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1 Dec 2023


20 bidders spend CAD2.16bn in Canada’s 3800MHz 5G auction

Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada (ISED) announced yesterday (30 November 2023) the conclusion of the country’s 3800MHz 5G spectrum auction, resulting in 4,099 licences awarded to 20 bidders, including... more

CRC awards spectrum in 700MHz, 800MHz bands to A1, Vivacom and Yettel

The Communications Regulatory Commission (CRC) has concluded its procedure for granting use of radio frequency spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands, pursuant to Decision No. 699 of 4 October... more

Switzerland greenlights 3.5GHz airwaves for private networks

Switzerland’s Federal Council has approved the release of spectrum in the 3400MHz-3500MHz band for mobile private networks (MPNs – also known as campus networks) from 1 January 2024. The council... more

Elisa connects first residential users to 5G SA network as part of pre-commercial tests

Finnish mobile network operator (MNO) Elisa has announced that the first residential users have been connected to its in-deployment 5G Standalone (SA) network as part of tests being conducted ahead... more

Ethio Telecom extends 5G to Jigjiga

Ethio Telecom has announced that it has expanded its 5G network to selected areas in the city of Jigjiga. The development comes just a few months after the operator "announced... more

UScellular to switch off CDMA network on 14 January 2024

UScellular will switch off its CDMA networks on 14 January 2024. The cellco’s website notes: ‘Since pre-paid customers pay for service in advance, pre-paid 3G CDMA lines of service will... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Pacific Carriage Limited (PCLI) and Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL) have applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a cable landing licence to continue to operate within the US... more

Airtel launches 5G FWA in Uganda

Airtel Uganda has launched its first 5G home device for fixed wireless broadband access. The device retails at UGX250,000 (USD65.12) and will enable home users and small business to connect... more

Spain’s Suop expands its fibre footprint

The Spanish fibre and mobile services provider Suop, which also offers its customers a range of electricity and gas plans that it notes can be bundled with its telecoms services,... more

Telekom Slovenije claims 200,000 fixed broadband subs

Telekom Slovenije has hit the 200,000-subscription milestone for its retail fixed broadband service. "TeleGeography's GlobalComms Database": notes that the state-backed operator sits in second place in Slovenia’s fixed broadband market... more


KKR set to make revised offer for Sparkle

US investment fund Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) is working on a new bid for Sparkle, the international submarine cable business of Telecom Italia (TIM). A non-binding offer for... more

Angola delays Unitel, MSTelcom share sales to 2025; Sonangol IPO set for 2026

Angola’s State Assets & Participations Management Institute (Instituto de Gestao de Activos e Participacoes do Estado, IGAPE) has indicated that a planned part-privatisation of mobile market leader Unitel has been... more

Indonesia's Mitratel buys 803 telecom towers from Gametraco

Indonesia's largest telecom tower company Dayamitra Telekomunikasi (Mitratel) has reportedly purchased 803 telecoms towers from local telecom infrastructure company Gametraco Tunggal for a cash consideration of USD113 million. The Nikkei... more

America Movil lifts A1 Telekom Austria stake up to 58%

Mexican telecoms company America Movil (AM) has announced that it has increased its overall shareholding in A1 Telekom Austria Group to 58% through a series of open market transactions. Earlier... more

Grupo MASMOVIL books increases in revenue and EBITDA in 9M23, but net loss reaches EUR170m

Grupo MASMOVIL (including Yoigo) reported revenues of EUR2.232 billion (USD2.45 billion) for the first nine months of 2023, up 3% from EUR2.172 billion in 9M22, with telco service revenues accounting... more


JCRA calls for comments as it begins telecoms market review

A call for information has been published by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) as it commence a review of the Bailiwick’s telecoms market. According to the local regulator the... more

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