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Q3 2021

Quarter 3 2021

NEWS

  • Myanmar towers attacked
  • TM and Tata Communications partner
  • Singtel promises standalone 5G by 2025
  • ‘Pakistan to lag behind’, says GSMA
  • ‘Criminals target mobile banking’
  • Is broadband in the region where it should be?
  • SpaceX launches Yahsat’s satellite
  • edotco partners with Metfone
  • Reliance Jio welcomes gov reforms

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Dhiraaagu picks Subex
  • Reliance, Google delay phone launc
  • BSNL’s 4G rollout: TCS the ‘favourite’
  • Telkomsel sells 4,000 towers to Mitratel
  • Ooredoo’s paid apprenticeship program
  • Viettel forms two innovation labs
  • MTN ‘talking to buyers about about Afghan unit’
  • Ufone wins unused spectrum
  • New telecom secretary of India

FEATURE

  • The state of broadband connectivity in the region

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • The role of IoT in agriculture

CASE STUDIES

  • How satellite is making a difference

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Nokia’s all-in-one solution ‘for premium 5G mobile indoor coverage’

WORLD NEWS

  • Oman issues tender for first satellite
  • Vodafone Greece deal with Grid Telecom
  • Rock Mobile becomes Jamaica’s third player
  • Ufinet moves into Brazil following acquisition of NB Telecom
  • Deutsche Telekom switches on O-RAN Town deployment in Germany
  • KT fined for slow internet
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November 2021

Quarter 2 2021

NEWS

  • Bollywood star loses 5G plea
  • Afghanistan set for 4G auctions
  • Telkomsel switches on 5G
  • Philippines hands 25-year franchise to Dito
  • Skylo partners with Inmarsat for IoT
  • Bangladesh bans illegal handsets
  • No second wave slowdown, says Ericsson boss
  • ‘Stop linking Covid with 5G’, telco says
  • Mavenir powers first smart city in Thailand
  • Pakistan’s ‘poor telecom’ case
  • Nokia to power AirFiber in India

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Globe Telecom secures US$100m loan to finance capex
  • SLT-Mobitel emerges amongst Sri Lanka’s top 10 brands

FEATURE I

  • Network monitoring

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Satellite connectivity, through the eyes of Hughes

FEATURE II

  • Smart cities

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • China launches ‘world’s first 6G’ test satellite

WORLD NEWS

  • Mexican president attacks telcos
  • Russia launches satellites for UK telecom
  • China Mobile targets Shanghai listing
  • Bahamas considers mobile entrant
  • Ooredoo appoints first female CEO
  • Telecom Italia ‘could drop Huawei’
  • Türk Telekom, Nokia in ‘5G-ready’ network

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Quarter 1 2021

Quarter 1 2021

NEWS

  • Cambodia’s NIG going ahead
  • Globe sees traffic spike
  • Nokia chosen for 5G rollout
  • Maldives to Sri Lanks subsea cable goes live
  • NBTC considers payment for 5G licences

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Vyke and x-Mobility sign two new deals for APAC expansion

FEATURE I

  • Shaping the future of satcoms

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Evina’s David Lofti explains how mobile carriers can stop the financial havoc

FEATURE II

  • Fixed wireless access and Wi-Fi on the move

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Teltronic presents the new MCBS

WORLD NEWS

  • Phoenix Tower and Monaco Telecom partner
  • 'Most African operators lack a strategy’
  • SpaceX’s Starlink arriving in Lebanon in 2022
  • Nokia to supply Cibicom with LTE network

 

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Quarter 4, 2020

Quarter 4, 2020

NEWS

  • Grameenphone gets 500 towers from edotco
  • Mount Everest welcomes 5G infrastructure
  • NT urged to up its game
  • Gilat carries 5G traffic over Thaicom satellite
  • Pakistani government approves strategy
  • Enea and Matrixx partner to accelerate 5G
  • Reliance Jio calls for spectrum auctions
  • Vietnam to end 2G services in 2022
  • Firms partner for 5G-ready transport network

