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.