18 Feb 2021

Wireless

Mexican MNOs to utilise Red Compartida network

Mexico’s 700MHz open access network provider ALTAN Redes (Red Compartida) has reportedly signed an agreement with the government which will pave the way for the country’s three MNOs – Telcel,... more

Auction 107 ‘assignment phase’ concludes, FCC confirms

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed that bidding in the ‘assignment phase’ of Auction 107 – which included 5,684 licences in the 3.7GHz-3.98GHz band – has now concluded. The... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Slovenia’s telecoms regulator Agency for Communications Networks & Services (Agencija za komunikacijska omrezja in storitve, AKOS) has announced BeeIN as the winner of the public tender for the allocation of... more

ECA rejects claim that bidders for new licences have been shortlisted

The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA), which earlier this month confirmed it was extending the bidding deadline for the country’s two new nationwide telecoms licences, has now moved to reject suggestions... more

Azerfon expands network in Nakhchivan

Azerfon (Nar), Azerbaijan’s third largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has deployed 13 new 3G base transceiver stations (BTS) in the Autonomous Republic of Nakhchivan within the last two... more

Ghana planning SIM re-registration

The Ghanaian government has revealed plans to implement a SIM re-registration programme as part of efforts to increase security and combat the criminal use of technology, reports GhanaWeb. Minister for... more

Broadband

Cambodia moves to establish National Internet Gateway

Cambodia has approved the establishment of a National Internet Gateway (NIG) through which all of the country’s domestic and international internet traffic will be routed and managed. Phnom Penh Post... more

TalkTalk launches FTTP-based connectivity over CityFibre network in four locations

British broadband provider TalkTalk has announced the launch of pure fibre services over the CityFibre network in Aberdeen, Bolton, Milton Keynes and Peterborough. TalkTalk’s premium fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) based service will... more

Puglia is first Italian region with full broadband coverage

Telecom Italia (TIM) has announced that the region of Puglia (Apulia) in southern Italy has become the first of the country’s regions with full ultra-broadband coverage. The telco says 99.4%... more

Eastern sets out PHP2.8bn network expansion plan

Eastern Communications, a subsidiary of the holding company Vega Telecom Group which was jointly acquired by PLTD Inc. and Globe Telecom in May 2017, has announced plans to expand its... more

Corporate/Financial

Orange achieves 2020 financial targets

Orange Group has published its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, claiming that it has achieved all financial targets for 2020. In the period under review,... more

Tele Columbus fulfills a closing condition of Kublai offer

The Management Board of Tele Columbus has submitted to Kublai the change-of-control confirmation, thereby fulfilling one of the closing conditions of the voluntary takeover offer published by Kublai – a... more

VEON Q4 report highlights 1.4% local currency revenue improvement

Multinational telecoms group VEON posted an 11.3% year-on-year fall in Q4 2020 consolidated revenues to USD1.998 billion, largely due to currency exchange effects, while in local currency terms its three-month... more