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24 Feb 2023


Uganda wants to offer 5G licences by mid-2023

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) is looking to award spectrum to support 5G networks by the middle of this year. A report from Ecofin says the regulator wants licences allocated... more

1&1 says Vodafone is obstructing 5G rollout progress, files complaint with Bundeskartellamt

1&1 Mobilfunk, a subsidiary of German telecoms company 1&1, has announced that it is filing a complaint with the Federal Cartel Office (Bundeskartellamt) over what it claims are ‘ongoing obstacles... more

Comcast taps Nokia for 5G SA core software

Comcast has announced that Nokia will supply it with 5G Standalone (SA) core networking software, including a packet core. The two companies are currently conducting field trials, which includes Comcast... more

China Mobile, KT showcase 5G VoNR+ call service and VoNR roaming

China Mobile and South Korea's KT Corp claimed a ‘world first’ by demonstrating 5G Voice-over-New Radio (VoNR) international roaming with ‘VoNR+’ call services at the China-Japan-Korea Tripartite Strategic Cooperation Framework... more

T-Mobile Netherlands starts full 5G network overhaul with Ericsson

T-Mobile Netherlands has upgraded its first hundred mobile transmission masts with the latest Ericsson equipment as a first step towards a completely new 5G network, under its plan to install... more

Spirent picked by DOCOMO for Open RAN testing

Spirent Communications, which provides test and assurance solutions for next generation devices and networks, has announced that Japanese telco NTT DOCOMO is using its technology for 5G Open RAN Ecosystem... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The 2Africa submarine cable system has landed in Maputo (Mozambique). Digital Realty-owned iColo revealed that the cable will be housed at its new facility in the capital city. A second... more

Proximus begins rollout of 10Gbps ‘Ultra Fiber’ services

Belgian full-service operator Proximus has begun rolling out its new 10Gbps ‘Ultra Fiber’ connections in Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Liege and Namur. The company revealed via Twitter that it plans to... more

ACCC publishes submissions on proposed variation to future NBN regulation

Submissions received to a consultation on the proposed variation to NBN Co’s Special Access Undertaking (SAU) have been published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). Commenting on the... more


Axiata net profit surges in FY22 following completion of Celcom-Digi merger

Malaysia’s Axiata has claimed a ‘solid group performance’ in publishing its latest financial results, reporting increases in both revenue and EBITDA for the year ended 31 December 2022 while noting... more

Bouygues Telecom reports an increase in revenues, EBITDAaL in 2022

Paris-based Bouygues Group has highlighted that business momentum at its telecoms arm Bouygues Telecom ‘remained solid’ with a 4% year-on-year rise in revenue, from EUR7.256 billion (USD7.7 billion) in 2021... more

Bermuda’s One Communications offers to buy out shareholders

Bermudan fixed voice, broadband and mobile operator One Communications has reportedly approached its shareholders asking them to ‘offer to sell their shares’ to the company for BMD4.50 (USD4.50) per share... more

Airtel Kenya plans to comply with 30% local ownership rules by March 2024

Airtel Kenya is looking to sell a 30% stake in its business to local investors as it seeks to comply with regulations on local ownership thresholds ahead of the March... more

Digicel debt discussions underway as default deadline looms

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel Group has asked investors holding USD925 million worth of bonds for an initial 30-day grace period as it tries to avert a default, the Irish Times reports,... more

Magyar Telekom Q4: sales up 3.6%, EBITDA down 3.4%

Hungarian telecoms group Magyar Telekom, a unit of Deutsche Telekom, posted a 3.4% year-on-year drop in EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2022 to HUF62.7 billion (USD174.3 million), as supplementary... more

HKT claims ‘solid’ performance in 2022

Hong Kong operator HKT, part of PCCW Group, has reported revenues (excluding mobile handset sales) of HKD30.50 billion (USD3.89 billion) for full year 2022, up 2% year-on-year. The growth was... more


CRTC launches consultation into reliability of networks

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched a public consultation aimed at ‘enhancing the resilience and reliability of telecoms networks’ in response to ‘an increased frequency of outages.’... more

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