11 Nov 2021

Mobile

Telia Finland launches 5G SA core network

Nokia has deployed its 5G Standalone (SA) Core network for Telia Finland, the vendor has announced, saying the development will allow the operator to deliver new advanced 5G services like... more

DNB integrates five MNOs into its wholesale 5G network

Digital Nasional Bhd (DNB), Malaysia’s sole 5G wholesale service operator, has successfully integrated five mobile network operators (MNOs) into its 5G network, The Edge Markets reports. According to the local... more

Telia Norge confirms closure of 3G network

Mobile network operator (MNO) Telia Norge has confirmed that its 3G network has now been fully shut down – in line with plans announced back in 2018. With the cellco... more

Court orders Sudani operators to restore internet access

A Sudanese court has ordered the country's three main mobile operators to restore internet services, after access was cut off last month following a coup by military leaders, Reuters reports.... more

PLDT’s Smart beats its own 5G rollout target

PLDT Inc. mobile division Smart Communications has revealed that its in-deployment 5G network now extends to 6,400 base transceiver stations (BTS), eclipsing its own target of 3,800 for 2021. Taken... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Hutchison Drei Austria has announced it is building the first ‘Austria-wide’ LoRaWAN IoT network in partnership with SPL Tele, aimed at customers including cities/municipalities, energy suppliers, industry, facility management, start-ups,... more

MTS tests 5G Open RAN with Russian software; opens Urals 5G test zone

Russian mobile market leader Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has successfully tested Russia’s first 5G Open RAN using domestic software developed by the Skolkovo Institute of Science & Technology (Skoltech). Data download... more

Nos enlists MATRIXX to ‘future-proof for 5G’

Portuguese telecoms provider Nos has selected the MATRIXX Digital Commerce Platform to support its digital transformation ahead of its planned 5G Standalone (SA) launch. The vendor will drive real-time innovation... more

Fixed Broadband

CityFibre and Vodafone UK expand strategic partnership

CityFibre and Vodafone UK have agreed a major expansion of their strategic partnership in a deal which establishes the latter as the former’s anchor customer nationwide, making long-term volume commitments... more

Amazon seeks to double size of satellite constellation with Kuiper-V System

Project Kuiper, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband venture that is being developed by US web giant Amazon, has filed a new application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC),... more

Astra becomes latest company to unveil LEO satellite broadband plans

Astra Space Platform Services has requested Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authority to launch and operate a non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellite system using V-band frequencies. As proposed, the Astra Constellation would... more

Greece expands UFBB tender

Greece’s Ministry of Digital Governance has expanded the latest phase of its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) project. Having previously estimated a budget of around EUR700 million (USD808 million), according to a... more

Corporate/Financial

Econet Group creates new unit, Cassava Technologies

African telecoms provider Econet Group has launched a new division, Cassava Technologies, to incorporate a number of its digital services and infrastructure operations. Headquartered in London, the new unit will... more

Singtel reports improvement in first-half profit and revenue

Singtel Group has published its financial results for its fiscal first-half ended 30 September 2021, highlighting improved profitability as its underlying business increased on the back of ‘accelerated digitalisation and... more

NetCo sale boosts profit at Polsat Plus Group

Poland’s Polsat Plus Group has reported revenues of PLN3.03 billion (USD760 million) for the third quarter of 2021, up 0.9% year-on-year, or 2.5% on a comparable basis when excluding the... more

Magyar Telekom posts 6.2% Q3 sales hike

Hungarian fixed and mobile operator Magyar Telekom reported that total revenue increased by 6.2% year-on-year to HUF178.1 billion (USD568 million) in Q3 2021, and by 4.6% y-o-y to HUF506.5 billion... more