Round‑up of recent activity among Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
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.
Deutsche Telekom collaborated with Red Bull-founded fashion house AlphaTauri and textile manufacturer Schoeller to release a temperature-controlled jacket.
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.