The 5G era has undergone three full years of growth, exceeding a half-billion connections by the end of 2021. This number is expected to reach 4.8 billion by the end of 2026, where 516 million would likely come from North America.
Reports and Coverage
Canada's Tony Lacavera offers $2.9 Billion to buy Freedom Mobile
Tony Lacavera’s Canadian investment firm Globalive Capital Inc has offered to buy Shaw Communications Inc’s wireless telecoms unit Freedom Mobile for C$3.75 billion ($2.94 billion) in cash, Reuters has confirmed to Telecom Review.
Elon Musk Steps Up for Ukraine Connectivity
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk announced that the company’s Starlink satellite internet service had expanded coverage to Ukraine, potentially providing the government with an alternative secure communications uplink as Ukraine’s military continues to resist invading Russian forces.
FCC, NTIA Revamp Technical Collaboration for Spectrum Policy
“To succeed as spectrum partners, the FCC and NTIA must hear from and listen to each other in both formal and informal ways,” said FCC chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. “A common understanding of spectrum engineering and market conditions is essential for the success of our efforts at the FCC and NTIA to manage the country’s spectrum resources,” said assistant secretary of commerce Alan Davidson.
APTProcure: Digital Infrastructure Investments for the Future
APTelecom has established a new digital infrastructure-focused investment arm, called APT Procure. This entity is the genesis of APTelecom, which has been operating in US & Asia for over 15 years. Among the company’s core offerings are due diligence, fiber sales, data center and strategic consulting services.
Telecom Italia Looks to the Future
The TIM Group looks to the future. The new three-year industrial plan presented by the Chief Executive Officer Pietro Labriola is a turning point, the launch pad for seizing new opportunities in a complex market.
APTelecom Continues its Pivot Toward Digital Infrastructure Consulting
In recent months, APTelecom has played a strategic role in supporting various projects directly or indirectly in collaboration with organisations such as KPMG among others. Projects have included due diligence support in acquiring telco assets, proposed new multi-country international cables and government-based initiatives focused on digitization.
The Broadband Infrastructure Playbook for State and Local Deployments
“America’s future depends on universal connectivity to essential, reliable, robust infrastructures and with the rapid expansion of the global digital economy, broadband infrastructure is now more critical than ever,” said Gary Bolton, President and CEO at the Fiber Broadband Association. “The industry now has the resources, resolve and direction to achieve this goal. The Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA have teamed together to help ensure the states and broadband providers have the tools they need to best leverage this opportunity so that everyone, everywhere can access a brighter, more equitable future.”
Trump’s Social Media Platform Is Coming
A new social media platform named Truth Social will be launched to serve as an alternative to the existing social media networks. Donald Trump's Truth Social started its gradual rollout this week, with full operations in the United States targeted by late March 2022.
PTC 2022: Event Roundup
What a difference two years can make! 2022 is the 44th annual PTC gathering. PTC has certainly been on an interesting journey in our industry when you consider that at PTC’20, we celebrated together in Honolulu at the best Annual Conference Pacific Telecommunications Council ever held, with record attendance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village®.