25 Feb 2021

Wireless

FCC announces winners of 3.7GHz auction; Verizon pays USD45.5bn for 3,511 licences

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled the identities of the winning bidders that participated in its recently concluded Auction 107 spectrum sale, which comprised frequencies in the 3.7GHz-3.98GHz... more

EE to extend 4G coverage in 469 more locations this year as part of SRN programme

British mobile operator EE has announced that it will upgrade 4G in more than 500 areas in 2021 as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN) initiative to extend coverage... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Sigfox Germany has entered into a ten-year partnership with Vantage Towers (the European tower infrastructure arm of Vodafone Group) to expand its 'Sigfox 0G' IoT network, with over 350 new... more

SBB requests govt to auction 5G spectrum

Serbian ISP SBB has submitted requests to the Republic Agency for Electronic Communications (Regulatorna agencija za elektronske komunikacije i postanske usluge, RATEL) and the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications... more

Corporate/Financial

Axiata’s FY20 net profits slump on lower one-off gains, higher depreciation

Malaysia-based telecoms group Axiata has published its financial results for both the quarter and year ended 31 December 2020, claiming what it called a ‘resilient performance in a challenging pandemic... more

Telefonica 2020 revenues drop 11% to EUR43.1bn

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica has reported revenues of EUR43.076 billion (USD52.347 billion) for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020, down 11.0% year-on-year on a reported basis. Group OIBDA for... more