10 Jun 2022

Mobile

Telefonica, BUGLAS agree on framework contract for 5G, fibre connections

Telefonica Deutschland, which provides fixed and mobile services under the brand name O2, has agreed on a framework contract with the German Federal Association for Fibre-Optic Connections (BUGLAS) for the... more

China Telecom trials FAST solution to deepen 5G multi-frequency co-ordination

ZTE Corporation and the Hunan Branch of China Telecom – in cooperation with Qualcomm Technologies – have completed an end-to-end trial of a Fusion Assisting Super TDD (FAST) solution. By... more

Telia Finland extends SA across entire 3.5GHz 5G network

Telia Finland has announced that it has enabled Standalone (SA) 5G functionality across its entire 5G network. The cellco’s SA 5G core went live in 20 locations in November 2021... more

Atom investing ‘more than USD330m’ in three years

Mobile operator Atom – which recently rebranded from Telenor Myanmar – says it will invest more than USD330 million over the next three years on network upgrades, business transformation projects... more

DNA 5G network available to 68% of Finns; Elisa 5G coverage reaches 80%

Finnish mobile operator DNA has extended 5G coverage to Evijarvi, Humppila, Karstula, Muurame and Pornainen, meaning connectivity is now available in a total of 155 municipalities. In terms of population... more

TIM 3G switch-off now scheduled for mid-October

Telecom Italia (TIM) has given a revised date of mid-October for its ongoing 3G network shutdown. The operator was planning to have completed the switch-off by the end of this... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Cape Verde’s connection to the EllaLink submarine cable is now live. Vincent Gatineau, Chief Marketing & Sales Officer at EllaLink, said: ‘Thanks to the hard work of the Cabo Verde... more

Hughes selected for Mexican satellite initiative

Hughes Network Systems has announced that its JUPITER System platform has been selected by Stargroup, Apconet/Aitelecom, Eutelsat and Globalsat to power satellite connectivity at more than 7,200 sites across Mexico.... more

Mozambique planning free Wi-Fi areas for every district

Mozambique’s government has committed to improving connectivity in rural areas by installing free Wi-Fi internet access points in all 154 districts of the country by 2024. A press release from... more

Miscellaneous

Rwanda and GSOA sign MoU covering satellite communications

The Rwanda Space Agency (RSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) to explore ways to improve rural connectivity and accelerate digital inclusion.... more