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ooredoo Maldives introduces SuperNet broadband services

FEATURE

  • 5G was the biggest technology topic a year ago, before it was relegated by coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Robert Shepherd gets back to the once hot talking point to see how things have progressed…or not

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Enea’s Indranil Chatterjee examines the potential implications of Covid-19

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • WIRELESS SOLUTIONS Last mile unit is easy to disguise

WIRELESS USERS

  • AIS has developed a mobile IoT-based solution for monitoring the temperature of perishable goods during transportation

WORLD NEWS

  • SCG22 mobile terminal deployed worldwide
  • SpaceX gets FCC funding
  • Bouygues launches commercial 5G in France
  • MTN officials visit Ghana for ‘peace talks’
  • Madagascar joins free Wi-Fi party
  • Potraz boss criticises telecoms vandals

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Quarter 3, 2020

Quarter 3, 2020

NEWS

  • Bangladesh welcomes first solar-wind tower
  • Liquid Group offers QR payments in Cambodia
  • 3 Indonesia partners with Nokia
  • Telekom Malaysia’s Q2 earnings sky-rocket
  • Google AI expands flood alerts
  • Thai giant urges factories to adopt 5G
  • Laos welcomes 5G network
  • NEC joins MIST cable project
  • Singtel’s 5G network up and running

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Maldivian firm Dhiraagu upgrades Biz Fibre Broadband packages

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Intellian launches latest addition to GX range

FEATURE

  • Robert Shepherd takes a look at the critical comms networks in place ready to help out when things take a turn for the worse

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Jaishun Tu takes a look at how developing countries should approach 5G

WIRELESS USERS

  • Holidaymakers free to surf the net with speed thanks to Wi-Fi upgrades in India, Maldives and Singapore

WORLD NEWS

  • TIM offering ‘unlimited data’
  • ‘Aerkomm needs a telecom licence first’
  • UFO turns out to be internet balloon
  • Israel greenlights fibre-optics network rollout
  • TPG Telecom signs network deal with NAB
  • TDC launches 5G in Denmark
  • Madagascar tops Africa’s net speeds
  • China Telecom makes push for US licence

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Quarter 2, 2020

Quarter 2, 2020

NEWS

  • Thailand ‘smart airport’ 5G ready
  • Internet back to normal in Vietnam
  • Telkomsel expands LTE coverage in Indonesia
  • Huawei and UnionPay team up
  • Afghan and Uzbek state operators expand 4G
  • DITO to miss launch deadline
  • Maldives to replace outdated cable
  • ‘India could ban Chinese firms’
  • Smart Axiata to integrate authentication

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • BSNL orders ex-employee and activist to vacate official quarters

FEATURE

  • Should you consider Low Earth Orbit networks above geosynchronous satcoms?

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • A look at Hytera’s smart, new PoC radio with integrated DMR

WIRELESS USERS

  • Top Malaysian institution to build reliable Wi-Fi network at its state-of-the-art campus

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • How satellite-based cloud services offer opportunities that rural economies can rely on

WORLD NEWS

  • OneWeb saved from bankruptcy
  • Thuraya modernises network using Ericsson
  • Belgium grants temporary 5G licences
  • Singapore chooses Nokia over Huawei
  • Canada’s Telus picks Samsung for 5G
  • Bouygues adds users and boosts reach
  • Claro Brasil launches 5G
  • China Telecom makes push for US licence
  • Rajant and Velodyne Lidar join forces

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Quarter 1, 2020

Quarter 1, 2020

NEWS

  • Myanmar sets SIM registration deadline
  • NT calls an end CDMA network
  • Afghan regulator hands out penalties
  • Maldives-Sri Lanka submarine cable planned
  • Thai state workers get free internet access
  • Bhutan releases plans for 5G deployment
  • ‘Sri Lanka building national fibre network’
  • India to help ailing telcos
  • Samsung invests in Vietnam R&D centre
  • Indosat Ooredoo joins OpenRan race

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • ‘Indonesia’s Telkom to launch new VC fund of up to $500m’ – minister

