18 Mar 2022

Mobile

WINDTRE and Iliad consider sharing rural 5G infrastructure via new unit

Italian mobile network operators (MNOs) WINDTRE and Iliad are considering a joint 5G rollout in rural areas to cut costs. A report from Reuters says WINDTRE is proposing to transfer... more

CITC extends public consultation on 450MHz spectrum award to 7 April

Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has extended the deadline for comments on its plans to award 450MHz frequencies for the establishment of broadband specialised networks for enterprises... more

96,414 base stations in Brazil, Anatel confirms

The National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has revealed that there are currently a total of 96,414 licensed base transceiver stations (BTS) in Brazil. Collectively, the country’s four... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The Equiano cable is expected to land in Lome (Togo) today (18 March), sources familiar with the matter confirmed to local news source Togo First. Togo will thus become the... more

Ukrainian ISPs expand bomb shelter internet coverage

Broadband ISPs in cities across Ukraine have connected hundreds of bomb shelters with fixed internet/Wi-Fi facilities and continue to expand their networks daily. On 17 March Kyivstar – the country’s... more

Deutsche Glasfaser to expand FTTH footprint in Rhineland-Palatinate

Deutsche Glasfaser has announced plans to connect around 700,000 households in Rhineland-Palatinate to fibre-optic infrastructure by the end of 2030. The expansion is being carried out in cooperation with the... more

Czech operators T-Mobile and Vodafone team up for fibre broadband rollout

T-Mobile Czech Republic and Vodafone Czech Republic have announced ambitious plans to collaborate on the rollout of new optical fibre internet connections for almost a million households. In a press... more

Rede Aberta to connect 400,000 homes in Galicia by 2024

Spanish regional wholesale provider Rede Aberta has declared its intention to bring fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity to more than 400,000 homes in rural Galicia by 2024. According to Expansion, the operator... more

Corporate/Financial

Telenor receives green light for Myanmar exit

Norwegian telecoms group Telenor has received approval from the Myanmar junta for the sale of its Myanmar division to Lebanese investment firm M1 Group. Telenor confirmed that, as part of... more