5 May 2022

Mobile

Viva Las Vegas! DISH launches 5G network

DISH Network has launched its long-awaited 5G network in Las Vegas, Nevada. At launch, access is available via the Motorola Edge+ smartphone, with an unlimited monthly voice/text/data subscription priced at... more

Metfone signs credit package deal to upgrade, expand networks

Viettel Cambodia, which operates under the brand name Metfone, has signed a credit package contract with MB Cambodia for the upgrade and expansion of its telecoms network, reports Khmer Times.... more

Globe Telecom deployed 380 new 5G sites in Q1

As part of its ongoing 5G network rollout, Filipino operator Globe Telecom deployed an additional 380 new sites in the January-March period in a bid to make the technology accessible... more

Mobile broadband connectivity reaches 89%

Namibia’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology (MICT) has attributed growth in mobile broadband subscriptions to Mobile Telecommunications’ (MTC’s) 081EVERY1 project, which aims to achieve 100% population network coverage by... more

ARTP establishes steering committee to improve network coverage

Senegal’s Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) has established a steering committee to coordinate efforts to increase mobile network coverage and... more

New MTR price ceilings take effect

New rules on the price ceiling for mobile termination rates (MTRs) have taken effect, lowering the maximum MTR to USD0.00129 per minute (excluding General Sales Tax). Sector watchdog the Supervisory... more

Lebanon’s struggling cellcos: mobile tariff increase ‘urgent and imperative’

Lebanon’s two state-owned mobile network operators Touch and Alfa have issued a joint statement arguing for an urgent increase in mobile service tariffs to be implemented via government decree. The... more

Fixed Broadband

Telia unveils 2Gbps fibre broadband plan

Telia Lietuva claims it has become the first operator in Lithuania to offer fixed broadband speeds of up to 2Gbps. The new fibre-optic plan is available to business customers in... more

FullFibre to extend rollout to north Midlands and Yorkshire

Wholesale pure fibre provider FullFibre Limited has announced plans to expand its network rollout, revealing details of a fourth coverage region as it looks to extend its reach ‘across the... more

COMNET to use SES Ka-band capacity to boost Central American coverage

Guatemala-based service provider COMNET has extended its long-term partnership with satellite operator SES to secure access to SES-17 Ka-band satellite capacity. The telco’s new ‘QUANTTUM Ka’ enterprise solution will support... more

Nokia and TIM trial 600Gbps rates on long-haul backbone network

Nokia and Telecom Italia (TIM) have demonstrated data transfer rates of 600Gbps over a 1,008km link on the telco’s live backbone network between Turin and Rome. The trial utilised Nokia... more

Yettel Hungary launches 5G home internet service

Mobile operator Yettel Hungary has launched ‘OtthonNet Pro’, a fixed internet service for residential customers based on 5G cellular network technology, claiming a first in the country. With packages offering... more

Corporate/Financial

Liberty Latin America Q1 revenues up 5% to USD1.2bn

Liberty Latin America (LLA) has reported revenue of USD1.219 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2022, up 5% from USD1.165 billion on an annualised basis. The group reported... more

PLDT reports ‘new all-time’ high service revenue in Q1 as reported net income surges 56%

PLDT Inc. said that consolidated service revenues (net of interconnection costs) rose by 3% to an ‘all-time high’ of PHP46.4 billion (USD884.4 million) in the first quarter of 2022, compared... more

Sales and EBITDA down for TIM Group in Q1

Telecom Italia Group (TIM Group) has reported revenues of EUR3.64 billion (USD3.84 billion) for the first three months of 2022, down 4.5% year-on-year, with service revenues falling 2.5% to EUR3.39... more