17 Jun 2022

Mobile

Orange Reunion launches 5G; dismantled 4G equipment to be sent to Orange Madagascar

Orange Reunion has launched 5G services in the capital of the French overseas territory (FOT) of Reunion, Saint-Denis, Les Echos writes. In March 2022 Orange secured 2×10MHz in the 700MHz... more

TIM Brasil opens networks to acquired Oi Movel subscriptions

TIM Brasil has reportedly opened up its network to the Oi Movel subscriptions it acquired in April 2022. The acquired accounts are understood to be spread over 29 area codes... more

Vi bolsters MP 4G network with 900MHz, 1800MHz

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has strengthened its 4G network in Madhya Pradesh (MP) with the deployment of 900MHz on 3,043 sites and 1800MHz on 11,772 sites across the circle... more

MTC urges govt to end 5G moratorium; enters agreement with Huawei, NUST

Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) wants the country’s existing moratorium on 5G network deployment to be lifted and is eyeing a digital transition towards fifth-generation technology with partners including... more

Telekom confirms 3G shutdown will complete this month

Magyar Telekom has confirmed that it will stick to a previously disclosed schedule of shutting its 3G cellular network at the end of this month, with phased network closures currently... more

Bell ready to deploy ‘5G+’ with 3.5GHz spectrum

Bell Canada announced this week that it is ‘poised’ to begin deploying the 3500MHz band spectrum it won last summer to expand and upgrade 5G services in urban and rural... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Telecom Egypt and AquaComms have inked an agreement covering landing and crossing services for a 2Africa fibre pair in Egypt, which AquaComms has named Europe Middle-East India Connect-1 (EMIC-1). EMIC-1... more

Jurassic Fibre FTTP network now passes more than 90,000 premises

British full fibre broadband provider Jurassic Fibre has announced that its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network now passes more than 90,000 homes/businesses, up from 75,000 in March 2022, according to ISPreview. With... more

URSEC authorises five cablecos to offer broadband services

Uruguay’s Regulatory Unit of Communications Services (Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de Comunicaciones, URSEC) has authorised five cable operators to offer broadband internet services, reports BNamericas. Cable Montevideo (Montecable), Tractoral (TCC),... more

Mercury NZ launches fibre broadband for utility customers

New Zealand utility firm Mercury has launched Mercury Broadband, giving its electricity and gas customers the ability to add fibre-optic broadband access to their Mercury account. The ‘Unlimited Fibre Ultra’... more

Brussels sprouts faster connections

Belgian cableco VOO has expanded its gigabit broadband coverage to six areas of Brussels. A report from Telecompaper says 1Gbps connectivity is now available in the municipalities of Ixelles, Saint-Gilles,... more

Corporate/Financial

Singtel ups stake in AIS’ parent Intouch to 24.99%

Singtel Group, via wholly-owned subsidiary Singtel Global Investment, is upping its stake in Intouch Holdings from 21.21% to 24.99%, by acquiring approximately 121 million shares from Temasek’s Anderton Investments for... more