CCMI Press & News

Singtel, Starhub-M1 Joint Venture Win Bids for 5G Network Licences

Singtel and a joint venture by StarHub and M1 have won bids to operate 5G networks across Singapore, announced the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) on Wednesday, April 29th. The fifth generation of high-speed mobile Internet, 5Gpromises surfing speeds 20 times faster than what’s offered by 4G networks. Read more at Channel News Asia

Nokia Secures $1 billion 5G Deal With Bharti Airtel

Nokia will deploy 300,000 radio units across several spectrum bands Nokia has secured a $1 billion deal with India’s Bharti Airtel to supply its Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) solution across nine geographic regions in India. Read more at Rcrwireless

Everstream Closes Purchase of Rocket Fiber Assets

Everstream, the business-only fiber network, today announced that it has completed its purchase of Rocket Fiber LLC, a Detroit-based internet service provider. The acquisition provides Everstream coverage in all major Michigan markets and rounds out an expansive fiber footprint in greater Detroit. Read more at www.telecompetitor.com

Cityfibre Start 1Gb Home Broadband Build in Bury St Edmunds

Cityfibre has today announced that they’ve already started construction of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband ISP network in the Suffolk (England) town of Bury St Edmunds (not to be confused with Bury near Manchester), which was only very recently added (here) to their 4bn UK roll-out plan. Read more at ISPreview UK

Gigabit Broadband Could Add $50bn to UK Economy

Assembly Research has estimated gigabit speed broadband services could add as much as $50 billion to the UK economy over the next five years. While the UK has been making steady progress over the last five years in delivering full-fiber connectivity to households, it still lags behind European leaders. Read more at Telecoms.com

Investment in Fiber Company Means More High Speed For Rural Homes

A major investment in a Fiber Optics company from Winkler will allow the service to extend its reach across the province. Valley Fiber plans on extending its services to some communities around and west of Highway 75.Valley Fiber, a company that already operates in more than 20 municipalities across Manitoba, has confirmed a financial partnership […]

Even In Crisis Times, There Is A Push To Wire Rural America

In recent years, former coal miners were retrained to work with fiber optics, expanding high-speed Internet – and possible economic opportunities – to rural areas.; Credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR Kirk Siegler | NPR As the COVID-19 crisis took hold and schools in Lockhart, Texas, had to close and shift to remote learning, the school district quickly […]

The FCC Ratified Wi-Fi 6E

During the Federal Communications Commission’s monthly meeting today, it ratified unlicensed use of the 6GHz radio frequency spectrum in the USA. This decision opens the way for the proposed Wi-Fi 6E standard to move forward. Industry giants Intel and Broadcom began planning for this move two years ago. Read more at Ars Technica