15 Sep 2021

Wireless

Telefonica, NEC to collaborate on pre-commercial Open RAN trials in core markets

Telefonica and NEC Corporation have entered into an agreement to conduct pre-commercial Open RAN trials in the Madrid-based group’s four core global markets: Spain, Germany, the UK and Brazil. Following... more

Verizon expands 5G Ultra Wideband, Home Internet coverage

Verizon has announced that its ‘5G Ultra Wideband’ mobility service is now available in Harrisburg, PA; Athens, GA; Orlando, FL and Fremont, CA, which means that its millimetre wave (mmWave)... more

MTS expands Moscow 4.9GHz 5G pilot zones

Russian cellular market leader Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has increased the number of 4.9GHz 5G user pilot zones in Moscow, from 14 to 19, while increasing the pilot zones’ total coverage... more

Vodafone Oman selects Netcracker Digital BSS to support mobile network launch

Netcracker Technology has announced a strategic partnership with Vodafone Oman, which was formally awarded the Sultanate’s third Class I mobile network operator licence at the start of this year. Vodafone... more

Broadband

VNPT, Nokia sign agreement on digital infrastructure development

Vietnam Post and Telecommunications (VNPT) has signed an agreement with Finnish vendor Nokia to allow the operator to improve its digital infrastructure, reports VNA. Under the partnership, the pair agreed... more

MTN Ghana ramping up home internet services

Mobile and fibre network operator MTN Ghana is adopting the ‘MTN Home’ banner for an ‘affordable’ residential internet service facilitating live streaming, video-on-demand and home automation applications, reports Ghanaian news... more

Telenet teams up with Pharrowtech, Unitron for 60GHz FWA trial

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Telenet has disclosed plans to stage a fixed-wireless access (FWA) trial using the 60GHz band. Telenet will collaborate on the testing with Leuven-based millimetre wave (mmWave)... more

TIM hits 25Gbps in FTTH trials

Telecom Italia (TIM) has achieved download speeds of up to 25Gbps on trials of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) equipment in its labs in Turin. The tests, carried out in conjunction with Nokia,... more

Corporate/Financial

Ethiopian govt releases RFP for partial privatisation of Ethio Telecom

Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) has published a request for proposal (RFP) for the partial privatisation of the country’s monopoly telecoms provider, Ethio Telecom. Having laid out the framework under... more

Telikom-bmobile merger expected to complete this month

A merger of state-owned operators Telikom PNG and bmobile is expected to be completed by the end of this month, local press outlet The National reports, citing comments made by... more

4iG agrees takeover of Invitech

Hungarian ICT group 4iG has concluded an agreement to buy 100% of corporate telecoms and IT/network infrastructure solutions provider Invitech for an undisclosed price, pending approval from the Hungarian antimonopoly... more