Former Vodafone investment specialists linking up with T‑Mobile’s 5G innovation lab for twelve‑week springboard programme. 5G OI Lab also giving a leg‑up to FreedomFi, an enterprise networks specialist already making a name for itself through Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project.
Group taps Japanese operator’s know-how in virtualised networks through MoU. Implied suggestion that TIP collaboration not moving fast enough for commercial “end-to-end” deployment of OpenRAN architectures.
Venture has target of reaching 13,000 rural communities in Peru by end of 2020. Telefónica now has sights set on deploying thousands of open RAN nodes in “core markets”.
Kenyan operator to expand Vodafone’s Africa test-ground for open solutions. Project gearing is more towards core and backhaul than RAN. Scale and efficiency gains highlighted.
Five tech startups selected for twelve-month programme. Familiar R&D themes of edge computing and ‘open’ networks. TIP’s TEAC boss sees room for improvement in how smaller, new players might be onboarded into telecoms supplier ecosystems.
Massive Google investment underscores both Jio’s domination and its ambition to develop wide range of popular digital services. Who’s Who of foreign investors, which includes digital-savvy Facebook, now accounts for nearly a third of Jio Platform equity. Vodafone’s long-term outlook in India looks even more perilous than before, after ...
Tenorio says industry “not scratched the surface” on systems integration. Achieving lower TCO, compared with large-scale traditional vendors, an enormous task. O-RAN Alliance doing “great job”, but smaller vendors disadvantaged. Ambition of sub-$1000 RRH pushed back until 2021. Tech still not ready for prime time in urban ...
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.