11 Jul 2022

Mobile

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

Johannesburg-based Huge Group has reached a deal to acquire the remaining assets belonging to former MVNO Virgin Mobile South Africa, which is now known as Tethys Mobile. The acquired technology... more

ACMA confirms final Spectrum Pricing Review reforms will come into effect next month

A final tranche of Spectrum Pricing Review reforms set out by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) are set to come into effect from 21 August, the regulator has... more

2degrees extended 5G coverage to 13 areas in June

Following its launch of 5G mobile services in central Auckland and Wellington and some areas of Christchurch in late February, 2degrees has announced coverage was extended to 13 new areas... more

Digicel PNG files appeal with ICSID over new tax law

Mobile network operator Digicel PNG has filed a proceeding with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) over the introduction of a new tax law by the Papua... more

Adani Group confirms plans for 5G spectrum bid

Indian transport and utility infrastructure firm Adani Group has announced its intention to bid for airwaves in the upcoming 5G spectrum auction with the aim of using the airwaves to... more

Hungary’s 2G/3G handset replacement scheme extended to end-March 2023

The National Media and Communications Authority (NMHH) has extended its mobile phone exchange support programme until 31 March 2023, aligning the subsidy scheme with operators’ plans to disconnect the country’s... more

Fixed Broadband

LTT to provide fibre-optic network for LIDCO’s Bab Tarabulus project

The Libya Telecom and Technology Company (LTT), a subsidiary of state-owned Telecom Holding Company, has signed an agreement with Libyan Investment and Development Company (LIDCO) to implement a high speed... more

AzTelekom, Baktelecom to upgrade broadband speeds

Azerbaijan state-owned operators AzTelekom and Baku Telephone Communications (Baktelecom) have announced plans to switch customers to new broadband packages next month. To satisfy growing demand for high speed internet access,... more

INEA signs wholesale deal with Orange networks unit

Polish fixed and mobile provider INEA has signed an agreement with wholesale network operator Swiatlowod Inwestycje to utilise its fibre networks across the country. The deal adds one million households... more

Tiscali and Linkem to offer services as Opnet, report says

The board of Italian ISP Tiscali has approved the company’s industrial plan for 2022-2025 covering its integration with merger partner Linkem. The two firms agreed to combine in December, with... more

Corporate/Financial

Digicel expects to close Pacific sale by end of month

Irish-owned, Jamaica-based Digicel Group saw annual service revenue grow by 4% to USD2.2 billion for the financial year ending 31 March 2022, whilst EBITDA grew at a similar rate, to... more