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 ...
Operator cites a variety of reasons for delays as it falls short of the progress of its rivals in meeting targets for households and transport infrastructure across the nation. O2 promises to fulfil obligations by end‑2020. Coverage obligations are part of ongoing 5G legal wrangles.
Telefónica attempts to muscle in on Orange‑Vodafone sharing deal prompts a revision of plans to protect synergies while minimising risk of regulatory interference.
Previously-flagged 5G testing for new utility sector solutions underway, building on Ericsson technology.
5TONIC, the research and development laboratory co‑germinated by Telefónica Group and IMDEA Networks Institute, presented a 5G‑enabled emergency services solution that aims to reduce incident response times to increase the chances of survival.
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.
Unit part of new “special-purpose entity” for automated settlement. Data-on-demand and international voice settlement to be first products. Timelines hazy for commercial deployment, however.
BT’s Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC UK) hosted its third wave of finalists and inducted two winners into the fold in January 2020, with the successful pitches joining BT at its Adastral Park innovation hub, as well as securing access to expertise and support from BT and ...
BT’s UK TIP centre hosts six start-ups in competition to collaborate on 5G and edge compute. Two winners, Ori Industries and DoubleMe, named. ADVA, Cloud Backend, Condense Reality, and TDCOMM runners-up.