27 Oct 2021

Mobile

RRT announces plans for 700MHz auction

Lithuanian telecoms watchdog the Communications Regulatory Authority (Rysiu Reguliavimo Tarnyba, RRT) has published plans for the upcoming sale of spectrum in the 700MHz band for 5G mobile services, set to... more

TPG Telecom and Nokia deploy live 5G femtocell

Australia’s TPG Telecom, which operates under the Vodafone Australia banner, and Nokia claim to have deployed the region’s first 5G femtocell in a live network. In a press release regarding... more

SoftBank joins rivals in scrapping cancellation fees after MIC nudge

SoftBank Corp, Japan’s third largest mobile operator by subscriptions, has announced that it is doing away with mobile cancellation fees in February 2022, joining NTT DOCOMO – which scrapped its... more

Tigo boosts speeds, coverage in El Salvador

Tigo El Salvador has confirmed that work is underway to increase mobile download speeds for more than three million Salvadorans in 187 municipalities, as it seeks to increase its LTE... more

IFT sends new cut-price 5G proposal to Mexican Senate

Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, IFT) has confirmed that it has sent a three-pronged spectrum proposal to the Senate as it seeks to pave the way for... more

Fixed Broadband

Verizon, Project Kuiper ink strategic collaboration

Verizon Communications and Project Kuiper, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network being developed by web giant Amazon, have announced a strategic collaboration to develop connectivity solutions for unserved and... more

PTA revokes Wi-Tribe licences following disagreement with towerco

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has revoked the licences of fixed wireless provider Wi-Tribe for failing to comply with the conditions of its concessions after a commercial dispute with infrastructure... more

Telstra agrees to comply with NBN consumer rules

A new court-enforceable undertaking from Telstra has been accepted by the Australian Communications and Multimedia Authority (ACMA). According to the regulator the commitment will require Telstra to continue implementing new... more

Corporate/Financial

Analysis of Oi Movel sale extended by 90 days

In Brazil, the General Superintendence (Superintendencia-Geral, SG) of the Administrative Council for Economic Defence (Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica, CADE) has requested another 90 days to analyse the previously agreed... more

Bredband2 acquires fibre customers from TH1NG

Swedish ISP Bredband2 has acquired around 20,000 fibre customers from local operator TH1NG in a deal worth SEK20 million (USD2.3 million). The transaction will also see Bredband2 pay SEK10.4 million... more

KPN sales climb 1% in Q1; earnings in line with expectations

Dutch fixed and mobile telecoms group KPN reported adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortisation and leases (EBITDAaL) of EUR607 million (USD706 million) for the three months ended 30 September... more

Miscellaneous

FCC revokes licence held by China Telecom Americas; Chinese firm given 60 days to shut down

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted an order ending China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s ability to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the US. The Order on Revocation... more