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Unitel now owned by the Angolan state

Unitel now owned by the Angolan state

Angolan President President Joao Lourenco has issued a decision finalising the transfer of ownership stakes in mobile market leader Unitel from private companies Vidatel and Geni to the state – effectively nationalising the operator.

Malaysian 5G is here at last

Malaysian operators Celcom Axiata, DiGi Telecommunications, Telekom Malaysia and U Mobile have now signed agreements to access – for ten years – the much-delayed wholesale 5G network rolled out and run by state agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).
EIB agrees multi-million-dollar financing deal with MTN Nigeria

EIB agrees multi-million-dollar financing deal with MTN Nigeria

In what is described as its largest-ever financing for mobile telecoms network expansion in Africa, the European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to €100 million financing (about US$99.5 million) with operator MTN Nigeria to support the telecommunications company’s network expansion...
Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Telenor queries conditions attached to Thai operator merger

Less than a week after the merger of Thai operators True Corp and Total Access Communication (DTAC) got the go-ahead, Norway's Telenor, which owns DTAC, has asked for clarification from regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunication Commission (NBTC) on the conditions it has...
SES helps Claro expand coverage of the Amazon

SES helps Claro expand coverage of the Amazon

Satellite operator SES has signed a multi-year capacity renewal deal with operator Claro Brasil, through Embratel, its corporate solutions division, to enable the delivery of enhanced 4G/5G-ready services via its O3b mPOWER network, SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) communications...
IHS Towers announces emissions targets

IHS Towers announces emissions targets

IHS Towers, one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, has announced what it calls its Carbon Reduction Roadmap, with an emphasis on its African markets in particular.
Telia Lithuania loses another court battle

Telia Lithuania loses another court battle

Telia saw its complaint thrown out by Lithuania’s Supreme Administrative Court, ruling rival Bite was not gaining an unfair advantage from acquiring state-owned broadband provider MEZON’s spectrum, CommsUpdate reported.
MTN Group ends Telkom takeover talks

MTN Group ends Telkom takeover talks

The MTN Group announcement was fairly undemonstrative. Its headline referred to a “Withdrawal of cautionary announcement”. However, the headline on the MyBroadband site was more typical of the media response to the end of talks between the two South African operators MTN and Telkom. It said:...