5G live in Puerto Rico and USVI, T-Mobile confirms: T-Mobile has confirmed that its new 600MHz 5G network is live across Puerto Rico. Jorge Martel, general…
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12 Dec 2019
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5G live in Puerto Rico and USVI, T-Mobile confirms
 Puerto Rico   Virgin Islands (U.S.)  
T-Mobile has confirmed that its new 600MHz 5G network is live across Puerto Rico. Jorge Martel, general manager of T-Mobile Puerto Rico, commented: ‘It fills us with enormous pride that... more
Austria publishes terms for multi-band 5G spectrum auction
 Austria  
Austria’s Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecoms (RTR) has published the conditions for the country’s ‘second 5G auction’, which is scheduled to take place in spring 2020. The regulator is... more
TDC, Ericsson embark on 5G trial in Helsingor
 Denmark  
Danish operator TDC's infrastructure arm TDC NET (previously TDC NetCo) and Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson have launched a trial 5G project in Helsingor municipality, after being granted temporary access to... more
Luxembourg PM promises 5G spectrum allocation by mid-2020
 Luxembourg  
Luxembourg’s Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, has promised that 5G-suitable spectrum will be allocated by mid-2020, in line with the European Commission’s timetable, reports Paperjam. Speaking at the opening of the... more
4ka opens trial 5G network
 Slovakia  
The Slovak cellco SWAN Mobile, which trades as 4ka, has opened a limited 5G network in the city of Banska Bystrica. The operator says customers with 5G-enabled handsets can access... more
Broadband
Movistar completes fibre migration in Copiapo
 Chile  
Movistar Chile has migrated its fixed line network in Copiapo, the capital of Atacama region, from copper to fibre technology. According to the full-service provider, it has installed 440km of... more
Algeria completes Mauritania link, lights Spain undersea cable
 Algeria   Mauritania   Spain  
Algeria’s Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technology & Digitalisation, Houda Imane Faraoun, has announced the completion of a cross-border fibre-optic network link with Mauritania, reports Agence Ecofin. The deployment of the... more
Corporate/Financial
Brazilian tower company Highline acquired by Digital Colony
 Brazil  
Digital Colony Management, the digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, has announced the acquisition of Highline do Brasil II Infraestrutura de Telecomunicacoes (Highline), an ‘independent infrastructure solutions provider’, from... more
Windstream seeks extension for restructuring plan
 United States  
US fixed line operator Windstream – which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in February this year – is expected to request an extension to push its restructuring plan into... more
Magyar Telekom cancels sale of T-Systems Hungary to 4iG
 Hungary  
Hungary’s Magyar Telekom has announced that negotiations regarding the proposed sale of its enterprise ICT subsidiary T-Systems Hungary to 4iG have been terminated. Telekom and 4iG announced in July that... more
Vodafone Idea denies talks with Brookfield, Edelweiss
 India  
Indian cellco Vodafone Idea has responded to reports earlier this week that it is in talks with Brookfield and Edelweiss regarding the sale of its fibre and data centre assets,... more
Airtel announces intention to list Malawian unit
 Malawi  
Airtel Africa has announced its intention to undertake an initial public offering (IPO) of its Malawian unit. Airtel Malawi intends to apply for admission of its ordinary shares to trade... more
Forthnet share sale expected in January
 Greece  
The planned acquisition of a stake in Greek telco and pay-TV operator Forthnet is now expected to go ahead by the end of January. A group of banks who together... more
Miscellaneous
CommsUpdate takes a day off
CommsUpdate is on holiday tomorrow (Friday 13 December). Normal service will resume on Monday.... more