18 Aug 2022

Mobile

Entel completes first phase of 5G rollout

Chilean full-service provider Entel has completed the first stage of its 5G network rollout two months ahead of schedule, with coverage now available in 270 of the country’s 346 communes.... more

VMO2 highlights infrastructure improvements in Scotland

Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) has announced a number of network initiatives and ‘major upgrades’ across Scotland, confirming that its 5G network now covers 58 Scottish towns and cities – each... more

Solomon Islands partnering Huawei to deploy 161 mobile towers with Chinese loan funding

Solomon Islands’ Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury McKinnie Dentana confirmed to reporters in Honiara yesterday that a government plan to deploy 161 new mobile network towers... more

New telecoms law to take effect by 14 November 2022

The new Electronic Communications Law (LCE), which transposes the European Electronic Communications Code (EECC) into national law and was approved by parliament on 21 July 2022, has now been published... more

Israeli communications minister outlines measures designed to broaden mobile coverage

Israel’s communications minister Yoaz Hendel has announced measures aimed at improving mobile coverage, including allowing the nation’s mobile network operators (MNOs) to ‘maintain a cell site partnership, which will include... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Zain Bahrain this week claimed the Kingdom’s first commercial deployment of NB-IoT network technology in collaboration with Ericsson following trials last year. Aiming to support Bahrain in achieving its National... more

Fixed Broadband

Sky Brazil launches FTTH via FiBrasil network

Pay-TV/TD-LTE operator Sky Brasil Servicos (Sky Brazil) has launched a new fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) fixed broadband service via neutral network provider FiBrasil, the infrastructure company co-owned by Telefonica and Canadian investment... more

Smaller ISPs increased market share in 2Q22, NBN wholesale market report shows

According to the latest ‘NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report’ published by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the nation’s smaller broadband providers continued to increase their market share in... more

Claro Colombia extends FTTH to 20 new municipalities

Claro Colombia has announced that it has invested USD25 million to connect an additional 20 municipalities to its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network. The locations in question have been named as San... more

VOO updates fixed broadband tariffs, launches TV Light

Belgian cable operator VOO has updated its fixed broadband tariff plans, with new customers now offered a choice of just two packages boasting significantly faster download speeds. The old ‘Relax’... more

Corporate/Financial

EQT combines NorthState, Lumos Networks to form new ISP

EQT Infrastructure has combined two of its US fibre ISPs – North Carolina-based NorthState and Virginia’s Lumos Networks – under the unified Lumos brand. The enlarged entity already presides over... more

Generate Capital invests USD200m in Ting Fiber

Ting Fiber, the US subsidiary of Canadian internet firm Tucows, has announced that it has secured up to USD200 million in financing from Generate Capital, which bills itself as a... more