9 May 2022

Mobile

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

New Italian MVNO Elite Mobile (elimobile) will launch on 16 May, with a blockchain-focused proposition. Previously, in March this year elimobile founder Mario Colabufo launched ‘$ELITE’, elimobile's official token, which... more

NCC reassures consumers amid reports of mobile tariff hikes

Following numerous reports in the media that Nigerian mobile operators plan to hike tariffs by up to 40%, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a statement informing consumers that... more

Africell Angola wins 2m subscriptions in a month, according to US diplomat

Mobile market newcomer Africell Angola has gained ‘two million’ subscriptions in its first month of commercial operations since launching on 7 April, according to US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy... more

MASMOVIL reconsidering Portugal plans, report says

Spanish operator Grupo MASMOVIL, which owns Portuguese cableco Nowo, is considering abandoning its plans to launch a Portuguese mobile network, Expansion reports. Previously, in October 2021 Nowo was confirmed as... more

TIM to delay 3G shutdown until July

Telecom Italia (TIM) has been forced to postpone the shutdown of its 3G network, which had been expected at the end of June. The telco has now been told by... more

Telia’s 5G reaches almost one-third of Estonia’s population

Telia Estonia now has almost 200 5G base stations in service, giving coverage to close to one-third of the country’s population. With the auction of 5G-capable spectrum in the 3.5GHz... more

Fixed Voice

Court of Appeal allows landline class action case against BT to proceed

An appeal by UK fixed line incumbent BT aimed at halting a GBP600 million (USD740 million) class action compensation claim has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal, Collective Action... more

Corporate/Financial

Competition Bureau opposing Rogers-Shaw merger; completion target moved to 31 July; Videotron joins Freedom suitors

Canada’s Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications gave a joint statement on Saturday disclosing that they were notified of the Commissioner of Competition’s intention to file applications to the Competition Tribunal... more

TPG Telecom inks deal to divest passive tower assets to OMERS

Australia’s TPG Telecom has entered into a binding agreement to sell 100% of its passive mobile tower and rooftop infrastructure to OMERS Infrastructure Management for an enterprise value of AUD950... more

NTT Data and NTT to merge their IT Services organisations outside Japan

In line with its wider strategy to grow its global business outside Japan, NTT Data today (9 May) revealed plans to combine its overseas business with the international operations of... more

Jio Platforms books 20.7% increase in quarterly revenue

Jio Platforms, the digital services wing of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and parent company of full-service provider Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), reported gross revenue of INR261 billion (USD3.4... more

Miscellaneous

DoT launches RoW portal

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has launched its ‘Sugam Sanchar’ centralised Right of Way (RoW) portal to streamline and accelerate the application process, and to promote the development of telecommunications... more