Operator looking to mitigate overheads after opting to permanently shift to a hybrid working model. 5,500‑strong workforce largely remote since spring, bar brief return. Sub‑letting to partners on the cards. Wider Group-level philosophy changes take effect.
5G tsar takes T-Labs top-spot. T-Mobile Netherlands Transformation Officer given cross-NatCo leadership development remit. Rafalska named 5G Programmes Director in Poland.
Slimmed‑down list of partners expected to simplify the BT Security sales pitch while ensuring an effective and synchronised managed services wrap. Tenacious smaller vendors maintain a role in the ecosystem, but sector giant Check Point’s role modest, and well‑established ally Symantec off the radar.
Sole reliance on low-band 600MHz purportedly boosts 5G coverage by 30%. Cisco Systems, Nokia are core network suppliers. Market research firms find NatCo leader on 5G availability, but not so good on average downlink speeds. TMUS expands rollout of Sprint’s mid-band 2.5GHz spectrum to support 5G.
Czech regulator has yet another go at tackling three-player limitations in mobile. Greek and Hungarian state schemes targeted for opportunities.
Vendor licensing costs and proprietary hardware acting as a brake on widespread SD‑WAN uptake, but more compelling IoT economics bringing DyNS to factory floors. BT partnership with Dell spotlighted as an enabler of BT progress in expanding its portfolio. IoT expected to help drive 5G investment through reliable, low‑latency ...
Innovation leader Millard stresses enthusiasm for automation and digitisation in customer support.
O2 UK, Cisco, and partners recommended a UK cyber test facility for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with allocated spectrum and a core and fibre backbone.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent. Nokia gatecrashes launch party.
Group was one of the few industry respondents to a consultation by the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) on the feasibility of implementing harmonised 5G coverage information and quality of service metrics
SME suppliers in Spain thrown an early lifeline as Group takes steps to keep supply chain moving. O2 Germany reopening stores and account switching restrictions are eased in Spain. O2 UK focuses on supporting health services, but engineers at risk as 5G conspiracy suspicions lead to vandalism and assaults. ...
Enterprise is following in the footsteps of BT Global with close links to Cisco for its nascent intelligent networking solutions portfolio.
Attempt to kick out Huawei from UK infrastructure within three years fails to secure backing of Commons. Government considering tougher demands on HRVs to head off rebels, who are expected to return with reinforcements in the summer. Ex‑BT Chairman now lending his gravitas to Huawei as a senior advisor ...
Ericsson’s lead diminished. Samsung the most obvious beneficiary of Huawei’s misery. Nokia still lacking star quality. Qualcomm and Intel in rare face-off, with hub:raum also now a key enabler. Supporting pack reinvigorated, with TMUS-Sprint merger completion opening doors to new crowd.