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6 Feb 2023


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

South Korean payment solutions provider KGMobilians Co has become the latest company to enter the MVNO sector, through its new KG Mobile unit. Via its Mobilpay solution, the company was... more

KTRN to lose monopoly on Rwanda’s 4G infrastructure

The government of Rwanda wants to remove the exclusivity in the 4G infrastructure market currently held by Korea Telecom Rwanda Networks (KTRN). According to the Official Gazette published by the... more

Orange to invest USD247m on network improvements over five years

Orange Cameroon has revealed that it plans to invest XAF150 billion (USD246.8 million) to expand and upgrade its network over the next five years to cope with the growth in... more

Smile expands 4G network to Kano

Smile Communications Nigeria, the local unit of Mauritius-based pan-African telecoms group Smile Telecoms Holdings, has expanded coverage of its 4G LTE network to the city of Kano, local newspaper This... more

Yoigo 5G live in 1,660 towns/cities, compared to Orange’s 1,529

Grupo MASMOVIL has revealed that some 74% of the Spanish population are now covered by its 5G network. The company, which offers services under the brand name Yoigo, confirmed that... more

Arcep issues a notice to Maore Mobile to comply with coverage obligations by Dec-23

French telecoms regulator Arcep has issued a formal notice to Maore Mobile, operating in the French overseas territory of Mayotte, to comply with its obligations relating to provisions of Article... more

Beeline Kazakhstan deployed over 4,000 base stations in 2022

Beeline Kazakhstan, part of the VEON group, reported that it installed over 4,000 base stations throughout the country in full-year 2022, taking its total to more than 25,000 base stations.... more

Fixed Broadband

NTC waves through Starlink radio licensing request in bid to hasten commercial rollout

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in the Philippines has approved a request from SpaceX’s local operating unit, Starlink Internet Services Philippines, asking that its equipment be exempted from radio station... more

Galaxy Broadband secures OneWeb capacity for Canada

OneWeb and Ontario-based satellite services company Galaxy Broadband Communications have announced a USD50 million, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb's low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity across Canada, including the northern territory... more


Vi converting dues to equity under govt directive

The government of India has directed Vodafone Idea (Vi) to convert interest due on deferred spectrum auction payments and Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues into equity shares, reports the Times... more

MTN Ghana’s tax bill withdrawn

MTN Group announced on Friday that the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) had fully withdrawn the "notice of a tax assessment totalling GHS8.21 billion (USD669 million) issued to its Ghanaian unit... more

e& boosts stake in Vodafone Group once again

UAE-based e& (formerly Etisalat Group) has announced another increase in the stake it holds in British communications giant Vodafone Group. Via a stock exchange announcement, e& confirmed that on 2... more

Anatel establishes Working Group to monitor troubled Oi

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has announced that it has set up a Working Group to monitor the operational and financial situation of troubled telco Oi... more

Bharti Airtel ups direct stake in Indus Towers

Bharti Airtel of India has increased its direct stake in tower company Indus Towers by acquiring shares previously held via a subsidiary. Airtel has bought a 23.01% stake in Indus... more

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