27 May 2021

Wireless

Vodafone exceeds 5G coverage target, reaches 25m Germans

Vodafone Germany has announced that its 5G network now reaches 25 million people across the country, with this set to rise to 30 million by the end of the year,... more

CST awaiting regulatory permission to roll out 4G

Companhia Santomense de Telecomunicacoes (CST), the incumbent provider of fixed, mobile and data services in Sao Tome and Principe, has revealed that it is prepared and ready to deploy 4G... more

Nokia selected for DITO’s 5G rollout on Mindanao

Nokia has announced that it has been selected by the Philippines’ new third telco, DITO Telecommunity, to deploy 5G services on the island of Mindanao. In a press release, the... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Isle of Man-based Manx Telecom has relaunched its Global Solutions division under a new brand, OV, to serve the IoT market along with its established global mobile virtual network enabler... more

Broadband

Nokia and Proximus deploy world’s first live 25G PON fibre network

Nokia and Belgian full-service operator Proximus have turned on what they claim to be the world’s fastest fibre network, deploying the very first live network based on the Finnish hardware... more

ComCom consults on price-quality regulations for Chorus, disclosure requirements for fibre companies

New Zealand’s Commerce Commission has released for consultation its draft view on the maximum revenues wholesale fixed line provider Chorus should be able to earn from its fibre network over... more

Orange hits 800,000 fibre subs but take-up is slowing

Orange Poland says it has passed 800,000 subscribers to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, having attracted 21,000 net new users since the end of March. The telco, which has fibre networks... more

Corporate/Financial

Telefonica Colombia acquires DirecTV 4G spectrum, subscribers

Telefonica Colombia (Movistar) has reached an agreement with DirecTV Latin America to acquire the group’s 4G broadband assets in Colombia. At present, DirecTV serves approximately 200,000 internet clients in Colombia,... more

Digital Colony, Macquarie exploring USD1bn sale of Mexico Telecom Partners towerco

Digital Colony and Macquarie Mexico Infrastructure Fund are exploring the sale of towerco Mexico Telecom Partners (MTP), Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The two firms are... more

Singtel records falls in revenues and profits in FY21

Singtel Group has reported that net profit for the year ended 31 March 2021 slumped 49% to SGD554 million (USD418.4 million) from SGD1.08 billion, as operating revenue fell 5% to... more

Bezeq records increase in revenue and net profit in 1Q21

Israeli communications provider Bezeq has released its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2021, reporting a 1.6% year-on-year increase in revenue, to ILS2.22 billion (USD683 million), with a... more

Salt books 5% uptick in Q1 turnover

Swiss full-service provider Salt has published its financial results for the first quarter of 2021, booking a 5.0% year-on-year increase in total revenue to CHF250.5 million (USD279.5 million). Operating revenue... more