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14 Nov 2022

Mobile

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

The US has a new MVNO in the form of Cell Phones For Soldiers Mobile, an offshoot of non-profit organisation Cell Phones For Soldiers. Launched in conjunction with MVNE Reach... more

Orange Botswana launches the group’s first African 5G network

Orange Botswana, a subsidiary of France’s Orange Group, has launched the group’s first 5G network in Africa. The new infrastructure covers 30% of the country’s population, centred on greater Gaborone... more

Ukrainian mobile networks reconnecting in city of Kherson

Ukrainian mobile network services have begun operating in the newly liberated city of Kherson, Deputy Chairman of the Presidential Office Kyrylo Tymoshenko confirmed in a Telegram post reported by Liga.net... more

Digicel Haiti ‘significantly impacted’ by security situation, group admits

Digicel Group Holdings Limited (DGHL) has issued a press release detailing current trading conditions in Haiti and the impact they are having on its business. The Jamaica-based group explains: ‘The... more

Corporate/Financial

Mercury Broadband sold to Northleaf Capital Partners

Toronto-based Northleaf Capital Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Kansas-based ISP Mercury Broadband. Funds managed by Northleaf will invest up to USD230 million over the next several years to... more

Cellnex completes takeover of CK Hutchison towers

Cellnex Telecom has completed its acquisition of the UK telecoms tower assets of CK Hutchison, the Hong Kong-based owner of British cellco Three UK. The transaction includes interest in and... more

Vodacom Group first-half revenues climb, but profits impacted by start-up losses in Ethiopia

South Africa-based multinational mobile network operator Vodacom Group said revenue for the six months ended 30 September 2022 rose 7.7% year-on-year to ZAR53.713 billion (USD3.11 billion) and service revenue climbed... more

Globe Telecom sees strong Q3 profits thanks to corporate data and mobile

Globe Telecom announced over the weekend that its net income after tax for the third quarter of the year reached PHP6.818 billion (USD119 million), up from PHP4.921 billion in the... more

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