20 Jun 2022

Mobile

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

Mobile X Global, the company formed by Boost Mobile founder Peter Adderton, has signed a merger agreement with industrial monitoring firm Electro-Sensors. The definitive merger agreement and related transactions have... more

Bouygues Telecom selects Ericsson for 5G SA core network

Bouygues Telecom has selected Ericsson to supply it with a 5G Standalone (SA) core network. When fully operational, the end-to-end (spanning both Bouygues Telecom’s core and RAN networks) 5G SA... more

Fixed Broadband

Airtel extends FTTH connectivity to Ladakh, Andaman, Nicobar Islands

Bharti Airtel has extended its ‘Airtel Xstream Fiber’ fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service to Ladakh, Andaman and the Nicobar Islands. As a result of the rollout activity, FTTH connectivity is now available... more

FNA publishes telecoms minimum supply ordinance

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA) has announced that it has published the Telecommunications Minimum Supply Ordinance (TKMV) in the Federal Law Gazette. The ordinance, which came into force on 1... more

Magyar Telekom acquiring Cecoin fibre network

Hungarian telco Magyar Telekom has exercised a call option allowing it to acquire a fibre network from a partner business, Cecoin, covering 110,000 access points in Hungary for a purchase... more

Corporate/Financial

Rogers and Shaw agree sale of Freedom Mobile to Quebecor, subject to approval

Canadian telecoms groups Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have announced an agreement to sell Shaw’s subsidiary Freedom Mobile to Quebecor on a cash-free, debt-free basis at an enterprise value of... more

Axiata and Digi extend merger deadline

Malaysian telecoms group Axiata has announced that the deadline for the proposed merger of its domestic subsidiary Celcom with Telenor-owned Digi been pushed back. In separate filings to the local... more

InfraVia to acquire a stake in Play’s Polish fixed networks business

Polish fixed and mobile operator Play (registered as P4) has agreed a deal to offload a stake in its cable and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure business. Play, which is owned by... more

Globe Telecom board greenlights USD594.7m rights offer to accelerate network rollout

Globe Telecom’s board of directors announced today (20 June) that they have approved a stock rights offering (SRO) designed to raise PHP32 billion (USD594.7 million) for its ongoing network rollout.... more

Ardian linked with takeover of Aire Networks

French private equity firm Ardian has reportedly inked a takeover deal for Alicante-based Aire Networks, which has been controlled by Magnum Capital (60% stake) since June 2018. According to El... more

Miscellaneous

CRAN, MTC end ten-year levy dispute

Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has reached a settlement agreement with the Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN), ending a ten-year dispute over the legality of regulatory levies for... more