21 Jul 2022

Mobile

Auction of 1400MHz spectrum raises over EUR216m

Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has announced the conclusion on Wednesday of the final phase of its multi-band spectrum auction. Following completion of the... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Spanish telecoms group Telefonica, through its Telefonica Tech and Telefonica Global Solutions (TGS) divisions, is testing solutions from Sateliot to develop ‘an innovative dual 5G NB-IoT connectivity service that integrates... more

IPKO completes 5G tests, aims to launch service as soon as possible

Kosovar full-service provider IPKO has successfully completed trials of 5G technology, achieving peak download speeds of 1.2Gbps on the platform. The company did not disclose further details of the tests... more

SK Telecom goes live with bare-metal cloud-native 5G Core

SK Telecom (SKT) and Ericsson have successfully gone live with bare-metal cloud-native 5G network, using the Swedish vendor’s 5G Core and Cloud Native Infrastructure (CNIS). In a press release regarding... more

Crnogorski Telekom extends 5G coverage across Podgorica

Crnogorski Telekom (CT) has announced its 5G network has been expanded to cover all urban areas of Podgorica. In March this year, CT became the country’s first operator to launch... more

Telkomsel’s 3G to 4G migration enters third phase

Indonesian cellco Telkomsel has revealed that its ongoing upgrade from 3G to 4G LTE services has entered the third of four planned stages, with the ultimate goal of migrating all... more

Spark trials 5G mmWave in North Canterbury

Spark has partnered with rural supply business PGG Wrightson to trial 5G milimetre wave (mmWave) technology, achieving a peak speed of 2.4Gbps at a range of 3km and 1.4Gbps at... more

Claro starts sale of former Oi base stations

Claro Brasil has initiated the process to find buyers for the surplus base transceiver stations (BTS) acquired as part of the BRL15.922 billion (USD3.425 billion) joint takeover of Oi Movel.... more

Fixed Broadband

Movistar unveils new BlueVia Fibra brand as it looks to push fibre into rural Spain

Telefonica (Movistar) has established a new subsidiary and brand, BlueVia Fibra, with the aim of developing its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network – especially those located in rural and remote areas. BlueVia... more

ARSAT to use SES-17 satellite to cover underserved regions

Argentina’s state-backed telecoms operator ARSAT has confirmed that it will utilise the recently launched high performance geostationary (GEO) satellite, SES-17 to connect underserved regions and accelerate digital inclusion throughout the... more

4ka signs network deal with UPC, expands 4G coverage

Slovak fixed and mobile operator 4ka (formerly SWAN) has signed a cooperation agreement with local cableco UPC, Zive.sk writes. 4ka will gain access to UPC’s fixed broadband network which passes... more

MoC confirms price caps for passive infrastructure access, dark fibre

Israeli telco Bezeq says it has received a resolution issued by the communications minister which it confirmed includes signed regulations and recommendations by the Economics Department of the Ministry of... more

Corporate/Financial

Ooredoo to follow Telenor out of Myanmar

Qatar’s Ooredoo Group is reportedly in talks to sell its Myanmar division, Reuters writes, citing two people familiar with the matter. According to the unnamed sources Ooredoo has informed sector... more

MTN to issue second round of bonds to fund network expansion

MTN Nigeria has announced that it has applied to the Nigerian Securities and Exchange Commission to register a new NGN200 billion (USD480.8 million) Bond Issuance Programme. This follows the company’s... more