22 Jul 2022

Mobile

Claro Guatemala launches 5G in all 22 departments

America Movil-backed Claro Guatemala has become the second Guatemalan cellco to launch 5G technology in quick succession. The new network is said to be live in all 22 departments from... more

GCRA confirms fines for JT and Sure related to competition law infringement

Following the completion of an investigation by the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) in December 2021 in which it determined Sure Guernsey and JT Guernsey had agreed to control... more

NOW Telecom negotiating deal to lease towers to aid 5G rollout

Filipino operator NOW Telecom has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with SBA Towers Philippines – a unit of NASDAQ-listed SBA Communications Corp – as part of its planned 5G... more

ZICTA confirms new 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum awards

The Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has announced the results of its tender for the allocation of new spectrum in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands, launched in April... more

Fixed Broadband

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

NEC Corporation has been contracted by Seren Juno Network – a joint company established by NTT Group, Mitsui and JA Mitsui Leasing (JAML) – to build a trans-Pacific submarine fibre-optic... more

Digicel SVG inks deal with NTRC to bring high speed internet to the masses

Digicel has established a partnership agreement with the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to deliver high speed fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband across the mainland. Under the agreement,... more

Phase3 partners YahClick for satellite broadband; 9mobile launches TV platform

Phase3 Telecom, an independent aerial fibre-optic network infrastructure and telecoms service provider, has partnered with YahClick (powered by Hughes) to offer high speed, low latency satellite broadband services. As a... more

Fixed Voice

China and Syria sign USD30m deal for supply of equipment

The governments of Syria and China have signed an agreement for the supply of telecommunication equipment and software for state-owned telco Syrian Telecom (ST). Syria’s Ministry of Communication and Technology... more

Corporate/Financial

MASMOVIL plans to offload 51% stake in Euskaltel’s fibre business

With negotiations ongoing over the planned merger of its operations with Orange in Spain, Grupo MASMOVIL is reportedly planning to divest a 51% stake in the new fibre-optic business being... more

AT&T’s 2Q22 revenues drop 17.1% to USD29.6bn after pay-TV separation

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD29.643 billion for the three months ended 30 June 2022, down 17.1% from USD35.740 billion on an annualised basis,... more

Altice USA considering selling Suddenlink unit for USD20bn

Altice USA is exploring the sale of its Suddenlink unit, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Altice USA is said to be working with Goldman Sachs Group on... more

HT spent HRK1.8bn in 2021 to expand fibre and 5G

Croatian fixed and mobile operator Hrvatski Telekom (HT) says it invested a total of HRK1.77 billion (USD240 million) on infrastructure improvements in 2021. For the second year in a row... more

Positive Q2 for Du

Du of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) reported a 9.9% annual increase in revenues for the second quarter of 2022 to AED3.14 billion (USD855 million). Growth was attributed to ‘sustained... more