1 Jul 2021

Wireless

DITO network now live in 140 cities/municipalities

The Philippines’ third telco DITO Telecommunity has announced that following the launch of services in a further 17 areas, its network reach now encompasses 140 cities/municipalities across the Philippines. In... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Belgian network operator Citymesh has announced the acquisition of the Belgian Sigfox IoT operator Engie M2M. A press release said: ‘Sigfox offers ultra-low power consumption combined with low hardware and... more

AT&T to move 5G network onto Microsoft cloud

AT&T has announced that it will move its 5G mobile network to the Microsoft cloud. The telco notes that the strategic alliance provides a path for all of AT&T’s mobile... more

DT, Ericsson, Samsung demonstrate 5G network slicing on commercial 5G device

Deutsche Telekom (DT), Ericsson and Samsung Electronics have announced the implementation of multi-vendor 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing with a commercial 5G device. The successful trial implementation, conducted on Ericsson... more

Cell C decommissions physical network in three provinces

Cell C has revealed that it has made significant progress in migrating its customers from its own RAN to the network of roaming partner MTN. As part of the project,... more

Optus achieves new 5G upload speed record

Optus claims to have achieved another Australian 5G record, ‘smashing’ 5G upload speeds during mmWave testing on its live commercial network, together with technology partner Nokia. In a press release... more

Romania confirms MTR reduction from 1 July, future glidepath

The National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has announced that mobile termination rates (MTRs) will be reduced by almost 8% with effect from 1 July 2021, from... more

Corporate/Financial

MTS acquires MTT for RUB5bn

Russia’s Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has announced the 100% acquisition of Multiregional Transit Telecom (MTT) for RUB5.0 billion (USD69 million) on an enterprise value basis. MTT is established as a major... more

WOW! offloads five cable systems to Atlantic, Astound; combined deals worth USD1.8bn

US ISP WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone has entered into two separate definitive agreements to sell its Cleveland and Columbus service areas and its Chicago, Evansville and Anne Arundel service... more

Salt reportedly preparing for listing later this year

Swiss full-service provider Salt is reportedly preparing to float shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange later this year, Reuters writes, citing three people close to the matter. According to the... more

Cellnex closes takeover of CK Hutchison’s Italian tower assets

Spanish infrastructure firm Cellnex Telecom has closed its previously announced acquisition of CK Hutchison’s telecoms tower assets in Italy, which comprises around 9,100 cell sites. The deal closed following the... more

TIM closes acquisition of BT Italia business units

Telecom Italia Group (Gruppo TIM) announced yesterday (30 June) that it has completed the acquisition of BT Italia’s business units serving customers in the public administration and Small & Medium... more

Vi net loss widens to INR69.9bn

Indian mobile provider Vodafone Idea (Vi) has booked a net loss of INR69.85 billion (USD939.5 million) for the three months to end-March 2021, widening quarter-on-quarter from INR45.41 billion in the... more