Month: February 2022

Orange split contracts to supply standalone (SA) 5G core networks in six of its European operations between Nokia and Ericsson, with the Swedish vendor winning four deals including in Spain, and the Finnish provider getting the nod in the operator’s home market of France. Alongside Spain, Ericsson will supply Orange’s new 5G core in Belgium,
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The latest announcement from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) demonstrates the ongoing growth of NB-IoT networks, the technology that provides improved indoor and outdoor coverage and supports massive numbers of low throughput IoT devices… The latest announcement from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) demonstrates the ongoing growth of NB-IoT networks, the technology that
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Spanish infrastructure specialist Cellnex and UK telecoms group BT have extended their current MSSA (Master Site Services Agreement) with a new multi-decade deal. The original deal was signed in 2020 for ten years. As part of the arrangement BT can apparently extend the MSSA on an ‘all or nothing basis’ for additional renewal periods. “This
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The Japanese company aims to launch its new 5G vRAN solution by the end of fiscal 2022 Fujitsu announced that it has successfully developed new software virtualized radio access network (vRAN) technology with support for 5G Standalone (SA). In a release, the Japanese company said it will offer the new software for verification by telecommunications
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Telefónica ha esbozado un importante compromiso con el metaverso al anunciar que durante el MWC22 Barcelona mostrará su labor en transformación digital y liderazgo tecnológico a través de un innovador entorno virtual. La operadora asegura que pondrá de relieve durante el congreso la transición de la 5G al naciente metaverso a través de una combinación
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Ericsson, together with Telefónica and Samsung, have achieved a PoC project for 5G interactive calling, built on the IMS data channel standard and using Ericsson Cloud IMS  network capabilities. Telefónica led the definition of services with Samsung implementing the technology natively in its Galaxy S21 series. This capability enables the addition of real-time, remote interaction
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This year, smartphone manufacturers have lined up some powerful smartphones across different price ranges. We are expecting fresh new designs from Xiaomi, Apple’s iPhone 14 series with a hole-punch camera, and an interesting foldable from Oppo to launch in India. Here is a selection of smartphones you can buy this year without burdening your wallet
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SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk said on Saturday that the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service is available in Ukraine and SpaceX is sending more terminals to the country, whose Internet has been disrupted due to the Russian invasion. “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route,” Musk tweeted. He was responding to a
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Kit vendor Ericsson, MNO Telefonica and tech giant Samsung have collaborated on a proof of concept project which apparently allows more ‘remote interaction’ on phone calls through 5G. The release describes an interactive phone call as an ‘addition of real-time, remote interaction between people and things, through a regular mobile phone call’ – which broadly
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Azure’s cloud security posture management also protects AWS workloads Microsoft this week announced it has added Google Cloud Platform (GCP) support to Defender for Cloud. Defender for Cloud is an Azure-based Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) service that helps businesses understand and manage threats in the cloud. Using Microsoft Defender for Cloud, corporate IT users can
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Una desconcertante debacle en el ámbito de las telecomunicaciones, que ha retrasado los lanzamientos estadounidenses de servicios 5G sobre espectro de la Banda C, ha suscitado múltiples preguntas. Una de las más importantes es la que se plantea el motivo por el que los organismos reguladores de la aviación de Estados Unidos parecen preocuparse, en
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Bharti Airtel to purchase a 4.7% stake in Indus Towers – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Indian MNO Bharti Airtel has said it will snap up a 4.7 percent stake in cell tower firm Indus Towers from Vodafone Idea. How much Bharti Airtel will pay for the stake was not disclosed, instead the release stated: “The said acquisition
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Ed Chao, CEO of Polte, explores the impact of 5G on the location sector. According to Fortune, the global 5G infrastructure market is projected to grow from US $1.25 billion in 2019 to US $80.06 billion by
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Las tres principales operadoras de telefonía móvil de China sumaron en enero 28,4 millones de abonados a paquetes 5G, lo que sitúa el total en 757,9 millones, casi la mitad del total de usuarios de telefonía móvil del país. El total de conexiones móviles alcanzó los 1.700 millones a finales de enero, lo que significa
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The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating whether recent stock sales by Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk and his brother Kimbal Musk “violated insider trading rules”, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, the investigation began last year after Kimbal sold shares of
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Telecom major Bharti Airtel on Thursday announced that it has acquired a strategic stake in Aqilliz, a Blockchain-as-a-service company. Airtel aims to deploy Aqilliz’s blockchain technologies at scale across its fast-growing adtech (Airtel Ads), digital entertainment (Wynk Music and Airtel Xstream), and digital marketplace (Airtel Thanks App) offerings. “Bharti Airtel has acquired a strategic stake
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Truphone seeks to make the SIM card redundant – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png UK eSIM specialist Truphone is offering chip manufacturers and device makers its eSIM technology for free. This ‘freedom is free’ offering is designed to encourage faster uptake of embedded/integrated SIM technology, which TruPhone claims has benefits around cost saving and freedom of choice for
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The European Commission has announced new laws to improve data privacy and protection, and trade body ETNO approves. The Data Act is positioned as a levelling of the playing field in the European Digital economy which, in practice, means knocking the US giants down a peg or two. It will give users of connected devices
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