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FCC reforms ‘outdated’ 800MHz band rules
24 Mar 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided to modernise its cellular licensing and power rules in the 800MHz cellular band to provide millions of wireless customers with greater access to networks at faster speeds.

TIM to build Italy’s first 5G network in Turin
13 Mar 2017

TIM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipality of Turin that will see the Italian operator build Italy’s first 5G network in the urban area of the Piedmont capital.

China to scrap domestic roaming fees
07 Mar 2017

China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom have announced plans to scrap domestic long-distance roaming charges later this year.

Edging closer to better connectivity
07 Mar 2017

A plethora of announcements were made at the 16th Metro Connect conference, which brought together over 540 senior representatives within the metro fibre market across the US. Jason McGee-Abe highlights some of the companies enhancing connectivity.

European Union cuts roaming rates
07 Mar 2017

From June this year wholesale roaming rates are set to be capped across all of the European Union. We look at how this will affect wholesale service and prices.

Ericsson says 5G to be worth $582bn
16 Feb 2017

Ericsson is forecasting a $582 billion market opportunity for 5G technology by 2026, giving mobile operators the change to add 34% growth to their revenues.

Thuraya opens new US location
06 Feb 2017

Mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications has today announced that it has opened offices in the US, bringing the provider closer to key partners, commercial customers and investors.

Rumoured Verizon bid for Charter will be test for Trump
27 Jan 2017

Donald Trump’s industrial policy for the telecoms industry may face its first big test soon, following widespread rumours that Verizon is talking about combining with US cable operator Charter Communications.

Vodafone launches first NB-IoT network
24 Jan 2017

Vodafone has launched its first narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) network, looking to connect more than 100 million new devices in Spain.

FCC Incentive Auction enters final stretch
20 Jan 2017

The end of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Incentive Auction is in sight, with the US regulator having cleared its reserve price for the 70MHz of spectrum on offer.

Indian court to hear Maxis Aircel case next week
12 Jan 2017

An Indian court is to hold a preliminary hearing next week on a charge involving former Indian telecoms minister Dayanidhi Maran and others, including Malaysian telecoms company Maxis.

GSMA celebrates 4G launch in Egypt
11 Jan 2017

The GSMA has welcomed the introduction of 4G mobile connectivity in Egypt after years of wrangling between the government and operators in the African country.

Sky launches UK MVNO on O2's network
06 Jan 2017

Sky’s new MVNO Sky Mobile has launched in the UK, offering data rollovers and synchronisation with the broadband provider's digital TV platform.

PTCL selects Viptela to deliver SD-WANs
05 Jan 2017

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered with technology provider Viptela to help deliver software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).