The pressure is still on Vodafone Idea (aka Vi), despite the Indian government taking a massive stake in the beleaguered operator. Third quarter dues are apparently overdue for payment, on top of which the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to closely monitor Vodafone Idea’s performance for the next three months.
Infrastructure vendor Mavenir announced it will supply Paradise Mobile equipment for the construction of its 4G and 5G network core, as the operator prepares for a commercial launch this year.
Paratus Zambia, a part of the pan-African telecommunications company Paratus Group, has been awarded a data gateway licence in Zambia; this is, apparently, the country's last available such licence.
Veon has confirmed that the sale of its Russian unit VimpelCom has been approved by Russian regulators.
United Group, the parent company of Croatian operator Telemach, denied it is putting the unit up for sale but rather its passive infrastructure to pay off debts, as part of wider plans for all of its units in Eastern Europe.