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27 Sep 2023


ANCOM to deregulate call termination markets

Romanian telecoms watchdog the National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has published for public consultation a draft decision proposing the withdrawal of obligations imposed on operators identified... more

Federal Court intervenes regarding 5G auction terms; Claro confirms participation

With the deadline for bids a matter of days away, Argentina’s increasingly chaotic 5G spectrum auction continues to polarise industry players. On 21 September the Federal Court No. 2 of... more

Slovak Telekom to begin 3G shutdown on 3 October

Slovak Telekom (ST) is to begin the phased shutdown of its 3G network on 3 October, switching off services in the districts of Zlate Moravce and Zarnovica ahead of a... more

Fujitsu supplies DOCOMO with O-RAN Alliance-compliant 5G virtualised RAN solution

Fujitsu has announced the supply of its O-RAN Alliance-compliant 5G virtualised RAN solution to Japan’s largest mobile operator by subscriptions, NTT DOCOMO, for the delivery of commercial 5G network services... more

Telefonica inks MoU with Ericsson for Cloud RAN evolution

Ericsson of Sweden and Spanish telecoms heavyweight Telefonica have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the adoption towards an increasingly open network built upon the equipment maker’s Cloud... more

CTU publishes feasibility study on Upper-6GHz band 5G

Czech telecoms regulator the Czech Telecommunication Office (Cesky telekomunikacni urad, CTU) has published a feasibility study on the granting of nationwide IMT/5G rights in the 6425MHz-7125MHz (Upper-6GHz) band. The study,... more

Du partners with Nokia in 5G B2B deal

Du of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has selected Nokia to support its 5G-driven enterprise services. Under the terms of the frame agreement, Nokia will provide Du with its end-to-end... more

DOCOMO looking to promote tower sharing with JTOWER transfer deal

JTOWER and NTT DOCOMO have agreed a new master transaction agreement aimed at facilitating the sharing of the latter's telecommunication tower infrastructure. Under the agreement, the ownership of 1,552 DOCOMO... more

URCA: no plans for a third operator under the current government

The Bahamas has no plans to introduce a third mobile operator during the Davis administration's term in office, the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has confirmed. A feasibility study... more

Fixed Broadband

FCC chairwoman proposes to restore Net Neutrality in the US

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has shared with her colleagues a proposal that would begin the process of re-establishing the FCC’s oversight over broadband and restoring uniform, nationwide... more

Orange revamps fixed broadband offering with new gigabit packages

Orange Belgium has announced the launch of a comprehensive range of four fixed broadband subscription plans, including a new 1Gbps service. Although the company still relies on its Hybrid Fibre... more

Fixed Voice

BT details regional rollout schedule for ‘Digital Voice’ service

British fixed line incumbent BT has announced the next phase in the rollout of its VoIP-based ‘Digital Voice’ service. Following successful pilots carried out in Salisbury and Mildenhall, earlier this... more


Egyptian government to finalise Vodafone stake sale next month?

A government document obtained by local news outlet Daily News Egypt has reportedly confirmed that the state is planning to divest its stake in Vodafone Egypt as part of a... more

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