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14 Oct 2022

Mobile

DCMS confirms issuance of legal notices to operators related to removal of Huawei equipment

A ‘designated vendor direction’ has been sent to a total of 35 telecommunications networks operators in the UK, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) has confirmed. This... more

Singtel partners with Ericsson for deployment of energy efficient radio cell

Singtel has announced the deployment of what is claimed to be Singapore’s ‘greenest’ radio cell, the Ericsson AIR 3268, in its 5G network. In a press release regarding the development,... more

Flow T&C confirms full mobile restoration following hurricane; fixed internet taking longer

Fixed and mobile network operator Flow Turks & Caicos confirmed on 12 October that 100% of its mobile cell sites have been restored back to full operational status following the... more

O! opens second 5G demo zone

Kyrgyz cellco Nur Telecom (O!) has opened its second 5G demo zone, in the city of Osh, located at the company’s store on Masalieva Street. O! was the second mobile... more

Bite stops sale of 2G/3G handsets in Lithuania; 5G launch expected this month

Lithuanian cellco Bite has confirmed that it stopped selling 2G and 3G handsets earlier this week. In a press release dated 12 October the mobile operator noted that the decision... more

TCRA announces spectrum auction results

Industry watchdog the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has completed its auction of additional frequencies in the 700MHz, 2300MHz, 2600MHz and 3500MHz bands. The regulator sold eleven blocks of spectrum... more

Entel hits one million 5G subscriptions milestone

Chilean full-service provider Entel claims to have signed up one million 5G customers, ten months after launching the service in December 2021. In a statement from the provider Entel acknowledged... more

Sotelgui to relaunch in H1 2023

State-owned telco Societe des Telecoms de Guinee (Sotelgui) is planning to re-enter the mobile market as Guinea Telecom in the first half of 2023, Agence Ecofin writes, citing telecom minster... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Romania is working with Georgia and other partner states to carry out some major strategic projects, including the construction of submarine cable between Romania, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The Romanian Insider... more

GTT fibre passes 100,000 households milestone

Full-service provider Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) has extended its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 100,000 homes, the company claimed at a press conference yesterday. The event was attended by Prime... more

OiV to kick off Croatian fibre backbone rollout next year

Croatian company Odasiljaci i veze (OiV) says it expects to begin its HRK770 million (USD99 million) rollout of fibre backbone infrastructure in mid-2023, with completion of the project due in... more

Corporate/Financial

DISH considering Boost divestment, report says

US satellite giant-turned-mobile operator DISH Network is considering the sale of its Boost Mobile MVNO unit. According to Fierce Wireless, CONX Corp – a special purpose acquisition group (SPAC) founded... more

VEON rumoured to be discussing Beeline Russia spin-off

Amsterdam-headquartered multinational telecoms group VEON is in discussions on the possibility of spinning off its Russian mobile and fixed network operating subsidiary PJSC VimpelCom (Beeline Russia), reports Reuters citing three... more

Globe offloads 701 towers to MIESCOR as part of wider divestment

Filipino telecoms giant Globe has provided another update regarding the ongoing sale of its tower assets. Earlier today (14 October) the telco closed the sale of 701 (out of 2,180)... more

Miscellaneous

LPTIC signs partnership agreement with Cisco

Libyan Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Company (LPTIC) has signed a partnership agreement with US network technology provider Cisco, with the aim of implementing projects in the areas of ‘digital... more