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21 Nov 2022

Mobile

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

Germany has a new budget MVNO in the form of DR.SIM. The newcomer, which is a subsidiary of Klarmobil, piggybacks on the Vodafone Germany network and offers an entry-level monthly... more

Orange Caraibe returns part of spectrum allocation in 900MHz band

Orange Caraibe has returned a part of its frequency allocation in the 900MHz band in Saint-Martin and Saint Barthelemy. According to Arcep’s Decision No. 2022-2132 (amended by Decision No. 2022-2214),... more

Rakuten Mobile given preliminary licences to test LEO

On 10 November 2022, Rakuten Mobile was issued with preliminary experimental test station licences to carry out a series of mobile communication tests and preliminary verification in Japan. In a... more

SoftBank confirms date for 3G switch-off

SoftBank Corp has announced that it will shut down 3G services on its network on 31 January 2024, and informed affected customers that they will be required to switch to... more

Togocom Group hits 1,000th base station milestone; 98% of Togolese now served by its networks

Togocom has announced the successful deployment of its 1,000th mobile site in Kegue, a district of the capital Lome, which it claims marks the culmination of a three-year digitalisation programme... more

MTN Zambia to launch 5G on 24 November

Felix Mutati, Zambia’s Minister of Technology and Science, has announced that MTN Zambia will officially launch 5G services on Thursday 24 November. The date was revealed at the Innovation Africa... more

TRC starts work on updating interconnection fees

Jordan’s Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) has started work updating the methodology for calculating interconnection fees using a Total Service Long Run Incremental Cost Plus (TSLRIC+) model. The watchdog notes that... more

Fixed Broadband

Government sets goal of ubiquitous 1Gbps coverage by 2030

The Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs Micky Adriaansens announced on Friday a new Digital Economy strategy with the goal of enabling all citizens and companies nationwide to have access to... more

KPN, Nokia trial 25G PON in Rotterdam

Dutch telco KPN has deployed Nokia’s 25G PON fibre technology in a field trial at an animal hospital in Rotterdam using its existing fibre network. Nokia’s press release says that... more

Telikom expanding, strengthening network services with Kacific

Following a year of offering satellite services to its end users for the first time, Papua New Guinea’s Telikom is working with Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) to further expand... more

Corporate/Financial

CVT remains on privatisation target list

Cabo Verde Telecom (CVT) remains a target for privatisation, with a new Cabinet of Ministers resolution placing the telco group on a list of nine public sector companies earmarked for... more

Lumen considering sale of assets in Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, report says

Lumen Technologies has enlisted Goldman Sachs to help sell its network assets in four states across the Midwest and Western US, Fierce Telecom reports, citing sources familiar with the matter.... more

Uganda transfers UTL assets to UTCL

The government of Uganda has transferred the assets of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) to the state-owned company Uganda Telecommunications Corporation Limited (UTCL). UTCL is 60% owned by the Ministry of... more

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