Sweden 5G auction completed on first day: The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) completed its auction of 2.3GHz and…
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20 Jan 2021
Wireless
Sweden 5G auction completed on first day
 Sweden  
The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (Post & Telestyrelsen, PTS) completed its auction of 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz 5G spectrum after four rounds of bidding on a single day, with all... more
Telefonica, Telekom and Vodafone plan to jointly eliminate ‘grey spots’
 Germany  
Mobile network operators Telefonica Deutschland, Telekom Deutschland and Vodafone Germany plan to enter into mutual cooperation agreements to close gaps in their wireless networks, known as ‘grey spots’. The aim... more
Telstra claims 5G speed record for commercial network
 Australia  
Australian mobile network operator (MNO) Telstra has claimed a new record, having registered what it called a ‘whopping’ download speed of 5Gbps for a single user on its commercial 5G... more
Nepal Telecom applies for mobile money licence
 Nepal  
Nepali Digital Payment Company, a joint venture created by state-owned telecoms provider Nepal Telecom (NT) and Rastriya Banijya Bank, has applied to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) – Nepal’s central bank... more
Bite adds six sites to 5G network
 Latvia  
Lativian cellco Bite has installed additional six 5G base stations in Riga, extending the operator’s 5G coverage to areas of Old Riga, Krastmala and Kipsala. Bite invested over EUR10 million... more
Tower One deploying new cell sites in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico
 Argentina   Colombia   Mexico  
Vancouver-based Tower One Wireless has confirmed that it has 75 new cell sites under construction in its three core markets: Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. According to the company’s December 2020... more
Broadband
SBB to add three new cities to ‘GIGA’ network
 Serbia  
SBB, Serbia’s second-largest ISP by subscribers, has announced that it is extending its ‘GIGA’-branded fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to three new cities from next month. Following the upgrade, users in the... more
Orange fibre passes five million Polish homes and businesses
 Poland  
Orange Poland says its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks were available to five million residential and commercial premises at the end of 2020, with 389,000 sites passed in twelve months. Its networks... more
CityFibre kicks off Reading rollout; adds Quickline as latest ISP partner
 United Kingdom  
British pure fibre provider CityFibre has announced the start of work on its network in Reading, as part of a GBP58 million (USD79 million) investment it is making in the... more
Vogel, Ciena deploy Sao Paulo’s first 800G network
 Brazil  
Vogel Telecom, a wholesale and B2B telecoms provider in Brazil, has enlisted Ciena to successfully deploy what it says is Sao Paulo’s first 800Gbps optical network. Ciena says that it... more
SSi partners SES for satellite capacity in Northern Canada
 Canada  
SSi Canada – which operates the QINIQ broadband and SSi Mobile services in Nunavut – has signed a multi-year partnership with SES Networks under which the latter will deliver new... more
Cogeco announces full launch of EPICO IPTV service
 Canada  
Canadian cableco Cogeco Connexion has announced the full commercial launch of its ‘EPICO’ IPTV service based on a technology platform integrated with Google's Android TV ecosystem, available now for ‘the... more
La Poste connects post offices under Eutelsat deal
 Côte d'Ivoire  
Cote d’Ivoire postal operator La Poste has signed a deal with Eutelsat to provide communications services to its nationwide network of 170 post offices. According to a report from Agence... more
Sky Italia expands broadband coverage
 Italy  
Sky Italia has expanded the footprint of its broadband services under its wholesale deal with Fastweb. The Sky WiFi broadband service is now available in 1,500 cities and towns via... more
Corporate/Financial
Govt planning to offload remaining Tata Communications stake
 India  
The Indian government has sought bids from banks for the sale of its full shareholding of 26.12% in telco Tata Communications – previously known as Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL)... more