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China Mobile already deployed more than 560,000 5G base stations nationwide

China Mobile, the world’s largest operator in terms of subscribers, has already deployed over 560,000 5G base stations across China, local press reported, citing the operator’s General Manager Dong Xin. The operator aims to cover all rural towns across the country with its 5G network...

ATC expects robust growth in European markets due to 5G adoption: CEO

American Tower Corporation (ATC) is expecting to experience a period of solid growth in its European markets, where the firm is seeing similar network growth trends to the U.S., with early-stage 5G deployments set to accelerate in the coming years, the company’s President and...

‘Without innovation, we can’t keep pace with data demands’: Crown Castle Q&A

As data traffic and demand continues to surge, mobile network operators are prioritizing network densification, which will increase the capacity of their networks, helping them deliver the consistent, reliable and speedy service that 5G has promised. Densification will involve new deployments and upgrades at the...

France ends September with 29,327 authorized cell sites for 5G

France had a total of 29,327 5G authorized sites as of October 1, of which 18,689 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

Telefonica to reach 50% of Germany’s population with 5G by end-2022

German operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, controlled by Spanish telco Telefonica, said it expects to reach 50% of the country’s population with its 5G service by the end of next year. By the end of this year, the carrier aims to reach 30% of Germany’s population with...

Viaero Wireless selects Ericsson for 5G upgrade

U.S. regional telecommunications company Viaero Wireless has selected Swedish vendor Ericsson to replace and upgrade its existing LTE equipment to end-to-end 5G-ready products and solutions. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will replace existing core, radio access network (RAN), microwave and router equipment across...

France ends August with 28,821 authorized cell sites for 5G

France had a total of 28,821 5G authorized sites as of September 1, of which 17,559 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

MTN to install 100 nesting boxes on cell towers to protect barn owls

When birds make themselves at home in cell towers, it poses a serious threat to themselves and technicians South African telecommunications operator MTN announced plans to install 100 boxes on cell towers in Johannesburg to house barn owls, which have made themselves at home in...

China Tower boosted in H1 by accelerated 5G deployment

China Tower net profit up 16.1% year-on-year China Tower business in the first half of the year was positively impacted by the accelerated deployment of 5G sites across the Asian nation, the company said in its earnings release. During H1 2021, the company’s net profit grew...

Dish aims for 5G beta launch in Las Vegas during Q4: Chairman

Dish Network expects to launch 5G wireless services in Las Vegas in a beta phase during the fourth quarter of the year, the company’s Chairman Charlie Ergen said during a conference call with investors.   The executive said that the 5G network in Las Vegas...

Lumen sells CenturyLink ILEC assets to Apollo in $7.5 billion deal

Lumen will sell CenturyLink-branded assets to Apollo across 20 states and retain those in 16 states Lumen Technologies has agreed to sell a portion of its incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC) operations to Apollo Global Management for $7.5 billion. Lumen will retain the CenturyLink-branded assets in 16...

China Broadcasting Network launches massive tender for 5G

China Broadcast Network (CBN), China's newest mobile carrier, has launched a tender for the radio access portion of its national 5G network, Chinese press reported. The tender, which seeks the provision of a total of 480,400 5G macro base stations in the 700MHz band, is...

China Tower deploys over 100 5G base stations for Beijing 2022

China telecommunications infrastructure firm China Tower has deployed over 100 5G base stations in 17 competition venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing as well as along the Beijing-Zhangjiakou high-speed railway and the Beijing-Chongli expressway, Chinese press reported. According to the report, China Tower...

Allianz acquires 10% stake in ATC Europe

American Tower Corporation and global insurer and investment firm Allianz, announced that Allianz Capital Partners and the Allianz European Infrastructure Fund, will acquire a 10% stake in ATC Europe. The transaction is valued at over 530 million euros ($633 million), reinforcing a more than €8.8...

French telcos end May with 25,105 authorized 5G sites nationwide

France had a total of 25,105 5G authorized sites as of June 1, of which 14,284 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. ANFR said that the number of authorized 5G sites...

American Tower completes acquisition of Telxius Towers in Latin America

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has closed the Latin American tranche of its Telxius Towers acquisition, comprised of over 7,000 communications sites in Brazil, Peru, Chile and Argentina, the company said in a release. ATC said that the total value of the transaction amounted to approximately...

American Tower completes first tranche of Telxius acquisition

American Tower Corporation announced that it has closed the first tranche of the acquisition of Telxius Towers, comprised of nearly 20,000 communications sites in Germany and Spain, for total consideration of approximately 6.2 billion euros ($7.6 billion). In a release, ATC said that the closing...

China ends Q1 with 819,000 5G base stations: report

China ended the first quarter of the year with a total of 819,000 5G base stations, up from 771,000 5G sites at the end of 2020, according to a report published by Chinese paper Global Times. For the full-year 2021, Chinese operators aim to install...

Helios Towers expands to the Middle East with Omantel agreement

Helios will lease nearly 3,000 cell sites from Omantel for 15 years With its agreement to lease roughly 3,000 cell sites for $575 million from Omantel, Helios Towers is officially expanding to the Middle East. The deal, which the tower company said aligns with its...

Telefonica Deutschland uses carrier aggregation to pave the way for 5G SA

German operator Telefónica Deutschland/O2, which is controlled by Spanish telco Telefónica, is bundling frequencies using carrier aggregation (CA) technology to raise speeds for customers on its 5G networks. "We are continuously working on the further development of 5G in order to be able to offer...

French telcos had 13,322 operational 5G sites at end-April

France had a total of 24,219 5G authorized sites as of May 1, of which 13,332 were declared technically operational by the local mobile operators, according to the latest information provided by France’s spectrum agency ANFR. The agency said that almost all of the 5G...

Chunghwa Telecom targets 10,000 5G base stations by end-2021

Taiwanese operator Chunghwa Telecom expects to end 2021 with over 10,000 5G stations across Taiwan, the company’s president, Harrison Kuo, said during a conference call with investors. Kuo said that the operator is currently operating a total of 6,300 5G sites across Taiwan. “In the first...

American Tower to sell 30% of its European business to CDPQ

American Tower Corporation (ATC) and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global investment group, announced that the latter will acquire a 30% stake in ATC Europe. ATC said that the transaction is valued at over 1.6 billion euros ($1.92 billion), implying an...

ATC invests in different areas to be ready for continued 5G rollouts: CEO

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been investing in more efficient and scalable power solutions at many of the company’s sites to be ready for the requirements of U.S. carriers extending their 5G networks nationwide, the company’s President and CEO, Tom Bartlett, said during a...

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