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30 Jan 2023


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

German businessman and tech entrepreneur Hakan Koc and former telecoms executive and private equity investor Pyrros Koussios completed their acquisition of UK-based MVNO group Truphone on 24 January. The assets... more

Tele2 adds VoLTE

Tele2 Latvia has introduced VoLTE technology, enabling users with compatible handsets to make calls over its LTE network. The operator notes that the technology provides faster call connection times and... more

Philippines’ SIM card registration creeps past 15% mark

The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) issued a brief statement at the weekend noting that by 28 January 2022, the total number of SIM card registrations had reached... more

Ericsson helps IOH complete MOCN network integration in Jabodetabek

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH), working with Ericsson of Sweden, is well on the way to completing its network integration in the Jakarta metropolitan area (known locally as Jabodetabek – an... more

Fixed Broadband

Telenet, Orange sign 15-year wholesale agreement for fixed network access

Orange Belgium and Telenet have signed two 15-year commercial wholesale agreements providing access to their respective current hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) and future fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks. The two companies believe... more

CityFibre confirms its full fibre network now passes more than 2.5m premises

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has issued an update on the progress of its network rollout to date, while highlighting some of its key achievements in 2022. According to the... more

DoT raises concerns over landing station authorisations

India’s Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has reportedly expressed concerns regarding applications for submarine cable landing station authorisations from several telcos, the Hindu writes. According to the paper, the DoT noted... more

Turks and Caicos launching national fibre ring project

The Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government has initiated a project to build a national fibre ring that will link with the sole subsea cable (Arcos-1) connecting TCI to neighbouring... more

Dandemutande and BCS Group team for more fibre expansion in Zimbabwe

Dandemutande of Zimbabwe is partnering with Fiber Connections, a subsidiary of Bandwidth and Cloud Services Group (BCS Group), on a fibre-optic network expansion project. The first phase of the scheme,... more


BT sells German city networks to 1&1 Versatel

1&1 Versatel has signed an agreement to acquire BT's four German fibre-optic city networks in Munich, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Stuttgart. The takeover of the four city networks with a total... more

ER-Telecom buys out Rostec from AKADO ownership

Russian fixed broadband operator ER-Telecom has increased its ownership stake in Moscow cableco AKADO Telecom by taking sole ownership of the 75%-minus-one-share it previously held jointly with state-owned conglomerate Rostec,... more


Niger abolishes tax on incoming international traffic

The government of Niger is once again scrapping the tax on incoming international traffic (Taxe sur la Terminaison du Trafic International Entrant, TATTIE), reports Agence Nigerienne de Presse. According to... more

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