25 Apr 2022

Mobile

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

Vietnamese fintech company Digilife Vietnam Digital Services Co., part of VNPAY, has been issued an MVNO licence, and will become the country’s fourth virtual operator. According to the Hanoi Times:... more

Vodafone PNG says it remains open to tower sharing with incumbent cellcos

Vodafone PNG, which entered Papua New Guinea’s mobile sector earlier this month, has said that it remains open to the possibility of infrastructure sharing with the country’s incumbent operators. According... more

1&1 signs contract with ATC for mobile network rollout

1&1 Mobilfunk has announced the signing of a contract with ATC Germany, the local subsidiary of American Tower Corporation (ATC), to lease antenna sites for the rollout of the fourth... more

Glo enters national roaming agreement with AirtelTigo

Ghanaian mobile network operator (MNO) Glo has entered into a nationwide roaming arrangement with AirtelTigo for voice, data and SMS services in a bid to provide wider coverage and a... more

Tre Sweden now covers seven city centres with 5G

Swedish cellco Tre says it has now achieved full 5G coverage in the centres of seven cities: Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo, Norrkoping, Linkoping, Jonkoping and Helsingborg. Meanwhile, it is continuing to... more

Du launches 5G Home Wireless

United Arab Emirates (UAE) fixed and mobile operator Du has launched a new 5G-based broadband service for home users under the name 5G Home Wireless. For AED299 (USD81.39) a month... more

Fixed Broadband

eir confirms its FTTH network now passes more than 800,000 premises

Ireland’s eir has announced that its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure now passes more than 800,00 premises. With the company having begun the rollout of an urban focused full fibre network in... more

Digicel BVI poised to launch FTTH service

Cellular operator Digicel BVI has disclosed plans to launch fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity in parts of Tortola in May 2022, under the Digicel+ brand. The new network is expected to go... more

OneWeb agrees satellite launch programme with New Space India

OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator part-owned by the UK government, has sealed an agreement with New Space India, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research... more

Corporate/Financial

EQT, Stonepeak complete DELTA Fiber ownership deal

Swedish investment group EQT and New York-based Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners have completed their deal to split the ownership of Dutch fibre/cable network operating group DELTA Fiber Nederland equally. EQT had... more

PLDT could look to sell off its remaining tower assets

Buoyed by the recent sale of roughly half of its tower assets in the Philippines – a process that generated approximately PHP77 billion (USD1.47 billion) for the company – PLDT... more

SLT keen to snuff out sale rumours

The management of Sri Lankan telco SLT-Mobitel has moved to dismiss recent press rumours concerning the possible sale of Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) and its assets, categorically denying that this... more

Elisa posts 6.2% increase in revenue in 1Q22

Finland-based Elisa Corporation has published its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2022, claiming to have had ‘a good quarter in a challenging environment’. In the three-month period... more

Maroc Telecom reports a 1.6% decrease in revenues in Q1 2022

Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022, reporting a 1.6% decrease in revenues from MAD8.914 billion (USD902 million) to MAD8.770 billion,... more