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23 Jan 2023

Mobile

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

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is investigating Singaporean MVNO Gorilla Mobile for failing to seek regulatory approval before ceasing its mobile service. On 16 January the virtual operator informed... more

DICT: SIM card registration breaches 23m barrier

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) in the Philippines reported yesterday (22 January) that the total number of successful Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registrations now stands at... more

Maxis delays seeking shareholder approval for 5G access deal

Malaysian mobile network operator (MNO) Maxis informed the stock exchange that it will hold off from seeking shareholder approval for its proposed Access Agreement (AA) with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).... more

KDDI, Samsung complete SLA assurance network slicing trial on live 5G SA network

Claiming an industry first, Samsung and Japanese operator KDDI have reported successfully demonstrating the ability to generate multiple network slices using a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) on a live commercial... more

Fixed Broadband

Orange Poland debuts 2Gbps fibre option

Orange Poland has launched a 2Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service which is available to around 2.7 million households at launch. The Fiber Pro 2.0 product is offered over Orange’s own infrastructure... more

Fiberhost reaches 1.15 million homes in Poland

Polish open access network provider Fiberhost says its networks covered 1.15 million properties at the end of 2022, up from 740,000 a year earlier. The company, which was established by... more

Corporate/Financial

MTN Group’s Mupita still sees ‘sense’ in Telkom acquisition

The Daily Investor reports MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita as saying that he still sees benefits in a consolidation between MTN and Telkom South Africa, although he stopped short of... more

Rakuten Mobile closes one in five retail outlets in scramble to reach profitability

Struggling mobile network operator (MNO) Rakuten Mobile has announced plans to close one-fifth of all its mobile phone stores as it desperately strives to meet its profitability targets for its... more

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