28 Apr 2022

Mobile

T-Mobile US: 45% of post-paid subs using a 5G phone

T-Mobile US has revealed that approximately 45% of its 88.423 million post-paid subscriptions are now using a 5G phone, suggesting the mobile giant serves around 39.790 million 5G subscriptions. In... more

MTN and Vodafone Ghana sign national roaming agreement

MTN Ghana and Vodafone Ghana have announced a strategic partnership to pilot national roaming services in the Volta Region as a first step towards a broader nationwide agreement. The deal... more

Telcel targets 100 5G cities by end-2022

America Movil (AM)-backed Telcel plans to cover a total of 100 cities with 5G technology by the end of 2022, the group’s CEO Daniel Hajj has disclosed. The 5G network... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Sigfox has a new backer, after the Commercial Court of Toulouse announced the appointment of UnaBiz, the existing Sigfox IoT network operator for Singapore and Taiwan, as its owner. Via... more

Fixed Broadband

SpaceX licensed for Starlink internet in Bahrain

Bahrain’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said on Wednesday it had granted US-based SpaceX a licence to offer ‘Starlink’ satellite broadband services in Bahrain. The Kingdom is the first GCC country... more

CITC approves Salam’s plan to sell all fibre assets

Riyadh-based Integrated Telecom Company (Salam) has revealed that it's been given the green light by Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) to sell its fibre assets to Technical... more

Corporate/Financial

BT Group outlines plans to make EE its flagship consumer brand

BT Group has announced is it to make changes to the way it markets its services, with CEO Marc Allera confirming the company intends to move to an approach where... more

WOW! units in Cleveland, Columbus to rebrand as Breezeline in May

Breezeline (formerly known as Atlantic Broadband) has confirmed that it will rebrand the cable systems it acquired from WideOpenWest (WOW!) last year under its new name from May. The USD1.1... more

Shareholders approve Tiscali-Linkem merger

Shareholders of Italian ISPs Tiscali and Linkem have approved their merger, which was first announced in December. Linkem Retail, a wholly owned unit of Linkem, will be incorporated into Tiscali,... more

Ooredoo proforma revenues up 4% in Q1

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2022, noting that due to the merger of Indosat Ooredoo and Hutchinson in Indonesia in January,... more

Swisscom Q1 group sales fall 1.2%

Consolidated group revenue at full-service operator Swisscom in Q1 2022 fell by 1.2% year-on-year to CHF2.768 billion (USD2.865 billion), while in its home market of Switzerland revenues declined by 0.5%... more

Miscellaneous

Telstra issues refunds and pays fine following billing errors

Telstra has reportedly refunded customers more than AUD1.73 million (USD1.2 million) and paid an AUD506,160 infringement notice following an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) which determined... more