MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments: Long-running MVNO *Virgin Mobile South Africa* has shut down more than two months ahead of schedule…
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20 Sep 2021
Wireless
MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments
 International   South Africa   Denmark   Japan   Mexico  
Long-running MVNO Virgin Mobile South Africa has shut down more than two months ahead of schedule, with its SIM cards rendered inactive from Friday 17 September. Earlier this month Virgin... more
Comium issued suspension order by Gambian regulator
 Gambia  
Gambian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) has ordered mobile operator Comium to suspend its services due to its failure to pay licensing, spectrum and international gateway fees,... more
Vi conducts 5G trials on 26GHz, 3.5GHz bands
 India  
Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has conducted trials of 5G technology in the cities of Pune and Gandhinagar using spectrum in the 26GHz and 3.5GHz bands. The operator and its... more
XL extends 4G LTE reach to Maluku and Papua
 Indonesia  
Mobile network operator XL Axiata has announced that under its ongoing 4G network rollout programme, it has deployed LTE to remote areas in the vast Maluku Islands – extending from... more
Broadband
Globe hits 1m fibre rollout target three months ahead of schedule
 Philippines  
Globe Telecom has fulfilled its goal of deploying one million new fibre-optic lines this year, three months ahead of schedule. ‘All of our regional teams delivered big numbers especially in... more
Starlink to emerge from beta next month, Musk says
 United States  
Starlink – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture – has indicated that it will emerge from its beta testing phase next month.... more
Wireline
TFL removes public payphone charges countrywide
 Fiji  
Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL), the country’s de facto monopoly provider of local and national long-distance telephony, and the sole operator of the PSTN, has said that Fijians will now be... more
Corporate/Financial
GTT completes infrastructure sale; I Squared renames assets as EXA
 United States   United Kingdom  
GTT Communications has announced the completion of the sale of its infrastructure division to I Squared Capital. The division consists of a pan-European, North American, and subsea fibre network and... more