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20 Feb 2023

Mobile

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

Sija Mobile, which was launched by Hoila! as the ‘the first and only German-Italian mobile service provider’ back in 2018 has shut down after running up debts with fellow MVNO... more

IPKO, Telecom Kosovo awarded 5G licences

IPKO and Telecom Kosovo have been awarded 5G-suitable frequencies by the Regulatory Authority for Post and Electronic Communications (Autoriteti Rregullator i Komunikimeve Elektronike dhe Postare, ARKEP). In a decision published... more

Telefonica, Ericsson and Qualcomm showcase ‘first commercial’ 5G mmWave network in Spain

Telefonica, Ericsson and Qualcomm have announced the launch of what they claim is the first commercial mobile 5G millimetre (mmWave) network in Spain, at the MWC 2023 event in Barcelona.... more

Beeline covers all stations of Tashkent metro, sharing RAN with Uztelecom

Beeline Uzbekistan announced on its website that it now offers mobile voice and data services in all 31 stations of the Tashkent underground metro system, and confirmed that the service... more

Fixed Broadband

Ofcom expects 50% of homes to have access to FTTP by next month

Full fibre broadband is expected to reach half of all UK homes next month, local telecoms regulator Ofcom has said. The watchdog states that competition and investment from network builders... more

Converge ICT’s FTTP expansion reaches Boracay

Converge ICT Solutions has revealed that its in-deployment pure fibre rollout has reached the island of Boracay and that homes and businesses there will be able to sign up for... more

Corporate/Financial

Rogers, Shaw, Quebecor extend merger deadline for fourth time, to 31 March

Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications and Videotron’s parent company Quebecor have announced an agreement to extend the ‘outside date’ of the proposed merger of Rogers and Shaw and the acquisition of... more

Chorus posts steady financial performance in HY23

New Zealand-based wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has published its financial results for the first half if its 2023 financial year, highlighting ‘steady financial performance despite the operational challenges posed... more

Axtel spin-off at an 'advanced stage'

Mexican conglomerate ALFA has confirmed that the spin-off of its Axtel telecoms unit is at an 'advanced stage'. ALFA's shareholders approved to spin off ALFA's share ownership of Axtel into... more

CDP could dispose of some TIM assets to get competition clearance

A joint bid by Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and investment fund Macquarie to acquire the fixed networks business of Telecom Italia (TIM) could come with a... more

UCC criticised for failing to collect Smile fine

The Ugandan government has criticised the country’s telecoms regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), for its failure to collect a UGX2 billion (USD540,000) fine from struggling operator Smile Communications. A... more

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