25 Jun 2020

Wireless

IMDA awards final 5G licences; TPG scoops mmWave spectrum

Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has issued the ‘final awards’ to Singtel and the joint venture consortium (JVCo) formed by StarHub and M1, at the close of what it... more

Ministry revokes licence and spectrum of CadComms

Cambodia’s Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPTC) has withdrawn the operating licence and spectrum of Cambodia Advance Communications (CadComms), which provided services under the brand name qb. Khmer Times cites... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has spun off its IoT business into an independent company, Deutsche Telekom IoT GmbH (DT IoT), effective 1 July 2020. With the move, DT says it ‘aims... more

Claro Colombia granted 3.5GHz spectrum for six-month 5G trial

Claro Colombia has announced that the Ministry of Information Technologies and Communications (Ministerio de Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones, MinTIC) has issued it with a block of 3.5GHz... more

Broadband

Openreach confirms pausing of G.fast rollout until 2021

Openreach, the network unit of BT, has confirmed that there are no plans to extend G.fast coverage until April 2021, according to ISPreview, which cites comments from a company spokesperson.... more

Macquarie-backed Onivia launches wholesale FTTH service using ex-MASMOVIL networks

Macquarie Capital, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure have launched a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) wholesale service in Spain under the Onivia brand name. The new company claims to... more

A1 Bulgaria covers 1.6 million households with fibre

A1 Bulgaria has expanded its fibre-optic network to the towns of Blagoevgrad and Lubimec, after extending its fibre network to eight towns – namely Pernik, Vratsa, Harmanli, Sevlievo, Radnovo, Banka,... more

Corporate/Financial

TPG shareholders approve merger with VHA; tie-up set to complete next month

Paving the way for the completion of a deal first announced back in August 2018, shareholders of Australian communications provider TPG Telecom have approved the proposed merger of that company... more

NTT strengthens links with NEC as it acquires a 4.8% stake

Japan’s Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT Corp) is to acquire a stake of almost 5% in equipment vendor NEC as the two firms look to jointly develop 5G and... more

TIM confirms INWIT share sale

Telecom Italia (TIM) has confirmed plans to offload a stake in its mobile tower unit INWIT, which it controls jointly with Vodafone Italy. TIM currently holds around 33.2% of INWIT.... more