23 Sep 2022

Mobile

Pakistan networks: 96% of flood-damaged sites repaired

Industry watchdog the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has announced that 96% of damaged network sites in flood-affected areas have been restored. At its peak 3,386 sites were damaged by the... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

SFR Business this month launched an LTE-M IoT network in France to complement its existing NB-IoT system which it has operated since 2019. SFR’s LTE-M population coverage initially reaches over... more

German cellcos progress plans to eliminate mobile ‘grey spots’

German mobile network operators (MNOs) Vodafone, O2 Telefonica and Telekom Deutschland have revealed they are working closely to eliminate dead network signal spots in rural parts of Germany to improve... more

Fundraising issues and outstanding dues reportedly hampering Vi 5G deals

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) is reportedly encountering difficulties in securing vendor contracts for the rollout of 5G networks. The Economic Times cites people familiar with the matter as saying... more

Banglalink launches 4G in 2300MHz band

Banglalink has launched 4G services in the 2300MHz band in Khulna, in cooperation with equipment vendor ZTE. Banglalink CEO Erik Aas said: 'The launch of next-generation 4G with the deployment... more

JCRA invites applications from operators interested in providing 5G services

Applications from companies interested in providing 5G services in Jersey have been invited by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA). Applicants reportedly have until mid-November 2022 to submit their tenders,... more

Orange Romania expands 5G network to Sibiu

Orange Romania has expanded its 5G network to Sibiu, enabling customers with a 5G subscription and compatible handset to access theoretical download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and average transfer... more

Winity-Vivo network sharing deal undergoing regulatory scrutiny

Fresh details have emerged regarding the proposed network sharing deal between Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) and mobile newcomer Winity Telecom, as the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) scrutinises... more

Bite Lithuania completes backbone network upgrade

Mobile operator Bite Lithuania says it has completed the modernisation of its nationwide backbone transmission network. The firm says that the network will support its planned 5G services, while corporate... more

Ofcom confirms it will change technical conditions of Vodafone, O2 licences

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it has decided to make changes to the technical conditions of mobile licences held by O2 and Vodafone in response to requests by... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Avaroa Cable Limited (ACL) has selected Hawaiki Submarine Cable (Hawaiki) for the turnkey provision of international capacity from Samoa to Australia. Under the multi-million dollar deal, Hawaiki will provide international... more

Converge ICT improves its Cebu coverage

Fixed broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions said it built out 600,000 new fibre ports in Central and Southern Philippines in the first seven months of this year, almost doubling its... more

MTT to support rural broadband development

Serbia’s Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications (MTT) will implement a rural broadband infrastructure development programme that will cover more than 150,000 households across 800 rural settlements nationwide, starting next... more

Nextlink enlists Tarana for eleven-state rollout

Texas-based fixed wireless access (FWA) operator Nextlink Internet has signed an agreement with Tarana which will see the companies bring reliable, low-latency gigabit broadband services to a number of unserved... more

Xplore expands 100Mbps services in rural New Brunswick

Canadian fixed broadband operator Xplore (formerly Xplornet) has announced a list of 124 additional rural communities in New Brunswick which can now access its premium 100Mbps download/10Mbps upload internet speeds... more

A1 Croatia plans fibre rollouts to unserved areas

A1 Croatia says it has embarked on a series of fibre network rollouts covering unserved and underserved areas of the country. According to a report from SeeBiz, this includes a... more

Corporate/Financial

Competition Council investigates Cloudsys’ deal for Ines Group

Romania’s Competition Council has announced that it will investigate the proposed takeover of telecom provider iNES Group by Cloudsys Telecom. In a statement, the antitrust body said it will consider... more