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27 Mar 2023


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

European B2B operator edpnet, which offers MVNO connectivity in Belgium and the Netherlands, has been acquired by Belgian telco Proximus as part of its judicial reorganisation process. The takeover, which... more

Telia expands 5G to three eastern cities

Telia Lietuva has announced the expansion of its 5G network to the cities of Utena, Ignalina and Moletai, all located in the east of the country. Last year, the firm... more

Safaricom Ethiopia executive reveals uptake figures for new cellco

Safaricom Ethiopia (Safaricom ET) has increased the number of mobile subscriptions it has attracted since it launched commercially in October 2022 to 2.8 million, according to Business Daily Africa, which... more

Macau hits 150,000 5G subscriptions

150,000 people in Macau are now using 5G services according to the Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT). The "first 5G network": was launched by Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM)... more

NOVA hangs up on 3G

Greek telco NOVA (including Wind Hellas) has completed its 3G network shutdown in March as planned. Spectrum freed up by the 3G switch-off will be used to support 4G and... more

Nkom sees the need for continued mobile market regulation

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has prepared a market analysis related to the country’s mobile market in which it has concluded that there is a need for continued... more

Fixed Broadband

Rural rollouts help push Swedish fibre coverage

Gigabit-capable fibre-optic networks were in the vicinity of 97% of Swedish homes as of October 2022, up two percentage points year-on-year. A study by the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency... more

GFO authorised to begin marketing fibre transport and capacity services

Following its award of a Metropolitan Infrastructure Operator Licence last November, interconnection and optical fibre transport provider Guineenne de Fibre Optique (GFO) has announced that the Regulatory Authority for Post... more

Grain adds six more locations to its FTTP network

Cumbria-based full fibre broadband provider Grain has named six more locations which are to be included in its ongoing fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network deployment, ISPreview reports. The six locations that have... more

Ogero chairman warns of network blackout as workers strike ‘indefinitely’

Staff of Lebanon’s state-run fixed network operator Ogero launched an ‘open-ended’ strike on Friday to demand pay increases reflecting the sharp depreciation of the national currency, prompting Ogero’s chairman Imad... more


Salt books 2.8% uptick in annual revenue, confirms updated FTTH deal with Swisscom

Swiss full-service provider Salt booked total revenue of CHF1.073 billion (USD1.17 billion) in the twelve months to end-December 2022, representing an increase of 2.8% year-on-year, whilst turnover for Q4 was... more

Ooredoo Kuwait wins big payout in regulatory case

Ooredoo Group announced that its Kuwaiti division National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo Kuwait) has won a final court ruling to award it KWD43.818 million (USD142.767 million) in a case against... more

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