Partnership aims to “accelerate” digital transformation for Spanish businesses. Focus is on joint development of mobile edge computing solutions for 5G. Telefónica Tech slated for service delivery. Deal comes on heels of similar arrangement with Microsoft.
Chief Architect Neil McRae outlined key drivers for edge compute, and role of network operators in adoption. Edge forecast to be “everywhere”, with telco operators needing to reposition and collaborate in order to keep hyperscalers at bay. Private networks, eHealth, and remote monitoring flagged as key early use‑cases.
Deutsche Telekomwatch roundup — June 2020 Source: Deutsche Telekomwatch #94 Group Partnerships MobiledgeX, Deutsche Telekom’s edge computing platform spin‑out, unveiled what it called a “demand‑side” initiative, branded Seamster. The aim, said MobiledgeX, was to capture and model enterprise use‑cases surrounding 5G and edge computing, and accelerate ...
“Immersive” virtual meetings and challenges of network management on refreshed agenda.
Apparent pragmatic row-back on opposition to private spectrum allocation.
BT Group teamed up with heavyweight counterparts from Asia and Europe to develop standardised multi‑access edge computing (MEC) networks.
Group joins Telco Edge Cloud alliance to promote “federation of interconnected operators”. Work with China Unicom, KT, and Telstra on improving multi-operator MEC experience. Goal is to better expose network edge capabilities to third parties. Telefónica throws hat into ring of another alliance to speed up 5G MEC commercialisation. ...
Telefónica España, MediaPro Group, and Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona (TMB), Barcelona’s metropolitan transport agency, highlighted their collaboration on a 5G and augmented reality (AR) project for tourism.
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.
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.
Telefónica España and Radio y Televisión Española (RTVE) used edge computing to demonstrate live remote broadcasting.
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).