30 Mar 2022

Mobile

Chunghwa Telecom selects Nokia for 5G network enhancement

Finnish vendor Nokia has inked a two-year deal with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) under which it will enhance the latter’s 5G infrastructure across Taiwan’s central and southern regions. In a press... more

Nokia and Rakuten Mobile demo 1Tbps per channel transmission capability in live network

Nokia and Japan’s new fourth mobile operator, Rakuten Mobile, have announced the successful demonstration of what they claim is the first live 1Tbps per channel transmission over the latter’s commercial... more

MNP to remain in Uruguay

Uruguay has held a referendum on whether or not to partially repeal Law 19,889/2020 (‘Law of Urgent Consideration’), including an article which paved the way for the introduction of mobile... more

Vodafone deploys Ericsson Radio Dot System for 5G indoor coverage in Oman

Vodafone Oman and Ericsson have announced the deployment of a 5G indoor system at the Vodafone Experience Hub in the Mall of Oman as well as the at the mobile... more

96% of settlements in Kyrgyzstan have 4G coverage

Kyrgyzstan’s State Communications Agency (SCA) says in its annual report for 2021 that a total of 2,049 settlements across the country are covered by 4G LTE mobile networks, or 96%... more

Russia suspends LTE coverage obligations due to lack of foreign equipment under sanctions

Russia’s Ministry of Digital Development, Communications & Mass Media and its subordinate State Commission for Radio Frequencies (SCRF) have decided to waive mobile operators’ 4G LTE network coverage expansion obligations... more

Tmcel soft launches 5G in Maputo

Mocambique Telecom (Tmcel) has carried out what it described as a pre-commercial launch of 5G technology in Mozambique’s capital, Maputo. At an opening event held in conjunction with equipment partner... more

Etisalat UAE tests multi-vendor VoNR

Etisalat UAE, the domestic division of United Arab Emirates-based group e& (formerly Etisalat Group), has announced the world’s first successful deployment and testing of a live end-to-end multi-vendor Voice over... more

Corporate/Financial

Trilogy agrees to offload NuevaTel to Balesia Technologies

Trilogy International Partners has entered into an agreement to transfer its 71.5% equity interest in Bolivian mobile operator Nuevatel PCS (Viva) to Balesia Technologies, a member of the Balesia Group,... more

Globo sells 7% stake in Sky Brazil to Werthein affiliate

Brazilian media organisation Globo has offloaded its remaining 7% stake in Brazilian pay-TV provider/ISP Sky Brasil Servicos (Sky Brazil) to GLA Brasil, an affiliate of Buenos Aires-based Grupo Werthein. The... more