25 Jun 2021

Mobile

Vodafone UK launches 5G SA commercial pilot

Vodafone UK has announced the launch of a commercial pilot of 5G Standalone (SA) services in London, Manchester and Cardiff, building on a trial with Coventry University. In a press... more

Vodafone, Ericsson deploy pre-commercial 5G SA core in Spain

Vodafone Spain has announced that it has deployed a pre-commercial 5G Standalone (SA) core network in Spain, in conjunction with vendor partner Ericsson. The core network will initially be accessible... more

Colombia hopeful of staging 3.5GHz 5G auction by December 2021

The Colombian government is optimistic of staging its auction of 5G-suitable 3.5GHz spectrum by December 2021, officials have indicated. Terms and conditions remain under review, although it is anticipated that... more

Tmcel to deploy 4G nationwide while beginning 5G tests

Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) says it is planning a network development programme which will see it extend 4G coverage nationwide while also preparing the way for future 5G services. Under a... more

Optus tests dynamic spectrum sharing between multiple radio access technologies

Optus, in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson, claims to have achieved a world first by delivering coexistence of narrow band IoT (NB-IoT) and Ericsson Spectrum Sharing between 5G and 4G... more

PTA renews trio of mobile licences for AJK and GB

Sector regulator the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has renewed the mobile licences for three mobile network operators (MNOs) covering the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Gilgit Baltistan (GB) regions.... more

Reliance announces Google partnerships at AGM

Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio), the telecom services arm of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), has partnered with US-based internet giant Google and will use the latter’s Google Cloud for... more

Azercell expands coverage in Baku Metro

Azercell, Azerbaijan’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has significantly expanded coverage of its LTE network in the Baku Metro since the beginning of the year. The cellco’s 4G... more

Milestone 250th 4G tower continues to improve rural connectivity

The New Zealand government has welcomed the completion of the 250th LTE cell site deployed as part of the Rural Broadband Initiative Phase 2 (RBI2) programme to improve rural connectivity.... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Nauru is negotiating its potential connection to an Australian network via a submarine cable, Reuters writes citing two sources with knowledge of the talks. The Pacific island nation has now... more

Telus launches ‘PureFibre X’ 2.5Gbps internet speeds

Telus has claimed the launch of Canada’s fastest consumer internet service, with upload and download speeds of 2.5Gbps. The ‘PureFibre X’ service is initially available in parts of Calgary, with... more

KPN boosts maximum upload speed to 1Gbps

The Netherlands’ KPN has doubled the peak upload speed of its top-tier fibre broadband package to 1Gbps, giving users a symmetrical gigabit down/upload service. The upgrade will be implemented for... more

MyRepublic plans renewed push into enterprise/cybersecurity market space

Singapore MVNO and broadband services provider MyRepublic is reportedly planning a bigger move into the city-state’s enterprise market, as it seeks to capitalise on what it sees is the ‘significant... more