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24 Mar 2023


Airtel, Jio update on 5G coverage, rollout plans

Indian cellcos Bharti Airtel and Reliance Jio Infocomm (Jio) have provided updates on their respective 5G rollouts, the Economic Times writes, citing comments made by company officials at the ET... more

MTN Group holds PoC trial for 5G SA core in Microsoft Azure

African mobile operator MTN Group has carried out a proof of concept (PoC) for a 5G Standalone (SA) core which it said had been ‘fully deployed in Microsoft Azure’ –... more

ECOI issues new frequency authorisations to Siminn, Vodafone and Nova

The Electronic Communications Office of Iceland (ECOI or Fjarskiptastofa) has issued renewed frequency authorisations to Nova, Siminn and Syn (Vodafone). The companies are allowed the continued use of the 800MHz,... more

ENACOM orders Argentina’s cellcos to introduce biometric SIM registration within 60 days

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones, ENACOM) has formalised its ‘Regulations for the Identity Validation of Users of Mobile Communications Services’, as it seeks to combat fraud and... more

Unifique mobile launch behind schedule; ISP targets June switch-on

Santa Catarina-based ISP Unifique, which was part of a consortium that successfully bid on Brazilian 5G spectrum in 2021, has confirmed that its planned mobile launch is running behind schedule.... more

Ofcom launches consultation on future use of unpaired 2100MHz spectrum

British telecoms regulator Ofcom has opened the consultation on its provisional views related to the possible future use of unpaired spectrum in the 2100MHz band, seeking to ‘secure optimal use... more

Ardian considering INWIT bid

French investment firm Ardian is considering a bid to take full control of Italian tower company INWIT, which has 23,000 mobile towers across Italy. Ardian currently holds around 27% of... more

Fixed Broadband

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

The Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector is reviewing an application submitted by Google and Facebook for the deployment of the Apricot... more

Eltel inks one-year frame agreement with Elisa

Eltel Finland has signed a one-year continuation to its current agreement with Finnish telecommunications company Elisa, it has announced. In a press release regarding the matter the company said the... more

DIGI signs financing deal to facilitate FTTH rollout in Andalucia

DIGI Spain has reportedly entered into a financial agreement with global investment company and asset manager abrdn (formerly Standard Life Aberdeen) to help fund the rollout of a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)... more

CRTC consults on Broadband Fund changes; investigates roaming fees

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has opened a consultation to improve its Broadband Fund focused on high speed internet connectivity for rural, remote and Indigenous communities. The regulator... more

TAURON completes fibre rollout

Polish energy firm TAURON has completed the first phase of its fibre-optic network rollout under the state-backed Operational Programme Digital Poland (Programu Operacyjnego Polska Cyfrowa, POPC). A report from more


Proximus faces competition investigation into edpnet takeover

The Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) announced yesterday that it would review the acquisition of independent ISP edpnet by Proximus under the rules prohibiting abusive conduct by dominant companies. "The enterprise... more

China Mobile books 8% growth in annual net profit

China Mobile has published its financial results for the year to end-December 2022, reporting a 10.5% increase in operating revenue and 8.0% increase in profit attributable to equity shareholders. The... more

Claro follows Vivo, TIM in scrapping sale of surplus Oi cell sites

Claro Brasil has cancelled the proposed sale of a number of surplus base stations it acquired via the three-way takeover of Oi Movel. The mobile player informed the Administrative Council... more

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