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17 Mar 2023


Airtel launches unlimited 5G data offer to boost take-up

Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel today (17 March 2023) launched an offer of ‘unlimited’ 5G mobile data for its customers with the aim of encouraging user take-up on its new,... more

Vodafone aims to cover 60% of Omanis with 5G by year-end

Oman Future Telecommunications (OFT), which provides services under the brand name Vodafone Oman, says it ended December 2022 with around 450,000 mobile subscriptions. The operator’s CEO Bader Al Zidi was... more

Gitpan is the sole bidder for Digicel’s vacated licence, ASEP reveals

Panama’s National Public Services Authority (Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos, ASEP) has confirmed that it has received one bid for PCS licence (No.106), which was vacated by Digicel Panama... more

President calls for urgent plan to achieve nationwide mobile coverage

Senegal's President Macky Sall has asked the Ministry of Telecommunications and Digital Economy to implement an urgent plan to achieve nationwide mobile network coverage ‘as soon as possible’, local news... more

Ucell gives selected users three months unlimited 5G usage

Uzbek mobile operator Ucell has introduced a 5G promotion for customers on its ‘Doimiy’ (‘Permanent’) standard tariffs, enabling unlimited internet access on its fledgling 5G network for three months. The... more

Supreme Court confirms fines for Moov Mali and Orange Mali

A ruling by Mali’s Supreme Court has confirmed fines previously levied on local mobile network operators (MNOs) Moov Mali and Orange Mali related to billing customers for calls to answering... more

Safaricom, Huawei partner for 5G experience centres in Nairobi

Kenyan telecoms company Safaricom has announced the launch of three 5G experience centres in Nairobi to give consumers the opportunity to trial high speed mobile data services. The firm has... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Omantel and Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company (Du) have announced plans for a new fibre-optic pair between the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), called the Oman Emirates... more

Belgian broadband quality very good; 5G and fibre networks lag behind other EU countries

A study published by the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has found the coverage and quality of Belgium's fixed and mobile broadband networks remains very good, even... more

Project Kuiper expects to launch first satellites in 1H24

Project Kuiper, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture that is being developed by US web giant Amazon, hopes to launch its first satellites in the first half of... more

Ooredoo Qatar rolling out fibre-to-the-room

Ooredoo Qatar has announced the upcoming launch of fibre-to-the-room (FTTR) services for residential customers, claiming a national first. The telco stated: ‘With FTTR, customers will be able to connect every... more

Ofcom delays decision on Openreach’s proposed FTTP pricing offer

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it requires further time to make a final decision regarding Openreach’s proposed fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) pricing offer, known as ‘Equinox 2’. A consultation regarding... more


PLDT agrees 100% takeover of fibre broadband rival Sky, conditional on shutting Sky’s CATV network

In an announcement to the Philippine Stock Exchange, national telecoms group PLDT Inc. has proposed the 100% acquisition of the fibre broadband business and related assets of smaller rival Sky... more

CK Hutchison and Telenor rumoured to be discussing potential merger in Sweden and Denmark

Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison is thought to be in talks with Telenor over a potential merger of their respective operations in Sweden and Denmark. A report from the Financial Times... more

7th Corporate Court approves Oi’s new request for judicial recovery

Stricken Brazilian telco Oi has informed its shareholders and the market in general that its request for judicial reorganisation has been approved by the 7th Corporate Court of the Judicial... more

Dissenters doubt details of Digicel debt deal

Digicel Group's proposed debt restructuring plan is struggling to win over a number of key creditors, the Jamaica Observer has reported, quoting a paywalled article from the Sunday Times. The... more

PLDT’s latest sale/leaseback deal brings number of monetised towers to over 7,500

Filipino telecoms heavyweight PLDT reported to the stock exchange today that its subsidiaries Smart Communications and Digitel Mobile have signed a deal with Frontier Tower Associates Philippines, a subsidiary of... more

CKHGT reports stable revenues for 2022 in local currency terms

CK Hutchison Group Telecom (CKHGT) has reported revenues of HKD83.29 billion (USD10.61 billion) for full-year 2022, down 10% from a year earlier on a reported basis but stable in local... more

Positive year for GO

Maltese telco GO has reported consolidated revenues of EUR214.6 million (USD227.6 million) for full-year 2022, up 10.8% year-on-year. The domestic unit saw sales rise 9.4% to EUR128.8 million, while Cablenet... more

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