7 Jan 2022

Mobile

Spain adds 26GHz band to regulatory framework

Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation (Ministerio de Asuntos Economicos y Transformacion Digital) published its new National Chart of Attribution of Frequencies (Cuadro Nacional de Atribucion de Frecuencias,... more

5G, third mobile licence under evaluation in the Bahamas

Bahamian industry watchdog the Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has published its draft Annual Plan for 2022, with both 5G services and the possible introduction of a third mobile... more

KT Corp to partner Fujitsu and DOCOMO on 5G Open RAN

South Korea’s KT Corp, which is partnering Japanese vendor Fujitsu on Open RAN-based 5G base station equipment, has revealed that the pair successfully completed a verification trial at its R&D... more

Elisa doubles 5G footprint to cover 4m Finns

Helsinki-based Elisa has confirmed that it has doubled its 5G footprint in the twelve months since January 2021, and now covers four million Finns with its fifth-generation infrastructure. As such,... more

New termination rates suspended pending Safaricom appeal

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom has petitioned the Communications and Multimedia Appeals Tribunal to block the introduction of new mobile termination rates (MTRs), reports Business Daily. Last month the Communications Authority... more

T-Mobile US, Crown Castle ink twelve-year tower, small cell extension

T-Mobile US and Crown Castle International have signed a new twelve-year agreement to support the continued build-out of T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network with increased access to Crown Castle's towers, small... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Google’s new submarine cable system aiming to connect North and South America will land at Grand Strand in South Carolina. From there, the Firmina cable will run to Las Toninas,... more

Regional ISP Truespeed secures USD135m investment for fibre rollout

UK broadband internet provider Truespeed has received a second tranche of funding from global asset management firm Aviva Investors to help underpin its ongoing rollout of gigabit-capable fibre-optic networks in... more

China completes rollout of broadband to all villages

All of China’s administrative villages were connected to broadband services by the end of November 2021, Xinhua writes. Xie Cun, a senior official at the Ministry of Industry and Information... more

Corporate/Financial

SoftBank to test the water with ‘record’ bond sale

Masayoshi Son’s technology conglomerate SoftBank Group Corp is looking to test market sentiment via the sale of JPY550 billion (USD4.8 billion) worth of notes – its biggest bond sale to... more