13 Oct 2021

Mobile

Regulators, operators agree on 5G development plans for Lithuania

Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT), other public sector institutions and telecoms operators have agreed on strategic actions for the implementation of 5G mobile communications... more

Airtel, Vi to challenge PoI fines

Indian cellcos Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea (Vi) have appealed to the Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) to challenge the Department of Telecommunications’ (DoT’s) decision to levy fines... more

Subsidies offered to customers exchanging 3G phones from Feb-22

Monika Karas, the head of Hungary’s National Media & Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Media- es Hirkozlesi Hatosag, NMHH), has announced the launch of a HUF5 billion (USD16 million) programme to assist... more

DISH selects Spirent to test and validate 5G core

DISH Network has selected Spirent Communications to autonomously test its 5G network core and validate its performance. The contract with Spirent will allow DISH to verify 5G functionality, measure system... more

Telenet mulls EUR600m tower sale

Liberty Global is rumoured to be considering the sale of around 3,000 mobile towers in Belgium which are owned by its local subsidiary Telenet. A report from Bloomberg, which cites... more

Fixed Broadband

Prysmian Group extends partnership with Openreach

Prysmian Group has announced an extension to its partnership with Openreach, with a new three-year contract. In a press release regarding the development, Prysmian Group said it will provide ‘innovation... more

FNA presents draft regulation for access to Telekom’s last mile networks

Germany’s Federal Network Agency (FNA, known locally as Bundesnetzagentur) has published its draft decision for the framework conditions under which telecoms operator can gain access to the ‘last mile’ network... more

Horizon Communications picks Siklu gigabit fixed-wireless access solution

Bermudan broadband services provider Horizon Communications (Wave Bermuda) has selected Irvine, California-based Fixed 5G millimetre wave (mmWave) company Siklu to supply it with its Terragraph-certified MultiHaul TG N366 nodes and... more

Nokia announces first fixed-wireless access device to support ‘Local 5G’ in Japan

Finnish vendor Nokia today (13 October) announced the launch of its first ever 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) broadband gateway compatible with Japan’s Local 5G specification. In a press release... more

Grupo Datco plots fixed-wireless 5G trial

Buenos Aires-based B2B connectivity provider Grupo Datco has unveiled plans to stage a fixed-wireless 5G trial using equipment from an unnamed Chinese vendor. According to BNAmericas, the company will utilise... more

Oyster Telecom customers moved to Rostelecom under transfer deal

The customers of St Petersburg-based ISP and IT services provider United Networks (trading as Oyster Telecom) are being transferred to the network of national giant Rostelecom via the latter’s subsidiary... more

Fixed Voice

Proposed reporting rules aim to increase transparency in USO delivery

The Australian government is looking to impose more rigorous reporting rules on Telstra with a view to improving transparency in the delivery of voice services in regional and remote areas.... more

Corporate/Financial

KKR, Allianz, AXA vying for stake in Reintel fibre business

Financial investors including the likes of KKR, Allianz Capital Partners and AXA Investment Managers are expected to participate in an auction for a 49% stake in the fibre-optic subsidiary of... more

Nethys expects final offers for Belgium’s VOO this month

Belgian utility group Nethys is expecting to have received final offers from buyers for a majority stake in local cableco VOO by the end of this month. The group has... more