GAIA-X project gathers pace, as T‑Systems and OVHcloud share details of first commercial services to be launched early next year. Deutsche Telekom remains strong supporter of GAIA-X. Largest cloud providers pledge support for project’s principles, but there are signs of regulatory headwinds ahead.
Vodacom reportedly tangled in murder scandal in South Africa, and taking political fire over Tanzanian election.
Volkmar Rudat to head up latest business to emerge afresh from T‑Systems’ post-COVID‑19 reorganisation. New unit focused on selling value-add around cloud infrastructure and software from hyperscaler partners.
Operator looking to mitigate overheads after opting to permanently shift to a hybrid working model. 5,500‑strong workforce largely remote since spring, bar brief return. Sub‑letting to partners on the cards. Wider Group-level philosophy changes take effect.
Major football tournament could be tech showcase for Deutsche Telekom. At least, there will be 5G coverage for fans and international visitors. In the stadium and at home AR/MR/XR apps will be on display. But low take‑up of smart glasses could limit AR’s appeal.
Amdocs, Dell, VMware, and Microsoft added to the list of “founding partners”. Backers afforded visibility into startup tech.
Ten sites are to be opened in the next two years, focused on enabling edge services across Spain. Telefonica’s data centre partners may be waiting in wings to fuel further investment.
Slimmed‑down list of partners expected to simplify the BT Security sales pitch while ensuring an effective and synchronised managed services wrap. Tenacious smaller vendors maintain a role in the ecosystem, but sector giant Check Point’s role modest, and well‑established ally Symantec off the radar.
Microsoft trumpets DT relationship; IoT and FTTP remain high on network agenda.
T‑Sys reborn again as operational rejig completed. COVID‑19 and cloud aggregation dominate in new products and projects.
Madrid data centre is data sovereignty key to partnership with SAP Spain. Agreement bolsters Telefónica Empresas multicloud strategy.
Partnership aims to “accelerate” digital transformation for Spanish businesses. Focus is on joint development of mobile edge computing solutions for 5G. Telefónica Tech slated for service delivery. Deal comes on heels of similar arrangement with Microsoft.
New group effectively the political wing of operator‑led efforts to develop an open RAN ecosystem, with major integrated network vendors conspicuously absent. Nokia gatecrashes launch party.
Latest platform upgrade said to provide a level of visibility across BT systems to smooth integration of virtual machines and emerging microservices within infrastructure designs. Benefits for Consumer platforms particularly flagged. VMware products described as being at the core of BT’s design ethos.
Telefónica|Vivo joined the first meeting of the Microsoft Brasil‑germinated Brazilian artificial intelligence (AI) industry board.
Apparent pragmatic row-back on opposition to private spectrum allocation.