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • New ‘TV White Space’ solution from Radwin drives broadband to remote communities

FEATURE

  • ROBERT SHEPHERD looks at the pros and cons associated with tower outsourcing

WIRELESS USERS

  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, deploys first national TETRA network solution

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • INDRANIL CHATTERJEE explores the strategies for MNOs to manage mobile data

WORLD NEWS

  • SoftBank joins up for flying telecom bases
  • Dare1 lands in Djibouti
  • Sterlite Technologies sees profits tumble
  • Turkish-German operation targets scammers
  • Poland’s Plus chooses Ericsson for 5G gear
  • MWC cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Inmarsat launches new services in Saudi
  • Bladon sign deal to supply Alkan CIT

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Quarter 4, 2019

Quarter 4, 2019

NEWS

  • Malaysian cops can search phones
  • Japan’s NTT sinks to new depths
  • India behind Nepal, Pakistan in mobile speed
  • Myanmar’s first bamboo telecom tower
  • Asia-Pacifc countries to share satellite data
  • Indian cable link due for completion in 2020
  • 5G in India available in 2022, says Ericsson
  • Indonesia working on 5G airwaves auction
  • Malaysian firms agree to collaborate for 5G
  • Telenor’s Bangladesh unit hit with fine

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • India faces major mobile data hike

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • EXFO introduces ‘industry first‘ integrated test solution for DWDM networks.

FEATURE: 5G

  • How do operators and other stakeholders plan to finance 5G?

INDUSTRY VIEW: AUTOMATION

  • How prepared are service providers to exploit new digital opportunities.

WIRELESS USERS: MONITORING

  • Ericsson’s Connected Mangroves project looks to help conserve the marine ecosystems of southeast Asia

WORLD NEWS

  • Orange begins tower carve-out
  • Telefónica and AT&T sign deal
  • Zain launches 5G in KSA
  • Vodafone looks to launch 5G in New Zealand
  • Oman’s 5G roadmap
  • Polish energy player to start telecom services
  • Thailand makes another 5G spectrum bid
  • Pressure on Merkel to exclude Huawei

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Quarter 3, 2019

Quarter 3, 2019

NEWS

  • DAMM provides comms to Indian rail project
  • PTA calls for restoration of Twitter accounts
  • Maxis on course for 5G readiness
  • Vietnam lagging behind on internet speed
  • Maldives welcomes 5G to ‘selected’ areas
  • Mytel conducts 5G technical trials
  • Bangladesh to simplify licence process
  • Telecom fraud suspects sent back to China
  • NST loses licence over unpaid tax
  • Metfone commits to Huawei tech

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • WIRELESS BUSINESS Qatar-based Ooredoo Group profit up as Myanmar takes revenue hit.

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • OneWeb and Intellian team up to build user terminals for remote enterprise networks.

FEATURE: POWER

  • ROBERT SHEPHERD looks at why we still use diesel generators in 2019.

INDUSTRY VIEW: SATELLITE

  • ERAN SHAPIRO tells us how the AMOS-17 satellite will help the Asian and African markets.

WIRELESS USERS: PUBLIC WI-FI

  • Singapore’s famous Sim Lim Square provides customers with a free and speedy Wi-Fi network.

WORLD NEWS

  • HK releases 5G spectrum auction details
  • US sanctions ‘put telecom firms off Cuba’
  • Israel holds 5G frequency tender
  • Huawei to connect remote parts of Canada
  • America Movil posts solid growth
  • Australia’s broadband boom
  • Brazil starts 5G testing
  • Government launch Chad digital review

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Quarter 2, 2019

Quarter 2, 2019

NEWS

  • India DoT targets fixed number portability
  • TOT loses case against fellow operators
  • BSNL partners with Bahrat
  • Philippines gets third telecom player
  • Nearly 87 percent of Cambodians use internet
  • BTRC to air user complaints
  • Thai firm set to offer 5G satellite backhaul
  • U Mobile chooses Nokia for Single RAN
  • VNPT deploys 3G/4G base transceiver stations
  • Ooredoo launches SuperNet in Maldives atoll

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Nepal Telecom’s profit plunges amid increasing use of OTT platforms.

