25 Jan 2022

Mobile

SPRK completes 1.5GHz tender

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija, SPRK) has completed the competition process for allocating spectrum rights in the 1.5GHz band, the results of which are... more

Lithuania extends 5G auction application deadline

Lithuanian telecoms watchdog the Communications Regulatory Authority (Rysiu Reguliavimo Tarnyba, RRT) has pushed back the deadline for interested parties to submit documents for the upcoming 5G spectrum auction by two... more

Chad scraps import duties on handsets

Chad’s finance ministry has issued a decree exempting imports of telecoms-related equipment and accessories – including handsets, modems, routers and tablets – from import duties and taxes for a period... more

Fixed Broadband

AT&T launches 2Gbps, 5Gbps fibre in 70 metro areas

AT&T Communications has introduced multi-gigabit transmission speeds for its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) customers. Nearly 5.2 million customer locations in parts of more than 70 metro areas – including Los Angeles, Atlanta... more

Liberty Latin America enlists Vecima for HFC upgrade; DOCSIS 3.1 trials ongoing in Saint Vincent, Curacao

Liberty Latin America (LLA) has enlisted Vecima Networks to deploy its Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solution across the group’s Caribbean-based Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) consumer HFC cable footprint. The... more

CityFibre begins offering commercial services in Gloucester

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has made its network in Gloucester available to end-users, with the infrastructure initially available in the Quedgeley area of the city, as well as parts... more

KCOM expands fibre network to communities in North Lincolnshire

Hull-based KCOM has announced that its ‘Lightstream’-branded full fibre services are now available to order for more than 3,300 premises in Broughton, Barrow and Scawby Brook, following the completion of... more

Zimbabwe’s ZOL to rebrand as Liquid Home

Fixed broadband provider ZOL Zimbabwe is migrating its internet access customers to a new brand name from 1 March. TechZim reports that all ZOL internet products will shift to the... more

Corporate/Financial

IHS Towers acquires SP5 assets from Grupo Torresur for USD315m

IHS Holding (IHS Towers) has signed an agreement to acquire Sao Paulo Cinco Locacao de Torres (SP5), a Grupo Torresur (GTS) portfolio company. SP5’s portfolio includes 2,115 telecoms towers across... more

Miscellaneous

Liberia to amend Telecoms Act to ensure ‘smooth operation’ of rebranded LTC Mobile

President Weah of Liberia has reportedly submitted a Bill to parliament requesting amendments to the legislative framework, specifically the Telecommunications Act of 2007, in order to ‘ensure smooth operations and... more