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25 May 2023


Poland now expecting to award 3.5GHz licences in Q4

A report from Poland says the government is set to announce the start of the long-awaited auction of 5G-capable 3.5GHz licences in the next few weeks. Puls Biznesu writes that... more

Anatel approves a further 459 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 459 municipalities from Tuesday 30 May, as... more

IoT Time: Internet of Things digest

The UK’s Vodafone Group has chosen advisers to help sell a stake in its IoT division, reports Sky News, which learnt that the telecoms giant has hired Akira Partners, an... more

Magyar Telekom raises 5G population coverage to 60%

Hungary’s Magyar Telekom has announced that its 5G network population coverage is being increased to 60% (outdoor), effective 1 June 2023 when its 5G mobile services will be available across... more

Gitpan still in the hunt for vacated Digicel licence in Panama

Prequalification for the second tender to replace Digicel Panama closed yesterday (24 May), with the National Public Services Authority (Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos, ASEP) confirming that General Internacional... more

DITO piloting 5G microsites in Dasmarinas Village, Makati

The Philippines’ third telco DITO Telecommunity Corp has launched a pilot trial of street level 5G microsites in Dasmarinas Village, in Makati, with the aim of providing ‘comprehensive coverage speed... more

High Court rejects Vi plea on PoI case

The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea from Vodafone Idea (Vi) challenging a penalty imposed on the cellco for allegedly denying sufficient points of interconnection (PoIs) to then-newcomer Reliance... more

Fixed Voice

Frontier expects to decommission copper network in three-to-five years’ time

Frontier Communications does not expect to decommission its legacy copper networks for three-to-five years, CEO Nick Jeffery revealed during an investor conference this week. Fierce Telecom quotes the executive as... more


IQ Fiber secures additional USD150m equity commitment from SDC Capital Partners

Jacksonville-based IQ Fiber has secured USD150 million in follow-on equity funding from its founding investor SDC Capital Partners. The fresh investment will support further network deployment and customer growth in... more

Archtop Fiber agrees takeover for Warwick Valley Telephone Co.

Archtop Fiber has signed a stock purchase agreement with Momentum Telecom to acquire New York-based Warwick Valley Telephone Co. (WVT), which was founded in 1902 and has been part of... more

CelcomDigi releases first full quarterly results since merger

CelcomDigi, the enlarged entity formed following the merger of Malaysian cellcos Celcom and Digi, has published its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2023, with this marking the... more

Singtel’s FY23 net profit surges 14.2%

Singtel Group has published its financial results for the year ended 31 March 2023 (FY23), with operating revenue down 4.7% year-on-year at SGD14.624 billion (USD10.85 billion), compared with SGD15.339 billion... more

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