29 May 2020

Wireless

Lithuania approves 5G development plan

The government of Lithuania has approved a draft plan for the development of 5G mobile communications services across the country, LRT cites a report by BNS as saying. Under the... more

Ligado Networks secures USD100m funding

Ligado Networks has taken receipt of more than USD100 million in new investments, which it says will help it to take the necessary steps to build 5G IoT networks to... more

Broadband

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

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has revealed that a project for the construction of a new submarine cable linking continental Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands is currently underway. El Universo writes... more

ACM to be given increased powers to monitor fixed telecoms competition

The Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) yesterday (28 May 2020) welcomed a new legislative bill passed by the House of Representatives designed to expand the regulator’s capabilities in... more

MTS launches SD-WAN on its own infrastructure

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced the launch of SD-WAN technology on its own infrastructure, claiming a Russian first. MTS says its new SD-WAN-powered ‘Managed VPN’ service will allow multi-branch companies... more

Corporate/Financial

General Court annuls EC’s decision which blocked merger of O2 UK and Three UK

An EC decision to block the merger of British mobile network operators (MNOs) O2 UK and Three UK back in 2016 on competition grounds has been overturned by the General... more

IndiHome drives Telkom growth in FY19

Telkom Indonesia reported that net profit for full-year 2019 totalled IDR18.663 trillion (USD1.26 billion), up 3.5% from IDR18.032 trillion in FY 2018, largely attributed to strong growth from its data... more

ATH shareholders given until 18 June to confirm share offer participation

Shareholders in Fijian telecommunications holding company Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) have been given until 18 June 2020 to confirm their participation in an offer to buy more shares. The Fiji... more