9 Dec 2021

Mobile

MSIT to offer up additional 5G spectrum block following request from LG Uplus

South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) has agreed to make available additional 5G network spectrum following a request from LG Uplus. It is understood that the regulator has... more

Nex-Tech, Ericsson launch 5G in rural Kansas

Nex-Tech Wireless has teamed up with Ericsson to commercially launch 5G capabilities in rural Kansas. Ericsson has been the primary vendor for Nex-Tech Wireless on its 4G deployments and the... more

Telefonica uses Intelsat satellite to boost mobile connectivity

Telefonica Deutschland, which provides services under the brand name O2, has revealed that it is now using satellite connections from Intelsat at mobile phone locations in regions that are difficult... more

Vodafone NZ completes 32 cell site upgrades/builds, announces VodafoneTV closure

Vodafone New Zealand has revealed it completed the deployment or upgrade of 32 cell sites in November as part of its regional investment programme, despite heightened COVID-19 health and safety... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Telecoms groups TIM, Telefonica and BT have teamed up with technology partners for a live roaming trial of 5G connected car technology in Turin, Italy. New driver and pedestrian safety... more

Fixed Broadband

Kenya Power considers move into retail broadband sector

Electricity distributor Kenya Power plans to connect millions of homes in rural locations with broadband internet via its fibre-optic network infrastructure, reports Business Daily. The company currently leases the fibre... more

Vianet partners with CCS for network expansion in Western Nepal

Nepalese fibre broadband operator Vianet Communications has partnered with China Communication Service (CCS) Nepal, a subsidiary of China Telecommunications Corporation, for its network expansion in Western Nepal. The deal enables... more

Italy’s FiberCop signs new ISP partner

Telecom Italia (TIM) has signed a new partner for its FiberCop secondary access network venture. Marche-based ISP Netoip has joined the co-investment project which manages TIM’s fibre and copper infrastructure,... more

CityFibre lodges appeal over Openreach’s ‘Equinox Offer’ with the CAT

Following suggestions last month that British telecoms regulator Ofcom could face legal action over its decision to approve Openreach’s ‘Equinox Offer’ – which introduced a notable reduction in the cost... more

Corporate/Financial

4iG inks deal to acquire ALBtelecom

Hungarian ICT group 4iG has signed an agreement to acquire 80.27% of Albanian full-service provider ALBtelecom from Cetel Telecom, part of Turkey’s Calik Holding. The takeover will be completed via... more