28 Sep 2021

Wireless

Ericsson inks deal with DNB to support Malaysia’s 5G deployment

Ericsson has entered into a ten-year partnership deal with Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB) to deliver a nationwide 5G single wholesale network for Malaysia. In a press release regarding the development,... more

Fujitsu and KDDI enter into partnership to leverage 5G technologies

Fujitsu and KDDI (au) have announced the signing of an agreement to collaborate on creating new services that ‘enrich the customer experience and contribute to the resolution of social issues’... more

Globe Telecom conducts 5G SA network tests

Globe Telecom is holding live tests of 5G standalone (SA) technology as it looks to explore use cases for its customers. The Filipino operator kicked off on-site 5G SA tests... more

Comptroller greenlights 5G spectrum awards

Chilean telecoms watchdog the Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) has announced that the licences it awarded in February this year for 5G spectrum in the 700MHz, 1700MHz and... more

Batelco to phase out 2G network on 30 November

Bahraini telecoms group Batelco has announced that its 2G network will be phased out by 30 November 2021 as part of its ongoing network transformation. The network shutdown will complete... more

Broadband

Ofcom outlines plans to introduce faster switching process for fixed line services

Having previously begun consulting on proposals for a new switching process for residential fixed voice and broadband customers in February 2021, UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has now finalised plans in... more

Wireline

T-Mobile files court action to slow down KPN copper switch-off

T-Mobile Netherlands is launching a court case in an attempt to postpone national PSTN operator KPN’s plans to switch off copper lines and migrate services to fibre-optics, Telecompaper reported. T-Mobile... more

Corporate/Financial

Consolidated offloads Ohio assets to Middle Point

US fixed line operator Consolidated Communications has entered into an agreement to sell its Ohio assets to Middle Point Home Telephone Company (MPH), an affiliate of Hanson Communications. The asset... more

Ferrymount buying 5% stake in XL Axiata for USD101m

Kuala Lumpur-based Axiata Group, through indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Axiata Investments (Indonesia, AIISB), is selling a 5% stake in its Indonesian operator XL Axiata to Ferrymount Investments Ltd (FIL) for IDR1.44... more

Transtelco submits takeover bid for Maxcom

Texas-based Transtelco Holding has confirmed that its Transtelco Acquisitions III subsidiary has agreed to acquire shares representing no less than 85% of the capital stock of Mexico City-based Maxcom Telecomunicaciones,... more

Mercury cleared to buy Trustpower

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has granted clearance for Mercury NZ to acquire rival electricity generator and vendor Trustpower’s retail business, including the firm’s existing contracts to supply electricity, gas, fixed... more

Desktop Sigmanet swoops for LPNet

Brazilian ISP Desktop Sigmanet has acquired LPNet, a smaller broadband operator headquartered in Lencois Paulista, Sao Paulo. According to TeleTime, LPNet serves around 127,000 broadband subscribers across 40 towns and... more