Intelsat procures new satellites to keep up with US C-Band 5G deployment
The US government is in the process of freeing up spectrum in the 3.7 GHz - 4.2 GHz bands for use by mobile network operators in their 5G networks
Verizon remains on course to rollout 5G to 60 US cities, despite Covid 19 disruption
Verizon has used mmWave spectrum in its early 5G offering, bringing higher speeds but sketchier coverage than its rivals
South African regulator releases emergency spectrum to ease lockdown congestion
The temporary licences will grant emergency access to additional spectrum for the duration of the country’s Coronavirus lockdown
Ireland’s telecoms regulator releases emergency spectrum to ease network congestion
Millions of people in Ireland are working from home during the Covid 19 pandemic, which is placing extra strain on the country’s mobile networks
South Africa releases emergency spectrum to ease network congestion amid Covid 19 lockdown
South Africa is currently on a 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of the epidemic, which has prompted a huge surge in demand for broadband connectivity
Indian telcos request emergency access to additional spectrum to during Covid19 quarantine
The Cellular Operators Association of India has written to the India's Department of Telecoms to request access to additional spectrum
Portugal prepares to auction 5G spectrum in June
The country expects to launch its first commercial 5G services by the end of the year
Ofcom puts more 5G spectrum up for auction in the UK
The regulator hopes that providing more spectrum in the 700MHz and 3.6-3.8GHz bands will boost 5G speeds and availability in the UK
Airtel lands additional spectrum to boost 4G coverage in Nigeria
Nigeria remains Africa’s biggest telecoms market and is seeing huge uptake in 4G services