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10 Mar 2023


Croatia raises EUR339m from latest spectrum auction

The Croatian Postal & Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) has announced the results of its national and regional multi-band spectrum auctions. The national licences offering spectrum in the 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz,... more

ZICTA reports marginal decline in mobile subscriptions for 2022

Mobile subscriptions in Zambia declined marginally in 2022, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has reported. According to the regulator at the end of 2022 there were a... more

Snail’s pace progress of SIM registration prompts deadline extension discussions

ABS-CBN News cites a member of the Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as saying it is ‘deliberating’ on a possible extension of the SIM card registration deadline... more

Vodafone UK says 57 rural locations now have 4G under Shared Rural Network initiative

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has revealed that 57 rural communities across the country now have access to 4G connectivity following work it has undertaken as part of... more

Turkcell statement on earthquake impact

Turkish network operator Turkcell yesterday released alongside its annual results the following statement on the initial impact of the recent devastating earthquakes which hit Turkey and Syria: ‘On February 6th,... more

Airtel Africa selects Nokia iSIM Secure Connect technology

Airtel Africa, the African division of Indian telco Bharti Airtel, has selected Nokia to supply its Integrated SIM (iSIM) Secure Connect technology in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery model. The deal... more

Tele2 adds VoLTE for ZZ users

Latvian cellco Tele2 has introduced VoLTE technology for users of its pre-paid sub-brand Zelta Zivtina (ZZ). The upgrade enables faster call connection times and higher quality voice and video calls... more

Azercell increases LTE network coverage, data transfer rates

Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscriptions, has announced that its 4G network now covers 88.9% of the country’s population and 80.2% of territory, following the launch of... more

Kyivstar maintained approximately 90% 4G coverage in 2022

Ukraine’s mobile market leader Kyivstar reported that its 4G LTE network continued to operate in cities, towns and villages where almost 90% of the population lived at the end of... more

Cellnex and Huawei deploy LR E-band backhaul in Poland

Chinese equipment supplier Huawei says it has deployed the first commercial Long-Reach E-band (LR E-band) microwave backhaul network in Europe in conjunction with mobile tower network owner Cellnex. Cellnex Poland... more

Fixed Broadband

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

SUBCO has revealed plans to deliver a new diverse landing for its 9,800km Oman Australia Cable (OAC) by extending a branch to Salalah (Oman). As part of the company’s plans,... more

Magenta upgrades cable speeds for 500,000 customers

Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed in 2019 from the merger of mobile operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has upgraded fixed broadband speeds for more than 500,000... more

ACM investigating potential regulatory measures for cable-only regions

The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has launched an investigation into whether regulatory measures are needed to stimulate competition in areas where high speed fixed internet (200Mbps-plus) access... more


Ziply Fiber agrees to acquire Ptera

Ziply Fiber has agreed to acquire Ptera, a fibre and fixed wireless ISP that serves four counties across Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. The acquisition – Ziply’s fourth since June... more

DELTA Fiber acquires Fiberglass Zuidenveld and FiberFlevo/FiberNH

DELTA Fiber Nederland has acquired small fibre network operators Glasvezel Zuidenveld and FiberFlevo/FiberNH, adding approximately 23,000 households to its group footprint, thereby increasing its reach to more than 1.3 million... more

Oi cannot sell V.tal stake, Anatel insists

Carlos Baigorri, the president of the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel), has told local journalists that cash-strapped Oi cannot dispose of its stake in fibre firm V.tal... more

Turkcell group revenues leap 50% in 2022

Turkcell reported that its full-year 2022 group revenues leapt 50.0% to TRY53.878 billion (USD2.841 billion), supported mainly by accelerated ARPU growth and strong subscription net add performance, as well as... more

BAI Communications to rebrand as Boldyn Networks

BAI Communications has revealed it will rebrand as Boldyn Networks, bringing together its six companies under one brand. In the last two years, BAI has acquired Mobilitie, Signal Point Systems... more

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