2 Mar 2021

Wireless

DITO publishes full list of areas covered for 8 March launch

The Philippines’ new third telco, DITO Telecommunity, has published a list of the 15 areas where it will begin offering 4G and 5G SIM cards when its commercial launch takes... more

Libya state telecoms sector seeks cooperation with US tech firms

Libya’s state telecoms sector is looking to cooperate with American technology companies and open up the sector to foreign investment, Libya Herald has reported. Faisel Gergab, chairman of the Libyan... more

Far EasTone expands 5G partnership with Ericsson

Taiwanese mobile network operator (MNO) Far EasTone (FET) has chosen Swedish vendor Ericsson as its vendor for 5G Standalone (SA) and Non-standalone (NSA) dual-mode 5G Core and VoLTE services, the... more

700MHz tender attracts ‘global interest’, SMA boss hints; bids required by 9 March

Dr Maria Myers-Hamilton, the Managing Director of Jamaica’s Spectrum Management Authority (SMA), has informed the Jamaica Gleaner that the Request for Proposal for its available 700MHz licence has garnered ‘global... more

HT begins testing 3.5GHz 5G services

Croatian operator Hrvatski Telekom (HT) has begun trialling 5G technology in the 3.5GHz band in central Zagreb. Users with compatible handsets have been invited to test the enhanced 5G service... more

Broadband

Beltelecom GPON user base hit 2.74m in 2020

Belarusian state-owned national telecoms service provider Beltelecom has revealed details of its expansion works in 2020, highlighting that as the construction of fibre-optic communication lines (FOCL) based on GPON technology... more

Proximus begins FTTP deployment in Bruges

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus has announced it has begun deploying its FTTP network in Bruges. Work is already underway in certain districts and more than 8,000 homes and businesses... more

VTR to roll out fibre to 400,000 homes in 2021

Chilean ISP VTR is planning to roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology to 400,000 premises across 57 communes and twelve regions in 2021, as part of efforts to shore up its... more

Corporate/Financial

Altice USA to acquire Morris Broadband for USD310m

Altice USA has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Morris Broadband for an enterprise value of USD310 million. The transaction will expand Altice USA’s footprint in... more

Telefonica in talks with CDPQ over Brazilian fibre spin-off

Telefonica is in advanced talks with Canadian pension fund Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) to create a wholesale fibre-optic broadband business in Brazil, Bloomberg reports. While negotiations... more

Miscellaneous

Swedish regulator lays out plans for 2021

Sweden’s Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) says its focus this year will be on price supervision in regulated markets. The watchdog says it will be also monitoring... more