12 Sep 2022

Mobile

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

Fresh from its agreement with Pinamar-based telecoms cooperative Telpin last month, Camara de Cooperativas de Telecomunicaciones (Catel) – the parent company of Argentinean MVNO imowi has signed a new contract... more

TRC inks 5G deal with Zain, Umniah and Orange

Jordanian industry watchdog the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has signed an agreement with mobile provider Zain which it says paves the way for the introduction of 5G services in Jordan.... more

Ocean Link Kiribati develops LTE services with IPLook

Mobile network solutions provider IPLook has announced its role in developing the Pacific island network of Ocean Link Kiribati, a company backed by China’s Acclinks. IPLook has provided a 2G/3G/4G... more

Fixed Broadband

NBI outlines latest FTTH rollout achievements

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out a new high speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has released details of a number of new... more

IOH dips toe into Indonesia’s FTTH market

Indonesian operator Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) is broadening its service portfolio with the launch of a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, branded Indosat HiFi, as it looks to capitalise on growing demand... more

Truespeed confirms FTTH network now covers 50,000 premises

British pure fibre broadband provider Truespeed has issued a progress update on its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout, revealing it has now reached a total of 50,000 premises across parts of southwest... more

Ziply Fiber raises USD450m to support Northwest expansion plans

Ziply Fiber has announced that it has secured USD450 million in new funding to support its ongoing fibre network expansion in the Northwest. In its first two years of operation,... more

ARSAT, Copaco ink cross-border agreement

Representatives of state-backed telcos ARSAT (Argentina) and Copaco (Paraguay) have met at the Estacion Terren Benavidez data centre in Buenos Aires to sign an agreement relating to cross-border connectivity. While... more

Corporate/Financial

T-Mobile US initiates USD14bn stock repurchase programme

T-Mobile US has initiated a USD14 billion share buyback, with USD3 billion earmarked for stock repurchases during the remainder of 2022. In a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing dated... more

TIM expected to sell enterprise services stake soon

Telecom Italia (TIM) is close to beginning the sale of a minority stake in its enterprise services unit. Unnamed sources cited by Reuters say the telco is planning a beauty... more

United Group to spend EUR2bn in Greece by 2027

Media and telecoms firm United Group says it plans to invest EUR2 billion (USD2.01 billion) in its Greek operation Nova-Wind over the next five years. The group plans to install... more