28 May 2020

Wireless

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Slovenia’s Telekom Slovenije has implemented its latest NB-IoT-based solution, a pilot scheme for Velenje Municipal Company enabling automatic utility reading and management, in partnership with Enerkon and 2GG-DS Measurements. The... more

Axiata to select two vendors for Malaysian 5G rollout

Malaysia’s Axiata Group plans to select two vendors for its domestic 5G rollout, Reuters reports. With China’s Huawei Technologies having been a long-term equipment supplier for the group, the two... more

Greece still aiming for 5G auction this year

The head of Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (Ethniki Epitropi Tilepikoinonion kai Tachydromeion, EETT) says the authority expects to complete its auction of 5G-capable wireless spectrum by the end... more

NCC reviews spectrum trading guidelines

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed it is reviewing its ‘Spectrum Trading Guidelines, 2018’, in line with recommendations made in the new National Broadband Plan 2020-2025, which was published... more

SPRK reclaims Tet 1500MHz spectrum ahead of schedule

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija, SPRK), has revoked spectrum rights held by state-owned fixed operator Tet (previously known as Lattelecom) at 1427MHz-1452MHz and 1492MHz-1517MHz... more

Mintel to grant temporary spectrum during COVID-19 crisis

Ecuador’s Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Society (Mintel) has announced several measures intended to improve internet access in 369 underserved parishes during the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight resolutions included in... more

Broadband

Shaw launches residential gigabit internet packages

Cableco Shaw Communications, Canada’s third largest fixed broadband provider by subscribers, has launched a 1Gbps (download) consumer internet package across more than 99% of its Western Canadian network footprint. The... more

Belgian regulators publish new wholesale cable network access tariffs

Belgium’s Conference of Regulators for the Electronic Communications Sector (CRC) has published its final decisions on wholesale rates for access to the cable networks of Telenet, Brutele and Voo, which... more

Corporate/Financial

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance confirms plans to sell 45% stake in Ethio Telecom

Under plans outlined by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF), a 45% stake in monopoly telecoms provider Ethio Telecom is to be sold, Addis Fortune reports. Under the proposal, a 40%... more

Liberty Latin America: AT&T PR/USVI takeover on track to close this year

Liberty Latin America (LLA) has indicated that its USD1.95 billion takeover of AT&T’s assets in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands is on track to close in the second... more

Singtel's yearly profits plummet 65.3% on Bharti hit and Aussie competition

Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel Group) said that full-year net profit for the year ended 31 March 2020 plummeted 65.3% to SGD1.075 billion (USD757.8 million), as it weathered the storm of intense... more

Salt maintains steady top-line in Q1

Swiss full-service provider Salt has booked total revenue of CHF238.5 million (USD246.3 million) for the first three months of 2020, largely unchanged from a figure of CHF238.8 million in Q1... more

MegaFon Q1 service revenues rise, but equipment sales drop

Russian mobile and fixed network operator MegaFon announced its financial results for Q1 2020, reporting that total revenue decreased by 0.7% year-on-year to RUB79.6 billion (USD1.1 billion). In the first... more