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8 Dec 2022

Mobile

Airtel is sole bidder in Nigeria’s second 3.5GHz auction

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that Airtel Nigeria emerged as the sole bidder in the upcoming 5G auction and therefore will proceed to the ‘assignment stage’ in line... more

NCA, operators sign landmark interconnection agreement

The National Communications Authority (NCA) and Somali mobile operators have signed an interconnection agreement to allow end users to call each other seamlessly across different telecoms networks. The agreement was... more

MoC begins sale process for 26GHz band spectrum

Israel’s Ministry of Communications (MoC) has announced the start of an auction process for 5G-suitable frequencies in the 26GHz band. A total of 2,500MHz (offered as 25 x 100MHz blocks)... more

Operators fulfil 98% voice coverage obligation

Romanian telecoms watchdog the National Authority for Management & Regulation in Communications (ANCOM) has announced that the country's mobile network operators (MNOs) have fulfilled an obligation to provide voice services... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Ericsson has agreed to sell its IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud businesses and related assets to California-based IoT solutions provider Aeris Communications, with Ericsson’s IoT employees set to become... more

Telstra and Ericsson claim new 5G download speed benchmark

Australian mobile operator Telstra and vendor partner Ericsson have announced that they have achieved a new 5G download peak speed benchmark of 7.3Gbps on the former’s live commercial network. In... more

ANFR authorised 37,412 5G sites as of 1 December

France’s independent telecoms regulator, the National Agency of Frequencies (Agence Nationale des Frequences, ANFR), has published its monthly update on the number of base transceiver stations (BTS) in the country,... more

Fixed Broadband

Orange Cote d’Ivoire expands fibre broadband to Korhogo

Orange Cote d’Ivoire has expanded its fibre broadband access services to the country’s third most populous city, Korhogo, adding to the operator’s existing high speed fibre network coverage in the... more

Claro launches FTTH on the island of San Andres

Claro Colombia has announced that it has launched fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services on the Caribbean island of San Andres. Locals can expect to receive download speeds of up to 200Mbps as... more

Volia restoring Kherson internet/TV services

Ukrainian fixed broadband and pay-TV operator Volia announced on its website on 5 December that it has begun the process of testing restored network services in the recently liberated southern... more

Corporate/Financial

Oi, NK 108 sign BRL1.7bn contract for tower sale

Oi has informed its shareholders that it has signed a BRL1.697 billion (USD324.6 million) contract to sell selected tower infrastructure to NK 108 Empreendimentos e Participacoes (NK 108) – an... more

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