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17 Apr 2023


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

South Africa has a new MVNO called Melon Mobile, which went live on 13 April. The new player, which is backed by tech entrepreneur Calvin Collett, piggybacks on the MTN... more

Telekom Romania Mobile launches 5G

Telekom Romania Mobile Communications has quietly launched 5G services in several cities using its existing radio spectrum, local paper Ziarul Financiar (ZF) reports. The surprise move follows the company’s decision... more

Malaysian government considering allowing second 5G network rollout from next year?

As part of efforts by Malaysia’s government to promote competition, the country plans to allow the introduction of a second 5G network from next year, Reuters reports, citing four unnamed... more

MIC invites applications for 2300MHz spectrum

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) is set to auction off spectrum in the 2300MHz-2400MHz band for the development of 4G and 5G services. Winning bidders will be limited... more

DIGIMobil moving to sister Vodafone Hungary’s network

Hungarian telecoms/ICT group 4iG group has begun the integration of its domestic mobile units with the announcement that from 1 June 2023 DIGIMobil users will be offered services over the... more

ONE Albania completes migration of ALBtelecom customers

Full-service provider ONE Albania has completed the migration of ALBtelecom’s customers to the ONE network, following the legal merger of ALBtelecom and ONE Telecommunications in January this year. The operator... more

Togo poised to launch MNP

Togo’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, ARCEP) has selected Dutch solution provider Porting XS to implement mobile number portability... more

JCRA officially recommends Ofcom award 5G spectrum to JT and Sure

Letters recommending the allocation of 5G-suitable spectrum to JT Jersey and Sure Jersey have been sent to Ofcom, the Jersey Competition and Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has confirmed. With the Bailiwick’s... more

Fixed Broadband

91% of villages can access Iran’s national intranet

Iran’s Ministry of Information & Communication Technology (MICT) says more than 91% of villages with over 20 households now have access to the National Information Network (NIN), up from 80%... more

Aqualectra takes steps towards entering telecoms market

The Curacao Chronicle reports that utilities operator Aqualectra has received ‘no objections’ to its planned entry into the telecoms services sector from the Office for Supervision & Standardisation of Government... more

Fixed Voice

Oman Data Park granted VoIP licence

Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has awarded a licence to provide voice or video telecommunication services over IP to Oman Data Park (ODP). Times of Oman cites ODP’s CEO Maqbool... more

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