26 Jun 2020

Wireless

Brazilian 5G auction delayed to Q1 2021 at earliest

Leonardo Euler, the president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel), has stated that the country will not hold a 5G mobile licence auction until sometime in... more

Croatia’s 5G sale pushed back to next year

The Croatian Postal & Electronic Communications Agency (HAKOM) has postponed its planned auction of 5G-capable frequencies until the first half of 2021. The authority was looking to allocate spectrum in... more

Chinese vendors 'snubbed' as city-state cellcos pick Ericsson, Nokia for 5G rollouts

Singapore's Singtel has confirmed its selection of Ericsson of Sweden to build out its new 5G mobile network, while the rival joint venture consortium (JVCo) formed by StarHub and M1... more

Broadband

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

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has advised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that it has no objection to the FCC’s approval of an application to land and operate within... more

Citymesh granted 3.5GHz licence for Kortrijk and Zaventem

Belgian telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has extended Citymesh’s user rights in the 3.5GHz band to the municipalities of Kortrijk and Zaventem. The BIPT... more

Wireline

Ofcom consulting on copper retirement regulation proposals

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a consultation seeking views on its plan to defer a decision on proposals to remove copper wire regulations until after it publishes its final... more

Crnogorski Telekom ordered to reduce call prices from 1 July

Montenegro’s telecoms watchdog the Agency for Electronic Communications and Postal Services (EKIP) has ordered Crnogorski Telekom (CT) to reduce the price of calls from its fixed network to mobile networks... more

Corporate/Financial

US bankruptcy court confirms Windstream restructuring

Troubled telco Windstream Communications says that the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has confirmed its reorganisation plan. Windstream, the eleventh largest US fixed broadband and... more

Telekom Srbija submits offer for IPKO

Serbian state-owned operator Telekom Srbija has entered a bid for Slovenian-owned Kosovar full-service provider IPKO, SeeNews writes. Pristina’s mayor, Shpend Ahmeti, announced yesterday via social media that the telco had... more