Electronic billing specialist Saphety won a three-year contract to install and support an electronic invoicing system at Vodafone Hungary (VfH).
Vodafone nearly half-way through migrating its Hadoop‑based big data analytics platform, serving eleven countries, onto Google Cloud Platform. “Cloud-native” Neuron systems leans on Google’s expertise in AI and ML. Full migration from Hadoop to Neuron slated before 31 March 2020.
Germany’s move for shared European cloud infrastructure backed. CEO laments lack of European rivals to tech giants from America, Asia. TDE announces upcoming campus network products. NatCo signs strategic partnership with Teradata. T-Sys unveils new public and private cloud propositions.
T‑Mobile Poland (TMPL) added Amazon Prime Video to its recently-launched wireline broadband and multi‑play packages.
Latest partner/supplier people movement highlights include: Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Red Hat.
BT Sport is to lose the rights to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), to Amazon.
Vodafone recognises need for improvement in partner collaboration, to fuel 5G success. Chief Systems Architect looking to reshape IT, to help open-up while protecting “secret sauce”. TM Forum and University of Surrey among collaborators.
The Da Vinci project is putting human-centric design at the core of BT’s IT approach, requiring a fundamental change in outlook for the telco. Higham’s programme helping BT cut IT costs by nearly 40%, while improving internal perceptions of the Group’s IT function through new services. Da Vinci approach ...
Reskilling employees fundamental to Wind Tre’s digital transformation strategy. Cultural and organisational change critical for digital transformation to be adopted at scale and to succeed. Operators must change their corporate identity to attract vital new talent. Wind Tre CIO sceptical of vendor marketing of new technologies.
DT plans to step up “conversations” with partners in a bid to ensure 5G return-on-investment. Execs concede telcos remain “quite poor” on enabling collaboration. ’Fast telecoms’-vision mooted, with repeatability across numerous services, but can traditionally closed telcos deliver? Hints of increased focus on services long-tail, and beyond flagship tie-ups. ...
5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...
O2 Germany is resetting its commercial video offering through a partnership with Waipu.tv that more closely resembles a conventional pay-TV product. Latest app-based service adopts a similar technological approach to earlier attempts to break into the market, but with beefed-up content and accessibility.