23 Jul 2021

Wireless

MIC to allow Japanese cellcos and TV stations to share frequency spectrum, paper says

The Yomiuri Shimbun writes that the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) in Japan has approved plans that would see mobile network operators (MNOs) sharing frequency spectrum at certain... more

Court rejects request to address DoT AGR miscalculations

India’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by cellcos Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) and defunct mobile provider Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) that sought to allow the correction of... more

Telia expands 5G to 77 locations in 14 cities

Estonian fixed and mobile operator Telia Eesti says its 5G network is now available in 77 locations in 14 main cities across the country. The total is set to rise... more

SK Telecom considering 3G network sharing options

South Korea’s mobile market leader SK Telecom (SKT) is reviewing the possibility of sharing its 3G network with a rival mobile network operator (MNO), Yonhap News Agency reports, citing comments... more

Broadband

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

Pacific Carriage Limited and Pioneer Consulting have commenced the Los Angeles landing of the trans-Pacific Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable system aiming to link Australia to the US. With overall... more

Spark expands wireless broadband to 500,000 additional homes

Spark has announced that it has opened up its uncapped wireless broadband product, dubbed Unplan Metro, to more than half a million households across New Zealand. The expansion means that... more

SCPT inks fibre expansion deal with LMS

State-owned operator the Congolese Society of Post and Telecommunication (Societe Congolaise des Postes et Telecommunications, SCPT) has signed a USD35 million partnership deal with LMS Holding for the modernisation of... more

Corporate/Financial

AT&T Q2 revenues up 7.6% to USD44bn

US telecoms giant AT&T Inc has reported consolidated operating revenues of USD44.045 billion for the three months ended 30 June 2021, up 7.6% from USD40.950 billion on an annualised basis.... more

Vodafone Group records 3.3% organic rise in service revenue in Q1 FY22

UK-based telecoms giant Vodafone Group has reported organic group service revenue growth of 3.3% for the three-month period ended 30 June 2021, noting improvements across both the consumer and business... more

Eight-way Brazilian tie-up creates Proxxima

Eight small-scale ISPs located in Paraiba, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte have merged their respective operations to create a new broadband player called Proxxima. According to TeleSintese, the enlarged... more

Miscellaneous

Ecuador approves reform of Telecommunications Law

Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso has signed Decree 126 reforming the country’s Organic Telecommunications Law, in force since February 2015. The 18 articles of the reform package aim to prioritise connectivity... more