16 Oct 2020

Wireless

Tango to launch 5G network on 23 October

Luxembourg mobile network operator (MNO) Tango has announced plans to launch 5G services for all of its customers on 23 October 2020. The 5G network will initially be available in... more

LTA issues mobile operator’s licence to LIBTELCO

National regulator the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has issued a mobile network services licence to state-owned PTO Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LIBTELCO), allowing it to offer GSM-based services. Front Page Africa... more

AT&T completes PR 5G rollout, extends connectivity to USVI

AT&T Communications has extended its 5G network to the Puerto Rican island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra, thus completing its territory-wide rollout. As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, AT&T’s 5G... more

Digi contracts ZTE for nationwide RAN modernisation

Malaysian mobile network operator (MNO) Digi Telecommunications has announced a partnership with Chinese vendor ZTE Corporation for its nationwide Radio Access Network (RAN) modernisation. In a press release regarding the... more

Broadband

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

AP&T Wireless, a subsidiary of Alaska Power & Telephone Company (AP&T), has been selected to receive a USD21.545 million grant via the USDA Rural Utility Service’s ReConnect grant programme for... more

Ofcom consulting on conditions for copper retirement

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has launched a supplementary consultation to its Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review (WFTMR), putting forward plans to revise previous proposals which would allow for the withdrawal... more

Madagascar begins deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots

Madagascans will enjoy free Wi-Fi access at 50 of the country’s busiest locations by the end of the year as part of a government plan to reduce the digital divide,... more

Nextlink taps Nokia for 3.5GHz rollout covering eleven states

Texas-based Nextlink Internet – which acquired more than 1,000 licences in the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction of 3.5GHz spectrum – has enlisted Finnish vendor Nokia to deploy a... more

Italy’s EOLO expands to 375 new communities

Italian fixed-wireless access (FWA) operator EOLO says it has connected 375 municipalities to its network over the past six months, in line with its EUR150 million (USD176 million) investment plan.... more