19 Aug 2022

Mobile

O! tests 5G, says commercial services ‘not far off’

Nur Telecom (O!) is the second mobile operator in Kyrgyzstan to announce tests of 5G network technology, following rival MegaCom’s disclosure earlier this month. In a press release yesterday, O!... more

MobiFone expands 5G trial to Hue

Vietnamese mobile operator MobiFone has expanded its 5G trial network to the city of Hue in Thua Thien Hue province. The commercial test network will allow consumers with 5G-enabled handsets... more

3.5GHz 5G permitted in four more state capitals; other locations postponed until 28 October

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that the country’s national mobile operators are able to launch Standalone (SA) 5G services using the 3.5GHz frequency band... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Japanese telecoms equipment manufacturer NEC is planning to submit a proposal for the construction contract of the Humboldt cable system aiming to connect Valparaiso (Chile) to Auckland (New Zealand) and... more

Virgin Media Ireland inks network deal with SIRO

Virgin Media Ireland has announced a network deal with SIRO whereby the former will be able to offer what it termed ‘a full range of services’ to more than 450,000... more

MTC kicks off internet projects in Tacna and Moquegua

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has launched broadband network expansion programmes in Tacna and Moquegua that will benefit around 40,000 residents of both... more

Liberty Mobile USVI plots gigabit FTTH launch

Liberty Latin America (LLA)-backed Liberty Mobile USVI has unveiled plans to launch a gigabit-capable fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network on the US Virgin Islands. Speaking during a press conference at the UVI... more

Virgin Fibra Italia launches over Open Fiber network

Virgin Fibra Italia officially launched fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services via the Open Fiber network on 17 August. The network supports down/uplink speeds of 1Gbps/300Mbps, with a ‘Fibra Pura’ package priced at... more

Vero Internet inks ten-year wholesale deal with FiBrasil

Brazilian regional ISP Vero Internet has informed its shareholders that it has signed a ten-year wholesale contract to utilise fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure belonging to neutral network provider FiBrasil. The deal... more

Corporate/Financial

Turkcell maintains strong financial performance in Q2

Turkish telecoms group Turkcell has reported a continuation of strong financial performance trends in the second quarter of 2022, with group revenues leaping 46.0% year-on-year to TRY12.477 billion (USD692 million)... more

TPG Telecom service revenues up 0.7% in 1H22

Australia’s TPG Telecom, which offers services via several units including Vodafone Australia, has reported service revenues of AUD2.190 billion (USD1.52 billion) for the six months ended 30 June 2022, up... more

MTS records slight y-o-y turnover rise in Q2; OIBDA falls 9.2%

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) reported that group revenues increased by 0.7% year-on-year to RUB127.8 billion (USD2.1 billion) in Q2 2022, of which Russian operations accounted for RUB126.0 billion (up 0.6%),... more