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9 Dec 2022

Mobile

AT&T’s Mexican 5G network reaches 31 cities

AT&T Mexico has announced that its 5G footprint has reached 31 cities – one year after soft-launching the network in parts of Mexico City. New locations covered by the 5G... more

Over 8m unregistered SIM cards blocked

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has revealed that more than eight million unidentified SIM cards have now been deactivated by the country’s telecoms operators, following the introduction... more

BSNL to begin 5G upgrade by mid-2023, requests extra spectrum

Indian state-backed telco Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is to upgrade its 4G network to 5G within the next five to seven months, according to telecom minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. The... more

Alfa, Touch employees to strike until demands are met

The latest strike action by employees of Lebanon’s two state-owned mobile network operators Alfa and Touch continued for a fourth consecutive day throughout Thursday 8 December, halting customer service, closing... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Meta (Facebook) and Bharti Airtel have revealed a collaborative project to extend the 2Africa PEARLS submarine cable branch to Bharti Airtel’s landing station in Mumbai (India). The 2Africa PEARLS branch... more

Unitel launches ‘NetCasa’ 5G fixed wireless broadband in Luanda

Angolan cellco Unitel has announced the launch of the country’s first commercial 5G service – a fixed wireless home broadband internet offering named ‘NetCasa’, initially covering customers in three zones... more

Zen Internet now aims to complete nationwide rollout over CityFibre network by end-2023

British ISP Zen Internet has reportedly pushed back the timeline for its introduction of full fibre services across the entirety of CityFibre’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure, according to ISPreview. Back in... more

Corporate/Financial

e& boosts stake in Vodafone Group to 11%

UAE-based e& (formerly Etisalat Group) has announced that it has increased its stake in British telecoms giant Vodafone Group. In a press release regarding the development, e& confirmed that it... more

Govt to present plan to reform Tmcel by 1Q23, minister says

The Mozambican government has promised to present a plan to reform state backed Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) by the first quarter of 2023. The pledge was made by Mateus Magala, the... more

Brasil TecPar acquires Iveloz Telecom

Brazilian ISP Brasil TecPar has acquired Sao Paulo-based operator Iveloz Telecom, TeleSintese reports. The site quotes Brasil TecPar CEO Gustavo Stock as saying: ‘With the incorporation of [Iveloz], we surpassed... more

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