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Four operators interested in North Macedonian 5G auction

Four operators interested in North Macedonian 5G auction

North Macedonian regulator the Agency for Electronic Communications (AEK) has announced that it has received four expressions of interest from telecommunications operators in participating in a planned auction for the allocation of frequencies for 5G networks.

Opera under fire from the Russian regulator

Opera under fire from the Russian regulator

Global web innovator Opera has suspended support for VPN services in browsers on Russian territory after Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, banned the use of Opera VPN and another service called VyprVPN, having classified them as threats according to current Russian law.

Slovenia’s Telemach announces 5G rollout

Slovenia’s Telemach announces 5G rollout

More 5G rollout news – this time from Slovenia, where operator Telemach has announced that it is rolling out a 5G network after gaining the necessary frequencies to offer wireless broadband through a national auction that took place in April this year.

Croatia launches 5G auction

Croatia launches 5G auction

Croatia's telecommunications regulator HAKOM launched a public auction for the allocation of RF spectrum for fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications networks in the Republic of Croatia.

ITU okays Serbian orbital position & radio frequency channels

ITU okays Serbian orbital position & radio frequency channels

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has accepted the proposal of a single orbital position of 26.7 degrees West and the frequency channels of future satellite networks of the Republic of Serbia for the FSS (Fixed Satellite Service) and BSS (Broadcast Satellite Service).

Telenor Bulgaria aims for summer 5G launch

Telenor Bulgaria aims for summer 5G launch

Only a few weeks after the country’s 3.6GHz spectrum auction finally took place, operator Telenor Bulgaria has announced that it has scheduled the commercial nationwide launch of its 5G service for 10 June.

New tech for old in Russia and Ukraine

New tech for old in Russia and Ukraine

Phase-outs of two forms of telecoms technology are under way in Russia and Ukraine. While the contexts differ, both phase-outs aim to improve and modernise end user connectivity – eventually.

4iG announces plans to purchase Digi in Hungary

4iG announces plans to purchase Digi in Hungary

Hungary-based IT service management company 4iG Plc says it has entered into a preliminary agreement with the Romanian RCS & RDS consortium for the acquisition of the Hungarian interests of the Digi Group, a leading telecommunications service provider in Hungary.

5G tender back on the table in Bulgaria

5G tender back on the table in Bulgaria

After a legal challenge from operator Vivacom, Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has revoked its decision to award 3.6GHz spectrum without an auction and will instead hold a bid on 6th April 2021.