24 Sep 2020

Wireless

Mobily uses Ericsson's spectrum sharing tech to trial 5G in 800MHz/1800MHz bands

Saudi Arabian telco Mobily has trialled 5G technology in the 800MHz/1800MHz bands using Ericsson's spectrum sharing technology. The trial showed 5G capabilities in a real-world environment over a live network,... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Luxembourg-based Cube Infrastructure Managers has acquired a majority stake in Heliot Europe, the owner and operator of the Sigfox 0G IoT networks in Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, and furthermore is... more

Globe details massive nationwide network upgrade plan; hints at using non-Chinese gear

Globe Telecom today (24 September) announced plans to carry out its ‘largest network upgrade’ in recent times, including ramping up cell site builds, expanding coverage and increasing network capacity to... more

Hong Kong consults on 2.6GHz spectrum for 4G and 5G

Hong Kong’s Communications Authority (CA) and Commerce and Economic Development Bureau (CEDB) have launched a public consultation on the proposed arrangements for the reassignment of 90MHz of spectrum in the... more

Broadband

Mundo aiming for second spot with new fibre technology

Chilean ISP Mundo Pacifico is aiming to secure second place in the nation’s fibre broadband market with the use of a new fibre technology, with Mundo set to be the... more

SWAN expands 1Gbps coverage

Slovak ISP SWAN has expanded the reach of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks and launched 1Gbps services in a number of markets. These include parts of Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Kosice and... more

Wireline

ComReg consults on provision of public payphones

Irish telecoms watchdog the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has launched a consultation as part of a Universal Service Review on the provision of public payphones. Previously, in June 2020... more

Corporate/Financial

Stake in Ethio Telecom to be auctioned next month?

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has indicated that it will auction off stake in the country’s monopoly telecoms provider, Ethio Telecom, next month. According to New Business Ethiopia, the timetable... more

Triple Play IPO to take place on 14 October

Sao Paulo-based regional operator Triple Play Brasil Participacoes (Conexao Fibra) will stage its initial public offering (IPO) on 14 October, Valor reports, with the company’s shares set to be traded... more