17 Dec 2021

Mobile

Telekom Malaysia inks fibre leasing service agreement with DNB

Telekom Malaysia has announced the signing of a 'fibre leasing service agreement’ with state-owned wholesale 5G network operator Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), in an attempt to speed up the deployment... more

CMA suggests Cellnex-CK Hutchison tower deal could harm competition, lead to higher prices

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has released its provisionally findings on Cellnex’s proposed purchase of CK Hutchison’s telecoms towers, adjudging it could harm competition and lead to higher... more

NuRAN signs agreement for 250 sites with MTN South Sudan

NuRAN Wireless, a specialist in rural telecommunications, has announced the signing of a ten-year agreement with MTN Group for a minimum of 250 sites in rural areas of South Sudan.... more

CTU extends O2’s 2100MHz allocation; includes obligation to support 2G until 2028

The Czech Telecommunication Office (Cesky telekomunikacni urad, CTU) has extended O2 Czech Republic’s licence to use the 2100MHz band – the current one was due to expire on 1 January... more

Indosat launches 5G services in Balikpapan

Mobile network operator (MNO) Indosat Ooredoo has announced the launch of commercial 5G services in Balikpapan, a port city on the island of Borneo, East Kalimantan. The company said the... more

Estonian government proposes auction of three 3.5GHz licences next year

Estonia’s Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology, Andres Sutt, is proposing to offer three licences in the country’s much-delayed auction of 5G-capable 3.5GHz spectrum. The concessions will each include 130MHz... more

TIM surpasses 5Gbps in 5G SA trial

Telecom Italia (TIM) says it has attained European record data transfer rates of over 5.2Gbps in a trial of 5G Standalone (SA) technology on a live network in Rome. The... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Claro Colombia, a subsidiary of America Movil, has activated a new extension of the America Movil Submarine Cable System-1 (AMX-1) to the island of San Andres in the Caribbean Sea,... more

Corporate/Financial

Airtel submits early payment for 2014 spectrum purchases

Indian telecoms group Bharti Airtel has paid INR155.19 billion (USD2.04 billion) to the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) towards its liabilities for spectrum it acquired in 2014. The operator notes it... more

Miscellaneous

Govt plans to combine MCIT, ATRA, Aftel and Afghan Post

The Afghan government has announced that the Afghanistan Telecom Regulatory Authority (ATRA) will be merged into the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), along with state-owed telco Afghan Telecom... more