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1 Dec 2022

Mobile

KDDI’s first Starlink-powered mobile tower goes live in Hatsushima

KDDI (au) has announced that its first mobile tower using SpaceX's Starlink high speed, low-latency satellite broadband internet solution has started commercial operation in Hatsushima, a remote island in Sagami... more

TRA releases spectrum for 5G private networks

Bahrain's Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has made part of the C-band spectrum available for 5G private networks, in line with the goals outlined in its Workplan for the 2022-23 period.... more

Four companies participating in CST’s 2100MHz auction

Saudi Arabia's Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) has announced that four operators – stc, Echostar, Omnispace and Salam (in cooperation with Iridium, AST Space Mobile and Airbus) – have... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Thai telecoms operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) and Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies have teamed up with industrial conglomerate Siam Cement Group (SCG) to develop autonomous vehicle systems for industrial... more

FCC’s authority over spectrum auctions up for renewal on 16 December

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) ability to auction spectrum is up for renewal on 16 December 2022, following a temporary postponement earlier this year. According to a recent report from... more

Fixed Broadband

DCMS makes raft of broadband-related announcements, including plans for satellite trials with Starlink kit

More of the UK’s homes and businesses are expected to gain access to a better broadband connection following announcements made by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).... more

NBN Co selects Ericsson for FWA network upgrade

Australia’s NBN Co has inked an exclusive ten-year partnership extension with Swedish vendor Ericsson for the deployment of 4G and 5G connectivity. Under the deal NBN Co’s fixed wireless access... more

CRTC launches third call for Broadband Fund applications

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched its third call for applications for its Broadband Fund, aimed at projects to improve access to fixed and mobile broadband internet... more

Corporate/Financial

Axiata and Telenor announce completion of Celcom-Digi merger

Axiata Group, Telenor Asia and Digi.com Berhad have announced the completion of the merger of Malaysian communications providers Celcom Axiata and Digi. In a press release confirming the development it... more

MTN hails dismissal of nine-year Turkcell/EAC lawsuit

South Africa-based multinational telecoms operator MTN Group announced this morning that the High Court of South Africa has dismissed a lawsuit launched against it back in 2013 by Turkey’s Turkcell... more

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