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3 Apr 2023


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

Chilean MVNO Simple Moviles, which is backed by investment firm Scale Capital, has revealed that it plans to shut down on 27 April 2023, after more than eight years of... more

Crnogorski Telekom launches 3.6GHz 5G, ready to deploy VoLTE

Crnogorski Telekom (CT) has announced the launch of a commercial 5G network in Podgorica utilising 3.6GHz frequencies acquired in last December’s multi-band spectrum auction. In a statement issued on Friday,... more

Beeline Kyrgyzstan to expand mobile coverage to ‘the most remote areas’ with OneWeb

Beeline Kyrgyzstan has announced that it aims to leverage its parent group VEON’s partnership with satellite provider OneWeb to ‘become the first mobile operator in Kyrgyzstan capable of providing continuous... more

Uruguay approves 3.5GHz sale terms; URSEC must stage auction within 30 days

Uruguayan president Luis Lacalle Pou formally approved the specifications for the country’s planned 5G tender on 30 March, giving the Regulatory Unit of Communications Services (Unidad Reguladora de Servicios de... more

Nkom calls for feedback on 1500MHz, 26GHz spectrum allocation process

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has announced that it is preparing to allocate spectrum in the 1500MHz (1427MHz-157MHz) and 26GHz (24250MHz-27500MHz) bands and has called for input on... more

MCI announces successful completion of 2.3GHz band refarming

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Informatics (MCI, also known as KemKominfo) has announced the successful refarming of the 2.3GHz band across several provinces in the country. The process began on... more

Vodafone and MTN expand roaming partnership

Vodafone Ghana has announced an expansion of its national roaming service partnership with MTN to improve connectivity for customers throughout the country. The initiative, "which initially began with a pilot... more

Anatel extends Sercomtel spectrum licences

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has reportedly extended the 850MHz, 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum licences held by regional operator Sercomtel. The frequencies in question cover the... more

Dutch Ministry launches consultation on 3.5GHz auction

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy on 31 March opened a consultation on the draft regulations for the upcoming national 5G auction of 3.5GHz frequencies, including the... more

Peru’s MTC proposes reduced licence fees in exchange for increased rural 4G coverage

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has proposed to increase the proportion of an operator’s licence fee that can be traded for direct investment... more

Fixed Broadband

Windstream confirms removal of all Huawei equipment

Windstream has confirmed that it has completed the removal of all Huawei equipment from its network. The telco notes that its network included Huawei gear acquired as part of its... more

GCRA proposes reduction in wholesale charge for leased lines

Having examined the wholesale charges for private circuits, the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) has come to a provisional view that such fees should be reduced by 18% on... more


Pop the cork! Rogers-Shaw, Videotron-Freedom celebrate Champagne merger approval

Canada’s Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications have announced that their planned merger is now expected to close by 7 April 2023 after receiving final regulatory approval from federal telecoms authority... more

Iliad announces completion of Polish networks stake sale

Iliad Group of France has announced the completion of its sale of 50% of its Polish wholesale networks business Polski Swiatlowod Otwarty (PSO) to InfraVia Capital Partners. The PLN2.38 billion... more

Review needed at Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation

The president of Tanzania has said that state-owned Tanzania Telecommunication Corporation (which operates as TTCL Corporation) has failed to meet expectations with its retail business and there is now a... more

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