27 Jan 2022

Mobile

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Dutch telco KPN has activated LoRaWAN ‘Class B’ on its existing nationwide LoRaWAN network powered by the Actility ThingPark IoT platform, leveraging the new standard’s low latency commands functionality for... more

BT and Nokia to trial Open RAN solution in Hull

BT Group has announced details of a trial with Nokia in the UK city of Hull where it will install the Finnish vendor’s Intelligent Controller (RIC) for Open RAN across... more

ICT minister to hold talks with cellcos ahead of upcoming 5G spectrum sale

South Korea’s Science and ICT Minister Lim Hye-sook has said she will meet with the nation’s three mobile network operators (MNOs) – SK Telecom (SKT), KT Corp and LG Uplus... more

Telekom improves 4G, 5G coverage and capacity

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), says it has rolled out 5G coverage and expanded capacity at 958 mobile sites nationwide in the last... more

More than 1.1m numbers ported in Romania in 2021

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has revealed that almost 1.106 million telephone numbers were ported in 2021 – the highest annual figure since the service’s... more

Fixed Broadband

NBI launches new 2Gbps offering

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company rolling out the new high speed fibre broadband network under the Government’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has announced the launch of its 2Gbps-capable fibre... more

SoftNET seeking new markets in Indonesia and Africa

Slovenia-based B2B telecom services provider SoftNET which is already active in 17 countries across the globe, is contemplating expanding into Indonesia, according to the company's director and owner Andrej Bostjancic.... more

Corporate/Financial

4iG sells 25% stake to Rheinmetall

Dusseldorf-based defence and vehicle manufacturing group Rheinmetall has agreed to buy a 25.12% stake in Hungarian IT and telecoms group 4iG, making it the latter’s largest international investor, subject to... more

AT&T revenues drop to USD168.9bn in 2021

US telecoms giant AT&T has reported operating revenues of USD168.9 billion for the twelve months ended 31 December 2021, down from USD171.8 billion in 2020. The lower figure reflects the... more

Entel books dip in annual profit alongside increases in revenues, subscriptions

Chilean full-service provider Entel has booked total revenues of CLP2.46 trillion (USD3.07 billion) for the year to end-December 2021, an increase of 14.6% year-on-year. Annual EBITDA grew by 12.9% to... more

Miscellaneous

Mexican standoff: watchdog rejects Slim’s pay-TV licence request

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has reportedly voted to deny America Movil (AM) a pay-TV licence. According to Reuters, which cites a source with knowledge of... more