Following the launch of BT Digital and BT Networks, Dave Matthews was appointed BT Enterprise CTIO to fill Karonis’ shoes. BT Non‑Executive Director Cheshire takes a Chairman role at Spire Healthcare. BT Global SVP Roger Woodend departs for AWS.
Claims past concerns raised by Deutsche Telekom about its single RAN and 5G radio equipment have been addressed. Huawei far from out the picture, despite geopolitical pressures. Deutsche Telekom pointedly calls Chinese supplier a “strong partner” on unveiling their joint “multi-Gigabit campus networks” solution in Germany.
Operator sets up antenna site near Munich to gain 5G standalone experience before commercial deployment. Plans afoot to run 5G SA core network in Telekom cloud infrastructure. Nemat views the tech as essential if network slicing and edge computing are to realise their full 5G potential.
BT continues Digital refresh: Group Data & AI Solutions unit further fills out with Groth joining to lead partnerships. Weston picks up Transformation Performance remit at Global. Chet Patel takes Americas MD spot at Global, with Vanderick holding fort as MD, Commercial. James Lilley to drive all‑IP for Openreach ...
Peter Zehetner joins Vodafone’s TowerCo spinout as Managing Director in Germany. Formerly Ericsson’s Commercial Director in western Europe, Zehetner brings years of sales experience to the Vantage team. Winning business from Drillisch, Germany’s would-be fourth MNO, high on the things-to-do-list.
Greek operator enables first 5G campus network, focused on smart‑manufacturing. Project sees Ericsson further expand 5G reach within DT. PTC and Gizelis Robotics among solution partners.
Group continues to steadily build out solution partnerships, with emphasis on connected-robotics. Network rollouts spreading out beyond Germany and into major European markets. DT confirms hubraum ecosystem programme will have a bearing on Group products development.
Longstanding partners Ericsson and Nokia sign “multi-billion-dollar agreements”. Operator makes concerted 5G push at 2.5GHz to complement 600MHz rollout. Nordic duo also tasked with providing “advanced technical capabilities”, including voice over NR, NR carrier aggregation, network slicing, and multi-user massive MIMO.
DT CSO Thomas Tschersich is a leading proponent of GSMA and 3GPP scheme. NESAS aims for more secure mobile networks and efficient security testing. Geopolitical climate heightens awareness about the security assurance scheme, and DT exec insists it could be an apolitical solution to concerns.
New 5G Diversification Strategy and Telecommunications (Security) Bill expected to introduce tough new network security expectations on operators, while attempting to reduce the risks associated with over‑reliance on Ericsson and Nokia. Government backing open standards, and particularly open RAN, to create a diverse supply chain, but relative lack of ...
Once-dissenting operators now planning to use licence-based campus networks for service and technology development. Steady growth in 5G local frequency allocations maintained, reaching 88 organisations in the first year. Verizon also enters scene.