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17 Oct 2022

Mobile

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

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

Jio inks 5G SA deals with Nokia, Ericsson

Full-service provider Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has inked deals with vendor partners Ericsson and Nokia for the rollout of its Standalone (SA) 5G network. Nokia was selected to supply 5G... more

Telia, Elisa and Tele2 line up for 700MHz sale in Estonia

Estonia’s three incumbent mobile network operators (MNOs) have pre-qualified for the forthcoming auction of 5G-capable spectrum in the 700MHz band. Telia, Elisa and Tele2 are in the running to expand... more

Digicel Tonga upgrades network in outer islands

Digicel Tonga CEO Anthony Seuseu revealed last week that the operator has invested TOP500,000 (USD199,047) in new telecommunications equipment to improve connectivity in the outer islands. According to local news... more

Huawei, Monty Mobile announce new initiative for Comium Gambia

UK-headquartered mobile VAS solutions provider Monty Mobile and Chinese technology giant Huawei have announced a partnership to develop the network of Gambian mobile operator Comium ‘with groundbreaking products and solutions’.... more

Verizon starts moving commercial traffic onto its 5G core

Verizon Wireless has announced that it has started moving commercial 5G traffic onto its 5G Standalone (SA) core after concluding initial testing and friendly user trials. The Verizon Cloud Platform... more

A1 Bulgaria completes integration of SA 5G network

A1 Bulgaria reported on its website that it has completed the integration of a Standalone (SA) 5G network consisting of a Nokia-supplied Radio Access Network (RAN) and Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G... more

Airtel completes spectrum purchase

Airtel Zambia has completed its purchase of 60MHz of additional spectrum in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands for a total consideration of USD29 million (payable in local currency), the cellco’s... more

Fixed Broadband

SIRO unveils EUR50m rollout plan

SIRO has announced it is rolling out its full fibre network to over 70,000 homes and businesses across South Dublin and the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown local authority area. SIRO is... more

Nokia and AIS trial 25G PON solution

Thai telecoms operator AIS and Finnish vendor Nokia have completed trials of a 25G PON solution, using the telco’s existing optical line terminals (OLTs). The OLT was connected simultaneously to... more

Corporate/Financial

Spark closes tower unit stake sale

Spark New Zealand announced on Friday that it had completed the sale of a 70% stake in its TowerCo business to the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, after receiving approval... more

Vodafone and Altice outline JV initiative to provide FTTH for up to 7m German homes

Vodafone Group and Altice announced today (17 October) the setting up of a new joint venture (JV), dubbed ‘FibreCo’, which will be tasked with building out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to up... more

Zain Saudi Arabia moves forward with tower sale

Zain Saudi Arabia has transferred ownership of a subsidiary, Zain Business Ltd, to the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), paving the way for the sale of the cellco’s tower infrastructure... more

TalkTalk closes acquisition of SSE Phone & Broadband from OVO Energy

TalkTalk Group has completed the purchase of SSE Phone & Broadband from OVO Energy, inheriting approximately 135,000 fixed voice and fixed broadband subscriptions in the process. SSE Phone & Broadband... more