Telefónica putting money where mouth is on commitment to fostering an open, multi‑vendor environment. TIP‑based collaboration translates to commercial opportunities for Altiostar.
Infinera, a long‑term Telefónica partner, picked up a new contract to upgrade Telefónica’s mobile transport network in Germany.
Telefónica Group and Japanese peer NTT DoCoMo highlighted the successful conclusion of testing of open transmission and forwarding technologies undertaken as part of the partners research linked to the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).
BT Group, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and Facebook launched their third annual competition for startups in telecom infrastructure to join the UK’s TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC), based at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk and Tech City in London.
Vodafone was reportedly among several big‑name UK‑based companies lashing out at what they saw as aggressive “crush or kill” tactics deployed by Facebook and Google to stifle internet competition.
OpenRAN time appears to be coming, with supplier choice constraints evidently dominating Group thinking. Vodafone steps up rhetoric regarding potential of tech; “fast tracking” referenced. Group still in trial mode with technology, however. Firm strategy for bearers and configurations yet to emerge.
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Vodafone gave its backing to Libra, a new digital currency planned by Facebook. Apart from France-based Iliad Group, Vodafone is the only network operator among the initial 28 members of the Libra Association. Others in the Association include eBay, Lyft, Mastercard, PayPal, Spotify, and Uber. Each member must pay ...
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Telefónica provided insights into its AURA strategy, including more market launches. Microsoft’s position as a partner remains a core element of the project. Commitment reiterated to overcoming the challenge of combining local services with a central unified vision.
Facebook underlined its increasingly multi-faceted relationship with Deutsche Telekom (DT) by advertising for a Strategic Partner Account Manager, focused on fashioning ties with the Group and other European telcos