In an interview with BTwatch, key figures from F5’s European operations discuss the application security service provider’s relationship with BT Group in the wake of securing a place on the telco’s streamlined list of 15 certified security partners. Richard Holben, the vendor’s BT Global Account Manager, and Ian Harris, ...
The Group seeks to tap into new growth area to bolster its staid device insurance business.
Group reaching into partner base for acquisitions to support expansion plans of new Telefónica Cybersecurity Tech division. Wayra investments maturing as two minority stakes upgraded to whole ownership. Reorganisation of assets for security expansion may be a template for revamp in cloud and IoT target markets.
Slimmed‑down list of partners expected to simplify the BT Security sales pitch while ensuring an effective and synchronised managed services wrap. Tenacious smaller vendors maintain a role in the ecosystem, but sector giant Check Point’s role modest, and well‑established ally Symantec off the radar.
Operator is looking to build an international platform for new Telefónica Cibersecurity Tech division. Targeting markets inside and outside its footprint.
Openreach looks set to take the plunge on all‑IP exchange migration in the coming months and BT’s retail divisions are making a push for IP‑based voice services. Industry body BSIA urging members to ensure electronic security estates are prepared for the impending analogue switch‑off.
Newly-independent DT IoT unit has some work to do catch up with global rivals.
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.