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27 Apr 2023


Vodafone UK launches 5G SA Mobile Private Network solution

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has announced the launch of its new Mobile Private Network (MPN) offering, with the cellco claiming to have become the first British operator... more

Rogers, SpaceX to offer nationwide satellite-to-phone coverage

Rogers Communications and SpaceX yesterday announced an agreement to bring satellite-to-phone coverage nationwide to enable all Canadians to access connectivity beyond the reach of traditional cellular networks using SpaceX’s Starlink... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

Spain’s Sateliot has claimed a ‘world first’ with the launch of a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite that complies with 3GPP’s 5G NB-IoT NTN Release 17 standard. Following the US... more

Mobile operators ordered to ensure universal services in five areas

Lithuania’s Communications Regulatory Authority (RRT) has ordered the country’s three mobile network operators (MNOs) – Telia, Tele2 and Bite – to ensure the provision of universal electronic communication services in... more

Deputy PM says Fiji govt working on rolling out 5G ‘soon’

Fiji’s Deputy Prime Minister Manoa Kamikamica has revealed that the government is working with the country’s telecoms operators to commercialise 5G services in Fiji. Speaking at a side meeting at... more

Anatel approves a further 282 municipalities for 3.5GHz 5G

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has confirmed that 3.5GHz licensees are able to activate 5G services in a further 282 municipalities from Tuesday 2 May, as... more

Telcel extends 5G to pre-paid users; 5G coverage reaches 120 municipalities

Mexican mobile market leader Telcel has confirmed that it has extended 5G access to its pre-paid subscribers, meaning more than 68 million additional pay-as-you-go customers can now utilise the advanced... more

Fixed Broadband

Play picks Nokia and Huawei for fibre rollout

Play of Poland has reportedly chosen Nokia and Huawei as equipment partners for its GPON fibre network rollout. A report from says the contracts were agreed some time ago... more

CNT migrates to SES's O3b mPOWER in Galapagos Islands

Ecuadorian state-owned operator Corporacion de Telecomunicaciones (CNT) and satellite operator SES have announced a major Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite capacity expansion agreement to deliver enhanced broadband connectivity and 3G/4G/5G... more


Telia agrees to sell Danish operations to Norlys

Telia Company has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its operations and network assets in Denmark to Norlys (formed in June 2019 by the merger of energy and... more

Iliad and Vodafone resume talks on potential European buyouts

Iliad of France and UK-based Vodafone Group are rumoured to have resumed negotiations regarding Iliad buying some of Vodafone’s European operations. In February 2022 Iliad submitted a EUR11.25 billion (USD12.4... more

Flo Networks completes acquisition of ATC Holding Fibra Mexico from American Tower

Flo Networks (formerly known as Transtelco) has completed the acquisition of American Tower’s Mexican fibre business, ATC Holding Fibra Mexico (known commercially as redIT), which has a high-capacity fibre presence... more

ATC mulling sale of Indian unit

American Tower Corp (ATC) is reportedly looking to sell up to 100% of its wholly owned Indian subsidiary after efforts to find a buyer for a 50% stake failed, the... more

Rogers boosts Q1 sales by 6%; enters new era post-Shaw takeover

Canadian quadruple-play telecoms group Rogers Communications posted total revenue of CAD3.835 billion (USD2.822 billion) for the three months ended 31 March 2023, up 6% from CAD3.619 billion in 1Q22. Total... more

Telenet highlights growing FMC subscriptions as inflation hits net profit

Belgian full-service telecoms provider Telenet has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2022, highlighting continued growth in its fixed-mobile converged (FMC) subscription base drove a... more

KPN Q1 sales rise 1.9%; FTTH network expanded by over half a million premises year-on-year

Dutch quadruple-play operator KPN reported total revenue growth of 1.9% year-on-year to EUR1.333 billion (USD1.469 billion) in the first quarter of 2023, with underlying group service revenue growth of 1.2%... more

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