2 Sep 2021

Wireless

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

AT&T and Cisco have announced the introduction of 5G network capabilities to boost performance for IoT applications across the US. The AT&T 5G network is now ready to deliver lower... more

Nkom claims positive feedback to plans for 3.8GHz-4.2GHz band

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has published feedback from its consultation on the opening up of the 3.8GHz-4.2GHz spectrum band for local 5G networks. In releasing its preliminary... more

High Court backs PTA in licence fee dispute

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has ruled in favour of sector watchdog the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) in a dispute with cellcos Telenor Pakistan and Jazz over the price of... more

Conatel renews Tigo, Claro 4G licences

Paraguay’s National Telecommunications Council (Consejo Nacional de Telecomunicaciones, Conatel) has renewed the 4G AWS licences held by Tigo and Claro. According to La Nacion, both operators have committed to fulfilling... more

NCC to hold public inquiries on three draft regulations

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) will hold a public inquiry on three draft regulations and guidelines concerning the country’s telecoms market. Interested stakeholders have been invited to make written submissions... more

Broadband

KPN switching on XGS-PON in October

Dutch telco KPN will activate XGS-PON technology in its fibre broadband access network in October, following positive field trials held during the summer in Scherpenzeel and Hengelo in Gelderland, it... more

Telkom’s Openserve unit to terminate DSL services from 1 October

Telkom South Africa’s Openserve wholesale unit has informed its ISP partners of its plan to cease offering copper-based services from next month. As part of the notice, Openserve said it... more

JCRA issues final notice related to wholesale broadband price review

The Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA) has issued the final notice confirming the prices that JT Jersey will be able to charge for the wholesale bitstream service offered over its... more

Wireline

PLDT to double network capacity to meet rising demand

Filipino behemoth PLDT Inc. announced yesterday (1 September) that it plans to double its domestic network capacity to 92Tbps by the end of 2021 to deal with a surge in... more

Corporate/Financial

Denis Uy presses ahead with DITO takeover via DITO CME

Davao-based businessman Dennis Uy is reportedly progressing plans to finalise the transfer of DITO Telecommunity to publicly listed DITO CME Holdings. The Philippine Daily Inquirer cites a stock market filing... more

MTS shareholders voting on new tower, network, digital infrastructure subsidiaries

Shareholders of Russian mobile and fixed network operator Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) will vote at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 30 September 2021 to approve a series of group reorganisation... more

Orange completes fibre JV transaction

Orange Poland has completed the sale of a 50% interest in its fibre networks venture Swiatlowod Inwestycje to Dutch investment group APG. The telco received an initial payment of PLN897... more

Positive Q2 for Wind Hellas

Greek telco Wind Hellas has reported second-quarter revenues of EUR130.3 million (USD154 million), up 5.3% year-on-year. EBITDA after lease rose by EUR2.4 million to EUR28.5 million, with a profit margin... more