31 May 2022

Mobile

Vodafone 5G network reaches 50m Germans

Vodafone Germany has announced that coverage of its 5G network now reaches more than 50 million people, while its so-called ‘5G+’ (5G Standalone) service is available to over ten million... more

Elisa named as first of three 5G licence winners in Estonia

Elisa has been named as the winner of the first licence in Estonia’s auction of 5G-capable 3.5GHz spectrum. The Consumer Protection and Technical Surveillance Authority (TTJA) announced that Elisa submitted... more

Zain deploys 5G sites on street lamps

Zain Bahrain has partnered with system integrator LSS Technologies to boost 5G deployment in Bahrain Bay using the district’s existing street lamps. The operator says the solution turns the street... more

PTA confirms Jazz and Telenor have submitted licence fee

Industry watchdog the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has confirmed that mobile providers Telenor Pakistan and Jazz have paid a combined total of PKR19.39 billion (USD97.0 million – although the PTA... more

Orange Poland to support MVNOs

Orange Poland has opened its network to MVNOs, with a new offer aimed at small and medium-sized ISPs who are looking to add mobile services to their fixed line offerings.... more

Zain Kuwait claims national Vo5G launch

Zain Kuwait has announced the launch of voice-over-5G (Vo5G), claiming a global first in terms of a commercial Vo5G service with ‘nationwide coverage’. The operator says Vo5G is now available... more

Telcor to use 900MHz FM radio airwaves for mobile broadband

The Nicaraguan Institute for Telecommunications and Posts (Instituto Nicaraguense de Telecomunicaciones y Correos, Telcor) has revealed plans to free up spectrum in the 894MHz-960MHz band for mobile broadband use. In... more

Fixed Broadband

CRC rips up rural rollout red tape

Colombia’s Communications Regulatory Commission (Comision de Regulacion de Comunicaciones, CRC) has relaxed a number of regulatory conditions relating to rural network rollouts, as it seeks to encourage regional ISPs to... more

Corporate/Financial

Telecom Egypt records 12% revenue increase in 1Q22

Telecom Egypt has posted a double digit revenue increase for the opening three months of 2022, with the company saying that growth had been ‘mainly fuelled by higher data revenue... more

Smartfren FY21 losses narrow to USD28.7m

Indonesian mobile operator Smart Telecom (Smartfren) booked net losses of IDR409.95 billion (USD28.7 million) in FY21, an improvement on the loss of IDR1.499 trillion it recorded in 2020. In an... more