Vodafone rounding up new posse of open transport suppliers under the TIP flag.
McRae, Chief Architect at BT Group, was reportedly optimistic about in‑house development of Ultra MIMO antenna technology based on foundational work carried out by the O‑RAN Alliance.
Ericsson’s lead diminished. Samsung the most obvious beneficiary of Huawei’s misery. Nokia still lacking star quality. Qualcomm and Intel in rare face-off, with hub:raum also now a key enabler. Supporting pack reinvigorated, with TMUS-Sprint merger completion opening doors to new crowd.
Alliance between DT-backed O-RAN and TIP propels Group into vanguard of disrupting RAN supply chains. DT backs TIP-led Evenstar programme to lower RRH costs. Operator partners with Intel and VMware to develop open vRAN platform.
Average cost‑per‑premises passed dips below €1,000, with further efficiencies anticipated. Agile IT and advance fibre planning supporting an accelerated rollout and streamlined back-office processes. Höttges ready and willing to buy wholesale and collaborate to build fibre momentum with progress on EWE and Stuttgart partnerships flagged.
Mavenir solution to slot into operator’s UNICA data centre infrastructure. Timelines hazy for commercial launch.
Tenorio reaches TIP summit, appointed Chairman. Vodafone joins O‑RAN Alliance. Stubborn open RAN resistance from large suppliers. Low-volume barrier for hardware newcomers. 5G OpenRAN critical to achieve scale.
“Smart RAN” momentum building.
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 ...
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.
Group emphasises partnership opportunities and launches new TIP Innovation Lab in Madrid. Telefónica, Tech Mahindra lead CI/CD push to create open networks for rural areas. Group reiterates commitment to invest and partner around OpenRAN development. A strengthened commitment to rural connectivity with NaaS.
Partners progress on merging legacy networks, and expanding 4G to more rural areas through a multi‑operator core.
Selley upbeat and future‑focused as Openreach intensifies efforts to shed copper. Independence emphasised with ucstomer team driving efforts to create new markets, rather than purely follow BT Consumer’s lead. Experience and efficiency the foundations for Openreach plans to roll over emerging fibre rivals, and keep Virgin Media away from ...
Increasingly bullish vendor aiming to build on core strategic contract wins with BT to change its image and bring the spotlight onto its software and solutions portfolio in a virtualising environment. Major vendors still possess heavyweight advantages, but ADVA leveraging agility and reflexes of a middleweight champion. Importance of ...