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14 Apr 2023


Airtel launches VoLTE in Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, the country’s third largest mobile network operator by subscriptions, has announced the launch of VoLTE services. The operator states that the new offering provides customers with ‘crystal clear’... more

ARTP prioritises national roaming

Senegal’s Regulation Authority for Telecommunications and Posts (L’Autorite de Regulation des Telecommunications et des Postes, ARTP) plans to introduce national roaming between the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) in order... more

DNA, Elisa expand 5G networks

Finnish cellcos DNA and Elisa have announced 5G network expansions, extending their coverage to Multila (DNA) and Masku and Lapinjarvi (Elisa). DNA reported that the works bring its total 5G... more

Ooredoo Kuwait tests ‘Advanced 5G’ aggregation to deliver speeds over 3Gbps

Ooredoo Kuwait announced that it has successfully completed ‘Advanced 5G’ technology tests using ‘Two Carrier Aggregation (2CC CA)’ to deliver download speeds over 3Gbps. The test was conducted by aggregating... more

4iG says DIGI will sell some mobile network assets

Hungarian telecoms/ICT group 4iG yesterday disclosed that one of its subsidiaries DIGI is planning to divest some of its mobile network assets in the short term, Budapest Business Journal (BBJ)... more

MegaFon claims ‘no impact’ from new US sanctions, due to OFAC licensing

Russian cellco MegaFon claims that new US sanctions targeting its parent group, Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s USM, will have ‘no material impact’ on its business, Reuters reports. The mobile operator... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Chinese state-owned telecom firms China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom are developing a USD500 million submarine fibre-optic cable aiming to link Asia, the Middle East and Europe, four people... more

VOO expands network coverage in rural areas

Belgian cable operator VOO has unveiled plans to connect almost 27,000 homes in underserved rural communities to fibre with the aid of a subsidy from the Wallonia region, L’Echo reports.... more

Valoo selects Nokia for fibre rollout

Finnish fibre infrastructure operator Valoo has selected domestic vendor Nokia to deploy a 10G fibre broadband network that will connect 200,000 homes in around 30 cities by the end of... more

OneWeb to trial remote community broadband with BT, Clarus under UK govt programme

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator OneWeb has been selected for two trials to connect remote communities for the UK government’s Very Hard to Reach Premises connectivity programme. OneWeb’s... more


VMO2 reorganises stake in Cornerstone

Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is reorganising its stake in the UK mobile infrastructure operator Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure (CTIL), fuelling speculation of a potential sale, writes. VMO2 previously divided its... more

Consolidated receives buyout offer from Searchlight

Consolidated Communications has confirmed that it received a non-binding takeover proposal letter from Searchlight Capital Partners and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (collectively: the Searchlight Group) on 12 April 2023.... more

ISP Trooli sold to Agnar UK Infrastructure

Kent-based fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) ISP Trooli has been sold to Agnar UK Infrastructure. According to a Companies House filing unearthed by ISP Review, Agnar UK took significant control over Trooli on... more

State to manage Tmcel pending investigation

The day-to-day running of Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) has been transferred to its 90% shareholder, state asset management agency Instituto de Gestao das Participacoes do Estado (IGEPE). A report from O... more

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