13 Jun 2022

Mobile

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

UK-based MVNO group Truphone, which is owned by Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and his associates, is being sold for just GBP1 (USD1.25), the Financial Times reports. As per the article,... more

Estonia begins second 3.5GHz licence auction

Estonia has launched the auction of its second 3.5GHz licence, with Telia, Tele2 and Bite Lietuva left in the running after Elisa emerged as the winner of the first concession... more

Kyivstar deploying 2300MHz TD-LTE for extra network capacity in areas of mass migration

Ukrainian mobile operator Kyivstar is utilising additional frequencies in the 2300MHz TDD range to increase 4G LTE network capacity in cities with the highest concentration of data traffic demand. The... more

DITO claims ‘close to nine million’ subs

The Philippines’ third telco DITO Telecommunity announced last Friday (10 June) that it has signed up “close to nine million’ mobile subscriptions across 560 areas of operation nationwide, and targets... more

IOH inks MoU with Tech Mahindra to develop digital solutions across ‘Industry 4.0, Cloud, Data, Security and 5G’

Mumbai-headquartered Tech Mahindra, which is a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering services and solutions, last week announced a strategic partnership with Indonesian network operator Indosat Ooredoo... more

Govt, cellcos continue to scrap over taxes and tariffs

Congolese business organisation the Federation of Companies of Congo (La Federation des entreprises du Congo, FEC) has issued a statement clarifying its position regarding price hikes in the mobile segment,... more

Fixed Broadband

MTN deployed 100,000km of fibre as part of ‘multi-pronged approach’ to reduce digital divide

As part of its ‘Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress’ strategy, MTN Group Consumer Executive Enzo Scarcella says the company has rolled out more than 15,000km of terrestrial... more

Corporate/Financial

Oi closes InfraCo (V.tal) stake sale

Oi has concluded the long-running sale of a controlling stake in its InfraCo (V.tal) unit, which was first agreed back in January 2021. Oi suggested that the delayed closing was... more

Globe Telecom weighs towers sale

Globe Telecom is reportedly considering the sale of roughly half of its telecoms towers in a deal that could generate as much as USD1.5 billion for the Filipino operator. Unnamed... more

Miscellaneous

Spain to revise General Telecommunications Law; 100Mbps speeds to be mandated

Spain’s Congress of Deputies approved the revision of the 2014 General Telecommunications Law with a majority vote on 9 June. The amendment received 291 votes in favour, 51 against and... more