DTCP invest in SafeBreach and cash in on video conferencing software Blue Jeans; hub:raum co-led blockchain investment round in Ubirch. Tim Höttges rotates for Adel Al-Saleh on BT board. TMUS confirmed contracts with Bandwidth Inc, Avangrid Renewables, and AWS’ A2I solution.
Data Analytics executive Eskigun flags supply chain optimisation driven by IBM Cloud Pak for Data. IBM uses virtual conference to launch new Cloud Pak and Watson capabilities.
BT the clear leader in public sector communications, but Virgin Media proving an increasingly viable challenger. New contracts flowing through, but prospect of significant contract expiration by the end of 2020 flagged.
SME suppliers in Spain thrown an early lifeline as Group takes steps to keep supply chain moving. O2 Germany reopening stores and account switching restrictions are eased in Spain. O2 UK focuses on supporting health services, but engineers at risk as 5G conspiracy suspicions lead to vandalism and assaults. ...
Goal of retail operation revamp. Warehouse/store logistics based on “real‑time data”. Reduction in SAP data footprint by 90%. IBM Services reportedly enables 50% faster migration to S/4HANA compared with traditional solutions.
Closer AI collaboration on cards between T‑Labs and Big Blue.
Vodafone part of IBM-led consortium to develop Trust Your Supplier blockchain network. Wilson envisions easier onboarding of smaller suppliers.
Strategic partnership looks to be getting going.
Rundown of key Catalysts, joint initiatives. More than 30 joint technology projects demoed, with assurance, partnering, and customer experience to fore. Operator preoccupations ahead of 5G include profitability and effectiveness of network slicing. Drones, emergency services, and healthcare among focus verticals.
Financial and operational setback for recalibrating enterprise division. M&A plan b likely to be looked at.
O2 flagged added-value services from partners including Asavie, Check Point, IBM, and VMware as it launched a new offering for NHS units across the UK.