Vodafone builds open RAN influence with O‑RAN Alliance oversight spot. Takkar handed another three years to lead Vodafone’s troubled Indian JV Vi. Safaricom Board rejigged following exec changes at Kenyan operator and parent Vodacom.
Group backs OpenBNG, a new transport initiative from OOPT project group, champions new O‑RAN/TIP lab in Berlin, and involved in technical RFI for OpenSoftHaul solution. DT is absent, however, from new Solution Groups, focused on “end‑to‑end” virtualised networks.
Long-time Telefónica partner selected for a commercial deployment of disaggregated gateways.
NEC boosts its position as a Vodafone open RAN frontrunner, while Altiostar muscles in.
OpenRAN playbook provides insight into deployment challenges. Local skills and resources are critical for successful rollouts. Acceptable performance achieved for rural environments. More work needed on management, operations, security, and deployment models. Vodafone brings open RAN trials to the Netherlands. NEC boosts its position as a Vodafone open RAN ...
Leads way in sourcing ‘open’ radio hardware suppliers. Targets DU/CU disaggregation and white‑box base stations. Involved in raft of new TIP initiatives, including Solution Groups, OpenBNG, and MUST. Tenorio insists commercial deployments to date are “tip of the iceberg”.
Group closely involved in new OOPT transport initiatives, including OpenBNG and MUST. Telefónica champions Solution Groups, which aligns with Blanco’s focus on “end-to-end” virtualised architectures. Vodafone leads way, however, in sourcing ‘open’ radio hardware suppliers.
Crane flags importance of broadband customer experience in OpenBNG work. Latest round of TIP updates suggests BT remains focused on core and access networks, while European peers DT, Telefónica, and Vodafone more openly embrace end‑to‑end development.
Choi talks of “new level of collaboration”, as joint O‑RAN/TIP lab becomes available for open RAN testing at DT’s facilities in Berlin. Hails recent European O‑RAN/TIP plugfest a success. Berlin lab available for open BNG testing, “as soon as systems are available”.
Vodacom South Africa tests used Edgecore‑based DCSG product running Infinera software. Vodafone’s Rossi highlights move to create a “diverse supply chain”.
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.
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 ...