26 Apr 2022

Mobile

EC approves Italy’s EUR2bn subsidised 5G rollout

The EC has approved, under EU state aid rules, a EUR2 billion (USD2.15 billion) scheme by the Italian government to roll out 5G mobile networks in underserved areas of the... more

Equatorial Guinean cellcos halving rates on 1 May

Equatorial Guinea’s mobile network operators (MNOs) have agreed to reduce their rates by 50% from 1 May for the benefit of consumers, following weeks of negotiations with the government. Agence... more

NTA specifies minimum signal level for mobile coverage

The Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has introduced minimum signal level standards for mobile coverage in a bid to improve services across the country, reports Nepalitelecom.com. The move follows a series... more

TRA publishes 2022-23 draft work plan

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has published its draft work plan for 2022-2023, structured upon four main pillars: meeting government policy, ensuring a secure and resilient network for all users,... more

Fixed Broadband

NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT establish Space Compass for GEO satellite broadband

Japanese companies Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (NTT Corp) and SKY Perfect JSAT Corp have agreed to set up a new joint venture (JV) company to launch ‘a novel integrated... more

Peruvian FTTH player Win aims to double subs total in 2022

Peruvian fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider Win seeks to double its subscription base in 2022, commercial vice president Victor Jauregui has informed BNamericas. The ISP ended 2021 with 132,278 fixed broadband subscriptions,... more

Corporate/Financial

Beeline name to disappear from 1 May; Team Telecom Armenia continues to develop NGN and LTE networks

In a press release issued today, Telecom Armenia announced that on 1 May it is replacing the Beeline trademark with the new Team Telecom Armenia brand. The change marks the... more

Nos agrees to sell 350 cell sites to Cellnex

Portuguese operator Nos has agreed to sell a portfolio of 350 cell sites (towers and rooftops) to Cellnex Telecom in a deal worth EUR155 million (USD166 million). The transaction represents... more

Verizon Q1 revenues up 2.1% to USD33.6bn

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications has reported total operating revenues of USD33.6 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2022, up 2.1% from USD32.9 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Acquisitions boost United Group turnover in 2021

United Group, which has pay-TV, fixed broadband and mobile operations across southeast Europe, has reported revenues of EUR1.89 billion (USD2.03 billion) for full-year 2021, an increase of 63% year-on-year. The... more

Q1 net profit up 3.6% for e&

e&, the United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based telco formerly known as Etisalat Group, has recorded a 3.6% increase in net profit in the first quarter of 2022 to AED2.4 billion (USD653... more