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13 Mar 2023


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

Japanese entrepreneur Takafumi Horie is poised to launch a new brand called Horie Mobile later this week. The new virtual operator is being launched in association with existing budget player... more

Telekom 4G reaches 99% of Germans in each federal state

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile operating unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has announced that its LTE network now reaches 99% of the population in each federal state. Nationwide,... more

Vodafone UK confirms its first 3G network switch-off in two locations

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced the successful retirement of its 3G network in two locations. In a press release regarding the development, the MNO said that... more

IOH targets Eastern Indonesia build-out in 2023; partners ZTE for 5G transport network

Having successfully completed its merger in 2022, mobile operator Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) has revealed it intends to focus on building a network in Eastern Indonesia, especially Nusa Tenggara, including... more

5G satellite solution launched in UAE by Etisalat and Eutelsat

Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) says it has launched the country’s first 5G satellite communications solution in partnership with Eutelsat. Etisalat has implemented Eutelsat’s latest Quantum Ku-band satellite... more

Personal ended 2022 with 180 5G DSS cell sites

Telecom Argentina (Personal) has confirmed that it ended 2022 with a total of 180 5G cell sites in service, with its footprint covering Buenos Aires, Rosario, the Atlantic Coast, Cordoba,... more

Congress allows FCC’s spectrum authority to lapse for first time since 1994

The US Senate has allowed the spectrum auction authority of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to lapse for the first time since it was granted in 1994. A bill that... more

Fixed Broadband

BIPT proposes minimum 30Mbps broadband speed for universal service

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has opened a public consultation on a draft Royal Decree which would increase the minimum fixed broadband download speed... more

Chorus announces 'stop-sell' of new copper services in fibre areas

New Zealand wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has confirmed the implementation of a 'stop-sell' on new copper services in areas where Chorus and local fibre companies provide fibre broadband accesses.... more

Algerie Telecom reaches 600,000 FTTH subscriptions

Government-backed national fixed network operator Algerie Telecom (AT) has announced reaching the milestone of 600,000 active subscriptions to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services on 9 March 2023. The company highlighted that... more


CNMC slaps Telefonica with EUR6m fine for rules violations

Last Friday (10 March), Spain’s telecoms market regulator National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) slapped Telefonica with a EUR6 million (USD6.35... more

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