17 Mar 2022

Mobile

Malaysia sticks with single 5G network plan; 70% equity stake in DNB to be offered to cellcos

The government of Malaysia has confirmed it is sticking with its plans to deploy 5G technology via a single wholesale network (SWN), while also revealing it will offer local mobile... more

ComReg publishes latest temporary spectrum management measures decision

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published a decision confirming it will extend its COVID-19 temporary licensing framework for what it intends to be a final time. Having earlier... more

Eastlink launches 5G network in Halifax

Canadian cableco and mobile operator Eastlink yesterday announced the commercial launch of a 5G network initially spanning 18 cell sites in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The network, based on Ericsson RAN... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Kerlink and VIoT Group have partnered to roll out Vietnam’s first nationwide LoRaWAN IoT network, with 350 Kerlink gateways to be deployed by the end of May in six cities,... more

Fixed Broadband

Telekom raises Berlin FTTH expansion target to 2m connections

Telekom Deutschland, the domestic fixed and mobile unit of Deutsche Telekom, has announced that it now plans to deploy two million fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connections in Berlin by 2030. Last year... more

Corporate/Financial

e& looking to raise Mobily stake to 50% plus one share

e& (formerly Etisalat) has proposed to increase its stake in Saudi Arabia’s Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily), in a deal that could be valued at USD2.2 billion, Bloomberg writes. The UAE-based... more

Unifique agrees Sygo Internet takeover

Santa Catarina-based ISP Unifique has announced the takeover of Proserver Telecomunicacoes, which trades as Sygo Internet. The acquired company is valued at BRL134.5 million (USD26.2 million), although the purchase price... more

2021 sales down 1% for CK Hutch Group Telecom

Hong Kong-based CK Hutchison Group Telecom (CKHGT), which has operations in Europe and Asia, has reported total revenue of EUR10.08 billion (USD11.08 billion) for full-year 2021, down 1% year-on-year. EBITDA... more

Miscellaneous

Pacific Networks, ComNet are the latest Chinese companies banned by FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted an ‘Order on Revocation and Termination’ ending the ability of Pacific Networks Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, ComNet (USA), to provide domestic... more