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2 Mar 2023


MobiFone and Nokia sign 5G cooperation agreement

Vietnamese telecoms operator MoibFone has announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Finnish equipment vendor Nokia at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2023) in Barcelona. Under the agreement, Nokia... more

VEON partnering OneWeb to extend mobile internet coverage in developing markets

Amsterdam-based multinational network operator VEON and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb have announced a partnership to provide extended mobile internet connectivity and digital services in emerging markets.... more

Ooredoo selects Huawei, Nokia to upgrade, expand networks in Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Oman, Kuwait

Nokia has been selected by Qatar-based multinational telecoms group Ooredoo to upgrade existing radio access networks (RAN) and deploy new sites in Algeria and Tunisia, to improve network performance and... more

Tango and Telindus to shut down 3G network in January 2024

Tango and Telindus will switch off their 3G network in January 2024 and use the spectrum to strengthen capacity on the 5G network, parent company Proximus Luxembourg has announced. Whereas... more

Singtel, Ericsson and Qualcomm claim greater than 1.6Gbps upload speeds in 5G mmWave trial

Singapore’s largest telecommunications company by subscriptions, Singtel, has revealed that, working in partnership with Ericsson and Qualcomm, it achieved upload speeds in excess of 1.5Gbps on a 5G millimetre (mmWave)... more

Salt and Starlink ink coverage deal

Swiss full-service provider Salt has signed an agreement with Starlink, the satellite connectivity division of SpaceX. Under the agreement, which Salt claims is the first of its kind in Europe,... more

T-Mobile US achieves 3.3Gbps speeds; boosts VoNR footprint

T-Mobile US has announced that it has achieved download speeds of 3.3Gbps by aggregating four channels of mid-band spectrum on its 5G Standalone (SA) network. The trial, which used a... more

Chunghwa inks ‘5G and Beyond’ MoU with Ericsson

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ericsson of Sweden to cooperate on the development of 5G-Advanced and 6G technologies, in order to exploit the... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Belgian B2B network connectivity provider Citymesh, part of European IT services group Cegeka, has expanded to the Netherlands with the takeover of the local Sigfox ‘0G’ IoT network from VolkerWessels... more

Fixed Broadband

Entel boosts Bolivian fibre, mobile coverage

State-backed Bolivian telco Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Entel) has revealed that it extended its fibre networks by 2,512km in 2022, and now has 32,508km of fibre in service. In terms... more


Digicel agrees in-principle deal with creditors for debt-for-equity swap

Up to 90% of the shares of pan-Caribbean telecoms firm Digicel Group may be handed to creditors as part of a deal to take control of the business in exchange... more

HGC looking at HKBN takeover

Hong Kong fixed broadband provider HKBN is thought to be the subject of a takeover offer from rival firm HGC Global Communications which could see HKBN valued at over USD1... more

Grain secures GBP130m funding to continue fibre rollout

Cumbria-based ISP Grain has secured GBP130 million (USD156.4 million) in funding, of which GBP110 million has been committed by German Landesbank Nord/LB. The German bank, which specialises in investing in... more

CMA provisionally clears Inmarsat-Viasat merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has announced that it has provisionally cleared the proposed USD7.3 billion merger between satellite communications giants Viasat and Inmarsat, after an in-depth four-month... more

TIM restructures TIM Enterprise unit

Telecom Italia Group (TIM Group) has launched its restructured TIM Enterprise business unit as part of a planned spin-off. The division serves large enterprise and public administration customers in Italy,... more

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