16 Jun 2022

Mobile

South Africa to ban 2G devices by March 2023

South Africa’s communications minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has announced that the government intends to prohibit the importation and distribution of 2G devices by March 2023, TechCentral writes. This ban comes as... more

Rogers’ 3500MHz 5G goes live

Rogers Communications announced yesterday that it has started to deploy its 5G 3500MHz spectrum holdings, with the first location going live in Nanaimo, British Columbia. The company will continue its... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Japan’s SoftBank Corp has become the second mobile network operator – after Germany’s Deutsche Telekom – to take an equity stake in 1NCE, a global provider of flat-rate cellular IoT... more

Telemach claims almost nationwide 5G in Croatia

Telemach Croatia claims to have covered almost the entire country with its 5G network, having upgraded close to 1,200 base stations. A report from HINA adds that 100,000 properties now... more

Vodafone UK switches on first ‘self-powering’ mobile mast

Mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK claims to have switched on the country’s first live ‘self-powering’ mobile phone mast. In a press release regarding the development, the cellco noted that... more

Moov Africa Togo warned again over ‘serious’ service availability breaches

Moov Africa Togo, 95.06%-owned by Maroc Telecom of Morocco, has been reprimanded again by the Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) for ‘serious breaches of its obligation of... more

DISH shares full details regarding 5G network

After quietly switching on its new 5G network in 120 towns and cities on 14 June, DISH Wireless has provided more details regarding the long-awaited network rollout. DISH says that... more

Fixed Broadband

Dhiraagu, Ooredoo expand FTTH to additional islands

Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun (Dhiraagu), the Maldives’ incumbent telecoms operator, has announced the expansion of its fibre broadband service to three additional locations. The fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) and DhiraaguTV services are now... more

Metronet enlists Nokia for XGS-PON upgrade

US ISP Metronet – which describes itself as ‘the largest independently owned, 100% fibre-optic network provider in the US’ – is rolling out Nokia’s XGS-PON platform as it seeks to... more

Fixed Voice

Four Bangladeshi telcos fined BDT76.5m for illegal VoIP operations

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has fined four mobile network operators a total of BDT76.5 million (USD808,000) for illegal VoIP operations. State-run Teletalk was handed a BDT50 million fine,... more

Corporate/Financial

Protelindo owner looking to raise up to USD1bn from stake sale

PT Sarana Menara Nusantara is reportedly mulling options to sell a 15%-20% stake in its towerco PT Profesional Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Protelindo) and is asking as much as USD1 billion, according... more