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Brazil hosts 5G backhaul demo over LEO satellite

Brazil hosts 5G backhaul demo over LEO satellite

Brazil can claim its first 5G backhaul demonstration over low earth orbit (LEO) satellite, according to satellite operator Telesat and international service provider Telefónica, which have together announced the successful completion of the demonstration in Brazil and Latin America.

Malaysia’s state-run 5G agency under fire again

Malaysia’s state-run 5G agency under fire again

Malaysia’s controversial shared network access approach to 5G may have received another setback with rumoured demands for a bigger stake and reviews of the plan from the four largest Malaysian operators, Celcom Axiata Bhd, DiGi Telecommunications, Maxis Bhd and U Mobile.

Could India’s test regime stall 5G rollout?

Could India’s test regime stall 5G rollout?

An interesting story recently highlighted in the Indian press raises the possibility that India’s ongoing 4G expansion and 5G rollout may face an additional problem apart from unattractive pricing and arguments over spectrum allocation. Another issue, reports suggest, could be testing.

Safaricom plans to raise more funds for Ethiopian operation

Safaricom plans to raise more funds for Ethiopian operation

Leading Kenyan operator Safaricom is reportedly planning to raise up to $2 billion from local banks and development finance institutions over the next five years to fund its new Safaricom Ethiopia operation. Part of the proposed funding will also be raised internally and through rental

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Claro Colombia to shutdown 2G network

Claro Colombia to shutdown 2G network

Claro Colombia has announced it will fully dismantle its 2G network by December this year to divert resources to 4G, and is urging customers to trade in their old devices to maintain their services next year.

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