Some of Europe’s largest operators have signed an agreement to reduce wholesale roaming charges to Ukrainian operators Kyivstar, Vodafone Ukraine and lifecell, to help those fleeing the war stay connected to friends and families.
South African multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN Group has joined forces with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Meta, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC), and Child Helpline International to launch the Help Children be Children campaign.
Ukraine’s three major operators Kyivstar, Lifecell and Vodafone Ukraine have enabled free roaming between their networks in a bid to ensure continued communications as Russia continues to pursue a war in the nation.
Australia is to fund new telecommunications towers in the Solomon Islands. The support for the towers was requested by the Solomon Islands government as part of its Covid-19 preparedness and response efforts.
Digicel has confirmed that limited international calling capabilities have been restored in Tonga, and that it is working on improving capacity.