27 Jun 2022

Mobile

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

French fibre provider Altitude Group has announced the takeover of domestic B2B MVNO Airmob. Altitude, which already owns the likes of Kosc Telecom and Covage, hopes that the deal will... more

China’s fourth telco launches 5G services

China Broadnet – the English language brand name given to China’s fourth telco, China Radio and Television – has announced the launch of its 5G mobile services, Xinhua reports. The... more

Israeli communication minister finalises legislation to abolish interconnection fees

Plans to phase out interconnection fees for both mobile and fixed voice services in Israel have been finalised, with the communications minister Yoaz Handel formally signing the new legislation. In... more

O2 CR claims ‘up to 5Gbps' speeds in 28GHz 5G trials

Czech mobile network operator (MNO) O2 CR, working with CETIN and Ericsson, has reported achieving data transmission speeds of up to 5Gbps during 5G trials in the 26.5GHz-27.3GHz (28GHz) band... more

MTN shelves plans for 5G pilot in 2022

MTN Ghana has shelved its plans to pilot 5G services this year, News Ghana reports. Speaking at a recent virtual stakeholder and media forum, CEO Selorm Adadevoh revealed the planned... more

Telenet appealed to Council of State in February over 5G auction

Telenet approached the Council of State – the country’s supreme administrative court – in late February to seek the annulment of part of the legislation behind the 5G spectrum auction... more

Fixed Broadband

Ooredoo fibre broadband reaches Dhaandhoo

Ooredoo Maldives has expanded its ‘SuperNet’ fibre-optic broadband service to Dhaandhoo, an inhabited island in Gaafu Alif Atoll. Customers are able to access fixed broadband speeds of up to 100Mbps.... more

Australian government grants NBN Co AUD480m for fixed wireless enhancements

Australia’s new government claims to have achieved its first major milestone under the ‘Better Connectivity for Rural and Regional Australia Plan’, announcing that AUD480 million (USD333 million) has been provided... more

Corporate/Financial

Rogers, Shaw enter mediation with Competition Bureau over merger

Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have agreed to begin a mediation process with Canada's Competition Bureau to overcome the agency's opposition to the two telcos' proposed merger on anti-competition grounds.... more

TelOne struggling with Zimbabwe’s worsening economy

Zimbabwe’s state-owned fixed line operator TelOne says it is struggling to keep its head above water amid the country’s ongoing economic crisis. Soaring inflation and a weak local currency, coupled... more