Round‑up of recent activity among Telefónica-backed startup and venturing ecosystems.
Vodafone’s 5G ecosystem sees drastic changes, Ericsson holds its lead. Nokia slips into dogfight with Huawei, TIP and Samsung. Mavenir heads challenging pack with ZTE on its heels, pursued by Qualcomm, Parallel Wireless, Altiostar, and several others.
Luxembourg get-together moved back to October 2020.
O2 Germany sees next decade as a growth phase following years of network build and integration. Outlines plans to start building 5G in five cities during 2020. Huawei and Nokia selected to build the 5G RAN, although the China‑based vendor remains a political hot potato in Germany.
Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. O2’s longstanding links with Ericsson and Nokia mean operating business avoids costly replacement programmes that major rivals must implement. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation ...
Likely Huawei restrictions reportedly prompt DT to turn back to Nokia as 5G player. Finnish vendor said to have come under pressure for quality improvements.
Industry looks set to be given three years to firewall Huawei, with potential 35% cap on High Risk Vendors. Security officials position the decision as largely a clarification and formalisation of current restrictions, but potentially stringent caps will spark immediate change in industry security and procurement strategies. UK capex ...
Nokia lands five‑year deal in Australia’s post-Huawei landscape. Berroeta lauds the Finnish vendor’s “advanced 5G roadmap”. 5G launch slated by 30 June 2020.
NatCo reportedly selects Swedish vendor as 4G/5G single supplier. Nokia loses out; Huawei hopes of sharing Ericsson contract apparently dashed.
NatCo claims no pressing need to deploy DSS tech for 5G. Asserts AT&T and Verizon reliance on DSS betrays weakness. Longstanding partners Ericsson and Nokia make DSS waves.
US and Finnish suppliers club together on cloud and SD-WAN. Azure‑Nuage combo could provide a more compelling alternative to Cisco in the BT Dynamic Network Services portfolio. BT Global wheels out IXOM as customer of the integrated solution.