17 Nov 2020

Wireless

DISH secures access to 20,000 towers via Crown Castle

DISH Network and Crown Castle have announced a long-term agreement through which Crown Castle will lease space on up to 20,000 communication towers to the satellite operator-turned-cellco. As part of... more

Plus renews 420MHz licence

Polish cellco Plus (registered as Polkomtel) is to pay PLN21.6 million (USD5.7 million) to renew its licence in the 420MHz band for a further 15 years. The concession, which includes... more

Broadband

Swisscom ties up with Nokia for fixed 5G deployment

State-owned full-service provider Swisscom has selected Nokia as its exclusive fixed-wireless access partner and will deploy the Finnish vendor’s Nokia FastMile 5G Receivers in rural areas of the country from... more

MERALCO unit launches new residential service RED Broadband

Cignal TV and Radius Telecoms have announced the launch of a new pay-TV and home internet service called RED Broadband. Radius Telecoms is a 100%-owned subsidiary of Manila Electric Company... more

Paratus selects Star Solutions for virtualised LTE core network

Full-service pan-African operator Paratus has selected Star Solutions’ Sonata EPC core network platform to strengthen its LTE broadband network in Namibia. The deployment enables Paratus to leverage the benefits of... more

FCC awards Broadband VI USD84.5m for 1Gbps service; Liberty, Claro scoop PR funding

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that its Wireline Competition Bureau has awarded US Virgin Islands (USVI)-based Broadband VI USD84.5 million worth of funding – payable over ten years... more

ITPC enlists Nokia for internet gateway routers

Iraqi state-owned telco the Informatics and Telecommunications Public Company (ITPC) has selected Nokia to install its internet gateway routers to securely manage the flow of internet traffic, the Finnish vendor... more

TelEm discloses network project progress, upcoming investments

The CEO of Sint Maarten-based TelEm Group, Kendall Dupersoy, has given MPs an update on the telco’s recent progress, the Daily Herald reported. Regarding TelEm’s ongoing fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) project, 2,561... more

Wireline

NTT Com picks Ciena to enable 800G data centre interconnect

US-based networking systems and software company Ciena has been selected by NTT Group company NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) to deploy a single-wave 800G line speed solution for Data Center... more

Corporate/Financial

NTT Corp completes DOCOMO tender offer; stake to rise to 91%

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT Corp) announced today (17 November) that it has completed a tender offer for its wireless carrier business NTT DOCOMO, in the process upping its... more

Iliad reports a 6.3% increase in revenues in Q3 2020

Paris-based telecoms company Iliad Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 September 2020, reporting a 6.3% increase in its consolidated revenues to EUR1.420 billion (USD1.68... more

eir records 3% y-o-y revenue decline in 1Q21, despite broadband and mobile gains

Ireland’s eir has published its financials for the quarter ended 30 September 2020, reporting what it called ‘consistent, solid results in line with expectations’. For the period under review, the... more

CMA set to take over review of proposed O2-Virgin merger?

British competition regulator the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is poised to take over the review of the proposed merger between O2 UK and multi-play service provider Virgin Media, Reuters... more