10 Jul 2020

Wireless

Telefonica misses interim deadline to fulfil German coverage requirements

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur) has announced that Telefonica Deutschland failed to meet the first interim deadline to fulfil the coverage requirements of the 2015... more

Zain KSA claims nationwide 5G coverage

Zain KSA has announced that it has expanded its 5G network to cover all of the regions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, following recent deployments in Al-Jouf and the... more

Globe outlines latest mobile network expansion targets

Filipino operator Globe Telecom has released a statement (10 July) outlining that in the third quarter of this year it aims to build new cell sites across the country, targeting... more

DOCOMO to launch budget 5G smartphone range; targets 2.5m subs by March 2021

NTT DOCOMO President and Chief Executive Officer Kazuhiro Yoshizawa said in an interview this week (9 July) that the mobile network operator (MNO) will launch a new range of budget... more

Celcom ready to roll out 5G upon securing suitable spectrum

Malaysian mobile operator Celcom is reportedly prepared to deploy 5G technology commercially, pending the allocation of suitable frequencies. The Edge Markets reports Celcom’s chief executive Idham Nawawi as saying that... more

Verizon completes 5G standalone core data session

Verizon Wireless has completed the first successful end-to-end data session over its new 5G network standalone core. Announcing the development in a press release, the company noted that its new... more

Kyivstar and Vodafone Ukraine sign mobile network sharing memorandum

Kyivstar and Vodafone Ukraine have signed a Memorandum of Intent on the joint use of passive and active infrastructure of their mobile networks – including the sharing of communication channels,... more

Claro Brasil 5G covers parts of Rio, Sao Paulo

Claro Brasil – which announced the launch of its 5G mobile network earlier this month – shows on its website that its initial 5G coverage includes selected zones in Sao... more

Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

RTI Connectivity (RTI) and NEC Corporation have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North (JGA-N) cable system between Minamiboso (Japan) and Piti (Guam). The 2,600km system – solely owned... more

KCOM contracts ADVA to support fibre broadband rollout

Germany-based ADVA Optical Networking has announced that British broadband provider KCOM has deployed its packet edge technology to support the extended rollout of its full fibre-based offerings. In a press... more

AzTelekom begins network upgrade

Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies (Mincom) has announced that state-owned operator AzTelekom has begun upgrading the country’s main line network using DWDM/MPLS technologies. Phase one of the... more

Corporate/Financial

TIM urges CDP to take an interest in FiberCop unit

Telecom Italia (TIM) has called on Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) to invest in its last-mile networks business to allay government concerns about foreign ownership of critical... more