25 Mar 2021

Wireless

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Ooredoo Qatar has launched NB-IoT network services for its business customers, promising new cost-effective, energy-efficient, secure IoT connectivity solutions enabling clients to deploy IoT sensors in the field to help... more

Smart extends 5G reach to over 2,000 sites nationwide

Smart Communications, the wireless division of PLDT Inc., has revealed that it has now activated more than 2,000 5G sites across the Philippines. In a brief statement yesterday (24 March),... more

T-Mobile Poland offers pre-paid 5G

T-Mobile Poland has opened 5G services to its pre-paid customers for the first time. The operator is expanding its range of products in the GO! pre-paid range to include 5G... more

Nkom proposes updated spectrum coordination agreement with Finland and Sweden for border areas

Norwegian telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has successfully negotiated a new spectrum coordination agreement with neighbours Finland and Sweden, which it says is designed to facilitate... more

KemKominfo relaunches 2.3GHz frequency tender

The Ministry of Communication and Informatics (MCI, or KemKominfo) has relaunched the selection process for companies seeking to secure 2.3GHz (2360MHz-2390MHz) mobile spectrum, having cancelled the outcome of the previous... more

Vodafone Spain’s 5G footprint reaches 25 locations

Vodafone Spain has announced that it has extended its 5G network to four new locations, increasing its footprint to a total of 25 markets. The new towns and cities served... more

Cell C network migration misses end-February target

Cell C’s migration of its contract and broadband customers to the Vodacom South Africa network failed to meet the cellco’s 28 February target and remains ongoing, officials have informed MyBroadband.... more

Broadband

NBN Co to lower wholesale prices, boost coverage for business-focused satellite offering

NBN Co has announced improvements to the NBN Business Satellite Service, with these including the expansion of coverage to include the entire Australian mainland and large surrounding islands. In a... more

Paratus expanding business connectivity in Mozambique

Business services provider Paratus Mozambique says it is using fibre, wireless broadband and satellite solutions to expand its footprint and improve its services. The firm, whose parent company has operations... more

Corporate/Financial

Telefonica-Allianz JV secures EUR1.6bn financing for FTTH rollout

Unsere Grune Glasfaser (UGG), the fibre-optic joint venture between Telefonica Group and Allianz, has announced it has a debt package to help finance the overall EUR5 billion (USD5.9 billion) investment... more

2degrees shareholders to explore possible IPO

Trilogy International Partners has announced that, together with fellow shareholders, it is exploring a partial public listing of its New Zealand subsidiary Two Degrees Mobile (2degrees) on the New Zealand... more

Home and Business segments drive China Mobile revenue growth

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile provider by subscribers, has booked operating revenue of CNY768.1 billion (USD117.7 billion) for the year to end-December 2020, an increase of 3.0% year-on-year. Telecommunications... more

Trilogy International Partners revenue down 12% to USD610m in 2020

Trilogy International Partners (TIP), which owns telecoms assets in New Zealand (2degrees) and Bolivia (Viva), has reported total revenues of USD610.3 million for the twelve months ended 31 December 2020,... more

Salt books 1.1% dip in annual turnover

Swiss full-service provider Salt has booked total revenue of CHF1.01 billion (USD1.08 billion) for the twelve months to 31 December 2020, a decrease of 1.1% from CHF1.02 billion in 2019.... more

MegaFon Q4 revenues fall 6.1%

Russian mobile operator MegaFon has reported that its total revenue decreased by 6.1% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020 to RUB87.5 billion (USD1.1 billion) while quarterly operating income before... more