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31 Jan 2023

Mobile

Bite claims 5G speed record, plans launch for mobile users on 14 Feb

Bite Lithuania has announced that it has achieved 5G mobile data rates of 2.679Gbps, which it claims is a new speed record for the country. The company launched 5G fixed... more

Vodafone, Ericsson complete test for 5G SA voice and data services

Swedish vendor Ericsson and Oman Future Telecommunications, which operates under the name Vodafone Oman, have carried out the first successful test call that will pave the way for the commercial... more

Grupo ICE achieves gigabit speeds in 5G trial

Costa Rica’s state-backed utility/telecoms operator Grupo ICE has announced that it has successfully achieved transmission speeds of 1Gbps in a 5G trial. The proof of concept (PoC) testing was carried... more

Brazil-Chile roaming pact postponed until July

The agreement to scrap cross-border roaming fees between Brazil and Chile has been postponed until July, at the request of the Chilean authorities. Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de... more

Japan considering auction format for spectrum licence awards

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) is looking to introduce spectrum auctions by early 2026, replacing the current system where operators are awarded frequencies for free. A report... more

Fixed Broadband

Frontier launches ‘network-wide’ 5Gbps service

US telco Frontier Communications has announced the launch of a new symmetrical 5Gbps download/upload subscription. The new package is priced at USD154.99 per month and includes uncapped data, a complimentary... more

Eltel Norge inks frame agreement for fibre and FWA work with Viken Fiber

Eltel Norge, a Norwegian subsidiary of Sweden-based Eltel, has reportedly entered into a three-year frame agreement for ‘fibre work and fixed wireless access (FWA)’ with Norway’s Viken Fiber. In a... more

YahClick and Canar sign USD15m deal to boost operations and digital services in Sudan

YahClick, the data solutions subsidiary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, has signed a USD15 million six-year strategic partnership agreement with Sudanese telecoms operator Canar Telecommunication to further expand its... more

County Broadband rolls out FTTP to five more villages

UK-based County Broadband, a fibre network operator which is focusing on deploying its infrastructure in rural communities, has announced that an additional five villages in South Cambridgeshire have been covered... more

Corporate/Financial

Rogers, Shaw, Videotron extend merger deadline to 17 Feb

Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications and Videotron’s parent company Quebecor yesterday announced an agreement to extend the ‘outside date’ of the proposed merger of Rogers and Shaw and the acquisition of... more

PTCL reportedly preparing bid for Telenor

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) is looking to take over Norwegian-owned mobile firm Telenor Pakistan, according to local daily The News, citing unnamed official sources. PTCL – which is majority... more

Vodacom quarterly revenue climbs 14.8%, or 4.7% on normalised basis

African telecoms group Vodacom reported that its revenue increased 14.8% year-on-year to ZAR30.7 billion (USD1.8 billion) in the quarter ended 31 December 2022, positively impacted by its acquisition of Vodafone... more

Sales up 4% for Tele2 in Q4 and FY 2022

Tele2 of Sweden has reported total revenues of SEK7.45 billion (USD720 million) for the fourth quarter of 2022 and SEK28.10 billion for FY 2022, both figures up 4% year-on-year on... more

Melita has invested EUR150m in recent network improvements

Maltese fixed and mobile operator Melita says it has invested over EUR150 million (USD163 million) in recent years to improve its infrastructure to meet the continuous growth in demand for... more

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