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17 Nov 2022

Mobile

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Spark New Zealand announced the milestone of connecting one million ‘things’ to its IoT networks, with the wide range of objects including ‘tsunami gates, livestock, electricity/water meters, taxis, pumpkins grown... more

BIPT lets Orange, Proximus switch to new 900MHz frequencies early

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has granted Orange Belgium and Proximus permission to reorganise their frequency allocations in the 900MHz band, before new user... more

CURA launches first stage of mobile market assessment

Isle of Man telecom watchdog the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority (CURA) has announced the launch of a first stage competition assessment relating to the British Crown Dependency’s retail mobile... more

Fixed Broadband

Vodacom launches 5G routers to connect homes and businesses

Vodacom Tanzania has announced the launch of 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) routers to enable homes and businesses to connect to the operator’s 5G network, which was "officially launched in... more

Telefonica set to begin marketing fixed services on Telekom FTTH network

Telefonica Deutschland will begin marketing its ‘O2 my Home’ fixed line products over the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network of Telekom Deutschland from 30 November. The pair extended their long-standing fixed broadband... more

Wind emerges as sole bidder in Greek universal service tender

The first phase of Greece’s tender process to find a universal service provider has ended with a single application, from Wind Hellas. Fixed and mobile operator Wind, which is part... more

Algerie Telecom trebles fibre top speed to 300Mbps for consumers

Algerie Telecom (AT) has trebled its top residential fibre broadband internet speed from 100Mbps to 300Mbps. The state-backed telco’s range of ‘Idoom Fiber’ speeds now includes 20Mbps, 50Mbps, 100Mbps, 200Mbps... more

Corporate/Financial

MoF restarts partial privatisation of Ethio Telecom, begins consulting on plans for third licensee

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the partial privatisation of incumbent telecoms provider Ethio Telecom, while also announcing the start of a consultation... more

AIS petitions court to block True-DTAC merger

Advanced Info Service Plc (AIS), Thailand's largest mobile operator in terms of subscriptions, has petitioned the Central Administrative Court to revoke the regulator’s approval of the planned merger between second-placed... more

Altice International Q3 revenue up 19.1%; group acquires 95% stake in Fibroglobal

Altice International has reported total revenue of EUR1.296 billion (USD1.346 billion) for the quarter ended 30 September 2022, representing growth of 19.1% year-on-year from EUR1.089 billion in 3Q21. EBITDA climbed... more

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