Vodafone signals plan to integrate SpaceMobile service with Vodacom, Safaricom, and Vodafone offerings initially in DRC, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
New 5G Diversification Strategy and Telecommunications (Security) Bill expected to introduce tough new network security expectations on operators, while attempting to reduce the risks associated with over‑reliance on Ericsson and Nokia. Government backing open standards, and particularly open RAN, to create a diverse supply chain, but relative lack of ...
A joint initiative between the EC and European industry. In its third wave of projects after launching in June 2018. Telefónica present via its R&D entity Telefónica I&D. Deutsche Telekom also involved in several projects via Group and Greek subsidiary; BT present in UK‑focused projects.
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 ...
BT signs TM Forum’s Open API and Open Digital Architecture Manifesto.
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.
BT and EE’s 5G supplier ecosystem measured for February 2020. Nokia maintains lead, but yet to capitalise on Huawei’s wipeout. Ericsson may be surprised to find itself fending-off the Telecom Infra Project and OpenRAN to maintain contention. Peloton of vendors include ADVA, Mavenir, and Ciena, with Qualcomm holding firm. ...
Ongoing work with NEC’s Netcracker will see Telefónica|Vivo upgrade its systems for selling to, and supporting, enterprise customers.
Efficiencies drive expands to provisioning, optimisation, and orchestration.
Inside the rebel base: CTO opens up on Rakuten Mobile and Reliance Jio green-field ventures. Network and customer experience reimagined for challenge to operator establishment. Can telco establishment translate experiences, with legacy encumbrance?
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.