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13 Feb 2023


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

Beyond ONE, an investment firm which is part of Priora Management Holding Dubai, has acquired regional MVNO group Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA). VMMEA has MVNO operations in... more

Bouygues Telecom ordered to pay EUR308m in damages to Free

Bouygues Telecom has been ordered by the Paris Commercial Court to pay rival Free Mobile EUR308 million (USD328 million) in damages stemming from Bouygues’ business model. Back in 2014, Free... more

KDDI taps Samsung 5G Core for commercial 5G SA network

Japanese mobile network operator (MNO) KDDI (au) has tapped South Korean equipment vendor Samsung to provide it with a cloud-native 5G Standalone (SA) Core for its commercial network in Japan.... more

AMN signs NAAS deal with Orange Madagascar

Infrastructure supplier AMN Group has signed a Network-as-a-Service (NAAS) contract with Orange Madagascar to build a minimum of 500 mobile network base stations in rural areas of the country. The... more

Umniah selects Ericsson for 5G rollout

Jordanian telco Umniah has partnered with Ericsson for the launch of 5G services. Under the agreement the Swedish vendor will supply its 5G products and solutions and provide integration and... more

Beeline starts replacing 3G UMTS-900 with LTE in Moscow

Russian network operator Beeline has begun sending its mobile customers in the Moscow region SMS notifications stating that ‘3G is being replaced by excellent 4G: better communication quality, higher speed... more

Fixed Broadband

NBN Co unveils next locations for full fibre upgrade

Australia’s NBN CO has announced that more than one million premises will gain access to full fibre connectivity as part of an ongoing upgrade programme. With the wholesale network operator... more

StarHub trialling 10G-XGS-PON broadband

Claiming a first for Singapore, fixed and mobile provider StarHub has announced plans to trial 10Gbps ‘UltraSpeed Broadband’ nationwide. The trial will utilise 10Gbps-capable Symmetric Passive Optical Network (10G-XGS-PON) technology,... more


Ethiopian government issues tender for 45% stake in Ethio Telecom

Ethiopia’s government is looking to move forward with the partial privatisation of incumbent telecoms operator Ethio Telecom, and to that end has published a Request for Proposal (RfP) inviting ‘proposals... more

Millicom FY22 revenues up 32% to USD5.6bn

Millicom International Cellular (MIC), which offers mobile and fixed broadband services in Latin America under the Tigo brand, has reported revenues of USD5.624 billion for the twelve months ended 31... more

Globe Telecom: sale and leaseback of 42% of towers now completed, raising PHP39bn

Globe Telecom of the Philippines announced today (13 February) that is has completed the sale and leaseback of 2,988 (42%) of its 7,059 tower portfolio. In the latest tranche of... more

DT denies OTE sale speculation

Germany’s Deutsche Telekom (DT) has denied speculation that it is looking to offload its stake in OTE Group of Greece. A statement from DT says the rumour ‘has no substance... more

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