Airtel CIO Harmeen Mehta bringing even greater AI advocacy and a ‘big tech’ frame of mind to BT’s new Digital division. Philip Jansen looking at bigger picture beyond fibre rollout as he sees Group’s future in delivering a UK platform for software‑defined services.
Targets transformation in design and operation of 5G RAN architectures. Envisages shift from cellular-centric to user-centric networks. Aim not simply to reduce costs and handle more traffic, but to unlock new revenue streams through service differentiation.
Former executive Jochen Alt named CTO at AI startup Greyparrot. New signings from Huawei and Nokia join T‑Mobile Netherlands and T‑Mobile US, with Dutch NatCo focusing in on convergence. Digital Alpha’s Aurin Bhattacharjee joins the ever‑evolving DTCP.
Robotics players first to win places in Deutsche Telekom’s Industry 4.0 innovation scheme. Solutions to emerge from hubraum programme could be integrated with Group products. DT’s partner ecosystem steadily growing.
AI to be leveraged by EC-funded research group as a means of providing enhanced 5G network coverage for emergency services. Group building ecosystem around responsible use of AI. Another example of operator working the axis between e-health and connected-vehicles.
Longstanding Group partner leads investment round in AI-powered checkout solution player Proppos. Food tech-focused startup has designs on international expansion.
V2X lab being put to use, with startups testing LiDAR, AI, and blockchain-based solutions in the hope of accelerating path to market. Telco affiliation part of five-strong cohort.
DT’s finance and human resources shared services unit builds process mining expertise with Celonis. By 2025, DTSE aims to have machine learning-based recommendations for “Procure-to-Pay” process.
Group continues to shop around for cost-saving innovations and lauds AI as a way to drastically reduce FTTP planning times and costs.
Calls for greater open source collaboration, BT breaking technology silos with ‘speed-dating’, persistent Emotet threat flagged.
Winners selected for Living Apps partnership and Restarting Together coronavirus recovery project; Movistar launches new subscription solar panel business.
BT Sport offers helping hand to closed Scottish pubs; Disney’s strategy shift makes impact for BT TV customers; Allera says Apple’s entrance to the 5G device market has huge potential.
BT and O2 involved with projects mapping traffic, congestion, and infrastructure. Other projects focus on passengers, pedestrians, tourists, and parking. WM5G allocates £2.4m to seven project consortia; £2.5m for next round.
Telefónica is continuing with housekeeping to tidy up its web of subsidiaries, with startup investment the latest focus. As well as a backroom streamlining, Telefónica Innovation Ventures can be seen tightening a focus on Group strategic priorities including blockchain and cybersecurity. Chema Alonso playing an oversight role with Telefónica ...
DT backs another horse in the UK telecoms race, raising further questions over the longevity of its relationship with incumbent BT Group.