MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments: Pay-TV provider *Sky Italia* has signed a multi-year partnership with ISP-turned-mobile operator *Fastweb…
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4 Dec 2023
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
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Pay-TV provider Sky Italia has signed a multi-year partnership with ISP-turned-mobile operator Fastweb to launch Sky Mobile-branded MVNO services in Italy in early 2024. The MVNO will provide 5G access... more
Poland plans 700MHz spectrum award in 2024
Poland’s telecoms regulator, the Office of Electronic Communications (Urzad Komunikacji Elektronicznej, UKE), is preparing to allocate 700MHz spectrum next year which will be used to support 5G networks. A report... more
Kenyan MPs state termination rates should be cut further
Kenyan MPs have called on the Communications Authority (CA) to reduce fixed and mobile termination rates (FTRs and MTRs) further, claiming that the recently announced cut in costs did not... more
Smart, DOCOMO complete successful Open RAN RIC test
Smart Communications, the mobile arm of PLDT Inc., has announced the successful completion of a full-blown Open Radio Access Network RAN Intelligent Controller (Open RAN RIC) proof of concept (PoC)... more
Fixed Broadband
Fujitsu, KDDI deploy large-capacity multiband wavelength multiplexing solution
Fujitsu and KDDI Corp’s KDDI Research facility have announced the development of a large-capacity multiband wavelength multiplexing transmission technology using installed optical fibre. In a press release dated 4 December,... more
CTU issues call for comments on use of 70GHz, 80GHz frequency bands
 Czech Republic  
The Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) has issued a call for comments on the proposed use of the 71GHz-76GHz (70GHz) and 81GHz-86GHz (80GHz) E-band for point-to-point fixed broadband services. In a... more
Axiata concludes sale of Ncell, exits Nepal
Malaysian telecommunications group Axiata Group is exiting the Nepal market by selling Reynolds Holding, which holds an 80% equity stake in Ncell Axiata, to local shareholder Spectrlite UK. ‘The group’s... more
KKD confirms details of stakes being taken in DNB by local operators as SSAs are signed
Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Digital (known locally as Kementerian Komunikasi Dan Digital, or KKD) has finally confirmed details regarding the stakes that are to be taken in 5G wholesale... more
KPN acquires Kabeltex
Dutch telco KPN has acquired Kabeltex, which owns fibre networks and operates triple-play fixed broadband, TV and telephony services on Texel – one of the Dutch Wadden Islands – and... more
Vero-AmericaNet merger closes
The merger between Brazilian ISPs Vero Internet and AmericaNet closed on 1 December, after receiving all relevant regulatory approvals. The enlarged company – which will be led by Vero chief... more