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DELTA Fiber bankrolls fibre with EUR1.45bn loan linked to ESG targets

DELTA Fiber Nederland has made agreements to link the financing of its fibre rollout to sustainability objectives, involving a loan of EUR1.45 billion (USD1.40 billion), underlining the company’s targets in the field of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance).

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Newcomer extends 5G to 31 provinces

China’s newest 5G provider, China Broadnet, has extended 5G coverage to all 31 of the country's provincial-level regions.

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Google Fiber notches 20Gbps download speeds in Kansas City trial

Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain has revealed that the ISP conducted field tests in Kansas City this month, achieving download speeds of 20.2Gbps.

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Zain Saudi Arabia deploys Huawei’s new 5G RAN product

Zain Saudi Arabia has deployed Huawei’s 5G RAN product, ‘MetaAAU’, for a 5G carrier aggregation (CA) coverage extension.

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Vodafone NZ to rebrand as One New Zealand in early 2023

Vodafone New Zealand has announced plans to change its name to One New Zealand early next year.

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Appalachian Wireless selects Ericsson for SA 5G rollout

Appalachian Wireless has selected Ericsson to modernise its network with 5G capabilities.

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Du claims 5G speeds of over 4.5Gbps

United Arab Emirates (UAE) fixed and mobile operator Du says it has achieved download rates of more than 4.5Gbps in 5G trials with Nokia and MediaTek.

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Vi asked to clear dues or lose access to towers

Indian cellco Vodafone Idea (Vi) has been warned that it could lose access to Indus Towers’ facilities if it fails to address its unpaid dues to the infrastructure provider, the Economic Times writes, citing two people aware of the matter.

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Ethio Telecom sets out ambitions for current fiscal year

Ethio Telecom has outlined its targets for its current fiscal year, which ends June 2023, saying it aims to generate turnover of ETB75 billion (USD1.4 billion), which would represent a more than 22% year-on-year increase.

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Far EasTone calls for NCC to resolve spectrum dispute ahead of merger hearings

Far EasTone (FET) has called on Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) to deal fairly with matters concerning spectrum that are expected to arise from the proposed merger of Taiwan Mobile and Taiwan Star.