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17 Feb 2023


Tigo Tanzania and Ericsson launch 5G, enhance existing 4G network

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has announced it has entered a partnership with Tigo Tanzania to launch 5G services and to fully modernise and expand the existing 4G network across the... more

Airtel Congo and MTN Congo ink national roaming deal

A national roaming agreement between Congolese mobile operators Airtel Congo and MTN Congo has been announced by the Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Post (L’Agence de Regulation des Postes... more

Bite given green light to share spectrum with Unistars

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija, SPRK) has permitted Bite Latvia and its wholly-owned subsidiary Unistars to jointly use spectrum in the 1800MHz and 3600MHz... more

EC adopts proposal to include Ukraine in EU free roaming zone

The European Commission (EC) has adopted a proposal to incorporate mobile network roaming into the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, bringing Ukraine one step closer to joining the EU's free roaming area.... more

Nokia and Tele2 partner for private 5G for Swedish enterprises

Nokia and Tele2 have teamed up to offer private 5G mobile networks to businesses in Sweden. The firms say the partnership will enable industries to benefit from robust, secure, low... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Two of China’s biggest telecoms operators – China Telecom and China Mobile – withdrew their combined investment of roughly 20% from the SeaMeWe-6 submarine cable project last year, the Financial... more

VOO extends gigabit connectivity to Namur

Belgian cable operator VOO has announced its customers in Namur can now access download speeds of up to 1Gbps, claiming the most recent upgrade is another step towards achieving its... more

AT&T, Frontier ink fibre-to-the-tower pact

Frontier Communications and AT&T Communications have announced a deal that will enable AT&T to deploy mobile infrastructure in Frontier’s central offices and connect to the telco’s fibre-optic network. As per... more

Fixed Voice

DITRDCA consulting on fixed voice service standards

Australia’s government has called for feedback on the future of standards regulating fixed voice services. A discussion paper has been published by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications... more


Vodafone Group dismisses suggestions that it could sell Vodacom Group stake

UK telecoms giant Vodafone Group has moved to dismiss suggestions that it is discussing a sale of its majority stake in South Africa-based Vodacom Group. Earlier this week Bloomberg, citing... more

Telkom SA considering offloading Openserve stake

Telkom South Africa has revealed that it is considering selling a minority stake in its 100%-owned wholesale unit Openserve. In the telco’s trading update covering the three months ended 31... more

IOH inks USD117.8m tower deals with Mitratel, dhost

Indonesian telco Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) has signed sale and leaseback agreements with PT Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) and PT dhost Telekomunikasi Nusantara (dhost) covering some 1,630 sites in the country,... more

Proximus achieves FY22 guidance following higher Q4 results

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus has announced its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2022, highlighting that ‘sound financial performance’ in the fourth quarter enabled it to... more

KPN starts latest EUR300m share buyback

KPN yesterday commenced a EUR300 million (USD320.7 million) share buyback, which is expected to be completed by 30 June 2023 at the latest. KPN expects to use a total of... more

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