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4 Nov 2022

Mobile

China Unicom given green light to refarm 900MHz band for 5G

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has approved plans for full-service provider China Unicom to refarm frequencies in the 900MHz band currently used for 2G, 3G and 4G... more

KKTCell secures 247MHz of 4G/5G spectrum in seven bands

Turkcell has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Kuzey Kibris Turkcell (KKTCell), which operates in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), has participated in the Information Technologies and Communication Authority’s... more

Mobily achieves 3.8Gbps in 5G SA trial using CA

Saudi telecoms operator Mobily has achieved a maximum download speed of 3.8Gbps on its 5G Standalone (SA) network using tri-band CA (3C), in collaboration with Nokia. The companies claim this... more

ACMA consults on remaking legislative instruments for 700MHz, 1800MHz and 2.5GHz bands

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched a consultation on proposals to redraw the legislation governing the technical framework for several spectrum licence bands that are currently due... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Alaska Power & Telephone’s (AP&T’s) subsidiary AP&T Wireless (AP&T) has completed the installation of the SEALink submarine fibre-optic cable system, providing Prince of Wales Island with its first fibre link... more

MEAG, AVWL and Primevest establish wholesale fibre company

German asset manager MEAG, pension fund Arzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe (AVWL) and investment firm Primevest Capital Partners (Primevest CP) have reached an agreement on creating a joint venture for the deployment of... more

Fiberklaar network reaches 1,000km

Fiberklaar, the joint venture between Belgian full-service operator Proximus and Sweden’s EQT Infrastructure, announced it has deployed 1,000km of fibre since kicking off its rollout 18 months ago. The company... more

FCC to enable faster Wi-Fi by approving 6GHz automated frequency coordination systems

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that its Office of Engineering and Technology has conditionally approved thirteen proposed automated frequency coordination (AFC) database systems to finalise development for operations... more

Clearwave passes 100,000 homes; on course for 500,000 by 2026

Clearwave Fiber – the joint venture formed by US cableco Cable ONE in association with GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organisation (TPO) in January this year – has... more

CMC Networks launches ‘IP Premier’ DIA for SD-WAN across Africa

CMC Networks, a global Tier 1 service provider based in South Africa, has launched IP Premier, a high-performance dedicated internet access (DIA) solution designed to accelerate the adoption of SD-WAN... more

Corporate/Financial

Telefonica reports 11.2% increase in Q3 revenues to EUR10.3bn

Telefonica today (4 November) revealed that consolidated revenue for the third quarter of 2022 rose by 11.2% year-on-year to EUR10.343 billion (USD10.111 billion), while underlying OIBDA grew 8.5% to EUR3.293... more

Finetwork looking to raise EUR500m to drive growth strategy

Madrid-based Finetwork, which claims to offer mobile and fibre broadband services to more than 800,000 subscribers, is reportedly mulling a plan to raise EUR500 million (USD488.8 million) to fund its... more

Vi net loss widens to INR75.9bn

Debt-laden Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has registered gross revenues of INR106.1 billion (USD1.3 billion) for the three months to end-September 2022, up from INR104.1 billion in the preceding quarter... more

Bell hails record fixed broadband take-up in Q3; fibre and 5G+ expansion continue

Bell Canada posted a 3.2% year-on-year rise in revenues to CAD6.024 billion (USD4.385 billion) in the third quarter of 2022, and a 1.2% y-o-y improvement in Q3 adjusted EBITDA to... more

Turkcell sales, net profits climb 56.7%, 67.6% in 3Q22

Turkcell reported consolidated quarterly group revenues of TRY14.662 billion (USD787 million) in the three months ended 30 September 2022, up 56.7% year-on-year, which it attributed to strong ARPU growth and... more

Miscellaneous

Telecoms Agency becoming National Inspectorate for Digital Infrastructure

On 1 January 2023 the Netherlands’ Telecommunications Agency (Agentschap Telecom – AT) will be renamed the National Inspectorate for Digital Infrastructure (Rijksinspectie Digitale Infrastructuur) to reflect a broadening of its... more