16 Apr 2021

Wireless

CRTC to mandate access to facilities-based MVNOs following mobile market review

Following the completion of its mobile market review, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has announced a number of retail and wholesale measures which it hopes will ‘spur more... more

A1 5G coverage reaches 3.8m Austrians

A1 Telekom Austria has announced that its 5G network provides coverage to 3.8 million people in both urban and rural parts of the country. Since the beginning of this year... more

DITO rollout continues apace as it switches on services in 21 new locations

The Philippines’ new third telco DITO Telecommunity today (16 April) confirmed it has expanded mobile services to 21 more cities, including 18 in Luzon. The newcomer’s statement confirmed the areas... more

Nokia completes mmWave trial over Mobily’s live 5G network

Nokia has successfully completed a mmWave technology trial over Etihad Etisalat’s (Mobily’s) live 5G commercial network in Saudi Arabia’s capital city Riyadh. Nokia’s 5G mmWave AirScale technology enables new use... more

Romanian government approves law to bar Huawei from 5G networks

Romania’s government approved a US-backed bill on 15 April that effectively bars China and Huawei from the country’s 5G networks on security grounds, reports local publication Economica. Under the new... more

Broadband

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

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been notified that the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector has no objection to the FCC’s... more

Magenta upgrades entire Tyrol network to enable gigabit speeds

Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed in 2019 from the merger of wireless operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has upgraded its entire cable network in the Tyrol... more

NBI confirms it has now surveyed 200,000 premises as part of NBP rollout

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company the company tasked with delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Irish government, has announced that more than 200,000 premises have... more

Swedish regulator prepares latest round of broadband funding

Sweden’s telecoms regulator, the Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS), is preparing to offer SEK1.6 billion (USD188 million) of funding for fibre network expansion in underserved localities in... more

Corporate/Financial

Tele Columbus takeover offer cleared by EC

German cable operator Tele Columbus has announced that its takeover offer by Kublai, which is backed by Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, has received antitrust approval from the European Commission (EC).... more