Openreach adds 551 more locations to its FTTP rollout plan: Openreach has unveiled plans to roll out full fibre connectivity to an additional 551 towns and cities…
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24 Jun 2021
Wireless
DoT awards 5G trial spectrum to MTNL
 India  
Indian state-owned telco Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) has been allocated spectrum for 5G trials, the Economic Times writes, citing an unnamed official source. MTNL’s 5G trials are to be... more
Ericsson selected by KDDI and SoftBank for multi-operator RAN
 Japan  
Ericsson has been selected by Japanese telcos KDDI (au) and SoftBank Corp to help deploy Japan’s first Multi-Operator Radio Access Network (MORAN). In a press release the Swedish equipment manufacturer... more
BIPT planning to extend 2G and 3G licences by further six months
 Belgium  
Telecoms regulator the Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has begun a consultation regarding a draft decision to extend 2G and 3G spectrum licences by a further six... more
IoT Time: Internet of Things digest
 International   Jersey   United States   Libya   Switzerland  
Everynet is launching its LoRaWAN IoT network in the US, with a first-phase rollout including the top 36 metropolitan areas and key logistics corridors across the country, expected to go... more
Telekom, Deutsche Bahn team up to close coverage gaps along rail routes
 Germany  
Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom, which provides domestic fixed and mobile services via its Telekom Deutschland unit, have teamed up to achieve seamless mobile network coverage along all railway tracks.... more
Telenet, Imec, university and city of Leuven test wide-coverage 5G network
 Belgium  
Belgian full-service telecom operator Telenet has announced it is testing practical 5G options in partnership with the city of Leuven, the Catholic University of Leuven and Belgian research institute Imec.... more
Claro to invest USD182m to boost 5G, FTTH in Puerto Rico
 Puerto Rico  
Claro Puerto Rico has divulged plans to invest USD182 million during the remainder of this year, as it seeks to extend 5G coverage and increase the pace of its fibre-to-the-home... more
Eastlink to begin 5G deployment this summer
 Canada  
Canadian cableco and mobile operator Eastlink has disclosed plans to begin 5G network deployment before the end of this summer, initially in the company’s largest market of Halifax, Nova Scotia.... more
Broadband
Openreach adds 551 more locations to its FTTP rollout plan
 United Kingdom  
Openreach has unveiled plans to roll out full fibre connectivity to an additional 551 towns and cities across the UK, covering around five million premises. The announcement forms part of... more
NBI confirms 19,000 premises can now order a service offered over its infrastructure
 Ireland  
National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the government, has confirmed that more than 19,000 premises are now able to order services... more
Greece invites bids in UFBB tender
 Greece  
The Greek government has called for binding bids for its Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFBB) project, which aims to offer 100Mbps connectivity to 750,000 premises, with speeds upgradeable to 1Gbps. A report... more
Corporate/Financial
PPF ups O2 Czech Republic stake to 90.01%
 Czech Republic  
Czech investment group PPF has announced that acting through its PPF Telco subsidiary, it has agreed to acquire more than 19.353 million shares in Czech telecoms group O2 Czech Republic,... more
Miscellaneous
Egypt to help Iraq with digital transformation projects
 Iraq   Egypt  
The communications ministries of Iraq and Egypt have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the field of ICT, Agence Ecofin reports. Under the agreement the two... more