30 May 2022

Mobile

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

Virgin Mobile Kuwait has officially launched – over a year after receiving its MVNO licence from the Kuwaiti authorities. Via its new website, the virtual operator has pledged to make... more

Jazz partners with Nayatel to connect sites with fibre

Pakistani cellco Jazz has signed an agreement with fibre-based broadband provider Nayatel to connect all of its mobile sites in Lahore to fibre. The programme is expected to be completed... more

CURA names winners of 700MHz, 3.6GHz spectrum licences

New spectrum licences in the 700MHz and 3.6GHz bands are set to be awarded by the Isle of Man’s Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority (CURA), it has announced. With the... more

EKIP opens consultation on 5G multiband spectrum auction

Montenegro’s telecoms watchdog the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) has opened a consultation regarding its draft plans for the tender of frequencies in the 700MHz (694MHz-790MHz), 3.6GHz... more

Fixed Broadband

Starlink licensed to operate in Nigeria, Mozambique

Elon Musk has announced that Starlink, the satellite internet service of SpaceX, has received licences to operate in Nigeria and Mozambique. The company claims that the two countries are the... more

Telekom enables faster fixed broadband for 2.5m homes

Telekom Deutschland (TD), the domestic operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has upgraded fixed broadband speeds for an additional 2.5 million households since the start of the year. The firm... more

Starlink secures licence in Philippines; NTC hopes ‘others will follow’

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has confirmed that Starlink Internet Services Philippines, a subsidiary of US-based SpaceX, received its certificate of registration as a value added service provider (VAS) on... more

PLDT aims to complete fibre migration by 2023

PLDT Inc. is aiming to migrate all users from copper wire and hybrid-fibre broadband to full fibre by 2023, according to local press reports. The telco’s SVP and Head of... more

Corporate/Financial

Singtel keeps cards close to chest on Bharti Airtel share sale rumours

Singtel Group is remaining tight-lipped over recent media speculation that it is considering selling a stake in Indian operator Bharti Airtel for as much as USD2 billion. Mobile World Live... more

TIM and Open Fiber merger could be agreed by end-October

Telecom Italia (TIM), its last-mile network investment partner KKR, and the shareholders of Italian wholesale provider Open Fiber – Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and Macquarie Asset Management – have... more