25 Jul 2022

Mobile

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

US cableco Cox Communications is gearing up to re-enter the MVNO sector more than a decade after its Cox Wireless service was shut down. The new MVNO will be known... more

High Court grants stay on the start of ComReg’s multi-band spectrum auction

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has announced that the High Court has made an order granting a stay on the auction of spectrum in several bands which had been... more

Singtel 5G SA network blankets 95% of outdoor areas, three years ahead of schedule

Singtel has revealed that its 5G standalone (SA) mobile network now covers 95% of outdoor areas in the country, some three years ahead of the company’s end-2025 target. The 5G... more

Orange Guinea fined for service failings

Guinea’s Regulatory Authority for Post and Telecommunications (L’Autoritie de Regulation des Postes et Telecommunications, ARPT) has fined Orange Guinea GNF9.5 billion (USD1.08 million) for ‘failing to meet its service availability... more

Fixed Broadband

FNA finalises new regulatory framework for fixed network access

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA) has finalised the regulatory framework for access to Telekom Deutschland’s last mile fixed network, following the completion of a coordination procedure with the EC. The... more

Mediacom selects Samsung for rural CBRS rollout

US cableco Mediacom Communications has selected Samsung Electronics America for the deployment of a fixed wireless access (FWA) network using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum. The network will target... more

Serial investor Oak Hill launches Omni Fiber with USD250m of funding

Oak Hill Capital has announced that it has formed a new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider called Omni Fiber, which will deliver symmetrical 2Gbps fixed broadband services to small and mid-sized markets... more

Corporate/Financial

Orange and MASMOVIL ink binding agreement to merge Spanish operations

Orange and Grupo MASMOVIL (including Yoigo) have inked a binding agreement to merge their respective businesses in Spain. In a press release, Paris-based Orange confirmed that – following a period... more

Vodafone Group reports revenue growth in Q1 FY23

Vodafone Group has recorded revenue growth in the first quarter of its current fiscal year (Q1 FY23), reporting a total turnover of EUR11.278 billion (USD11.5 billion) for the three months... more

Competition Bureau ‘needs more time’ to study Quebecor-Freedom deal

Canada’s Competition Bureau said on Friday (22 July 2022) that it requires more time to investigate the proposed sale of Shaw Communications’ cellular division Freedom Mobile to Quebecor – the... more

Miscellaneous

DoT outlines need for overhaul of legal framework

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has published a consultation paper on the need for an overhaul of the legal framework governing the country’s telecommunications industry. The short document argues that,... more