1 Aug 2022

Mobile

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

Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa has outlined plans to launch a new MVNO via its Sky Mexico subsidiary. According to Reuters, the new service will go live over the AT&T... more

MTN installs 5G base stations with Huawei as it gears up for launch

MTN Nigeria, the country’s largest mobile operator by subscriptions, has installed more than 100 5G base stations ahead of a commercial rollout of the high speed service from the end... more

SIM card registration deadline extended again

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced a further extension to the country’s SIM re-registration campaign which was due to end on 31 July. At a press... more

Telia Estonia expands 5G, launches fixed wireless service

Telia Estonia says its 5G network now covers one-third of the country’s population via 204 active base station sites. Its 5G infrastructure covers ‘almost all major cities and county centres,... more

TPG Telecom completes tower sale to OMERS

Australia’s TPG Telecom has completed its previously announced sale of 100% of its passive mobile tower and rooftop infrastructure to OMERS Infrastructure Management for an enterprise value of AUD950 million... more

Fixed Broadband

Liberty, Telefonica and InfraVia to set up new FTTH JV

Telcos Liberty Global and Telefonica, and infrastructure investment firm InfraVia Capital Partners have signed an agreement to establish a new joint venture (JV) that will roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to... more

Emtel launches 5G BFWA services

Mauritian fixed voice, broadband and mobile operator Emtel announced the launch last Thursday of its new 5G broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) service, dubbed ‘Airbox 5G’, covering 40% of the... more

Corporate/Financial

Vodafone agrees to sell Ghana operation to Telecel – report

Vodafone Group has agreed a sale of its operations in Ghana to Telecel Group as part of its strategy to refocus on key markets, Bloomberg reports. The London-listed company will... more

FiBrasil linked with BRL2.8bn Vero Internet takeover

FiBrasil Infraestrutura e Fibra Otica (FiBrasil), the infrastructure company co-owned by Telefonica and Canadian investment firm Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), is said to be exploring a... more

Disappointing H1 for HTHKH

Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong Holdings (HTHKH), which runs mobile networks in Hong Kong and Macau, has reported revenues of HKD2.30 billion (USD293 million) for the first half of 2022, down... more