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16 Mar 2023


VMO2 extends partnership with Ericsson

UK-based Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) and Swedish vendor Ericsson have announced a renewed network partnership agreement under which the pair aim to bring ‘greater 4G and 5G coverage and capacity... more

MTN Cote d’Ivoire expects 5G launch in January

MTN Cote d’Ivoire has announced plans to launch 5G services to coincide with the start of the African Cup of Nations (CAN) football tournament which will be held in the... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

UK-headquartered IoT connectivity platform provider Wireless Logic has agreed a 100% takeover of Singapore-based Blue Wireless, which will continue to operate as a separate business unit with a focus on... more

ST reaches 40% coverage with 5G

Slovak Telekom (ST) has announced an expansion of its 5G network, which now covers 40% of the country’s population, with services added in Banska Bystrica, plus parts of Presov, Levice,... more

Fixed Broadband

Globe Telecom to make push for pre-paid FTTH segment

Globe Telecom is reportedly planning to make inroads into the pre-paid fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) market, with CEO Ernest Cu noting that the post-paid segment is ‘nearing saturation, if not already saturated’.... more

Fixed Voice

Algar targets removal of copper by 2025

Brazilian regional operator Algar Telecom has committed to deactivating and removing its legacy copper networks by 2025. Osvaldo Carrijo, Algar’s VP of InfraCo and Wholesale, told TeleTime that the network... more


T-Mobile US agrees to buy Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile for USD1.35bn

T-Mobile US has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Ka’ena Corporation and its subsidiaries Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile and Plum. Following the deal’s close, Mint's founders David Glickman and... more

TIM rejects second bid for NetCo, invites improved offers by 18 April

Telecom Italia (TIM) has rejected the second offer for its fixed networks business which is known as NetCo. Having already "turned down one offer": from US investment firm KKR, the... more

FNE to extend analysis of OnNet Fibra acquisition of Entel fibre

Chile’s National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (Fiscalia Nacional Economica, FNE) has decided to extend the analysis period for its consideration of the proposed acquisition of Entel’s fibre infrastructure assets by OnNet... more

Vivo abandons sale of former Oi base stations

Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) has ended the public sale of the surplus base stations it acquired as part of its three-way takeover of Oi Movel after receiving no proposals for the... more

MASMOVIL’s FY22 revenues up 17% on strong subscription gains

Spanish fixed and mobile services provider Grupo MASMOVIL (including Yoigo) reported FY2022 revenue of EUR2.894 billion (USD3.08 billion), up 17% from EUR2.464 billion in the previous year, as service revenue... more

Iliad reports ‘record growth’ in 2022

Paris-based telecoms company Iliad Group has published its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2022, reporting a 10.3% increase in its consolidated revenues to EUR8.369 billion (USD8.901... more

VEON’s Q4 sales excluding Russia down 4.9% in USD terms, up 18.6% in local currencies

NASDAQ- and Euronext Amsterdam-listed telecoms group VEON announced selected financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended 31 December 2022, excluding the results of its Russian... more

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