3 Jul 2020

Wireless

Claro Brasil launches 5G

Claro Brasil has switched on its 5G mobile network, which it says utilises a dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) model. According to TeleTime, the new network re-uses the spectrum combination that... more

NTC gives DITO six-month extension to comply with CPCN audit provisions

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in the Philippines has given new third telco DITO Telecommunity Corp a six-month extension to comply with its government-mandated technical audit, GMA News reports. The... more

T-Mobile US deactivates Sprint 5G network; leases additional 600MHz spectrum

T-Mobile US has deactivated the 2.5GHz 5G network it inherited from Sprint, as it seeks to re-deploy the mid-band spectrum into its new integrated 5G network. Indeed, the cellco has... more

Magenta 5G reaches 600 locations

Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed last year from the merger of wireless operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has announced that its 5G network is now active... more

Mobile operators issued formal warning over QoS failings

The Regulation Authority for Telecoms and Post (ARTP) has issued formal warnings to Senegal’s three major mobile network operators (MNOs) – Orange, Free and Expresso – for failing to meet... more

Telcel acquires 50MHz block of 3.5GHz spectrum from Axtel

America Movil (AM)-backed mobile giant Telcel has reportedly agreed to acquire a 50MHz block of 5G-suitable 3.5GHz spectrum from domestic fixed line operator Axtel. According to El Economista, the transaction... more

Further QoS fines for Mauritanian MNOs

Mauritel, Chinguitel and Mattel – the three mobile network operators (MNOs) in Mauritania – have been handed further fines by the regulator for failing to maintain adequate quality of service... more

Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

KT Submarine, the cable construction subsidiary of South Korean telecoms company KT Corp, has revealed that it has secured a contract worth KRW9 billion (USD7.9 million) to build a portion... more

Virgin Media makes gigabit speeds available in Edinburgh and Liverpool

British broadband provider Virgin Media has extended the availability of its gigabit speed service to two additional cities, those being Edinburgh and Liverpool. In a press release outlining the development... more

New legislation guarantees broadband access for all Australians

A new Statutory Infrastructure Provider (SIP) regime has come into effect in Australia, underpinning the country’s Universal Service Guarantee and ensuring that as far as the government is concerned, ‘there... more

Corporate/Financial

PPF separates retail and infrastructure businesses in Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia; establishes CETIN Group

PPF Group has formally separated the retail and infrastructure telecommunications businesses of three of its Telenor-branded mobile operations in Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia, and subsequently established CETIN Group. In a... more