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Freshwave delivers London 4G, 5G mobile pilot

Mobile infrastructure services provider Cornerstone is partnering with Freshwave to deliver a mobile connectivity pilot to help future-proof the City Corporation’s small cell communication infrastructure. Freshwave, a leading UK connectivity infrastructure as a service provider, will be upgrading existing infrastructure in the Square Mile to make it capable of delivering multi-operator 4G and 5G connectivity […]

May 20, 2022

Report: 4G key to unlocking value in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa represents one of the last major growth regions globally for mobile services, forecast to contribute 29 per cent of global subscription growth this decade, according to research from Strategy Analytics. The report, Sub-Saharan Africa Wireless Market Outlook: Operator Growth Strategies, highlights 4G as a major priority for SSA operators in the medium term, […]

May 18, 2022

Forecast: 5G voice users at 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has predicted that the total number of Voice-over-5G users will reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026; rising from only 290 million in 2022. This remarkable growth of 780 per cent will be driven by the acceleration of 5G roll-outs following a slowing during the pandemic. Voice-over-5G leverages the software-based nature […]

May 4, 2022

McKinsey & Company acquires S4G Consulting

McKinsey & Company has acquired Madrid-based S4G Consulting. As a top Salesforce Platinum Partner, S4G specialises in helping companies of all sizes extend the power of Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform to improve customer outcomes. B2B digital commerce is undergoing a major transformation as buyers have flexed to remote and digital ways of engaging. […]

May 3, 2022

Belgium: 5 bidders admissible for radio spectrum auction

The BIPT has assessed the eligibility of the candidates for the auction of the future radio spectrum. Five mobile operators had submitted their candidacies for the upcoming auction and have been deemed admissible following an assessment by the BIPT. The auction regards the assignment of the new 5G and the existing 2G and 3G radio […]

March 22, 2022

ICASA wraps spectrum auction

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has raised 14.4 billion Rand (€875m) in the South Africa spectrum auction. The cash raised, from 6 bidders, goes into the country’s treasury. ICASA said bidders Vodacom, MTN, Rain, Telkom, Cell C and Liquid Telecom had all bid for, and obtained, spectrum licenses. The auction took 58 […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Speedcast, OneWeb partnership

Speedcast, the communications and IT services provider, has announced that it will become a OneWeb Distribution Partner, integrating OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity into Speedcast’s Unified Global Platform (UGP). OneWeb is set to enter customer trials in mid-2022, bringing in LEO service for Speedcast’s energy and enterprise customers followed by maritime mobility in […]

March 21, 2022

ICASA opens spectrum auction

South Africa’s ICASA telecommunications regulator has started its long-planned spectrum auction. The opening moves (the ‘opt-in’ process) started on March 8th with six players involved: Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Rain. The second round opens on March 10. Bidders have to attend the ICASA offices in Pretoria in person and at […]

March 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat to deliver 3G and 4G to Mali

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network operator, has been selected by Orange Mali SA to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Mali, the eighth largest country in Africa. The agreement marks a first in Francophone West Africa – the successful deployment of 4G networks over satellite, judged to be the optimal […]

March 3, 2022

South Africa DSO on March 31

South Africa has confirmed that its analogue television transmissions will end on March 31st. The process is more than 10 years behind the initial plan which was to see 80 per cent of the nation converted to digital in time for the FIFA World Cup which started in June 2010 The ending of analogue broadcasting […]

March 2, 2022By Chris Forrester