13 Sep 2021

Wireless

MVNO Monday: a guide to the week’s virtual operator developments

The surge of Mexican MVNO activity shows no sign of slowing down, with EXiS the latest company to launch over the open access Red Compartida network. Based on its name,... more

A1 launches 5G in Slovenia

A1 Slovenia has launched commercial 5G services, offering download rates of up to 1Gbps. The network has gone live in the cities of Ljubljana, Maribor and Celje, with services available... more

PTA awards additional airwaves to sole bidder Ufone

State-backed cellco Ufone has been named as the sole winner of the recent spectrum auction, with the provider purchasing an additional 2x9MHz in the 1800MHz band for the reserve prices... more

China Mobile and CBN add to 700MHz 5G network deal

China Mobile, China’s largest mobile provider by subscribers, and industry newcomer China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) have signed a supplemental agreement to their existing partnership on 5G network co-construction, sharing... more

MNP will go live in the Philippines on 30 September

Filipinos will be able to switch service providers under new mobile network portability (MNP) rules on 30 September, according to Telecommunications Connectivity Inc. (TCI) – the joint venture company set... more

NCC to measure 5G speeds next year; expects to finish network inspections next month

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced plans to measure the transmission speeds of 5G services from the first quarter of next year, the Taipei Times reports. With the regulator... more

XL’s Sumatra expansion takes in 114 new locations in Rokan Hulu

XL Axiata announced at the weekend (11 September) that its ongoing 4G LTE rollout on the island of Sumatra west of Java, has now reached a further 114 villages across... more

Broadband

KDDI inks business tie-up with SpaceX

Japanese telco KDDI (au) has signed a contract with Low Earth Orbit (LEO) operator SpaceX (Starlink), the company established by US entrepreneur Elon Musk, to provide high speed internet connectivity... more

Government approves latest national broadband development measures

Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the latest plan of measures for the development of broadband internet access for 2021-2022 including the main tasks of state policy in the field... more