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15 Dec 2022

Mobile

Telia switches off 3G network

Telia Lietuva has completed the deactivation of its 3G network in Lithuania, reports Verslo Zinios. The shutdown process began in Utena, Moletai, Ignalina and Svencionys in eastern Lithuania in March,... more

ComReg announces results of multi-band spectrum auction’s main stage

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has published the results of the main stage of its ‘Multi Band Spectrum Award’ sale process, to determine the winners and prices for a... more

3.5GHz 5G approval granted to a further 15 municipalities

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that a further 15 municipalities have been approved to utilise the 3.5GHz band for 5G services. Of the locations... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

US giant AT&T – which boasted more than 55 million wholesale connected cars on its network as of 3Q22 – has been selected to connect Polaris 2023 model off-road vehicles... more

Fixed Broadband

Ofcom confirms receipt of new Openreach FTTP pricing offer

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced that it has been notified of new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) pricing arrangements – known as ‘Equinox 2’ – that Openreach intends to put in place... more

Viasat joins Microsoft’s Airband Initiative

Microsoft Corp and Viasat have unveiled a new partnership which aims to provide internet access for ten million people globally, including five million across Africa. Satellite operator Viasat will work... more

Corporate/Financial

2degrees announces NZD1bn sale of tower assets

New Zealand operator 2degrees has announced the pending sale of its passive mobile tower assets to Connexa for NZD1.076 billion (USD693.4 million). Under the terms of the transaction, 2degrees has... more

Turkcell ups life:) stake to 100%

Turkcell has published confirmation that it has acquired the 20% stake in Belarusian Telecommunications Network (BeST, branded life:)) it did not already own from the Republic of Belarus’ State Asset... more

CVT to merge all divisions on 1 January

State-backed Cabo Verde Telecom’s (CVT’s) planned merger of its retail fixed voice, fixed broadband internet/pay-TV and mobile divisions into a single company will occur on 1 January 2023, reports Visao.sapo.pt.... more

Oi’s judicial recovery ends after more than six years

The judicial recovery of financially stricken Brazilian telco Oi drew to a close yesterday (Wednesday 14 December), after around six-and-a-half years. Fernando Viana, the judge of the 7th Corporate Court... more

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