16 Apr 2020

Wireless

BT contracts Ericsson for cloud native dual-mode 5G Core deployment

BT has inked a deal with Ericsson for the deployment of the Swedish vendor’s dual-mode 5G Core (Evolved Packet Core and 5G Core), a fully container-based, cloud native Mobile Packet... more

IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

Japan's KDDI and South Korea’s LG Uplus will launch the G6.0 smart drone, manufactured by Coretronic Intelligent Robotics Corporation (CIRC), in their respective countries this summer, following the signing of... more

Salaam launches 4G in Kabul

State-owned operator Afghan Telecom, which offers mobile services under the Salaam brand, has launched commercial 4G services at 15 locations in Kabul. Local news outlet Tolo writes that the company... more

DITO rollout 'on track' despite pandemic, DICT says

The Philippines’ new third telco DITO Telecommunity Corp (formerly Mislatel) is ‘on track’ to comply with the terms and conditions of its network rollout, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic which... more

German MNOs fall short of coverage obligations

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as the Bundesnetzagentur or BNetzA) has completed the review of reports submitted by mobile network operators (MNOs) to determine whether they met the... more

Slovakia 5G sale not being derailed by COVID-19

Slovakia’s Office for Regulation of Electronic Communications & Postal Services (Regulacny Urad, RU) is planning to push ahead with an auction of 5G-capable spectrum in order to comply with an... more

Vodafone creates Spanish tower business

Vodafone Group has launched a new subsidiary that will oversee its cell tower infrastructure in Spain. According to El Economista, Vodafone Towers Spain will preside over a network of 9,700... more

Rakuten Mobile taps Cisco to establish inter-network roaming with KDDI

Cisco and Japan’s new fourth network operator Rakuten Mobile have announced the successful launch of an inter-network roaming service between the cellco and fellow operator KDDI’s mobile networks across Japan.... more

Macau SIM registration to end on Sunday

Macau’s Post and Telecommunications Bureau (Correios e Telecomunicacoes, CTT) has reminded pre-paid SIM card users that they have until Sunday 19 April to register their accounts or face suspension of... more

Broadband

Broadband VI taps Siae Microelettronica for microwave backhaul solution

US Virgin Islands-based ISP Broadband VI has enlisted Siae Microelettronica to boost its network capabilities with improved microwave backhaul solutions, as it continues to strengthen its infrastructure, post-Hurricane Irma and... more

BIPT opens consultation on new wholesale cable rates

The Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has published its draft decisions regarding the reference offers proposed by Brutele, Voo and Telenet for wholesale cable access to their broadband... more

Miscellaneous

Irish telcos sign up to consumer commitments to support customers during COVID-19 pandemic

Ireland’s communications minister Richard Bruton has announced that all of the country’s major telcos have committed to a number of measures aimed at helping people stay in touch and work... more