11 May 2022

Mobile

Ethio Telecom announces pre-commercial 5G launch

Ethiopia’s incumbent communications provider Ethio Telecom has announced the launch of a pre-commercial 5G service in Addis Ababa. Detailing the development in a press release, the operator said it was... more

EE claims to be the first UK cellco to reach 50% of the population with 5G

British mobile network operator (MNO) EE has announced that its 5G network is now available to more than 50% of the UK population, claiming to be the first of the... more

CTM hoping to launch Macau 5G this year

Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) is hoping to launch commercial 5G services across the whole of Macau by the end of this year. According to a report from LUSA,... more

Vodafone NZ enables Enhanced Voice Services

Vodafone New Zealand has enabled Enhanced Voice Services (EVS, also known as HD+ Calling) on its VoLTE and VoWiFi network for various Samsung and Oppo handsets. The operator notes the... more

Zimbabwe regulator gives network sharing update

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (POTRAZ) says that infrastructure sharing between mobile operators is now active at 267 sites across the country. A report from TechZim says... more

Corporate/Financial

Competition Bureau launches court action to block Rogers-Shaw merger

Canada’s Competition Bureau has filed court applications to prevent the proposed CAD26 billion (USD20 billion) merger of two of the country’s largest fixed and mobile telecoms companies, Rogers Communications and... more

Brasil TecPar swoops for Titania Telecom

Brazilian ISP Brasil TecPar has announced the acquisition of Titania Telecom, which it says is the largest provider in Mato Grosso. The acquired company serves around 50,000 residential and corporate... more

Telkom Indonesia Q1 revenues up 3.7% aided by mobile, fixed broadband gains

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom), the country’s largest communication services provider by subscriptions and revenue, has published its financial results for January-March 2022. In its quarterly ‘InfoMemo’ the carrier highlighted that... more

Vi net loss narrows to INR65.4bn as price hike improves ARPU

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has published gross revenue of INR102.4 billion (USD1.3 billion) for the three months to end-March 2022, up 6.6% compared to the same period of last... more

Trilogy International Partners revenue down 8% to USD155.4m in 1Q22

Trilogy International Partners (TIP), which owns telecoms assets in New Zealand (2degrees) and Bolivia (Viva), has reported total revenues of USD155.4 million for the three months ended 31 March 2022,... more

Miscellaneous

VEON/Beeline to assist Uzbek government with digitalisation during WTO accession

Multinational telecoms group VEON announced yesterday that it will advise and provide digitalisation services to the Uzbekistan government during the country’s accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), following a... more