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12 Jan 2023

Mobile

VMO2 confirms it will move all Virgin Mobile subscriptions to an O2 tariff by end-2023

Virgin Media O2 (VMO2), the enlarged entity formed by the merger of Virgin Media and O2 UK, has announced that it is to begin moving Virgin Mobile subscriptions to O2... more

NTC: SIM card registration total passes 17 million

The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) has provided an update on the country’s ongoing Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card registration process, noting that the total passed 17 million on 10 January,... more

AK confirms new spectrum allocations

Liechtenstein’s telecoms watchdog the Office for Communication (Amt fur Kommunikation, AK) has published details of the frequency assignment to the nation’s trio of mobile providers: Swisscom, Salt and Telecom Liechtenstein... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

UK giant BT has signed a GBP5 million (USD6.1 million) agreement with Altitude Angel, a specialist in unified traffic management technology designed to enable drones to fly safely over long... more

FCC updates govt on ‘rip-and-replace’ progress; only 2% of recipients have completed work

The Wireline Competition Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has updated the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce... more

Fixed Broadband

Tele Columbus gigabit coverage reaches 50% of network footprint

German cable operator Tele Columbus has announced that it has upgraded its fixed broadband networks to enable maximum speeds of 1Gbps for 145,000 households in the Leipzig and Zwickau regions,... more

Only eleven ISPs cover more than 5% of US population, FCC data reveals

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its ‘2022 Communications Marketplace Report’, as it concludes its biennial assessment of the state of competition across the broader communications marketplace. Among... more

Nokia upgrading VodafoneZiggo network with IP routing solutions

Nokia has been selected to upgrade VodafoneZiggo’s nationwide IP routing network in the Netherlands, with the aim of enabling new generation fixed and mobile services including 5G, and to provide... more

Government concern over Open Fiber rollout delays

An Italian government minister has expressed concern at delays with Open Fiber’s state-subsidised rollouts in underserved rural areas. A series of rollout contracts were awarded to Open Fiber between 2017... more

INEA expands fibre footprint with Nexera deal

Polish fixed broadband provider INEA has expanded its footprint by another 420,000 households thanks to a wholesale fibre network agreement with Nexera. As "reported by CommsUpdate in July":https://www.commsupdate.com/articles/2022/07/11/inea-signs-wholesale-deal-with-orange-networks-unit/, INEA is... more

Corporate/Financial

Telkom rejects Rain’s acquisition proposal

South African telecoms operator Telkom has informed its shareholders that it has terminated discussions relating to Rain’s proposal for an acquisition. Rain submitted a non-binding proposal to be acquired by... more

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