21 Oct 2021

Mobile

ATRA claims services have been fully restored; holds meeting with operators

The Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) has issued a statement claiming that all telecom sites across the nation’s 34 provinces have been operational and that services have been expanded to... more

Telenor deploying 5G xHaul transport network in Norway and Denmark in partnership with Cisco and NEC

NEC Corp and Cisco have been selected by Telenor Group to deploy 5G xHaul transport networks for the telco’s Norwegian and Danish units. In a press release regarding the matter,... more

SoftBank Corp launches 5G SA network in Japan

Japanese mobile network operator (MNO) SoftBank Corp has announced the commercial launch of 5G standalone (SA) services in conjunction with the release of its new 5G-compatible SoftBank Air terminal, ‘Air... more

Telenet extends 5G cooperation with Ericsson

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Telenet has extended its managed services partnership with Ericsson. Under the new five-year deal, the Swedish equipment vendor will be responsible for planning, design, operations and... more

Fixed Broadband

Claro, TIM launch 1Gbps fixed broadband plans

Claro Brasil and TIM Brasil have both launched gigabit-capable fixed broadband plans, TeleTime reports. As per the telecoms news site, both upgrades went live yesterday (20 October). Claro’s 1Gbps package... more

stc deploys FTTR solution in cooperation with Huawei

stc has successfully deployed what it called a ‘fibre-to-the-room (FTTR) solution’ providing gigabit ultra-broadband services to residential and SME users. The new FTTR solution – which was trialled in a... more

Beeline launches 500Mbps GPON fibre in Nur-Sultan

Kazakhstan’s KaR-Tel (Beeline) has launched residential GPON fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) internet access with speeds of 200Mbps-500Mbps in capital city Nur-Sultan, it announced on its website, having previously debuted GPON services for... more

BDUK launches review to identify potential areas for intervention to support gigabit rollout

Building Digital UK (BDUK), which is part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & and Sport (DCMS), has launched an ‘Open Market Review’ (‘OMR’) aimed at identifying potential areas... more

Subtel greenlights Starlink launch

Chilean telecoms regulator the Department of Telecommunications (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones, Subtel) has granted Starlink – the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband provider backed by Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture –... more

Corporate/Financial

A1 Telekom Austria Group revenue up 5.5% in Q3

A1 Telekom Austria Group has reported total revenues of EUR1.205 billion (USD1.40 billion) for the third quarter of 2021, a rise of 5.5% from EUR1.142 billion in the year-ago period,... more

Verizon 3Q21 revenues up 4.3% to USD32.9bn; 25% of consumer wireless subscriptions now have a 5G handset

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications has reported total operating revenues of USD32.915 billion for the three months ended 30 September 2021, up 4.3% on an annualised basis, from USD31.543 billion.... more

Net income down for Telia in Q3

Telia Company of Sweden has reported a 1.2% drop in third quarter net sales to SEK21.27 billion (USD2.5 billion), though on a like-for-like basis sales would have risen 3.8%. Adjusted... more

Etisalat and G42 to merge UAE data centre operations

Etisalat Group of the United Arab Emirates has signed a binding agreement with Group42 (G42) to merge their data centre businesses. Etisalat Group will take a 40% stake in the... more

Copel Telecom expected to rebrand imminently

Brazilian ISP Copel Telecom is poised to change names, Gazeta do Povo reports. As per the article, a rebranding exercise is earmarked to start in November, and is legally obliged... more