7 Jul 2022

Mobile

Vivo, TIM, Claro all switch on 5G in Brasilia

Brazil’s three national mobile operators, Claro, TIM and Vivo, have all switched on Standalone (SA) 5G technology in Brasilia this week, after receiving the green-light from the government on Monday.... more

MTS finally enters Russian 5G joint venture

Russian mobile market leader MTS has belatedly entered the 5G cooperation joint venture (JV) formed by its rivals MegaFon, Rostelecom (including Tele2 Russia) and Vimpelcom (Beeline). As reported by Interfax,... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Sweden-based Netmore announced that its network company European Connectivity Networks, co-owned with Polar Structure, has launched a project to expand LoRaWAN IoT infrastructure in Denmark nationwide, whilst developing IoT services... more

LG Uplus inks 5G-Advanced/6G MoU with Nokia

South Korea’s LG Uplus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Finnish vendor Nokia to co-develop 5G-Advanced and 6G technologies. The companies intend to focus on areas relating to... more

Telkomsel switches off 3G network in Jakarta

Mobile operator Telkomsel switched off its 3G network in the Jakarta area, starting with East Jakarta on 6 July and with Tangerang and Bekasi to follow in the near future.... more

Elisa argues Tele2’s 5G frequency allocation is ‘unfair’

Elisa Estonia has reportedly lodged a complaint over the way that 5G mobile licences have been distributed and specifically, the additional bandwidth obtained by rival Tele2 Estonia which it claims... more

MTC begins voluntary SIM registration campaign

Namibia’s market-leading cellco Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has announced the start of its voluntary SIM registration campaign, which will run until 1 January 2023 and target the company’s mobile subscription base... more

Fixed Voice

Ooredoo selects BICS to manage international voice

Qatar-based Ooredoo Group announced an international voice services management agreement with BICS to ‘create an innovative voice business model to deliver new solutions in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and fraud... more

Corporate/Financial

TIM board approves transformation plan

Telecom Italia Group's (TIM Group's) board of directors has approved a transformation plan envisaging the potential separation of its fixed network infrastructure assets (NetCo) from services (ServiceCo). Under the plan,... more

Rogers/Shaw merger: no resolution achieved by mediation with Competition Commissioner

Canada’s Rogers Communications and Shaw Communications issued a joint statement yesterday disclosing that the mediation held on 4-5 July between the two telcos and the Commissioner of Competition did not... more