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31 Mar 2023


Vanu to roll out 200 telecom towers for Orange Liberia

US-based Vanu, which describes itself as a global provider of turnkey mobile communications solutions that allow MNOs to serve off-grid markets, is deploying a minimum 200 telecoms towers for Orange... more

Vodafone Hungary hit with HUF932m fine by comptroller

Vodafone Hungary – a subsidiary of local telecoms/IT group 4iG since 31 January – has been ordered to pay a fine of HUF932.4 million (USD2.664 million) by the Hungarian antimonopoly... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The festoon submarine cable connecting Guinea-Bissau to the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) cable in Dakar (Senegal) has reportedly entered service. The 464km unrepeatered cable runs from Bissau to Dakar... more

Starlink to launch broadband services in Ecuador, starting with Galapagos

Starlink, the satellite broadband division of SpaceX, is set to launch operations in Ecuador from 1 April. The Ministry for Telecommunications and Information Society (Mintel) announced earlier this week that... more

Malaysian govt announces ‘affordable’ fixed broadband plan for lower income users

Malaysia’s government has announced the launch of a new fixed broadband plan for the ‘B40’ lower income group, as well as pensioners and disabled users, The New Straits Times reports.... more

Partner selects Adtran fibre access platform

US-based vendor Adtran has announced that Israel’s Partner Communications is leveraging its open, disaggregated 10Gbps fibre access platform to offer multigigabit broadband services, increase competitiveness and grow market share. In... more

Bite discontinuing MEZON brand on 1 April

Lithuanian cellco Bite is discontinuing the brand of its broadband fixed wireless access (BFWA) subsidiary MEZON tomorrow (1 April 2023). The company’s website informs MEZON customers: ‘On 1 April 2023... more


ComCom raises issues on Connexa acquisition of 2degrees' network assets

New Zealand’s competition regulator has highlighted potential competition issues related to the proposed NZD1.076 billion (USD671 million) sale of 2degrees’ passive mobile towers to Connexa, the company set up to... more

Airtel to be spared local stake sale after Amazon lobbies President over foreign ownership

Airtel Kenya has been saved from forcibly selling a 30% stake to local investors after US tech giant Amazon successfully lobbied President William Ruto to drop the foreign ownership rules... more

WINDTRE and EQT close to networks agreement

Italy’s WINDTRE is close to agreeing a sale of its active mobile antenna network and part of its backbone infrastructure to Swedish investment fund EQT. Following "speculation regarding a sale": more


FCC declares intention to periodically reassess foreign-owned telecoms licensees

Jessica Rosenworcel, the chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has proposed new rules under which the watchdog would periodically reassess and consider renewing existing authorisations for foreign-owned telecoms providers... more

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