18 Nov 2020

Wireless

3 to launch 5G in Copenhagen next month

Danish mobile operator 3 has confirmed that it will activate its 5G network in selected parts of Copenhagen from next month. The network will initially utilise refarmed spectrum in the... more

Globe extends 5G coverage to 17 cities in NCR, Visayas and Mindanao

Globe Telecom has announced the expansion of its 5G network to 17 key cities in the National Capital Region (NCR, aka Metropolitan Manila), Visayas and Mindanao. With the company looking... more

ARCEP raps cellcos’ knuckles over anticompetition breaches

Togo’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes, ARCEP) has reportedly cited the country’s mobile network operators (MNOs) Togo Cellulaire (Togocel)... more

No 3.5GHz 5G conversion forthcoming for Rostelecom, MegaFon subsidiaries

Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) has no intention of approving 5G frequency licences in the 3.4GHz-3.6GHz band for WiMAX fixed-wireless broadband operators FreshTel and Neosprint – subsidiaries of... more

Applications for next round of mobile black spot programme opened

With a view to ‘continuing to expand and improve mobile coverage across regional and remote Australia’, the Australian government has announced that Round 5A of its ‘Mobile Black Spot Programme’... more

Iliad signs EUR300m financing deal to support 4G and 5G rollouts

French telco Iliad has signed a new EUR300 million (USD356 million) financing agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support its mobile deployments in France, in particular to densify... more

CTM permitted to stop LTE-TDD service in Macau

Companhia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) is to stop offering LTE-TDD services, with the local regulator, the Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT), amending its licence to allow for the cessation... more

Broadband

German gigabit network scheme receives EC approval

The European Commission (EC) has approved a scheme to support the deployment of gigabit broadband networks in Germany, particularly in rural and unserved areas. The scheme aims to develop a... more

Corporate/Financial

CAT-TOT merger to conclude by 13 January 2021; telcos exploring 5G options

The merger of Thailand’s state telecom firms TOT and CAT Telecom is scheduled to conclude by 13 January 2021 at the latest, Buddhipongse Punnakanta, the Digital Economy and Society (DES)... more

MTS’ 3Q20 revenue improves 4.9% year-on-year

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) reported that its Q3 2020 consolidated revenue reached RUB129.0 billion (USD1.7 billion), up 4.9% year-on-year, of which Russian operations accounted for RUB127.4 billion (up 4.4%). Quarterly... more

Vodafone Malta goes Epic

Monaco Telecom has announced the rebranding of its Maltese operation as Epic Malta. Monaco Telecom acquired Vodafone Malta from Vodafone Group in a EUR250 million (USD297 million) deal which completed... more