Category: Spectrum


NZ again hands over 5G spectrum without auction

The government of New Zealand has announced its decision to hand over mid-band spectrum to the country’s mobile operators without auction in a bid to speed the rollout of 5G services.

NBN taps Nokia for mmWave upgrade

Australia’s state-owned wholesaler NBN has picked Nokia to supply long-range mmWave equipment for its fixed-wireless access (FWA) upgrade.

US 2.5 GHz auction off to a slow start

The sale of 2.5 GHz spectrum licences in the US got off to a slow start last week and indications are that it will continue in a fairly lukewarm fashion.

Verizon adds more spectrum to its 5G offering

US operator Verizon has increased the amount of C-band spectrum it is using at various sites across the US and as a result is excitedly bigging up the prospect of bigger and better services.

Nokia claims new 5G uplink speed record

Finnish kit vendor Nokia teamed up with compatriot MNO Elisa and US mobile chip firm Qualcomm to hit uplink speeds of 2.1 Gbps using 5G over mmWave.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Giganet, edge and India

Our run of special guests continues as we’re delighted to welcome Jarlath Finnegan, CEO of UK fibreco Giganet. Jarlath treated the whole pod team to a selection of Irish whiskies so, before finding out all about Giganet and the UK fibre market they were compelled to have a taste of all of them. They eventually meander onto a recent mobile edge event that Iain attended before concluding with the latest on the chaotic Indian telecoms scene.

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