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24 Oct 2022

Mobile

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

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has issued decisions on the terms and conditions for MVNO access to the networks of national infrastructure-based mobile operators Rogers, Bell and Telus,... more

NCC set to auction off remaining 3.5GHz spectrum by year-end

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has published a Draft Information Memorandum for an auction of additional spectrum in the 3.5GHz band, following the successful sale of 5G licences in that... more

Proximus brings 'real' 5G services to Wallonia with launch in Durbuy

Proximus has announced that Durbuy has become the first municipality in the Wallonia region to be covered by its 'real' 5G network, using 3.5GHz frequencies obtained in the multi-band spectrum... more

Airtel looks to secure 165 sites to expand network

Airtel Gabon is negotiating with the government to secure 165 plots of land to expand its mobile network coverage in the country, reports Gabon Review. 'We have asked the authorities... more

Telkomsel upgrades 3G network to 4G in 185 cities/districts

Indonesian mobile network operator (MNO) Telkomsel has revealed that, under its ongoing 4G upgrade programme, it has successfully upgraded 185 cities/districts from 3G to 4G since March 2022. Further the... more

Jio launches 5G-powered Wi-Fi

Full-service provider Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has launched 5G-powered Wi-Fi services in high traffic areas, such as railway stations, commercial hubs, educational institutions and religious sites. In addition, the operator... more

Fixed Broadband

China Unicom granted Mexican licence by IFT

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has granted China Unicom an operating licence, El Economista reports. The concession was reportedly requested in March and awarded in July,... more

SWAN expands 5G fixed wireless offer

Slovak fixed and mobile operator SWAN, which trades in the consumer market as 4ka, has expanded the coverage of its 5G-based fixed alternative offer. After launching 5G fixed wireless services... more

MegaFon Tajikistan expands LTE and fibre broadband coverage

MegaFon Tajikistan reports that it deployed 480 new base stations on its mobile network in the first nine months of 2022, over 400 of which were 4G LTE units, taking... more

Fixed Voice

ComReg consulting on review of termination markets

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has launched a consultation on its review of the fixed and mobile voice termination markets, and confirmed it proposes removing the significant market power... more

Corporate/Financial

Entel agrees fibre sale

Chilean telecoms group Entel has agreed to sell its fibre infrastructure division to OnNet Fibra, a joint venture controlled 60/40 by KKR and Telefonica Chile, Diario Financiero writes. The sale... more