14 May 2021

Wireless

ANRCETI launches auction for spectrum in 450MHz, e900MHz and 2600MHz bands

Moldova's National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) has launched an auction for spectrum in the 450MHz, e900MHz and 2600MHz bands. The regulator is planning to auction... more

TRAI launches public consultation over validity period for plans

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has published a public consultation document on the validity period for tariff offers following consumer complaints regarding the 28-day validity period of many... more

Telus and Ericsson accelerating commercial 5G applications with standards-based network slicing

Canadian operator Telus and Swedish vendor Ericsson have claimed a ‘first’ with a multi-vendor network slicing proof of concept based on 3GPP Release 16 and the Internet Engineering Task Force... more

Broadband

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

Vocus is planning to deploy a 2,000km high-capacity fibre link between Geraldton and Port Hedland in Western Australia by the end of next year. Vocus Chief Operating Officer Ellie Sweeney... more

Telefonica targets copper, 3G shutdowns in 2025

Telefonica has provided an update regarding the ongoing shutdown of its Spanish copper network, which commenced back in 2018. The group notes that the closure ‘is progressing according to plan’,... more

Manitoba selects Xplornet to improve broadband, cellular connectivity for hundreds of rural and indigenous communities

Following a competitive tendering process, the provincial government of Manitoba has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xplornet Communications to connect more than 125,000 unserved or underserved Manitobans to reliable,... more

XL Axiata inks deal with FiberStar to drive fibre expansion

As part of efforts to expand the reach of its XL HOME fibre-optic network, Indonesian fixed and mobile operator XL Axiata has announced it is working with fibre provider FiberStar... more

ACM approves KPN’s fibre rollout joint venture with pension fund

The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets (Autoriteit Consument & Markt, ACM) has announced its approval for national network operator KPN to establish a fibre rollout joint venture with pension... more

Corporate/Financial

BT confirms plans to accelerate FTTP rollout as it publishes FY21 financial results

UK-based BT Group has reportedly decided that the conditions are right to increase and accelerate its total fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) build from 20 million premises to 25 million premises by December... more

NTT Corp FY2020/21 profits edge up; DOCOMO reports over three million 5G users

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corp), Japan’s largest telecoms group by subscribers and revenue, reported operating revenues of JPY11.944 trillion (USD109 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 March... more

Rostelecom boosts 1Q21 revenue by 9%

Total revenue at Russian fixed and mobile group Rostelecom grew by 9% year-on-year to RUB131.958 billion (USD1.774 billion) in the first three months of 2021, with quarterly operating income before... more

Unifique poised for IPO

Santa Catarina-based Unifique – Brazil’s seventh largest ISP in terms of subscribers – has reportedly filed an initial public offering (IPO) request with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Brazil... more