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21 Oct 2022

Mobile

Safaricom to invest around USD500m in Ethiopia during first year of operation

Safaricom Ethiopia, which earlier this month announced its commercial launch, expects to spend around USD500 million in its first year of operation, according to comments made to Business Daily Africa... more

TIM completes 3G shutdown

Telecom Italia (TIM) has completed the phased switch-off of its 3G network which it started in June. It is now able to re-purpose its 3G spectrum to support 4G and... more

BIPT confirms Telenet 2G/3G spectrum shift

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has granted Telenet permission to reorganise its 2G and 3G frequency allocations while the regulator finalises details of the... more

Ukraine regulator reports on fall in active mobile subscriptions; rise of roaming

Ukraine’s National Commission for State Regulation of Electronic Communications, Radio Frequency Spectrum and Postal Services (NCEC) reports that the number of active mobile subscriptions on the country’s main mobile networks... more

Fixed Broadband

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

EllaLink has announced the development of a direct connection between Sines and the Lisbon Metro Area, which will be known as Olisipo. The new system is designed to connect all... more

Corporate/Financial

NBTC gives conditional approval for True-DTAC merger

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has given conditional clearance for the proposed merger of the country’s second and third largest mobile netwok operators (MNOs), True Corporation and Total... more

Court rejects Telia’s appeal over Bite’s acquisition of MEZON assets

Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled in favour of Bite Lithuania in an appeal over its acquisition of the MEZON brand and its spectrum launched by rival Telia Lietuva. Bite... more

Telecom books CNY25bn profit for 9M22

Full-service provider China Telecom has reported operating revenue of CNY361 billion (USD50 billion) for the nine months to end-September 2022, an increase of 9.6% year-on-year. Service revenue accounted for CNY329... more

AT&T 3Q22 revenues dip 4.1% to USD30.0bn

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD30.043 billion for the three months ended 30 September 2022, down 4.1% from USD31.326 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Telia sees sales climb 2.7% in Q3

Sweden’s Telia Company has reported net sales of SEK22.46 billion (USD2.0 billion) for the three months to 30 September 2022, up 5.6% year-on-year, or 2.7% on a like-for-like basis. Service... more