IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The annual Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit will be back in its 15th edition on December 8th at Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE. The Summit will be both physical and virtual which will allow panelists to join the panel discussions in Dubai from anywhere in the world and anyone will be able to virtually participate.
Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. for $21 per share. This represents a total acquisition price of approximately $6.2 billion.
Verizon’s $6.25 billion acquisition of MVNO TracFone Wireless has been cleared back-to-back by California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), along with a number of conditions to ensure the tie-up is in the public interest and protects low-income consumers.
T-Mobile has reached its 2021 goal of covering 200 million people nationwide with Ultra Capacity 5G, bringing a game-changing 5G performance to a majority of Americans.
American Tower will acquire CoreSite for approximately $10.1 billion, aiming to create a differentiated, comprehensive, and interconnected communications real estate platform optimally positioned to benefit from the convergence of wireline and wireless networks amid accelerating global 5G deployments.
MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, is investing in an end-to-end digital ecosystem offering advanced digital solutions to businesses in Africa. Leading the journey is General Manager of Wholesale Mobility Kedar Gupte, who is driven by the market opportunity in a mobile-first economy. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and learn what MTN GlobalConnect is planning for the digital wholesale mobility landscape of Africa.
MTN GlobalConnect, a digital wholesale and infrastructure services company, has set itself a goal to grow the fibre network from an 85,000 km of proprietary fibre to 135,000 km in the coming years and expand African connectivity. Leading the journey is CEO Frédéric Schepens, who is compelled and determined to grow social and economic benefits in Africa. Telecom Review Africa had the chance to talk with him and dig deeper into MTN GlobalConnect’s plans and ambitions.