Deutsche Telekomwatch roundup — June 2020 Source: Deutsche Telekomwatch #94 Group Partnerships MobiledgeX, Deutsche Telekom’s edge computing platform spin‑out, unveiled what it called a “demand‑side” initiative, branded Seamster. The aim, said MobiledgeX, was to capture and model enterprise use‑cases surrounding 5G and edge computing, and accelerate ...
Rival Jio gets fillip from hefty FDI and Facebook digital expertise. Unnamed VfI exec does not rule out similar webscale tie‑up for the embattled JV. Indian JV relinquishes last urban stronghold and is set to lose second spot overall.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent.
Facebook features among consortium pals. Sign Vodafone Carrier Services has not been forgotten. Continent’s existing long‑distance networks, including those co‑owned by Group, seen as inadequate.
Lopez challenges Kubernetes to prove itself in telco environment. Hybrid VM and cloud-native model the likely norm for operators already invested in NFV.
Group rounding up new posse of open transport suppliers under the TIP flag.
Group rounding up new posse of open transport suppliers under the TIP flag. TIP spreading disaggregation wings to core network solutions.
Vodafone rounding up new posse of open transport suppliers under the TIP flag.
Alliance between DT-backed O-RAN and TIP propels Group into vanguard of disrupting RAN supply chains. DT backs TIP-led Evenstar programme to lower RRH costs. Operator partners with Intel and VMware to develop open vRAN platform.
Mavenir solution to slot into operator’s UNICA data centre infrastructure. Timelines hazy for commercial launch.
Tenorio reaches TIP summit, appointed Chairman. Vodafone joins O‑RAN Alliance. Stubborn open RAN resistance from large suppliers. Low-volume barrier for hardware newcomers. 5G OpenRAN critical to achieve scale.
Vodafone’s 5G ecosystem sees drastic changes, Ericsson holds its lead. Nokia slips into dogfight with Huawei, TIP and Samsung. Mavenir heads challenging pack with ZTE on its heels, pursued by Qualcomm, Parallel Wireless, Altiostar, and several others.
BT and EE’s 5G supplier ecosystem measured for February 2020. Nokia maintains lead, but yet to capitalise on Huawei’s wipeout. Ericsson may be surprised to find itself fending-off the Telecom Infra Project and OpenRAN to maintain contention. Peloton of vendors include ADVA, Mavenir, and Ciena, with Qualcomm holding firm. ...
“Smart RAN” momentum building.
Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation of current restrictions, but stringent caps could spark immediate change in industry security and procurement strategies. UK capex should ...
Vodafone Spain to do deeper dive into customer journeys. News fits a trend of Amdocs showcasing its presence across the Group.