3 Jun 2021

Wireless

ANACOM tries again to speed up 5G auction

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has announced that it has increased the number of daily bidding rounds in its 5G auction, from seven to twelve. On... more

DT premiers multivendor 5G VoNR call

German telecoms company Deutsche Telekom (DT) claims to have completed the ‘world’s first’ 5G Voice-over-New Radio (VoNR) call on an end-to-end multivendor network. In the innovation trial in Warsaw, Poland,... more

DITO expands network reach to 100 cities/municipalities and 29m Filipinos

New third telco DITO Telecommunity has revealed that its in-deployment mobile network now extends to 100 cities and municipalities, covering some 29 million Filipinos, with services available in more than... more

EE deploying Nokia’s SON software solution to improve network reliability

Finnish vendor Nokia has announced that British mobile network operator (MNO) EE is deploying its Self-Organising Network (SON) software solution to enhance network reliability and service in its 4G and... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Orange Poland is rolling out a ‘blockchain of things’ in over 80 cities supporting smart city facilities, integrated with the Live Objects IoT platform. Orange is working on a universal... more

Ucell extends 5G promotion to end-August

Uzbek mobile operator Ucell has extended the availability of its ‘Unlimited 5G’ promotional offer until 31 August 2021. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Ucell launched 5G 3500MHz mobile network services... more

Broadband

KCOM extends FTTP coverage to Bishop Burton

Hull-based broadband provider KCOM has announced that its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) network has been extended to Bishop Burton, with it saying the village is the latest to benefit as part of... more

Corporate/Financial

ATH increases Bluesky Pacific Holdings stake

In a filing with the South Pacific Stock Exchange (SPX), Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) has announced the signing of a conditional share sale agreement to purchase a 30.34% interest in... more

Converge takes stake in cable landing company Digital Crossing

ABS-CBN News reports that broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions has purchased a stake in Digital Telecommunications Philippines for PHP231 million (USD4.8 million), giving it ten million shares in cable landing... more

Everstream concludes Uniti asset acquisition

US B2B fibre operator Everstream has completed its purchase of assets from Uniti, extending its network into Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey and Northern Delaware and acquiring existing Uniti customers. Notably,... more

Zayo completes takeover of Intelligent Fiber Network

Colorado-based Zayo Group Holdings closed its acquisition of Indiana Fiber Network (Intelligent Fiber Network, IFN) on 1 June. The acquisition adds more than 5,000 route miles of dense fibre with... more

Brisanet files for IPO

Brazilian ISP Brisanet – the country’s fifth-largest broadband provider by subscribers – has registered for an initial public offering (IPO), Reuters reports, citing documents published by the Securities and Exchange... more