BT recognised at event in the Netherlands for collaborative work on converged 5G technology.
Round-up of recent activity among Telefónica‑backed startup and venturing ecosystems
IT service provider World Wide Technology (WWT) highlighted an “expanded” partnership with MobiledgeX, the mobile edge computing (MEC) platform venture that Deutsche Telekom span out in 2017, in a bid to boost its 5G ecosystem (Deutsche Telekomwatch, #71).
BT Group, the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), and Facebook launched their third annual competition for startups in telecom infrastructure to join the UK’s TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC), based at BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk and Tech City in London.
Partnerships with Airbus, Thales, and North Rhine-Westphalia help VfD target different 5G markets. Network slicing and edge computing underpin various use cases of the next‑gen tech.
Vodafone recognises need for improvement in partner collaboration, to fuel 5G success. Chief Systems Architect looking to reshape IT, to help open-up while protecting “secret sauce”. TM Forum and University of Surrey among collaborators.
5G expectations have been raised, and now need to be met: lots of talk of potential, but monetisation not clear cut. Scepticism over network readiness for advanced, challenging applications, such as in gaming and sport. Supplier establishment again chided for dragging feet on harmonisation and cloud-ification; operators stuck in ...
BT reiterated enthusiasm for adopting mobile edge computing with core research leader Cuevas extolling benefits of the technology in a future ultra-low latency environment. Metro bases the next step towards the edge, with local exchanges on the far horizon.
With a fibre foundation topped with a virtualised network, Telefónica is aiming to create flexible services that adapt to customer needs. Edge computing key to service evolution, but will be driven by incremental benefits, not a single compelling killer application. As Telefónica focuses on becoming a technology-focused company, partnerships ...