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • HERE Technologies, Shields and Infosys team up for 5G network design and deployment.

FEATURE: IN-BUILDING

  • JON HOWELL investigates the challenges of in-building wireless.

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • MERVYN BYLEVELDT explains why now is the time for an agile wireless network.

WIRELESS USERS: EDUCATION

  • How UNESCO is making big strides across Myanmar, with the introduction of its ICT pedagogy integration in classrooms.

WORLD NEWS

  • China threatens with retaliation in Huawei row
  • Mexico pilots new payment systems
  • Ex-France Télécom directors face charges
  • Ericsson chief executive makes 5G rallying call
  • Telecom market rises in Romania
  • InfiNet deployed to create digital oilfield
  • ZTE launches first cyber-security lab in China
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Quarter 1, 2019

Quarter 1, 2019

NEWS

  • Myanmar ready to deploy 5G technology
  • Singtel goes after Singaporean millennials
  • South Asia has largest mobile gender gap
  • Indosat selects Nokia for network upgrade
  • BSNL and Hughes partner up
  • Thai operators launch 5G testbeds
  • Southeast Asia overtakes China
  • Unitel launches eSIM technology
  • Storm takes out towers in Bangladesh
  • Cellcard is ‘fastest’ network in Cambodia

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • PLDT net income up by 41 percent in 2018.

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Quantenna expands .11ax portfolio with ‘unique’ architecture.

FEATURE: SMART NETWORKS

  • RAHIEL NASIR finds out how operators can cash in on ‘Big Data’ to keep users loyal.

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • With the new 802.11ax WiFi standard on the horizon, KEVIN WEN wonders if it offers any real advantages over Wave 2.

WIRELESS USERS: CRITICAL COMMS

  • The rescue of 12 young boys and their football coach from a perilous situation demonstrates the benefits of rapidly deployable Wi-Fi

WORLD NEWS

  • Helios Towers announces upgrade
  • ESN to be launched in phases
  • Telecom Egypt’s new high-speed service
  • Sigfox and Total improve fleet management
  • Vodafone tackles ‘Wangiri’ scam calls
  • Iridium and Amazon launch IoT platform
  • Mobile money worth trillions in Kenya

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Quarter 3, 2018

Quarter 3, 2018

NEWS

  • PEACE cable to connect Pakistan to Africa
  • Globe introduces eSIMs in Philippines
  • Fastest LTE speeds in Asia using five carriers
  • Thai TETRA to support over 200,000 users
  • Successful launch for Horizons 3e
  • DAMM helps secure Indian airport
  • NBTC monitors RF spectrum with R&S’ help
  • Hughes supports Indonesian bank’s satellite
  • Integrating TETRA with rail comms system
  • Google Station powers hotspots with Ruckus

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • ITC to review ruling against Hytera in Motorola Solutions patents row.

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Compact APs can squeeze into most enclosures

FEATURE: SATCOMS

  • DR. NICOLA DAVIES and RAHIEL NASIR find out if Ka-band is the best option for enabling broadband connectivity from space.

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • DAVA BAUMANN discusses how a ‘network on wheels’ redefines wireless connectivity

FEATURE: LEO SATELLITES

  • Will low Earth orbit satellites offer the ultimate in connectivity from space? RAHIEL NASIR finds out.

WIRELESS USERS: SECURITY

  • From cities to war zones, wireless technologies are crucial in helping to keep people safe

INDUSTRY VIEW: IIOT

  • RONALD SPITHOUT explains how the maritime sector is leading IIoT adoption.

WORLD NEWS

  • Vodacom launches first commercial 5G
  • Orange claims first with cloud RAN trial
  • Huawei claims news speed record in Tunisia
  • Freight company connects with IoT
  • Avanti leads disaster response project
  • Police in Paraná join Brazil’s TETRA network

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