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Oi selling towers to NK 108 for BRL1.7B

Oi selling towers to NK 108 for BRL1.7B

In a statement to shareholders, Brazil’s Oi has confirmed that it has agreed to sell some of its tower infrastructure to NK 108 Empreendimentos e Participacoes (NK 108) for BRL1.697 billion (USD324.6 million).
MTN SA turns to Teoco for 5G network planning

MTN SA turns to Teoco for 5G network planning

MTN South Africa has selected the ASSET 5G planning solution from TEOCO, a provider of analytics, assurance and optimization solutions to over 300 communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide, to deliver 5G services to its 34.5 million subscribers.
Airtel Africa is sole 5G bidder in Nigeria

Airtel Africa is sole 5G bidder in Nigeria

Airtel Africa was the only operator to bid in the second round of Nigeria’s 3.5GHz spectrum auction, with its rivals refraining from registering interest or paying an intention to bid deposit.
Ericsson expands automation, cloud computing research in LATAM

Ericsson expands automation, cloud computing research in LATAM

Ericsson announced it will operate a key global research site in Brazil in collaboration with the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and the Sao Paulo State Research Support Foundation (FAPESP), a move to advance research in cloud computing and AI automated networks by 2030 in Latin...
DIEZ, Durq and du partner for 5G-powered smart city solutions

DIEZ, Durq and du partner for 5G-powered smart city solutions

Smart cities are back in the news in Dubai, where du, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, has joined forces with Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority (DIEZ) and Derq, a leading provider of AI analytics solutions for road safety and connected vehicles.
Bharti and Meta announce multifaceted collaboration plans

Bharti and Meta announce multifaceted collaboration plans

Indian operator Bharti Airtel and social technology giant Meta Platforms say they plan to jointly invest in global connectivity infrastructure and CPaaS-based new-age digital solutions to support the emerging requirements of customers and enterprises in India.
US dismisses charges against Huawei CFO

US dismisses charges against Huawei CFO

The long-running ordeal of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou has come to a close, with a US judge issuing the order to dismiss all charges against the executive.
Malaysia points out 5G plan transparency issue

Malaysia points out 5G plan transparency issue

Malaysia’s newly elected prime minister Anwar Ibrahim revealed plans to review the previous administration’s 5G plan, which could hinder the deployment of 5G in the country after operators finally agreed on deals with state-owned agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB). 
Zain commits US$800m to Sudan upgrade

Zain commits US$800m to Sudan upgrade

Kuwaiti operator group Zain pledged to invest US$800 million into its Sudanese unit over the next five years, with plans to deploy new and upgrade infrastructure to remain competitive in Sudan.
5G to surge business revenues in Asia-Pacific

5G to surge business revenues in Asia-Pacific

A report from ABI Research predicted revenues from 5G private networks and network slicing deployments, will surge private enterprise revenues from US$732 million and US$151 million in 2022, to over US$13 billion and US$12 billion respectively by 2028 in the Asia-Pacific.
Samsung boosts its engineering recruitment in India

Samsung boosts its engineering recruitment in India

Samsung says it is planning to hire around 1,000 engineers for its R&D institutes across India. These include Samsung R&D Institute Bangalore, Samsung R&D Institute Noida, Samsung R&D Institute Delhi and Samsung Semiconductor India Research, also in Bangalore.
Hormuud gains first Somali spectrum licence

Hormuud gains Somali spectrum licence

The Somali National Communications Authority (NCA) issued Hormuud Telecom with the country’s first spectrum licence closing its vetting processing which began earlier this year, a move to promote open markets, competition, and investment in the telecoms sector.