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16 Feb 2023


IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Mobile operator Bite Lithuania has announced reaching nationwide coverage with its LTE-M IoT network, with its CTO Mindaugas Rauba noting that the new technology is designed to support IoT services... more

Rural telephony project 50% complete

The Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) has completed 50% of its mobile connectivity programme in rural areas of the country, reports GhanaWeb. Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee... more

Globe outstrips its own network rollout targets

Filipino carrier Globe Telecom says it exceeded its own network rollout targets for 2022, building out 2,267 new 5G sites, connecting 1,702 new cell sites and upgrading more than 13,600... more

JCRA consults on defragmenting the 3.4GHz-3.8GHz band

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has launched a consultation on proposals to review the allocation of radio spectrum as part of its programme to enable the introduction of next... more

Fixed Broadband

Claro Brasil FTTH network passes 7.8m homes in 384 cities

Claro Brasil ended 2022 with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure passing 7.8 million homes in 384 cities, it has been revealed. The metrics were disclosed in a 4Q22 analyst earnings call by... more

5G licence winner Cloud2u rebrands as iez! Telecom, tests FWA 5G

Cloud2u, which won a 1x80MHz block of 3.5GHz spectrum in Brazil’s multi-band 5G spectrum auction in December 2021, has rebranded itself as iez! Telecom and commenced testing of a 5G... more

Sunrise takes over cable networks in five towns

Swiss full-service provider Sunrise has taken over cable networks in Dottikon, Dintikon, Boniswil, Mogelsberg and Ebersol from four cooperatives with retroactive effect from 1 January 2023. According to Sunrise around... more

Starlink set for Rwanda launch as government looks to connect 3,000 schools

Starlink, the satellite broadband service from SpaceX, has been issued a licence to enable it to operate in Rwanda, following on from its recent "commercial launch in Nigeria": which marked... more

OBC fibre-optic network investments reach OMR90m

State-owned Oman Broadband Company (OBC) has invested more than OMR90 million (USD233 million) in its operations since its establishment in 2014. Times of Oman reports that the wholesale operator had... more


Xavier Niel boosts Millicom stake to 19.42%

Millicom International Cellular (MIC) has announced that French billionaire Xavier Niel has raised his stake in the group to 19.42%. As per Millicom’s paperwork, the voting rights attached to the... more

Orange Group achieves all financial targets in 2022

Orange Group has published its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2022, claiming that it achieved all of its financial targets for the year, while EBITDAaL growth... more

Telstra claims ‘positive momentum across key indicators’ in H1 FY23

Australia’s Telstra has published its financial results for the six-month period ended 31 December 2022, with the operator saying it had seen ‘strong and continued growth in the first of... more

Singtel Group reports 28% drop in Q3 net profit, but underlying profit up

Singtel Group has released its financial results for its fiscal third quarter ended 31 December 2022, reporting a 27.6% drop in net profit to SGD532 million (USD399 million), compared with... more

Telenet achieves FY22 outlook following strong year-end

Belgian full-service telecom operator Telenet has released its annual results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2022, highlighting that its resilient operational performance saw it deliver on all metrics... more

Brasil TecPar snaps up CyberNet

Brasil TecPar has agreed a takeover deal for CyberNet, a B2B-focused ISP based in Guarulhos, the second most populous municipality in the state of Sao Paulo. The deal represents TecPar’s... more

Point Broadband secures investment from Berkshire Partners

Alabama’s Point Broadband Fiber Holding, which provides fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) to residential and business customers in small towns and rural markets in the US, has announced that it will receive a... more

Rising costs push PTCL into net loss for FY22 despite 10% uptick in turnover

Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) Group has reported consolidated revenue of PKR151.6 billion (USD568 million) for the twelve months to end-December 2022, an increase of 10.2% year-on-year. The group attributed... more


MTS and MGSI to partner on infrastructure projects

State-owned full-service provider Telekom Srbija – which operates under the MTS brand – has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure (Ministarstvo gradеvinarstva, saobracaja i infrastrukturе,... more

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