 4G networks

MTN Cameroon has announced the signing of a strategic national roaming agreement with CamTel (Blue), which will allow the state-owned operator to expand 2G, 3G and 4G coverage in areas... more

MTN launches VoLTE in Nigeria

MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile network operator by subscriptions, has launched VoLTE services, providing customers with improved HD voice quality, reduced background noise and faster call connectivity. The new... more

Batelco, Ericsson sign MoU on 5G technologies

Batelco and Ericsson have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on next generation 5G technologies and innovations, including Voice over New Radio, advanced charging systems, cloud-native 5G core... more

ARTP adjusts QoS penalties imposed on operators

Following an appeal, Senegal’s Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) has reduced the fines imposed on the country’s three mobile network... more

Brazilian cellcos collaborate with Parallel Wireless on Open RAN project

US vendor Parallel Wireless has confirmed that it is in Brazil partnering with the National Institute of Telecommunications (Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Inatel), the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), regional ISP... more

Appalachian Wireless plots 5G rollout

Speaking during the ‘Fierce Wireless Executive Panel on 5G’ at the Competitive Carriers Association’s Mobile Carriers Show in Tampa, Florida last week, Appalachian Wireless CEO Allen Gillum disclosed that the... more

TIM confirms INWIT stake sale, expands 5G to 36 new locations

Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced an agreement to offload a further stake in its tower unit, Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (INWIT). A consortium led by investment firm Ardian will acquire an... more

Fixed Broadband

Hyperoptic to extend network to an additional 400,000 premises in 2022

British pure fibre provider Hyperoptic has announced that it plans to invest GBP200 million (USD260 million) in 2022 on expanding its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. In a press release, the operator... more

Telia completes DSL network upgrade to offer 250Mbps speeds

Telia Lietuva has announced the completion of a four-year upgrade of the copper network that it uses to provide customers with DSL broadband internet services. Following investment of EUR10.5 million,... more

ACM consults on KPN, Glaspoort wholesale fibre rate reductions

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) has published a draft decision for public consultation in response to recent proposals from nationwide telco KPN and the latter’s joint venture... more

Corporate/Financial

APT shareholders approve proposed merger with Far EasTone

Shareholders of Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) have voted in favour of the proposed merger with rival Far EasTone (FET), it has been confirmed. A stock exchange filing confirmed that... more

PLDT agrees USD1.5bn tower sale to edotco, EdgePoint

The Philippines’ largest integrated telco group PLDT announced today that its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Digitel Mobile Philippines have signed agreements to sell 5,907 telecom towers and related passive telecom... more

Horizon completes acquisition of Consolidated Cooperative's commercial fibre business

Horizon, the Ohio-based fibre ISP that is backed by Canadian private equity firm Novacap, has announced that it completed the acquisition of Consolidated Cooperative's commercial fibre business on 31 March... more