26 Aug 2022

Mobile

T-Mobile partners Starlink for ‘Coverage Above and Beyond’

T-Mobile US and SpaceX have announced a plan to leverage the latter’s Starlink Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite constellation and T-Mobile’s cellular network to provide ‘near complete coverage in most... more

Telekom improves 4G, 5G coverage and capacity in 1,104 locations

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), says it has expanded the capacity and coverage of its mobile network at 1,104 locations nationwide in the... more

DoT updates RoW rules to accelerate 5G rollout

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has amended the rules concerning Right of Way (RoW) with the intention of accelerating 5G network construction. The amendment introduces new rules that set out... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has announced the maiden landing of the Saudi Vision Cable in Jeddah. The Saudi Vision Cable, which is wholly owned by stc, will facilitate multi-terabit connection... more

93 applicants for SEK1.3bn broadband support in Sweden

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) says 93 applications have been made for its 2022 broadband support scheme, which will offer subsidies of SEK1.3 billion (USD123 million)... more

Telstra enables free Wi-Fi access via selected payphones

Australia’s Telstra has announced that it has begun offering free Wi-F connectivity via around 3,000 of its Wi-Fi enabled payphones across the country, while it said work was already underway... more

Ooredoo expands FTTH to three new islands

Ooredoo Maldives has expanded its ‘SuperNet’ fibre-optic broadband service to three additional inhabited islands. Customers in Olhuvelifushi in Lhaviyani Atoll, Kanditheemu in Shaviyani Atoll and Dhanbidhoo in Laamu Atoll are... more

KPN and Glaspoort commit to improved wholesale fibre tariffs for eight years

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) today published a final decision under which Dutch nationwide fixed network operator KPN and its open fibre joint venture company Glaspoort must... more

Corporate/Financial

Axiata swings to net loss in 1H22 on unrealised forex losses

Malaysia-based Axiata has published its financial results for the first half of 2022, saying it saw a ‘pickup’ of revenue across its markets as COVID-19 restrictions eased. Total turnover for... more

Salt claims highest post-paid net adds in ten years

Swiss full-service provider Salt has reported total revenue of CHF260.0 million (USD269.7 million) for the second quarter of 2022, up 4.6% year-on-year. Adjusted EBITDA grew by 2.9% over the same... more

Miscellaneous

Ecuador launches 2022-25 digital transformation agenda

Ecuador’s Ministry for Telecommunications and Information Society (Mintel) has unveiled its Digital Transformation Agenda 2022-2025 to ‘reduce the digital divide and strengthen the digitisation of processes, electronic commerce, security and... more