26 Jan 2022

Mobile

Vodafone UK to begin retiring its 3G network in 2023

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced plans to start retiring its 3G infrastructure next year. In a press release regarding the matter, the cellco said work on... more

FNA consults on next step for future spectrum use

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as Bundesnetzagentur) has published for consultation its ‘points of orientation’ for the future award of mobile spectrum. The consultation is combined with an... more

XL Axiata expands 4G coverage at 3T sites in Sumatra

Mobile network operator XL Axiata, working in partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCI, or KemKominfo’s) Telecommunications and Information Accessibility Agency (BAKTI), has entered into a programme... more

Fixed Broadband

Iliad enters Italian fixed broadband market

French-owned Iliad has entered Italy’s fixed broadband market, with a low-cost offer to entice its more than eight million mobile customers to the new fibre service. Existing Iliad subscribers can... more

Kacific delivering 1Gbps of bandwidth to Tonga after dispute resolved

Satellite broadband provider Kacific has been authorised to provide communications services to Tonga after the country’s government ‘temporarily suspended’ its dispute with the company, reports Capacity. Following a breakthrough in... more

Ziply launches 2Gbps, 5Gbps fibre in Washington, Oregon and Idaho

Ziply Fiber has announced that – after an initial rollout in Kirkland, Washington last month – it has begun offering 2Gbps and 5Gbps residential fibre connectivity to nearly 170,000 residential... more

Corporate/Financial

DTAC-True merger moving forward, completion expected in 1Q22

The NBTC has revealed that the merger of Digital Total Access Communication (DTAC) and True Corporation is moving forward, with the duo submitting a report notifying the authority of their... more

Grupo MASMOVIL notifies AdC it now has sole control over Cabonitel, Nowo

Spanish telecoms player Grupo MASMOVIL has informed the Portuguese Competition Authority (Autoridade da Concorrencia, AdC) that it now has sole control over Cabonitel, the holding company that controls Portuguese cableco... more

Verizon 2021 revenues up to USD133.6bn; one-third of Consumer subs now have a 5G-capable device

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications has reported total operating revenues of USD133.6 billion for the twelve months ended 31 December 2021, up from USD128.3 billion in 2020. Annual operating income... more