Month: September 2022

Vodafone Idea continued preparations for the deployment of 5G services, securing a device deal with Vivo covering models compatible with the operator’s spectrum bands. In a brief release, Vivo stated the partnership follows demonstrations of its V25 and T1 5G models on compatible frequencies. It noted the devices are already available, enabling Vodafone Idea to
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Kit vendor Nokia and operator Vodafone New Zealand have signed a strategic partnership which will see them collaborate to ‘explore the capabilities of 5G-Advanced and 6G networks.’ The Memorandum of Understanding between Nokia and Vodafone NZ is supposed to ratify collaboration on the development of new applications and services on existing 4G/5G networks, as well
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The final, final deadline looms for a chance at telecoms immortality – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Despite having months to prepare, many companies have left it to the last minute to submit their entries to the 2022 Glotel Awards. Thankfully the powers that be at Glotel Towers have once more taken pity on the over-stretched telecoms industry
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Rural carriers are weighing the “when” and “how” of the transition to 5G, both in terms of technical issues and business cases. During a carrier panel at the Competitive Carriers annual convention this week, representatives from US Cellular, Alaska’s GCI and Wisconsin’s Cellcom discussed the state of their networks and 5G. US Cellular has been
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Deutsche Telekom unveiled a pair of own brand handsets priced below €250 for launch across ten of its European markets, a move the operator group believes will increase consumer accessibility of 5G. The T Phone device has been produced in collaboration with Google and is set to be available on 5 October in Austria; Croatia;
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Australia could have tough new data protection laws in place this year in an urgent response to a cyberattack that stole from a telecommunications company the personal data of 9.8 million customers, the attorney-general said Thursday. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the government would make “urgent reforms” to the Privacy Act following the unprecedented hack last
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Russia and the United States are battling Thursday for control of the UN’s telecoms agency, which behind the scenes governs everything from radio frequencies to satellites and 5G. The International Telecommunication Union elects its new secretary-general and the outcome will be a test of Russia’s standing in the United Nations as the war in Ukraine
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US operator T-Mobile has launched a suite of ‘ready-to-deploy’ solutions for smart cities and businesses operating in the retail, manufacturing, and logistics sectors. Advanced Industry Solutions is a suite of connectivity bundles which include compute, devices, and app elements aimed at things like autonomous factories. The idea is there is a selection of industry specific
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Tecnotree partners with Microsoft Azure to accelerate Hyperscaling for Telcom Operators – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Tecnotree partners with Microsoft Azure to accelerate Hyperscaling for Telcom Operators At Digital Transformation World 2022 we spoke to Padma Ravichander, CEO of Tecnotree and Rick Lievano, CTO for telecom at Microsoft, about their new partnership through which Tecnotree Digital BSS
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China Broadnet had officially launched 5G services in June China Broadnet, China’s fourth-largest telecom operator, has reached nationwide coverage with its 5G network, according to a report by state-run newspaper Global Times. The report stated that China Broadnet officially launched commercial 5G network services in Xizang Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province, expanding its 5G services
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The US Senators protest Apple’s decision to purchase memory chips from Chinese chipmaker Yangtze Memory Technologies Corporation (YMTC) and has ordered an investigation into the threat that the deal poses to national security, media reports said. This comes amid reports that Apple was considering purchasing memory chips from YMTC for the new iPhone 14, reported
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The Department of Telecommunications in coordination with telecom service providers and law enforcement agencies has cracked down on 30 entities that were routing ISD calls received through internet illegally to mobile and wireline customers in India. Illegal telecom set-ups primarily use internet connectivity on one side and connect to domestic mobile and landline network for
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A study claims 78% of business professionals would participate in more immersive experiences such as the metaverse as opposed to boring old video conferencing. The study commissioned by networking systems and software firm Ciena surveyed 15,000 business professionals, and 78% of them reckoned they would participate in more immersive experiences like the metaverse for work.
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New Netscout report says botnets are “more potent than ever before” Geopolitical tensions involving Russia and Ukraine are being reflected in cyberattacks, while botnets “continue to evolve at a frightening pace,” according to a new security report from Netscout. Netscout, which draw the anonymized data on Dedicated Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks from its Netscout
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Australian police were investigating a purported hacker’s release of the stolen personal data of 10,000 Optus customers and demand for a $1 million (roughly Rs. 8 crore) ransom in cryptocurrency, the telecommunications company’s chief executive said Tuesday. The Australian government has blamed lax cybersecurity at the nation’s second-largest wireless carrier for the unprecedented breach last
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The concept of digital transformation for the telecoms industry has essentially degenerated into a question of how much to outsource. At Digital Transformation World last week we reported that collaboration with ‘hyperscalers’, which essentially means the three US public cloud giants, was the main theme of the event. That wasn’t always the case. While the
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Transformation World and Africa – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Transformation World and Africa The pod is blessed by no less than two special guests this week. First we chat to Analyst James Crawshaw from Omdia about the recent Digital Transformation Event they all attended in Copenhagen and reflect on
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Amid renewed conversations around the re-authorization of the Federal Communications Commission’s auction authority for spectrum and what a new spectrum pipeline might look like, the Aspen Institute brought together government and private-sector stakeholders to work on a framework and action plan for a national spectrum strategy. The resulting “Toward a National Spectrum Policy” report was
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