8 Jul 2022

Mobile

Safaricom Ethiopia says phased launch to begin in August

Safaricom Ethiopia, a subsidiary of Kenyan telco Safaricom, has confirmed that its long-anticipated mobile launch will begin next month. In a Twitter announcement, the newcomer’s CEO Anwar Soussa said that... more

Three Ireland attempting to delay ComReg’s 25 July spectrum auction

Three Ireland is asking the High Court to put a stay on the multi-band spectrum auction that is scheduled to commence on 25 July. Three is awaiting a judgment on... more

NBTC introduces tougher measures against excess SIM sales

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is imposing tougher measures on mobile network operators (MNOs) that allow the registration of more than five SIM cards by an individual through... more

Kazakhtelecom presents 5G transition plan

Kazakh national operator Kazakhtelecom (KT) has presented a proposal for implementation of 5G technology in the country, which it says will allow digital transformation of the economy and open up... more

Ministry progressing plans to reallocate mmWave spectrum to 5G

A recent meeting of Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) under the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications & Mass Media resolved to transfer millimetre wave (mmWave) frequencies in the... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Southern Cross Cables Network (SCCN) has announced the launch of its Southern Cross NEXT cable system, providing connectivity between New Zealand, Australia and the US, and featuring branching units to... more

BTRC instructs IIGs to disconnect 286 ISPs

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has directed International Internet Gateway (IIG) service providers to disconnect bandwidth connections of 286 ISPs for not converting their licences in accordance with guidelines.... more

Kenya Power ISP launching by mid-2023

Public utility company Kenya Power announced this week that it will launch fixed broadband internet services by June 2023, reports Agence Ecofin. The firm says the move – which it... more

Corporate/Financial

FCC approves sale of Lumen’s LatAm business

Lumen Technologies (formerly CenturyLink) has confirmed that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the previously announced sale of its Latin American business on 29 June 2022. Subject to the satisfaction... more