Once-dissenting operators now planning to use licence-based campus networks for service and technology development. Steady growth in 5G local frequency allocations maintained, reaching 88 organisations in the first year. Verizon also enters scene.
Five Chilean spectrum bidders announced: Movistar among MNOs looking for additional 5G bandwidth. Operating business’ antitrust complaints shushed until after the auction, with national 5G roadmap taking priority. Hispanoamérica monetisation plans, and a pivot towards less capital intensive service provision may have contributed to Movistar’s muted involvement.
VodafoneZiggo flags Gigabit cable upgrades; 5G spectrum auction nearing in Australia.
Partnerships with Logate, Skroutz Food, and Versa Networks trumpeted.
Longstanding Telefónica partner and leading Spanish retail group will use 5G to test Industry 4.0 applications in a logistics setting. Telefónica boasts wealth of experience examining use cases for 5G, and is now reaping rewards of government backing.
Objections to auction terms favouring new entrant. Complaints escalated to Brussels, and R&D centre plans reconsidered. Other European auction processes continue to be clouded by traditional operator–regulator machinations, with COVID–19 and trade tensions adding to mix.
Complaint to South African Competition Tribunal calls time on spectrum‑sharing agreement. Claims competition is at risk, ahead of upcoming spectrum auctions. Vodacom adamant that deals are “pro‑competitive”.
New Greek towers JV cleared; VodafoneZiggo future remains in spotlight.
Leads way in sourcing ‘open’ radio hardware suppliers. Targets DU/CU disaggregation and white‑box base stations. Involved in raft of new TIP initiatives, including Solution Groups, OpenBNG, and MUST. Tenorio insists commercial deployments to date are “tip of the iceberg”.
Movistar Play a regional player; Movistar and Red Hat share award nom; Chilean regulator wins spectrum standoff.
Controlling football crowds and helping train technical staff among 5G-based applications being looked at in AR/VR tie-up with University of Glasgow.
Mexican stand-off and friction with Metro by T‑Mobile channel partners.
Group CEO used a sponsored posting on the Politico website to demand, once again, a level playing field for Europe’s telecoms players, while bemoaning steps taken by several EU governments to sidestep European competition legislation. Article does not suggest Read’s bid for a reset of regulatory relations in Europe ...