Regulation

MasMovil set for €5bn takeover
The Spanish telecoms operator provides mobile and fixed line broadband services in the country
UK telecoms market set for significant shakeup as O2 and Virgin Media discuss potential merger
While discussions are at an early phase, the deal has the potential to have a huge impact on the UK’s connectivity market
India’s Supreme Court rejects Vodafone’s $629m appeal for tax refund
Vodafone Idea was granted a smaller refund, amounting to around 15 per cent of the amount it requested
InterDigital and Huawei sign patent agreement and dismiss all pending IP disputes
The multi year agreement will allow the pair to access each other’s intellectual property, simultaneously ending all pending litigation between the two companies
Ethiopia moves closer to liberalisation of telecoms market, as regulator enters consultation phase
Ethiopia remains a tempting market for international telcos, with a population of over 100 million potential subscribers
South African regulator releases emergency spectrum to ease lockdown congestion
The temporary licences will grant emergency access to additional spectrum for the duration of the country’s Coronavirus lockdown
DITO on track in the Philippines, despite pandemic restrictions
The country’s newest telco has some challenges to overcome but says that it remains confident that it will launch mobile network services in The Philippines before March 2021
Vodafone Group and STC need more time to finalise sale of Vodafone Egypt stake
Earlier this year, the pair agreed to the sale of a 55 per cent stake in Vodafone Egypt but the current Coronavirus pandemic
Ireland’s telecoms regulator releases emergency spectrum to ease network congestion
Millions of people in Ireland are working from home during the Covid 19 pandemic, which is placing extra strain on the country’s mobile networks