23 Apr 2021

Wireless

DEA allocates 5G spectrum to TDC Net, Hi3G Denmark and TT-Netvaerket

The Danish Energy Agency (DEA, or Energistyrelsen) has revealed the results of its auction for tech-neutral spectrum in the 1500MHz, 2100MHz, 2300MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz bands, with TDC Net, Hi3G... more

ACMA announces results of 26GHz spectrum auction

Five companies have secured spectrum in the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA’s) auction of frequencies in the 26GHz band, which the regulator noted have been identified as optimal for... more

Ericsson to deploy 5G network for O2 Slovakia

O2 Slovakia has selected Ericsson of Sweden as its commercial 5G equipment partner. Alongside the rollout of a 5G network for O2, the vendor will also carry out a 2G,... more

Mobile operators agree to cut data costs

The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has released a statement saying that following complaints from consumers, it has engaged with the country’s mobile operators with a view to lowering the... more

beCloud trials Gigabit LTE technology

Infrastructure operator Belarusian Cloud Technologies (beCloud) has announced that it has carried out trials of Gigabit technology on its 4G LTE network in Gomel, a city in south-eastern Belarus. In... more

Rakuten Mobile to work with Tokyo Tech on 5G

Rakuten Mobile and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have inked an agreement to collaborate on 5G networks. In a joint press release, they confirmed that they will work towards... more

GCRA issues infringement proceedings against JT and Sure

A provisional finding by the Guernsey Competition and Regulatory Authority (GCRA) has claimed that mobile network operators (MNOs) Sure and JT have infringed the Bailiwick’s competition law by entering into... more

Broadband

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

Telxius has announced that the Tannat submarine cable connecting Santos (Brazil) with Las Toninas (Argentina) is now open for business. The landing point in Las Toninas, Argentina, was planned from... more

ComReg notifies Virgin Media of non-compliance with USO

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has announced that it has notified local broadband provider Virgin Media of a finding of non-compliance under the latter’s obligations with the Universal Service... more

Italy considers consortium plan to speed up broadband expansion

The Italian government is considering the creation of a consortium of telcos to accelerate the rollout of ultra-broadband infrastructure. With the mooted tie-up of Telecom Italia (TIM) and wholesale operator... more

Corporate/Financial

OCC Corporation reportedly agrees deal for Smart Telecom

Japan’s Ocean Cable & Communications Corporation (OCC) is preparing to acquire Smart Telecom for NPR12 billion (USD99 million), reports Fiscal Nepal citing unnamed government sources. Senior executives of the two... more

Antimonopoly Committee approves sale of three Volia units to Datagroup

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) published a decision on its website yesterday (22 April 2021) permitting broadband network operator Datagroup to purchase three companies belonging to the Volia group,... more

AT&T Q1 revenues up 2.7% to USD43.9bn

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD43.9 billion for the three months ended 31 March 2021, up 2.7% from USD42.8 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Telia reports drop in sales for first quarter

Sweden’s Telia Company has recorded first-quarter revenues of SEK21.81 billion (USD2.56 billion), down 2.7% year-on-year as reported, or unchanged on a like-for-like basis. Service revenues decreased 4.9% (down 2.3% like-for-like)... more