11 Jun 2021

Wireless

WOM connects 525 rural locations to 700MHz network

Colombian newcomer WOM has confirmed that it has connected 525 unserved rural locations to its 700MHz 4G network, following a USD50 million rollout. Infrastructure has chiefly been deployed in the... more

Telia expands 5G trial in Vilnius

Telia Lietuva, which began trials of 5G in three cities last year, has said it has expanded the number of base stations to 32. The newly installed network equipment from... more

Indosat Ooredoo looks to secure operation eligibility certificate ahead of planned 5G launch

The Ministry of Communication and Information (MCI, or KemKominfo) is in the process of issuing a Certificate of Operation Eligibility (SKLO) to Indosat Ooredoo, as it looks to ready the... more

AT&T completes C-band 5G calls in Plano and Detroit

AT&T Communications has confirmed that it has completed field test calls over C-band 5G spectrum using a Mobile Test Platform in Plano, Texas and Detroit, Michigan – claiming a first... more

Kyrgyzstan plots 5G launch path

Kyrgyzstan’s Ministry of Digital Development has reiterated plans to launch commercial 5G network services by 2023, under the country’s digital economy programme for 2021-2023, reports 24.kg. Officials noted that whilst... more

Tele2 runs 5G pilot in Kazan Metro

Tele2 Russia and Nokia have launched a 5G test network covering the Kazan Metro in the Republic of Tatarstan, with services available at all subway stations on the Metro, and... more

Broadband

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

SubCom, in conjunction with Google, today announced that a contract is in force for the design, manufacture, and deployment of Firmina, a new high-speed undersea cable system connecting North and... more

KPN and APG fibre joint venture Glaspoort begins operations

Dutch telco KPN and pension firm APG have announced the launch of their fibre broadband access network joint venture (JV), named Glaspoort. Furthermore, the partners increased the scope of the... more

Telekom to invest EUR500m in Munich networks by 2030, agrees fibre access deal with M-net

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom (DT), has announced plans to invest EUR500 million (USD608 million) in the expansion of fibre-optic and 5G networks in... more

So-Net expands NURO Hikari coverage to Hiroshima and Okayama

Broadband services provider Sony Network Communications (So-net), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Mobile Corporation, has announced the rollout of services to Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures in Japan. The ISP... more

Corporate/Financial

Cellnex deal in Poland gets regulator’s approval

Mobile tower owner Cellnex has been approved to acquire the tower infrastructure of Polish cellco Polkomtel. The country’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (Urzad Ochrony Konkurencji i Konsumentow, UOKiK)... more

Miscellaneous

Greek regulator consults on universal service

Greece’s National Telecommunications & Post Commission (Ethniki Epitropi Tilepikoinonion kai Tachydromeion, EETT) has opened a consultation into the procedure for the selection of a universal service provider. In particular, it... more