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20 Jan 2023


Vodafone UK switches on 5G SA trial network

In what it claims is a first for the UK, mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced the switch-on of its 5G Standalone (5G SA) network, confirming that ‘select... more

Play claims 1.7 million 5G-capable devices on its network

Polish operator Play, which is owned by Iliad of France, has announced its network rollout achievements for 2022. The firm says it added 800 new base stations to its mobile... more

MTC to start infrastructure sharing trial; plans 2,417 free Wi-Fi zones

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has announced plans for a pilot scheme to test the sharing of active mobile access network infrastructure by... more

Azercell deploys 4G network in Nakhchivan

Azercell has announced the deployment of a 4G network in Nakhchivan, capital of the eponymous Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan, under a plan to provide LTE coverage throughout the landlocked... more

CRAN to assign 700MHz/800MHz spectrum in 2023

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has confirmed it plans to allocate spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands in 2023, as part of efforts to improve network coverage... more

Anatel renews Algar’s 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz licences

The board of directors at the National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has approved the renewal of Algar Telecom 's spectrum usage rights in the 800MHz, 900MHz and... more

Tigo Panama to invest USD100m in ‘modernisation and expansion’ this year

Tigo Panama has unveiled plans to invest PAB100 million (USD100 million) in the ‘modernisation and expansion’ of its networks in 2023. The proposed spend is in addition to the PAB475... more

MegaFon boosts mobile data speeds by 30% in 24 regions

Russian mobile operator MegaFon has increased the speed of mobile internet by 30% in 24 regions by implementing a frequency refarming programme to transfer existing 2G/3G spectrum to its 4G... more

Fixed Broadband

Cable Compendium: a guide to the week’s submarine and terrestrial developments

Telxius has teamed up with America Movil to deploy a new submarine cable between Guatemala, the US and Mexico, thus accelerating the digital connectivity across LATAM. Named AMX3 by America... more

KDD and Nkom confirm state subsidies for fixed broadband projects in 2023

Norway’s Ministry of Local Government and District (Kommunal- og distriktsdepartement, KDD) and the National Communications Authority (Nasjonal kommunikasjonsmyndighet, Nkom) have confirmed the allocation of subsidies designed to expand the reach... more


Melita Italia acquired by Enel

Italian ISP Melita Italia has been sold to utility group Enel, a former shareholder in wholesale network operator Open Fiber. A report from MondoMobileWeb says Melita customers have been emailed... more

Conecta, Waynet rebranded as Alares

Triple Play Brasil has rebranded its Conecta and Waynet brands using the Alares name that it first introduced in November 2022. The switchover took place on 17 January and affects... more

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