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24 Apr 2023


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

UK MVNO Honest Mobile, which was launched by Andy Aitken and Josh Milhill in 2019, has landed GBP3 million (USD3.7 million) worth of funding in a round led by dmg... more

Arcep reveals 700MHz spectrum winners in three overseas territories

French telecoms regulator Arcep has revealed that the main auction for the allocation of spectrum in the 700MHz band in French Guiana, Saint Barthelemy and Saint-Martin has now been concluded.... more

Vi accuses Airtel, Jio of predatory pricing; TRAI to require reporting of 5G subscriptions

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has complained to sector watchdog the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) that the 5G services offered by its rivals Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio... more

Rakuten Mobile calls on MIC to include new entrants in allocation of platinum band spectrum

In response to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC’s) ‘Survey Related to Use of Frequency Bands in Mobile Communications Systems’ in Japan, fourth operator Rakuten Mobile has urged... more

Africell Angola launches mobile money

Africell has launched its ‘Afrimoney’ mobile money service in Angola in collaboration with the National Bank of Angola (BNA) following a pilot phase, declaring that the new platform will boost... more

Tigo Panama makes USD500m five-year investment pledge

Tigo has committed to invest PAB500 million (USD500 million) in Panama over the next five years. The figure was divulged by Millicom CEO Mauricio Ramos during a meeting with President... more

Fixed Broadband

Truespeed announces full fibre uptake milestone

Truespeed, a British full fibre provider focused on deploying its infrastructure in rural parts of the South West, has announced that it now has 15,000 subscriptions on its books. Looking... more

CURA confirms FTTP now available to 78% of Manx premises

Full fibre connectivity is now available to 78% of the Isle of Man’s premises, local regulator the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority (CURA) has revealed with the publication of its... more

Italy’s FTTH and pre-paid mobile markets surge in 2022

Italy’s Communications Regulatory Authority (Autorita per le Garanzie nelle Comunicazioni, Agcom) has published market statistics for end-2022. The fixed broadband sector witnessed a slight decline over the full year, with... more

Regulator cancels Telia’s copper access requirements

The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) has cancelled incumbent operator Telia’s market obligations regarding local access to its copper network. The regulator says market obligations are... more


CETIN strikes deal to acquire from Kaprain

PPF Group unit CETIN has reached an agreement to acquire Czech broadband services provider from Kaprain Group. No financial details of the transaction have been disclosed but it has... more

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