Another social pact unveiled as COVID‑19 and currency falls combine to wipe €1.5bn off reported revenue, and shred profitability. Cash generation a priority as strict — and seemingly permanent — spending and investment restrictions are put in place. Telefónica Infra ambition emerging as plans for new wholesale fibre networks ...
A score for Telefónica in global Partners Program vs Partner Markets match-up. Axiata to integrate and resell ElevenPaths cybersecurity. Deal expands Telefónica presence in ASEAN region as it strives to deliver growth through an overdue expansion in the MNC space.
Trump admin tactics force hand of NCSC on restricting Huawei in networks. Ability of UK security to assess and monitor Huawei deployments undermined when simultaneously trying to secure a threadbare alt supply chain. At least that’s the mainstream story.
Reports that tightened US sanctions may be a game changer on Huawei security pave the way for a UK government U‑turn on its approach to the vendor. In Germany, leaked DT contract details underline willingness of Huawei to hedge operator risks with stockpiled supplies and financial guarantees.
A decision on Chinese vendors’ involvement in German 5G deployment sees another delay, and is now (tentatively) expected for September 2020. Huawei security concerns remain central to opposition, with operators forced to make hedge their bets in the meantime.
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.
Ongoing inadequacies in financial controls have resulted in BT submitting its consolidated accounts with caveats. IT system weaknesses, and insufficiently robust review of elements of financial information are the source of concerns. Governance and compliance solutions from SAP have been flagged as supporting greater resilience for the Group’s future ...
O2 UK, Cisco, and partners recommended a UK cyber test facility for connected and autonomous vehicles, complete with allocated spectrum and a core and fibre backbone.
TMUS joins Airbus, Amazon, Intel and others on federal Remote ID protocol development.