4 May 2022

Mobile

DISH selects Samsung for 5G Open RAN rollout

DISH Network has selected Samsung Electronics for the deployment of 5G Open RAN solutions across its planned 5G network. As per the multi-year agreement, the companies will collaborate to deploy... more

Vodafone CR’s 5G network now within reach of seven million Czechs

Czech mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone has announced that its ‘state-of-the-art’ 5G network has been expanded to 70% of the population, or more than seven million people, and claims to... more

4ka covers 139 cities with its own networks

Slovakian operator SWAN, which trades under the 4ka brand, says it now has its own 2G and 4G mobile infrastructure in 139 of the country’s 141 cities. It offers full... more

Fixed Broadband

CityFibre and Giganet ink ‘major’ partnership expansion

British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced that it has signed a ‘major expansion’ to its strategic partnership with the ISP Giganet. In a press release regarding the development, the... more

Ukrainian cellcos work to restore signal in occupied regions; Starlink has ‘150,000 users’ in the country

Ukraine’s State Service for Special Communications & Information Protection reported that mobile operator Vodafone Ukraine has restored 71% of mobile communications coverage in the Kherson region ‘thanks to traffic rerouting’,... more

NCC commissions study on colocation and infrastructure sharing market

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has commenced the process of conducting a study to assess the current level of competition in the colocation and infrastructure sharing (CIS) segment... more

Chorus completes final leg of 250km infrastructure project to West Coast

New Zealand wholesale fixed line provider Chorus has announced that the final leg of a 250km infrastructure project to provide the West Coast with an upgraded and more resilient telecommunications... more

Mobile Vikings to enter fixed broadband market

Following its acquisition by Proximus last year, Belgian MVNO Mobile Vikings has announced plans to launch VDSL and fibre-optic fixed broadband services next month. From 14 June customers will be... more

FCC authorises next round of RDOF funding; 26 states and Northern Marianas to benefit

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that it is ready to authorise USD199.3 million through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to fund new broadband deployments in 26 states... more

Corporate/Financial

E-Fiber acquired by Open Dutch Fiber

One of the Netherlands’ largest wholesale open fibre broadband network providers E-Fiber announced on 3 May that it has been taken over by its younger counterpart Open Dutch Fiber (ODF).... more

Chunghwa’s first quarter revenue increase driven by post-paid adds and 5G migration

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has published its results for the quarter ended 31 March 2022, reporting a 2.4% year-on-year increase in revenue, to TWD51.29 billion (USD1.7 billion). According to the company,... more