22 Apr 2021

Wireless

DISH names Las Vegas as first 5G market

DISH Network has announced that Las Vegas will be the first live city in nationwide 5G network deployment. The location was disclosed in a press release confirming that DISH has... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Nokia has been selected by regional Japanese cable TV, broadband and telephony operator KATCH Network to deliver 5G standalone (SA) private wireless networking throughout the Aichi Prefecture, a hi-tech/automotive manufacturing... more

Azerbaijan to join single roaming area

Azerbaijan has joined the initiative to create a single roaming area with the other countries of the Eastern Partnership with the EU, namely Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia, reports... more

Filipino cellco starts fulfilling MNP ahead of deadline

Globe Telecom of the Philippines announced yesterday (21 April) that it is implementing mobile number portability (MNP) within its networks ahead of the government-mandated deadline of 30 September 2021. The... more

Nokia deploys 5G for Etisalat

Nokia has announced the deployment of its AirScale 5G solution for Etisalat in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The two firms have been working together for some time to provide... more

Broadband

TalkTalk launches FTTP-based plans in Ipswich

British broadband provider TalkTalk has announced the launch of broadband services based on fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) technology in the town of Ipswich. According to the operator, the expansion of its full... more

Corporate/Financial

China Mobile books 10% uptick in Q1 operating revenue

China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile provider by subscribers, has reported operating revenue of CNY198.4 billion (USD30.5 billion) for the first three months of 2021, representing an increase of 9.5%... more

Orange reports revenues of EUR10.3bn in Q1 2021

Orange Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2021, claiming ‘excellent sales momentum across the group, underpinning the stabilisation of EBITDAaL’. In the period... more

Verizon Q1 revenues up 4% to USD32.9bn

US telecoms giant Verizon Communications has reported total operating revenues of USD32.9 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2021, up 4.0% from USD31.6 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Unicom profit growth hits 21% for Q1 2021

Full-service provider China Unicom has booked total revenue of CNY82.3 billion (USD12.7 billion) for the three months to 31 March 2021, up from CNY73.8 billion in the same period of... more

Q1 turnover flat at Tele2

Swedish telco group Tele2 has reported revenues of SEK6.55 billion (USD770 million) for the first three months of 2021, virtually unchanged from the year-ago period. End-user service revenues were down... more

Rogers Q1 revenues climb 2%, driven by fixed broadband growth

Canadian fixed and mobile operator Rogers Communications’ total revenue reached CAD3.488 billion (USD2.780 billion) in Q1 2021, up 2% from CAD3.416 billion reported in Q1 2020. Total service revenue dropped... more

Elisa records 2.9% growth in revenues in 1Q21

Finland-based Elisa Corporation has reported its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2021, with CEO Veli-Matti Mattila calling it ‘a good quarter in challenging circumstances’. For the... more