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15 May 2023


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

Danish energy firm OK has exited the MVNO sector after selling its OK Mobil unit to network host Telenor Denmark. Going forward, OK Mobil will be merged with Telenor’s CBB... more

Guinee Telecom begins public network testing

State-owned telco Guinee Telecom, previously known as Societe des Telecoms de Guinee (Sotelgui), began the public test phase of its new mobile network on 11 May, telecom minister Ousmane Gaoual... more

Rakuten Mobile’s 4G population coverage reaches 98.4% but newcomer struggling to woo users

Rakuten Mobile has revealed that its 4G LTE network blanketed 98.4% of the Japanese population at 31 March 2023, adding that it hopes to reach full coverage by June. In... more

Hutchison and HKBN target Hong Kong’s enterprise sector

Hutchison Telecom Hong Kong (HTHK) and HKBN have announced an expansion of their existing partnership to target the territory’s enterprise market with a range of 5G mobile, fibre network and... more

Fixed Broadband

Financial issues force Surfline to shut down data centre, RAN

Customers of Ghanaian broadband wireless access (BWA) provider Surfline Communications have been left in limbo after the company shut down its data centre and radio access network (RAN) due to... more

Movistar reaches one million fibre subscriptions in Colombia

Telefonica Colombia (Movistar) has announced that it passed the one million fibre broadband subscriptions milestone earlier this month. The telco’s fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network now spans 21,000km across 51 municipalities, including... more

ENACOM authorises Project Kuiper to operate in Argentina

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM) has authorised Project Kuiper – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture that is being developed by US web giant... more

Iran continues fibre broadband push

The Iranian government has earmarked USD20 million to continue its drive to pass millions of households with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) infrastructure. A report from PressTV cites ICT minister Issa Zarepour as... more


Zain, Omantel launch international wholesale JV

Kuwait-based telecoms company Zain Group and Oman’s Omantel have announced the launch of an international wholesale services provider joint venture known as Zain Omantel International (ZOI). The partnership aims to... more

EQT confirms WINDTRE deal

Swedish investment group EQT Infrastructure has confirmed an agreement to acquire a 60% stake in the newly created company which will own and operate the fixed and mobile networks of... more

Egyptian government sells 9.5% stake in Telecom Egypt

Egypt’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has confirmed the sale of a 9.5% stake in local fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) for around EGP3.747 billion (USD121 million). Announcing the development... more

Vodacom sees gains in profits and revenues despite ‘numerous external pressures’

Vodacom Group has released its preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2023 noting that for the twelve months under review, revenues rose by 16.0% year-on-year to ZAR119.17 billion... more

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