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21 Apr 2023


9mobile invests over USD150m in network upgrades, expansion

Nigerian mobile operator Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (EMTS), which provides services under the brand name 9mobile, has invested NGN70 billion (USD151.6 million) in the upgrade and expansion of its operations... more

ASEP relaunches tender for new mobile licence

Panama’s National Public Services Authority (Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos, ASEP) has relaunched its tender to replace Digicel Panama, after the sole bidder, General Internacional Telecom Panama (Gitpan), submitted... more

Telenet 5G network grows to 850 sites; rollout in Wallonia, Brussels to begin soon

Belgian operator Telenet has deployed more than 850 5G mobile sites covering almost 260 municipalities since launching its 5G network in December 2021. Providing an update on the rollout, Telenet... more

EKIP and AKEP ink cooperation agreements on spectrum

The regulatory authorities of Montenegro and Albania – the Agency for Electronic Communications & Post (Agencija za Elektronske Komunikacije i Postansku Djelatnost, EKIP) and the Electronic and Postal Communications Authority... more

Brazilian govt approves elimination of Mercosur roaming charges

Brazil’s Constitution, Justice and Citizenship Committee (Comissao de Constituicao e Justica e de Cidadania, CCJC) issued Draft Legislative Decree No. 159/2022 on 19 April, approving the text of the ‘Agreement... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Intelvision, in collaboration with Vodafone, has landed the 2Africa submarine cable system in the Seychelles. Intelvision CEO Reza Jaro said: ‘With this new cable, we will be able to set... more

A1 Croatia aims for one million homes in gigabit footprint by 2025

A1 Croatia says it is aiming to have passed 70% of the country’s households – around one million premises – with its gigabit-capable cable broadband infrastructure by 2025. The firm... more

Altibox to consider options for wholesale access to its fibre network

Norway’s Altibox is to start examining options for allowing third party providers to access its full fibre network, its owner Lyse Group has revealed. In a press release regarding the... more

Norlys, Waoo extend fibre cooperation agreement to 820,000 households

Danish operators Norlys and Waoo are expanding their cooperation so that ultimately more than 820,000 households that have access to Norlys’ fibre network can choose Waoo as their provider. From... more

Liquid teams up with Icosnet in Algeria

Icosnet – which claims the title of sole private sector ISP provider in Algeria – has partnered Liquid Dataport, a unit of pan-African group Cassava Technologies, to give Algerian customers... more


stc’s TAWAL to acquire United Group’s towers in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia

TAWAL, the tower infrastructure unit of Saudi Telecom Company (stc), has agreed to acquire tower infrastructure worth EUR1.22 billion (USD1.34 billion) from United Group in its first foray into Europe's... more

China Mobile, China Telecom record roughly 10% increases in Q1 revenue and profit

Full service providers China Mobile and China Telecom have published their financial results for the first quarter of 2023, with each booking a year-on-year increases in operating revenue and profits... more

AT&T 1Q23 revenues up 1.4% to USD30.1bn

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD30.139 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2023, up 1.4% from USD29.712 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Q1 sales rise for Tele2

Sweden-based telco group Tele2 has reported total revenue of SEK7.01 billion (USD678 million) for the first three months of 2023, up 3% year-on-year on an organic basis. End user service... more

Djezzy reports 4.7% Q1 revenue rise; hikes investments to improve network

Algerian mobile operator Djezzy posted a 4.7% year-on-year rise in Q1 2023 turnover to DZD23.9 billion (USD176 million) – albeit a slight decrease from the previous quarter’s DZD24.3 billion revenue... more

Elisa reports 5.5% revenue increase for 1Q23

Finland-based Elisa has published its financial results for the opening three months of 2023, reporting a 5.5% increase revenue for the period thanks to continued growth in all business areas.... more

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