22 Apr 2022

Mobile

Safaricom ET and Ethio Telecom reach in-principle deal on interconnection, infrastructure sharing

Safaricom Telecommunicaitons Ethiopia (Safaricom ET) is reported to have reached an agreement in principle with local telecoms incumbent Ethio Telecom related to interconnection and the sharing of cell sites and... more

Vodacom signs contract to use NICTBB to enhance rural connectivity

Vodacom Tanzania has signed a contract with the National Information Communication and Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) worth USD4.59 million that will allow it to use the state-owned fibre-optic infrastructure to... more

Wallonia relaxes radiation standards to enable 5G deployment

The regional government of Wallonia has approved an increase in electro-magnetic radio emissions by mobile antennas to enable the deployment of 5G services in southern Belgium. In accordance with the... more

WOM discloses Colombian achievements as Bannister steps down

Chris Bannister, CEO of WOM Colombia, has exited the company after overseeing the deployment of 3,832 cell sites ‘in record time’. He will be replaced by Argentinean Ramiro Lafarga. Signing... more

Digitel plots VoLTE, FWA launches

Venezuelan mobile operator Digitel has unveiled plans to introduce VoLTE connectivity in 2023, following the virtualisation of its packet core. Also on the agenda for the cellco is the launch... more

Poland’s Plus looking to extend 2100MHz licence

The Polish telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE), has opened a consultation regarding the extension of the 2100MHz spectrum licence held by cellco Plus (registered... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The 2Africa consortium has announced that the 2Africa submarine cable has made its first landing in Genoa (Italy). Vodafone, the 2Africa landing party in Genoa, has partnered with Equinix to... more

Dhiraagu fibre broadband reaches 81 islands

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has announced the expansion of its fibre broadband and DhiraaguTV service to Feeali, an inhabited island in Faafu Atoll. The firm’s... more

Eurofiber partners with SOFICO to connect Walloon business parks

Eurofiber has announced a new partnership with Walloon Infrastructure Financing Company (SOFICO) to bring very high speed fibre-optic connectivity to companies in Wallonia’s business parks. Thanks to the non-exclusive agreement,... more

Connect deploys IPLook 4G FWA system in Lebanon

Hong Kong-based wireless network solutions provider IPLook Technologies has been selected by Connect, a Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) in Lebanon, to deploy high speed 4G fixed wireless access (FWA)... more

Corporate/Financial

Zain Group reports a 7% increase in revenues in Q1 2022

Kuwait-based telecoms group Zain has published its consolidated financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022, reporting a 7% increase in revenues year-on-year to KWD408 million (USD1.3 billion),... more

Mobily books 41.2% uptick in net profit in 1Q22

Saudi Arabian mobile network operator (MNO) Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022, reporting a 5.8% year-on-year increase in revenues to... more

AT&T 1Q22 revenues down 13.3% to USD38.1bn after divestments

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD38.1 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2022, down 13.3% from USD43.9 billion on an annualised basis.... more

China Mobile, China Unicom report Q1 results

Chinese full-service providers China Mobile and China Unicom have published financial results for the first three months of 2022. China Mobile has reported operating revenue of CNY227.3 billion (USD35.3 billion)... more

Miscellaneous

JCRA publishes key findings and recommendations from retail pricing study

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has published its key findings and recommendations resulting from a market study into retail prices for broadband, fixed line and mobile phone services in... more