7 Sep 2021

Wireless

Slovenia to auction 2100MHz spectrum

Slovenia’s Agency for Communications Networks & Services (Agencija za komunikacijska omrezja in storitve, AKOS) has opened a tender for a 2x5MHz block of spectrum in the 2100MHz band. The block... more

TPG Telecom and Ericsson announce 5G Core partnership for 5G SA networks

TPG Telecom, which offers services under the Vodafone Australia banner, and Swedish vendor Ericsson have announced the completion of the virtualisation of the former’s core network, while unveiling a new... more

Nkom publishes preliminary list of buildings where 5G auction winners should roll out network for licence discount

With Norway’s National Communications Authority Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) set to begin its auction of 5G-suitable spectrum in the 2.6GHz and 3.6GHz bands later this month, it has reiterated that those... more

Telekom bolsters 4G, 5G networks

Telekom Deutschland says it has rolled out 5G at 296 locations across Germany in the past nine weeks. Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) has also been deployed to ensure that LTE... more

Broadband

Magenta demonstrates cable speeds of 2.2Gbps

Full-service provider Magenta Telekom, which was formed in 2019 from the merger of wireless operator T-Mobile Austria and cableco UPC Austria, has announced it has recorded download and upload speeds... more

Telkomsel selects Infinet solution to improve access to remote areas

Telkomsel (Telekomunikasi Selular), the 65%-owned mobile subsidiary of Telkom Indonesia, has picked Infinet Wireless – one of the largest privately owned broadband wireless access (BWA) development and manufacturing companies in... more

Corporate/Financial

DT and Tele2 sell T-Mobile Netherlands to private equity consortium for EUR5.1bn

Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Tele2 announced today that they have entered into an agreement to sell T-Mobile Netherlands to WP/AP Telecom Holdings IV, a consortium jointly controlled by funds advised... more

SoftBank Group Corp takes 4.5% stake in DT as German telco boosts T-Mobile US holding

Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Group Corp is entering into a partnership and equity swap arrangement with German group Deutsche Telekom (DT), as it seeks to minimise its exposure risk on the... more

PLDT considering USD500m sale of data centres

PLDT of the Philippines is reportedly considering plans to sell its data centre assets for a potential USD500 million and to that end is working with JPMorgan Chase & Co... more

MTC splits share capital ahead of listing

Mobile Telecommunications (MTC), Namibia’s largest mobile network operator (MNO) by subscribers, has split its shares in a 1:30 ratio ahead of its upcoming listing on the Namibian Stock Exchange (NSX),... more

Govt approves draft law on transfer of Djibouti Telecom shares

The government of Djibouti has approved a draft law outlining the terms and conditions for the legal sale of a partial stake in the country’s state-owned fixed and mobile operator... more

stc looking to raise USD966m from STCS share offering

Saudi Telecom Company (stc) is seeking to raise as much as SAR3.62 billion (USD966 million) from the planned initial public offering (IPO) of its products and services development arm Solutions... more

CenturyLink fined USD275,000 by DoJ over competition violations

Lumen Technologies – the US fixed line operator which rebranded from CenturyLink in September 2020 – has agreed to pay USD275,000 to resolve a civil contempt claim by the Department... more