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26 Sep 2022

Mobile

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

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has extended its deadline for MVNO applications until 11 October 2022, as it seeks to authorise the country’s first virtual operators. The NCC has outlined... more

DITO clears third technical audit hurdle

The Philippines’ third telco, DITO Telecommunity, has successfully passed its third mandatory technical audit to evaluate its network rollout in terms of population coverage and minimum average broadband speed. In... more

GP commences 5G trial in eight divisional cities

Grameenphone (GP) has commenced a trial of 5G technology in eight divisional cities of the country, following similar trials in Dhaka and Chattogram in July 2022, tbsnews.net writes. GP recorded... more

Sana’a govt announces YER4bn investment in Amran

Yemen’s Sana’a-based Houthi government has announced the launch of several projects aimed at expanding and developing the communications infrastructure of several state-owned entities in Amran governorate, namely: fixed line operator... more

FNA proposes extension of 800MHz licences, early reallocation of 900MHz spectrum

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA) has published for public consultation a position paper on the future allocation of certain mobile radio frequencies, with the aim of balancing the interests of... more

BIPT to invite bids for 3410MHz-3430MHz block

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has published a draft Royal Decree to enable operators other than Citymesh and Gridmax to acquire a 3410MHz-3430MHz frequency... more

Fixed Broadband

Spring Fibre secures funding for FTTP rollout

Another company with ambitions for a wide-scale rollout of full fibre technology in the UK has emerged, with Spring Fibre reportedly aiming to reach more than one million premises. According... more

Corporate/Financial

Vodafone Group reportedly considering sale of a stake in Vantage Towers

UK-based telecoms giant Vodafone Group is rumoured to be considering the sale of a stake in tower unit Vantage Towers. According to This Is Money, which cites a Vodafone report,... more

Ooredoo preparing to sell 20,000 towers

Qatar-based telecoms group Ooredoo indicated in a stock exchange statement today that it aims to sell around 20,000 of its cellular network towers across several countries, stating that it is... more

Miscellaneous

Operators and regulator come together to improve QoS

Telecoms operators in Cote d’Ivoire have met with representatives of the government and the Regulatory Authority for Telecommunications in Cote d’Ivoire (Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications de Cote d’Ivoire, ARTCI)... more