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16 Aug 2019

WIRELESS

Vodafone Portugal stages 3.6GHz 5G trial with Ericsson

Vodafone Portugal has successfully trialled 5G technology, in association with vendor partner Ericsson. The National Communications Authority (Autoridade Nacional de Comunicacoes, ANACOM) allowed the telco to utilise a 100MHz block... more

Qualcomm working with Russian cellcos and DIT on Moscow mmWave 5G

US-based Qualcomm Technologies has announced that it is working with Moscow’s Department for Information Technologies (DIT) alongside major Russian mobile operators and other vendors to launch 5G mmWave pilot infrastructure... more

Vodafone Germany extends 5G coverage to Berlin, other cities

Vodafone Germany has announced that its 5G network is now available in Berlin, with the mobile network operator (MNO) also confirming that it currently has 40 active 5G base stations... more

BROADBAND

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

*Pacific Carriage Limited Inc (PCLI)* and *Southern Cross Cables Limited (SCCL)* have filed an application with the US *Federal Communications Commission (FCC)* for a licence to land and operate a... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Trilogy plots USD500m share sale

US-based Trilogy International Partners (TIP), which owns telecoms assets in New Zealand (2degrees) and Bolivia (Viva), has unveiled plans to sell shares worth up to USD500 million over the next... more

TDC reports a 1.4% decline in revenues in 1H19

Danish telco TDC, the country’s leading operator in terms of subscribers, has published its financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2019, reporting a 1.4% decline in revenues... more

Cellcom publishes second quarter financials

Israel’s Cellcom has published its financial results for the three months ended 30 June 2019, reporting a minor drop in revenue and another net loss, again citing the impact of... more

Swisscom books slight dip in H1 2019 net profit

State-owned full-service provider Swisscom has registered a 2.4% year-on-year dip in net revenue for the first six months of 2019, booking turnover of CHF5.66 billion (USD5.8 billion) for the period... more

Nepal Telecom reports 42% fall in annual profit

State-owned telecommunications provider Nepal Telecom (NT) has reported a 41.6% decline in full-year net profit to NPR10.2 billion (USD10.6 million) for its 2018-19 financial year. Revenue fell 3.9% to NPR43.4... more
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