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19 May 2023


MTN’s 5G network reaches 13 Nigerian cities

MTN Nigeria’s 5G mobile network, which was launched on a commercial basis in September last year, currently reaches a total of 13 cities across the country. The Guardian cites the... more

Four MNOs apply to take part in 2300MHz spectrum auction

Four mobile network operators (MNOs) – Viettel, VNPT-Vinaphone, MobiFone and Vietnamobile – have applied to participate in the Ministry of Information and Communications’ (MIC’s) upcoming spectrum auction, reports VietNamnet. The... more

Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison and Nokia complete network consolidation

In a press release, Nokia and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (IOH) have announced the successful completion of a network consolidation programme to support the mobile operator’s growing subscriber base. The programme,... more

Nar launches 5G pilot network in Sumgait

Azerbaijani cellco Azerfon (operating under the brand name Nar) has announced the launch of a 5G pilot network in the city of Sumgait. The company claims the activation of the... more

Tele2 Estonia switches on first mmWave 5G site

Tele2 Estonia has opened its first millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G base station operating in the 26GHz (24.7GHz-27.1GHz) range. The first trial site is situated in the town of Lagedi, just... more

5G penetration passes 20% in Macau

Macau’s Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT) says that more than 20% of the territory’s population are now using 5G mobile services, six months after their launch. The first 5G network... more

Du demos 5G VoNR

Du in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has completed a successful demonstration of 5G Voice over New Radio (VoNR) technology to showcase its 5G Standalone (SA) capabilities. The trial was... more

Fixed Broadband

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

Google has applied for a licence to construct, land, and operate a private fibre-optic network connecting the US with Taiwan, the Philippines and Guam. The 13,470km Taiwan-Philippines-US (TPU) submarine cable... more

brsk reports coverage milestone, details new locations for rollout

British full fibre network operator brsk has confirmed its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) infrastructure is now available to 200,000 premises, ISPreview reports, more than double the 100,000 homes and businesses it reported... more

Megacable to invest MXN800m in Sinaloa this year

Mexican cableco Megacable has disclosed plans to invest MXN800 million (USD45.2 million) in the state of Sinaloa this year, which follows investment of MXN1.5 billion over the last two years.... more

AirPON supporting Uzbektelecom’s fibre broadband expansion to smaller settlements

Uzbektelecom (Uztelecom) gave details on its website of its recent usage of AirPON (Air Passive Optical Network) fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) technology to accelerate the deployment of high speed fibre broadband... more

Fixed Voice

Anatel considers forfeiture of Oi’s fixed voice concession

Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes, Anatel) has opened the process to evaluate the forfeiture of Oi’s fixed switched telephone services (servicos de telefonia fixa comutada, STFC) concession.... more


KDDI buying 10% stake in IIJ

Japanese telecoms group KDDI (au) announced yesterday (18 May) that it has entered into a capital and business alliance with Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) to enhance their mutual cooperation and... more

Iliad reports 13% growth in revenues in Q1 2023

Paris-based telecoms company Iliad Group has published its financial results for the three months ended 31 March 2023, reporting a 13.0% increase in its consolidated revenues to EUR2.186 billion (USD2.36... more

eir reports revenue increase for 1Q23

Ireland’s eir has reported a 2% year-on-year increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2023, attributable in part to growth in post-paid mobile and bundled services. For the three-month... more

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