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16 Aug 2018

WIRELESS

Ericsson to prepare Hi3G’s transport network for 5G

Hi3G Denmark has selected Ericsson to modernise its transport network with 5G-ready routers over the next three years. The new IP Mobile Backhaul transformation project will see the implementation of... more

BIPT proposes legislation for 2019 5G auction

Telecoms watchdog the Belgian Institute for Post and Telecommunications (BIPT) has published proposed legislation to auction new mobile frequencies next year, with the aim of attracting a fourth mobile network... more

MTC sets out draft rules for spectrum refarming drive

Peru’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (Ministerio de Transportes y Comunicaciones, MTC) has published draft regulations on the reorganisation of frequency bands, paving the way for the ministry to begin... more

Telia Denmark conducts 5G demonstrations at headquarters

Telia Denmark has conducted a series of 5G demonstrations at its headquarters in Copenhagen, based on both end-to-end solutions and the forthcoming 5G standards. Henrik Kofod, Technical Director Telia Denmark,... more

PLDT, Meralco may work together on 5G rollout

PLDT Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Manuel V Pangilinan says the telco could team up with Manila Electric Co (Meralco) to deploy a 5G network across the Philippines. The Business... more

Uganda says it will renew MTN Uganda’s licence, but only if it lists on local bourse

The authorities in Uganda have asked MTN Group’s Ugandan unit to list some of its shares on the Uganda Securities Exchange (USE) as a condition for the renewal of its... more

MagtiCom widens availability of VoLTE service

Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom is steadily increasing the range of devices that are able to support its recently-launched VoLTE service. The latest handsets to be activated for the technology include... more

SIT targets June 2019 AWS auction

Guatemala’s Superintendence of Telecommunications (Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones, SIT) has revealed that it plans to stage an auction of 1700MHz AWS frequencies in June 2019. Selvin Juarez, head of the SIT,... more

BROADBAND

Com Hem launches 1.2Gbps service

Swedish ISP Com Hem has announced that it has launched a new 1.2Gbps broadband service in selected locations. As per the operator’s press release, the service will initially be rolled... more

Personal Paraguay launches FTTH in Asuncion

Telecom Personal Paraguay has launched fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) connectivity in selected neighbourhoods of capital city Asuncion, following investment of around USD60 million. A premium 100Mbps subscription is priced at PYG299,000 (USD51.3)... more

CORPORATE/FINANCIAL

Telstra records lower sales revenues in FY18

Australian telco Telstra has published its financial results for the year ended 30 June 2018, which it confirmed were ‘in line with guidance and [showed] strong subscriber growth in fixed... more

NBN almost doubles turnover in FY 2018

NBN Co, the company tasked with overseeing the construction of Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN), has revealed that in the year ended 30 June 2018 it generated revenues of AUD1.98... more
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