6 Oct 2022

Mobile

Jio soft launches 5G in four cities; Airtel planning fixed wireless 5G service

Indian full-service provider Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) has launched beta trials of its ‘True 5G’ service in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi, the Economic Times reports. Access to the service... more

Spanish govt launches 26GHz auction consultation

Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, acting via the Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Digital Infrastructures, has launched a public consultation regarding its planned auction of 5G-suitable... more

Movistar pledges to invest USD270m in Venezuela

Movistar Venezuela has unveiled plans to invest USD270 million in the expansion of its mobile networks over the next two years. Company president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zarco commented: ‘We are... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Orange Belgium and Dutch counterpart KPN are investigating how 5G technology can accelerate the further digitalisation of the Westerschelde waterway corridor of Belgium and the Netherlands. The ‘5G Estuary’ project... more

Brazilian cellcos allowed to launch SA 5G in Belem, Macapa, Manaus, Porto Velho and Rio Branco from today

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that the country’s national mobile operators are permitted to launch Standalone (SA) 5G services using the 3.5GHz frequency band... more

MCMC launches review of access pricing

A public inquiry on a review of the Mandatory Standard on Access Pricing (MSAP) has been launched by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), as it seeks to determine... more

Fixed Broadband

Government prioritises high speed connectivity in new policy

Algeria’s government presented a new General Policy declaration to parliament on 3 October, placing the improvement of the quality of connectivity and universal access to high speed internet among its... more

Corporate/Financial

Vodafone selects Evercore to sell stake in Spanish fixed network

Vodafone has picked investment bank Evercore to sell a stake in its fixed network in Spain, Cinco Dias reports, citing sources with knowledge of the process. The planned sale is... more

Benton Ridge Telephone Company snapped up by Jerry Kent’s Cequel

Benton Ridge Telephone Company (BRTC) has announced that its shareholders have approved the acquisition of the company and its subsidiaries by Cequel III, a St. Louis based investment and management... more

FNE clears VTR/Claro tie-up

Chile’s National Economic Prosecutor (Fiscalia Nacional Economica, FNE) has greenlit the merger of VTR and Claro Chile, stating that the tie-up does not represent a risk to competition in the... more