24 Nov 2021

Mobile

Romanian multi-band spectrum auction raises EUR43m

Romania’s National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has announced the conclusion of the auction to allocate 195MHz of available spectrum in the 800MHz, 2600MHz and 3400MHz-3800MHz bands.... more

SPRK to auction 700MHz airwaves next month

Latvian telecoms watchdog the Public Utilities Commission (Sabiedrisko Pakalpojumu Regulesanas Komisija, SPRK) will auction spectrum in the 700MHz band for 5G services next month. The tender comprises three licences for... more

Lifecell introducing VoLTE by year-end

Ukraine’s third largest mobile network operator Lifecell plans to launch VoLTE services over its 4G network by the end of 2021, reports Interfax-Ukraine. The company’s CEO Ismet Yazici told the... more

XL Axiata deploys Massive MIMO to boost network capacity

XL Axiata has deployed ‘Smart Massive MIMO’ technology in its network, working in partnership with Huawei, as pat of efforts to increase overall capacity and improve service quality. With the... more

Fixed Broadband

Wind Hellas separates fibre business into new unit

Greek telco Wind Hellas has created a new subsidiary dubbed Hellenic Openfiber to control its fibre infrastructure. A report from Ekathimerini says the new unit will ‘undertake the design, implementation,... more

Nkom proposes updated legislation relating to Telenor’s copper network shutdown plans

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has unveiled proposed changes to legislation related to fixed line incumbent Telenor Norge’s planned switch-off of its legacy copper network. With the watchdog... more

LNET taps Cambium Networks for ePMP fixed wireless in Libya

Wireless networking solutions provider Cambium Networks has announced that Libyan International Company for Technology and Information Technology (LNET) has deployed its ePMP fixed wireless broadband technology to connect more than... more

Cable Bahamas to deploy FTTH across New Providence

Cable Bahamas (REV) has unveiled plans to replace its 25-year-old HFC cable infrastructure on the island of New Providence with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology. The upgrade will take place over the... more

Corporate/Financial

Telenor sells off Swedish fibre assets

Telenor Sweden has sold off its wholesale fibre operation Open Universe as well as its single dwelling unit (SDU) fibre assets to GlobalConnect Sweden. The acquisition includes approximately 200,000 connected... more

MTN Nigeria receives approval for public sale offer

MTN Group has announced that Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved an offer for the sale of up to 575 million ordinary shares in MTN Nigeria, by way... more

Verizon Communications closes TracFone Wireless takeover

Verizon Communications has completed its previously announced acquisition of TracFone Wireless, and TracFone’s family of brands, from America Movil (AM). TracFone is the largest MVNO in the US, serving approximately... more

Satellite group Telesat goes public

Canadian-based global satellite operator Telesat Corporation has become a public company with shares listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (NASDAQ) and Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the ticker symbol... more

eir reports latest financial results, posting increases in revenue and EBITDA

Ireland’s eir has published its results for the quarter ended 30 September 2021, reporting a total turnover of EUR302 million (USD339 million), up 1% year-on-year, with the company noting that... more