14 Jan 2022

Mobile

Telia launches 5G in Vilnius using 2100MHz spectrum

Having tested 5G technology in Lithuania for three years, Telia Lietuva has announced the launch of services using its existing commercial frequencies in the 2100MHz band. A total of 20... more

Uruguay launches mobile number portability

Uruguay’s Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining has announced that the launch of mobile number portability (MNP) officially took place on 12 January, enabling the country’s cellular customers to retain... more

MTN Zambia begins 5G pilot project in partnership with Huawei

MTN Zambia has announced the launch of a 5G pilot project in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei, ITNews Africa reports. With Zambia’s Minister of Science and Technology, Felix Mutati, in... more

Curacao regulator evaluating three mobile licence applications

Curacao’s Bureau of Telecommunication and Post (Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post, BT&P) has disclosed on its website that it is evaluating three applications from prospective mobile network operators (MNOs) to compete... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Infrastructure subsea operator AFR-IX telecom has announced that it is deploying Medusa Submarine Cable System,a new generation submarine cable in the Mediterranean. The system will have a total length of... more

Comcast, Broadcom achieve 4Gbps speeds in DOCSIS 4.0 trial

US cable giant Comcast has announced the successful test of a prototype 10G modem, which it says uses the core technology that will deliver multigigabit speeds to tens of millions... more

PTCL and SCO ink MoU for AJK/GB collaboration

State-backed telcos the Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) and the Special Communication Organisation (SCO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of telecommunications services in... more

Nokia upgrades backbone network for WINDTRE

Italian telco WINDTRE has selected Nokia to deploy a high performance optical backbone network. The scalable solution will support line rates up to 600Gbps. Benoit Hanssen, Chief Technology Officer at... more

Corporate/Financial

Abu Dhabi fund poised to secure stake in UFINET Brasil

The General Superintendence (Superintendencia-Geral, SG) of the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica, CADE) has reportedly approved changes to the shareholder structure of UFINET Brasil. According... more

Shaw’s quarterly mobile service revenues climb 11%; fixed sales flatten

Shaw Communications reported its consolidated financial and operating results for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 November 2021, with total revenue increasing by 1.2% year-on-year to CAD1.39 billion (USD1.11 billion),... more