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20 Jun 2019

WIRELESS

NMHH issues autumn 5G auction plan; Minister stresses state role in 5G rollouts

Hungarian telecoms regulator the National Media & Infocommunications Authority (Nemzeti Media- es Hirkozlesi Hatosag, NMHH) has published its draft plan for a multi-band 5G spectrum licence auction scheduled for autumn... more

US telcos confirm 5G mmWave spectrum strategies

Following the recent conclusion of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) millimetre wave (mmWave) spectrum auctions, Auction 101 (28GHz) and Auction 102 (24GHz), a number of participating bidders have confirmed their... more

Austria consults on 2300MHz, 26GHz bands

Austria’s Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) and the Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting & Telecoms (RTR) have launched a consultation on the allocation of spectrum in the 2300MHz and... more

APT looking to raise funds for potential 5G network deployment

Taiwan’s Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) has said that, as it looks ahead to the country’s forthcoming auction of 5G-suitable spectrum in December this year, it is seeking capital to fund... more

IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest

*Wireless Logic Group*, a strategic M2M partner of *KPN* in the Netherlands, has acquired Dutch IoT connectivity specialist *SIMPoint* as it looks to expand its footprint in Europe with connectivity... more

Three UK issues network update

British mobile network operator (MNO) Three UK has published an infrastructure update, in which it claimed it is ‘transforming its network and IT infrastructure to enhance its market-leading customer experience’.... more

NCAA begins dismantling 8,805 telecoms towers over safety concerns

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has announced it has commenced the demolition of 8,805 telecoms masts and towers in different locations across the country, after companies failed to obtain... more

IPKO completes implementation of new IDD code

Kosovo’s new +383 international direct dialling (IDD) code has not yet been fully implemented, nearly six months after the regulator’s deadline, Koha writes, citing a report from the Kosovo Democratic... more

MegaFon, Qualcomm and Nokia claim Russian smartphone speed record

Russian mobile operator MegaFon has claimed a national record data speed on a smartphone of 1.6Gbps using its commercial LTE network. The Gigabit LTE demonstration at MegaFon’s offices used Nokia... more

BROADBAND

Movistar Mexico taps ZTE for OTN upgrade

Telefonica Moviles Mexico (Movistar) has enlisted ZTE of China to upgrade its metropolitan optical transport network (OTN) at 51 sites across seven major cities. The vendor will deploy its ZXMP... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

TIM shareholders could bury the hatchet

Two feuding shareholders of Telecom Italia (TIM) could be set to reconcile their differences and work together towards a common strategy. A report from Bloomberg cites ‘people familiar with the... more

MISCELLANEOUS

Government issues official telecoms policy directive to CRTC

The Government of Canada has issued the final version of a ‘policy direction’ that requires the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to ‘consider competition, affordability, consumer interests and innovation... more
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