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19 Jan 2023

Mobile

SIGET to hold Extended AWS spectrum auction next month

El Salvador’s Electricity and Telecommunications Superintendency (Superintendencia General de Electricidad y Telecom, SIGET) has said that it will hold the previously announced public tender for mobile spectrum in the 1755MHz-1770MHz/2155MHz-2170MHz... more

Nkom officially opens 3.8GHz-4.2GHz band for local 5G network deployments

Norway’s National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) has confirmed that the 3.8GHz-4.2GHz band has been made available for the deployment of local 5G networks. In a press release regarding the... more

Argentina’s 5G auction now expected to take place in March or April

Argentina’s multi-band 5G spectrum auction is now expected to be held in March or April this year, rather than February. The new timeline was reported by Tiempo Argentino this week.... more

ARTEC reveals technical issues still preventing 5G launch

The Agency for Regulation of Technology and Communication (Autorite de Regulation des Technologies de Communications, ARTEC) has revealed that some technical issues still need to be resolved before 5G services... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

US-based Semtech has completed its acquisition of Canada’s Sierra Wireless, in an all-cash deal first announced in August 2022 representing a total enterprise value of approximately USD1.2 billion. The transaction... more

Fixed Voice

Viya asks to be freed from PSC regulatory oversight

US Virgin Islands-based full-service telecoms operator Viya has requested that its fixed voice service be freed from oversight by the Public Services Commission (PSC), arguing that the market has changed... more

Corporate/Financial

NCC confirms conditional approval for Taiwan Mobile-Taiwan Star and APT-FET mergers

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) has announced its conditional approval for two high profile mergers, the first of those being between Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan Star and the second involving... more

KDDI to transfer au One Net fibre unit in Chubu area to ctc

At a board meeting held on 13 January 2022, the directors of Japanese telco KDDI (au) agreed to transfer its au One Net ‘au Hikari’ Mansion (i.e. FTTH) business in... more

CNMC fines MASMOVIL’s Xfera Moviles EUR1.5m over its execution of Ahi+ acquisition

Spain’s National Commission for Markets and Competition (Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia, CNMC) has fined MASMOVIL subsidiary Xfera Moviles EUR1.5 million (USD1.6 million) for carrying out the... more

Miscellaneous

Transtelecom looks at convergence via Forward BSS/OSS; project follows Kcell’s Nexign partnership

Kazakh fixed network operator Transtelecom is studying the possibilities of entering the mobile and convergent services segments, potentially supported by the implementation of BSS/OSS (business/operations support systems) solutions by Forward,... more

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