21 Apr 2022

Mobile

EE partners with Qualcomm to test 5G over seven combined spectrum carriers

British mobile network operator (MNO) EE claims to have become the first European cellco to deliver 5G successfully over seven combined spectrum carriers, saying the development had seen it achieve... more

VIAVI selected by Rakuten Symphony for 5G Open vRAN ‘lab to the field’ trails

Rakuten Symphony, which was established in April 2021 by Rakuten Group to bring together Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP), Open RAN software and all of Rakuten’s international telco solutions, has selected... more

NuRAN signs ten-year USD60m 4G contract with MTN Namibia

Canadian telecom infrastructure provider NuRAN Wireless has finalised an agreement signed with MTN Namibia in February for the deployment of a minimum of 150 sites (2G, 4G and 2G/4G combined)... more

CRAN to review frequency band plan

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has revealed it intends to review its frequency band plan every four years, The Namibian reports. Speaking at a public consultative meeting about... more

PLDT-Smart committed to SIM registration despite Duterte’s veto, paper says

The Manila Bulletin writes that Filipino telecoms operator PLDT and mobile arm Smart Communications remain committed to SIM card registration despite President Rodrigo Duterte having vetoed the SIM Card Registration... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

JT IoT and Stacuity have partnered to combine Stacuity’s programmable platform with JT IoT’s global mobile connectivity footprint. Mike Bromwich, Stacuity CEO, commented: ‘The combination of our leading-edge technology and... more

Fixed Broadband

T-Mobile US claims one million fixed wireless subs

T-Mobile US has announced that it has welcomed its one millionth fixed wireless ‘5G Home Internet’ subscription, just one year after launching the service commercially. A total of 40 million... more

Tele2 launches commercial phase of fibre network in Zirmunai

Lithuanian mobile operator Tele2 has announced that it has completed testing its fibre-optic internet service and is starting its commercial phase in the parts of the capital Vilnius. The network... more

Rogers tests 8Gbps symmetrical fibre broadband for planned summer launch

Canada’s Rogers Communications has announced the successful testing of 8Gbps symmetrical fibre broadband access speeds in lab and customer trials, under a plan to launch the new download and upload... more

HISPASAT, GlobalSat collaborate on rural Mexican connectivity project

Spanish telecoms satellite operator HISPASAT (part of the Red Electrica Group) has collaborated with Mexican ISP GlobalSat on the rollout of satellite connectivity hotspots in 500 remote towns in Mexico,... more

Corporate/Financial

Oi closes sale of mobile unit; adjusted closing price is BRL15.9bn

Brazilian telecoms operator Oi has confirmed that the sale of its Oi Movel unit – to a consortium comprising TIM Brasil, Claro Brasil and Telefonica Brasil (Vivo) – closed on... more

Rogers posts 4% Q1 revenue increase; reportedly favours Xplornet bid for Shaw mobile assets

Canada’s Rogers Communications reported ‘solid operational improvements’ in its Wireless (mobile), Cable (fixed internet/pay-TV/voice) and Media divisions in Q1 2022. Total revenue improved 4% year-on-year to CAD3.619 billion (USD2.871 billion)... more

Summit Broadband acquires NexGen

Florida-based Summit Broadband has announced the acquisition of NexGen Connected Communities, an ISP which has delivered communications solutions engineered specifically for multi-tenant residential communities since 2015. Summit Broadband CEO Kevin... more

Tele2 reports positive Q1 results

Tele2 group of Sweden has reported a 2% year-on-year increase in total revenues in the first three months of 2022 to SEK6.74 billion (USD712 million). Domestic sales were up 1%... more

Revenues stable for Telekom Slovenije in 2021

Telekom Slovenije recorded revenues of EUR653.6 million in full-year 2021, down marginally on the year-earlier figure of EUR654.9 million. EBITDA climbed 5% to EUR220.8 million, while net profit jumped 52%... more