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Telecom operators based on Capex in 2021

Capex trends among US-based telecom operators

Research firm GlobalData has released the ranking of US-based telecom operators based on the estimated Capex for 2021. The top nine publicly reported carriers studied...
Airtel Africa in Kenya

Airtel Africa sells 1,424 telecom towers to Helios Towers

Airtel Africa, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, has agreed to sell 1,424 telecom towers in Madagascar and Malawi to Helios Towers for around $119...
Airtel Africa money business

Airtel Africa’s mobile money gets $200 mn funding from TPG

The Rise Fund, the global impact investing platform of alternative investment firm TPG, will invest $200 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce, a subsidiary of...
Telenor grows in Asia

Telenor appoints Jukka Leinonen as head of Nordic, looks for a CEO for DNA

Mobile service provider Telenor today revealed that it will be looking for a chief executive officer for Finland operator DNA. The development follows the decision...
Rogers 5G network in Canada

Rogers to buy rival Shaw for $20 billion

Rogers has agreed to acquire rival Shaw for approximately C$26 billion or USD20.87 billion as part of the plan to strengthen business in western...
MTN IT team

MTN acquires 10MHz spectrum in 800MHz band from Intercellular Nigeria

MTN Nigeria has acquired additional 10MHz spectrum in the 800MHz band from Intercellular Nigeria. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved the transaction and assigned...
MTN store South Africa

MTN plans Capex of R29 bn in network as per revised strategy

MTN Group, a leading telecom operator in Africa, has revealed its investment plan for 2021 focusing on improvement in network and digital business. MTN has...
Reliance Jio Digital Life

JioBusiness targets SMBs taking on Airtel

Reliance Jio has launched voice and data solution -- JioBusiness – targeting 50 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in India. The JioBusiness solution...
TIM digital store

Telecom Italia to cut 1,300 jobs in Italy this year

Telecom Italia (TIM) and unions agreed on Monday to cut up to 1,300 jobs in Italy this year through a voluntary scheme, Reuters reported. The...
Dish Network for business

DISH Network to buy MVNO Republic Wireless

DISH Network Corporation announced its plans to acquire Republic Wireless, an MVNO service operating on the T-Mobile network. DISH will assume approximately 200,000 customer relationships,...
MTS 4G Russia

MTS appoints Vyacheslav Nikolaev as president and CEO

MTS announced the appointment of Vyacheslav Nikolaev as president and CEO for a three-year term beginning March 13, 2021. Vyacheslav Nikolaev is currently MTS First...
MTS 4G Russia

MTS plans Capex of RUB 100 billion in 2021

MTS today revealed that the telecom operator’s capital expenditure in 2021 will be approximately RUB 100-110 billion. MTS, the leading mobile operator in Russia, is...
Sunrise 5G network

Sunrise UPC uses PowerStar solution to cut mobile network power usage

Sunrise UPC has launched its energy saving solution called PowerStar in its 5G radio network to increase the energy efficiency of its 5G mobile...
Optus retail store in Australia

Macquarie Telecom signs $34 mn deal with Optus for mobile services

Macquarie Telecom has signed a $34 million exclusive agreement with Optus to deploy mobile services, including 5G, in Australia. The decision follows a strategic review of...
SFR 5G

SFR to cut 1,700 jobs in France as part of digital plans

Altice Europe’s French telecoms operator SFR plans to cut up to 1,700 jobs or about 11 percent of its staff this year in France. SFR...
Lycamobile MVNO

Lycamobile appoints Tech Mahindra veteran Ashutosh Sarkar as CIO

Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator with over 15 million customers in 23 countries, announced the appointment of Tech Mahindra veteran Ashutosh...

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