19 Feb 2021

Wireless

A1 Austria awards 5G radio and core contract to Nokia

Nokia has announced that it has been selected by A1 Telekom Austria to provide comprehensive 5G coverage across the country in a multi-year contract. The deal will see the Finnish... more

Malaysian PM outlines country’s 5G rollout plans

Malaysian prime minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has revealed the government’s plans related to the rollout of 5G technology in the country. In a speech, he confirmed that the administration... more

Vodafone 5G reaches 20m Germans

Vodafone Germany has announced that it has switched on a further 2,200 5G antennas at around 800 locations across Germany. The expansion work was carried out in major cities including... more

Indotel expects 5G auction to generate USD300m

Nelson Arroyo, the president of the Dominican Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Dominicano de las Telecomunicaciones, Indotel), has revealed that the watchdog expects its 5G auction to generate between USD200 million and... more

Broadband

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

Ocean Networks (ONI) has announced that it has launched its Caribbean Express (CX) submarine cable project aiming to link Florida to Panama. The CX system is an 18-fibre pair submarine... more

Lightspeed Broadband announces FTTP rollout plans

Another company has unveiled plans for a noteworthy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout in the UK, with Lightspeed Broadband reportedly set to invest GBP300 million (USD418 million) to reach around 100,000 homes... more

Transcelestial to enter Philippines broadband market; secures USD2m investment from Globe’s Kickstart fund

Singapore tech start-up Transcelestial Technologies today (19 February) announced it has secured a USD2 million strategic investment from Globe Telecom subsidiary Kickstart Ventures under the Ayala Corporation's venture fund (ACTIVE),... more

Sutel highlights Costa Rican fibre expansion

Costa Rica’s Superintendency of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, Sutel) has revealed that the country’s total fibre-optic infrastructure expanded 146.1% year-on-year in the twelve months to 30 June 2020, from 78,417km... more

Italy’s Linkem raises peak speeds to 100Mbps

Italian fixed-wireless access (FWA) provider Linkem has increased peak theoretical download speeds on its network from 30Mbps to 100Mbps. A report from Mondo3 says the upgrade on Linkem’s 3.5GHz TD-LTE... more

Corporate/Financial

Maroc Telecom posts 2020 results in line with objectives

Maroc Telecom (IAM) has published its financial results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, reporting a 0.7% increase in revenues from MAD36.517 billion (USD4.1 billion) to MAD36.769 billion,... more

Bouygues Telecom reports growth in revenues, EBITDA in 2020

French conglomerate Bouygues Group has reported revenues of EUR34.694 billion (USD48.9 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, a decrease of 9% from EUR37.929 billion in the year-ago... more