22 Aug 2022

Mobile

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

Congstar, the discount sub-brand of Telekom Deutschland (TD) which was established in July 2007, has revealed that it has reached the six million subscriptions milestone – a matter of weeks... more

Cellcom confirms approval from MoC for passive infrastructure cooperation deal

Israel’s Cellcom has announced that the Ministry of Communications (MoC) has given approval to a passive infrastructure cooperation agreement between the cellco, Pelephone and PHI Networks, the latter being the... more

Unitel deploying 5G infrastructure alongside 4G expansion

Angola’s mobile market leader Unitel reported on its website that it has deployed ‘5G voice and data services’ to the localities of Talatona, Ingombota and Maianga, all in Luanda province,... more

Mafab receives 5G rollout extension from NCC

Mafab Communications, which was declared one of the winners of 5G-suitable 3.5GHz spectrum in December last year, has received a five month rollout extension from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).... more

Omantel boosts 5G coverage in Muscat, Al Batinah South and Al Batinah North

Oman Telecommunications Company (Omantel), the Sultanate’s incumbent fixed and mobile operator, has announced that it has now covered the populated areas in the governorates of Muscat, Al Batinah South and... more

Elisa extends 5G coverage in Lapland

Finnish mobile network operator (MNO) Elisa has announced the expansion of its 5G network across Lapland. According to the cellco, its 5G infrastructure has been switched on in Kemijarvi, Keminmaa... more

Telekom Romania Mobile passes 4m subscription milestone

Telekom Romania Mobile Communications has announced it passed the four million subscription milestone in the first half of August, having welcomed an additional 60,000 customers to its network since 30... more

Fixed Broadband

Utility firm TAURON claims 10,000 connected households

Polish utility firm TAURON Polska Energie has announced that 10,000 households in ‘digitally excluded’ areas are now connected to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network, which has been deployed as part of... more

GCRA issues final decision following leased line market review

A final decision regarding market definitions and the designation of significant market power (SMP) status as it relates to the provision of leased lines in Guernsey has been published by... more

Corporate/Financial

4iG agrees USD1.8bn takeover deal for Vodafone Hungary

Hungarian IT and telecoms group 4iG, together with the Hungarian State, have entered into ‘non-binding heads of terms’ with the UK’s Vodafone Group to acquire a 100% stake in fixed... more

Kazakhtelecom H1 sales rise 7%; profits affected by social assistance packages

The total revenue of the Kazakhtelecom (KT) group of companies – including fixed network operator KT and twin cellcos Kcell and Mobile Telecom Service (Tele2-Altel) – increased by 7% year-on-year... more