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  • Brand‑heavy TPG looks for smart data handling with AWS
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    Brand-heavy TPG looks for smart data handling with AWS

    2021-12-03T17:00:00Z

    Shaik flags “knowledge lake” as providing deeper understanding of consumer and enterprise behaviour. Aimed at breaking down data siloes across multi-brand portfolio following TPG–VHA merger. Analytics of external datasets, available on the market, increasingly important.

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    DT joins European telco call for open RAN help

    2021-12-03T15:36:00Z

    Group signs off on Analysys Mason report recommending that European policymakers financially stimulate the region’s open RAN ecosystem. Report also backed by Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Vodafone. Awkwardly, a week prior to report publication, DT announces government funding for new Berlin lab to test and validate open networks. ...

  • T‑Mobile Poland trials standalone 5G
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    T-Mobile Poland trials standalone 5G

    2021-12-03T14:46:00Z

    Suppliers not named, but Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung could all be contenders. Poland joins Czech Republic, Germany, and Greece as Group 5G SA trial markets.

  • Vodafone gets role as DCMS allocates RAN R&D funds
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    Vodafone gets role as DCMS allocates RAN R&D funds

    2021-12-02T10:33:00Z

    Future RAN competition rewards 15 companies. Flex-5G project, partnered by Vodafone, attracts £4.7m in government funding. Funds distributed as part of Supply Chain Diversification Strategy. Government sets target for 35% of UK mobile network traffic to be carried via open RAN by 2030. 2G, 3G expected to be retired ...

  • TPG trumpets 5G SA milestone
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    TPG trumpets 5G SA milestone

    2021-12-01T15:27:00Z

    5G network covers more than 85% of population in ten locations thanks to standalone core. Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung playing complementary roles. 5G site delivery accelerated owing to ‘factory assembly’ strategy.

  • Carrier Services settles with ClearX on data delivery
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    Carrier Services settles with ClearX on data delivery

    2021-11-30T13:25:00Z

    Group’s international connectivity unit aligns with Israeli blockchain firm to “streamline” delivery of data services. Colt Technology Services and PCCW Global part of “pioneering” work. ClearX expects data services platform to go live Q1 2022.

  • Vodafone, Telefónica launch fixed-broadband TIP group
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    Vodafone, Telefónica launch fixed-broadband TIP group

    2021-11-29T14:25:00Z

    Operators co-chair new TIP project group targeting FTTP access technologies. Vodafone cementing leadership at TIP.

  • Vodafone joins European telco call for open RAN help
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    Vodafone joins European telco call for open RAN help

    2021-11-29T13:24:00Z

    Group signs off on Analysys Mason report recommending that European policymakers financially stimulate the region’s open RAN ecosystem. Report also backed by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, and Telefónica. Wibergh says “Europe needs to urgently prioritise open RAN” to avoid slipping further behind Asia and USA.

  • BT targets financial services with Cloud Control
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    BT targets financial services with Cloud Control

    2021-11-29T13:00:00Z

    BT’s Cloud Control for Financial Services aims to help firms take a ‘controlled approach’ to adopting cloud. Move builds on company’s pre-existing partnerships with public cloud providers.

  • Vodafone extends VMware Telco Cloud to 5G SA
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    Vodafone extends VMware Telco Cloud to 5G SA

    2021-11-29T12:24:00Z

    Aims to accelerate delivery of “new digital services” across Vodafone’s European footprint. Builds on Vodafone’s previous selection of VMware Telco Cloud infrastructure as its NFV platform.

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    Vodafone connected mobility platform nears launch

    2021-11-26T14:32:00Z

    Road safety-focused V2X platform STEP set for early-2022 commercial launch. Vodafone drives connectivity via edge network, with HERE and Porsche among a stable of partners.

  • Compelling 5G use-cases still to come, says EE
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    Compelling 5G use-cases still to come, says EE

    2021-11-26T13:00:00Z

    EE brand director concedes 5G marketing more difficult than when 4G arrived. Anticipates “a lot” of the 5G use-cases will not arrive in the short term. Next phase of rollout plan begins with indoor launch.

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    DT evangelises Polte to startup IoT device makers

    2021-11-26T09:57:00Z

    IoT expert encourages hubraum community to test cellular-based location technology from US-based vendor. Maintains ‘OTT solution’ caters for many IoT use-cases. Polte survives DT’s rigorous testing process, which saw it preferred to cloud-based location technologies from Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia, and Skyhook.

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    DT’s Jacobfeuerborn gives ‘flying towers’ up to ten years to take off

    2021-11-25T14:41:00Z

    DT-backed SPL is seeking Series B funding. Second edition of GSMA white paper on HAPS due to be published in early 2022. Jacobfeuerborn sees HAPS as the ‘missing link’ between terrestrial and satellite networks.

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    New TelcoX research from TelcoTitans: state-of-play with Vodafone’s data drive

    2021-11-25T11:51:00Z

    Survey provides exclusive insight into Vodafone executives’ perceptions of key suppliers. Including special focus on where operator is at with data adoption, to drive efficiencies and speed to market. Top ongoing challenges include organisational and technical bottlenecks.

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    BT’s McRae fights corner for Nordic giants, as peers swing for Eur-O-RAN

    2021-11-25T09:56:00Z

    BT Chief Architect highlights value of local major NEPs, as European peers promote greater supply chain diversification. Remarks follow McRae support for Ericsson foray into open RAN orchestration. BT committed to open RAN as part of opportunity to ‘network-ify’ applications and functions in new markets. Analysys Mason-backed report highlights ...

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    DT’s Ahrens reaffirms commitment to Gaia-X amid turbulence

    2021-11-23T14:03:00Z

    T-Systems CTO Maximilian Ahrens sees DT as a “bridge builder” for Gaia-X. Chairman of European cloud association insists it is still in startup phase and accepts “an element of needing to find ourselves”. Summit marked by reported sponsorship row and France-based Scaleway become first major member to exit the ...

  • Hrvatski Telekom hits 5G+ speeds
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    Hrvatski Telekom hits 5G+ speeds

    2021-11-22T17:08:00Z

    Croatian operator showcases 26GHz mmWave 5G network, putting to use newly acquired spectrum. Network set to support HT’s expansion in EV charging and campus networks.

  • DT, Ericsson demo “on-demand” 5G network slicing
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    DT, Ericsson demo “on-demand” 5G network slicing

    2021-11-22T17:06:00Z

    Bonn lab showcases “network exposure” capabilities over 5G SA. Purportedly allows “slice service on-demand”, whereby app performance requirements are configured automatically. Choi says proof of concept lays “technical foundation for 5G service innovation”. Keen to explore further “customer-centric network-as-a-service models”.

  • MobiledgeX Edge–Cloud enables cross–operator R&D
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    MobiledgeX Edge–Cloud enables cross–operator R&D

    2021-11-22T17:04:00Z

    DT spinout MobiledgeX’s Edge-Cloud platform leveraged for DT–Telefónica and DT–KDDI collaboration on edge compute proof of concepts. AR tour guides trialled with KDDI; traffic collision avoidance tech demoed with Telefónica Deutschland. Both solutions demonstrated under the auspices of GSMA’s Telco Edge Cloud pre-commercial trials initiative.