Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments: *EllaLink* has disclosed plans to deploy a new submarine cable system linking Sines to Lisbon (Portugal…
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20 May 2022
Mobile
Canada decides to ban Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks
 Canada  
In a long-delayed decision, Canada’s federal government has opted to ban the country’s telecoms operators from using Chinese equipment manufacturers Huawei and ZTE to build their 5G networks, and furthermore... more
Proximus to open 5G network to more customers
 Belgium  
Androidworld reports that Proximus is expanding access to 5G for its post-paid subscriptions. The operator has informed customers with a 'Mobile Flex' subscription – to be renamed 'Mobile Flex S'... more
Italian cellcos continue 5G expansion
 Italy  
Italian mobile network operators (MNOs) WINDTRE and TIM have announced the latest expansions to their respective 5G networks. WINDTRE says its 5G TDD system now reaches 56.6% of the country’s... more
DITO looking to extend footprint to Camotes in Cebu province, paper says
 Philippines  
The Philippines’ third telco DITO Telecommunity is considering extending its mobile services to Camotes islands in Cebu province, the Philippines News Agency quotes local governor Gwendolyn Garcia as saying yesterday... more
Vanu deploying solar-powered sites for MTN Rwanda
 Rwanda  
US-based equipment provider Vanu has launched a new partner programme in Rwanda to deploy mobile base stations in remote areas away from the electricity grid. Working with local firms HUI... more
Fixed Broadband
Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments
 International   Portugal   Djibouti   Cuba   Virgin Islands (U.S.)  
EllaLink has disclosed plans to deploy a new submarine cable system linking Sines to Lisbon (Portugal) and is looking for anchor partners to invest in dark fibres at cost of... more
PuntoNet pledges to invest USD50m by 2024
 Ecuador  
Ecuadorian ISP PuntoNet has pledged to invest more than USD50 million over the next three years to expand its fibre-optic networks and enhance its corporate cloud and cybersecurity offerings, as... more
Frontier on course to exceed one million homes target for 2022
 United States  
Frontier Communications expects to exceed its target of one million new fibre locations in 2022, chief financial officer Scott Beasley has revealed, speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media Communications Summit. The... more
MEO FTTH network passes six million homes
 Portugal  
Altice Portugal (MEO) has revealed that it now has access to fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks that pass more than six million homes. The fibre infrastructure passed 6.1 million homes as of... more
Corporate/Financial
Malaysia’s four major cellcos reported to be seeking majority stake in DNB
 Malaysia  
Malaysia's four major mobile communications providers – Celcom Axiata, DiGi Telecommunications, Maxis and U-Mobile – are reported to be seeking a majority stake in Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), the state-owned... more
Iliad reports growth in revenues, EBITDAaL in 1Q22
 France   Italy   Poland  
Paris-based telecoms company Iliad Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022, reporting a 4.8% increase in its consolidated revenues to EUR1.934 billion (USD2.04... more
Miscellaneous
Sunrise to retire UPC brand
 Switzerland  
Swiss full-service provider Sunrise UPC has announced that Sunrise will be the company’s main brand from 23 May, with business customers to be served by Sunrise Business. Customers served by... more
Derecho Telecommunications secures 25-year operating franchise
 Philippines  
Outgoing president Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law a 25-year operating franchise for Philippines-registered Derecho Telecommunications. Provided under Republic Act 11759, Derecho Telecommunications or ‘its successors or assignees’ has been... more