21 Aug 2020

Wireless

ACMA consulting on mmWave concession plans

With the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) planning to make spectrum available in the 26GHz and 28GHz mmWave bands ‘for 5G applications and for fixed satellite services’, it is... more

Telefonica selects Tech Mahindra to support network and services operations

Telefonica Deutschland has announced it has selected Tech Mahindra to support its network and services operations in Germany, as well as to further develop 5G, AI and machine learning use... more

Smartfren ‘optimistic’ about KemKominfo’s 2.3GHz auction; hints at future 5G rollout

Mobile operator PT Smart Telecom (Smartfren) is keen to participate in the Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI), known locally as Kementerian Komunikasi dan Informatika (KemKominfo’s) auction of 2.3GHz frequency... more

Kyrgyzstan auctioning 2300MHz spectrum; new interconnection regime approved

Kyrgyzstan’s State Communications Agency (SCA) has launched an auction for wireless spectrum licences in the 2300MHz-2400MHz TDD band in all regions across the country except the capital Bishkek and second... more

Subtel defends lack of rural coverage requirements in 5G tender

Chile’s Undersecretary of Telecommunications Pamela Gidi has responded to criticism from consumer rights activists Conadecus for not including in the tender documents for 5G spectrum an obligation for licensees to... more

Broadband

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

Orient Link (OLL) and NEC Corporation (NEC) have signed an agreement to build the MIST submarine cable system, which will directly connect Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and India. The new... more

Corporate/Financial

Sonae takes additional stake in Nos; scraps ownership venture with Isabel dos Santos

Portuguese conglomerate Sonae has signed an agreement with Banco BPI to acquire a direct 7.38% stake in multi-play telecoms operator Nos ‘at market price’, resulting in Sonae’s total share capital... more

Axiata completes Vodafone Idea exit; Saudi PIF in talks to invest in Jio fibre

Malaysia’s Axiata Group has sold its remaining stake in Indian cellco Vodafone Idea, the Economic Times reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The group had initially taken a 20%... more

A1 Belarus acquires Soligorsk-based Multiservice Network

Belarusian multiservice provider A1 Belarus has acquired the assets of Soligorsk-based broadband and TV services provider Multiservice Network LLC, building on its M&A strategy that has previously seen it buying... more

TPG Telecom cites impact of global travel restrictions as revenue declines in 1H20

Publishing its first set of financial results since the merger of Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG Corporation, the newly-enlarged TPG Telecom Limited reported a total turnover of AUD1.540 billion... more