29 Jun 2022

Mobile

Proximus and Nokia enhance 5G network slicing

Belgian full-service telecoms operator Proximus and Nokia have announced new enhancements to 5G network slicing performance in congested network conditions, using radio software-defined networking and radio resource technologies. The live... more

Council of State rejects Outremer’s appeals against Digicel-Free mobile sharing deal

The Council of State (Conseil d’Etat) has rejected two appeals filed by Outremer Telecom regarding Arcep's decision not to request modification of the pooling agreement between Digicel and Free Caraibe... more

TIM poised to activate SA 5G in Brasilia next week

TIM Brasil is expected to switch on its Standalone (SA) 5G network in Brasilia next week. According to TeleTime, which cites a presentation by company president Alberto Griselli at the... more

ARCEP fines Togocom USD3.7m for ‘serious breaches’

Togo’s Regulatory Authority for Electronic Communications and Posts (ARCEP) has fined Togocom XOF2.3 billion (USD3.7 million) – or 2% of the telco’s certified revenues – for ‘serious breaches of its... more

UPC Poland launches VoLTE and VoWiFi

UPC Poland has implemented VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling for its mobile customers. The cableco, which acts as an MVNO on the network of its parent company Play, had 133,500 mobile... more

ANACOM launches 1500MHz band consultation

Portugal’s National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) has launched a public consultation on the availability of spectrum in the 1427MHz-1517MHz (‘1500MHz’) frequency band. The consultation aims to collect... more

Vodafone Turkey completes network virtualisation project

Vodafone Turkey has announced the completion of the virtualisation process of its 2G/3G/4G mobile voice, data and signalling infrastructures, declaring that the move to cloud-based systems was based on customers'... more

JCRA sets out approach to 5G licensing and application process

A next step towards the licensing of 5G-suitable spectrum has been announced by the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority (JCRA), with the publication of an updated ‘Statement of Intent’ which contains... more

Fixed Broadband

PLDT Home launches 10Gbps FAST Hub service

Consumer division PLDT Home has launched a new FAST (Fiber Accelerated Speed Tech) Hub service, promising peak speeds of up to 10Gbps, and claiming a first in the Philippines. Whilst... more

Corporate/Financial

MCMC approves merger of Celcom and Digi

The proposed merger of Malaysian mobile network operators (MNOs) Celcom and Digi has been given the green light by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). In a statement confirming... more

Zambian government reportedly puts telco up for sale

A senior official at state run telecoms firm Zamtel has revealed that the government has put the company up for sale. According to local press outlet the Lusaka Times, Zamtel... more