24 Jun 2021

Wireless

DoT awards 5G trial spectrum to MTNL

Indian state-owned telco Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has been allocated spectrum for 5G trials, the Economic Times writes, citing an unnamed official source. MTNL’s 5G trials are to be... more

Ericsson selected by KDDI and SoftBank for multi-operator RAN

Ericsson has been selected by Japanese telcos KDDI (au) and SoftBank Corp to help deploy Japan’s first Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN). In a press release the Swedish equipment manufacturer... more

BIPT planning to extend 2G and 3G licences by further six months

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has begun a consultation regarding a draft decision to extend 2G and 3G spectrum licences by a further six... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Everynet is launching its LoRaWAN IoT network in the US, with a first-phase rollout including the top 36 metropolitan areas and key logistics corridors across the country, expected to go... more

Telekom, Deutsche Bahn team up to close coverage gaps along rail routes

Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom, which provides domestic fixed and mobile services via its Telekom Deutschland unit, have teamed up to achieve seamless mobile network coverage along all railway tracks.... more

Telenet, Imec, university and city of Leuven test wide-coverage 5G network

Belgian full-service telecom operator Telenet has announced it is testing practical 5G options in partnership with the city of Leuven, the Catholic University of Leuven and Belgian research institute Imec.... more

Claro to invest USD182m to boost 5G, FTTH in Puerto Rico

Claro Puerto Rico has divulged plans to invest USD182 million during the remainder of this year, as it seeks to extend 5G coverage and increase the pace of its fibre-to-the-home... more

Eastlink to begin 5G deployment this summer

Canadian cableco and mobile operator Eastlink has disclosed plans to begin 5G network deployment before the end of this summer, initially in the company’s largest market of Halifax, Nova Scotia.... more

Broadband

Openreach adds 551 more locations to its FTTP rollout plan

Openreach has unveiled plans to roll out full fibre connectivity to an additional 551 towns and cities across the UK, covering around five million premises. The announcement forms part of... more

NBI confirms 19,000 premises can now order a service offered over its infrastructure

National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the government, has confirmed that more than 19,000 premises are now able to order services... more

Greece invites bids in UFBB tender

The Greek government has called for binding bids for its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) project, which aims to offer 100Mbps connectivity to 750,000 premises, with speeds upgradeable to 1Gbps. A report... more

Corporate/Financial

PPF ups O2 Czech Republic stake to 90.01%

Czech investment group PPF has announced that acting through its PPF Telco subsidiary, it has agreed to acquire more than 19.353 million shares in Czech telecoms group O2 Czech Republic,... more

Miscellaneous

Egypt to help Iraq with digital transformation projects

The communications ministries of Iraq and Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of ICT, Agence Ecofin reports. Under the agreement the two... more