12 Jan 2021

Wireless

Vodafone switches on Greece’s third 5G network

Vodafone Greece launched its 5G network last week, following on from launches by its rivals Cosmote and Wind in December 2020. The Vodafone network is available in parts of Athens... more

Globe awards Gilat ‘multi-million dollar’ contract for cellular backhaul

Gilat Satellite Networks announced yesterday (11 January) that Filipino operator Globe Telecom has awarded it a multi-million US dollar managed service contract for the expansion of cellular backhaul over satellite... more

New entrant phase of Portuguese auction concludes

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has confirmed that its auction of 900MHz and 1800MHz spectrum – which was reserved for new market entrants – concluded on... more

FAS approves 5G joint rollout proposal; SCRF to study MegaFon/Rostelecom 5G mmWave results in Q2

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has approved an application for prior consent for the conclusion of an agreement by the country's four largest mobile operators on joint 5G network rollout,... more

Broadband

Starlink secures licensing approval for terminals from Ofcom

Starlink, the broadband satellite internet service of SpaceX, has received licensing approval for its user terminals from British telecommunications regulator Ofcom, Bloomberg reports. With the development paving the way for... more

Ukrtelecom deployed 9,500km of fibre in 2020

In 2020 Ukrainian fixed broadband operator Ukrtelecom deployed 9.500km of new fibre-optic lines – a record figure for the company, which it noted was achieved despite the restrictions of compliance... more