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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 Omdia Analyst Inderpreet Kaur looks at current trends in the evolution of network functions. Telco cloud has come a long way from its early implementations of network functions virtualization (NFV) to today’s more robust platforms for
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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 telecoms engineer Natalia Molinero Mingorance looks at the environmental implications of the video streaming revolution. Video streaming is widely used in many areas such as entertainment, social media, and online education. The consumption of video has dramatically
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A new ‘national institution’ could be set up as part of plans to boost the UK’s semiconductor industry. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is commissioning some research looking at the feasibility of some new national initiatives which have the ultimate goal of growing the UK’s semiconductor industry, presumably in response to
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US telco Verizon has eyes on a slice of the burgeoning network-as-a-service (NaaS) market. But the operator can’t do it on its own, so it has partnered with India-based IT services giant Wipro to do some of the legwork. Their joint NaaS offering launched on Wednesday, and is designed to help enterprises migrate from the
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Ofcom has launched an investigation into whether UK broadband providers have given customers clear enough information on mid-contract price rises. About time, particularly given the financial difficulties many UK consumers are facing at present amidst the ongoing economic crisis. But before we get too carried away, the UK regulator is only probing broadband contracts signed
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Telco group BT has entered ‘phase two’ of its Green Tech Innovation Platform programme, bringing three start ups under its wing. BT today has announced it has entered phase two of its Green Tech Innovation Platform, an environmental scheme which was set up to ‘fast-track cutting-edge new digital solutions to help manufacturers cut their carbon
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Troubled Australian state broadband wholesaler NBN is giving Nokia’s Lightspan MF-14 broadband platform a go. Nokia calls Lightspan “the world’s first 6th generation broadband platform.” In practice this means it has four times higher capacity than the previous generation and can support 25G, 50G and 100G PON services. It’s also heavy on the SDN and
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Chip firm Qualcomm has announced a couple of private 5G collaborative projects with Siemens and Baicells. Qualcomm and Siemens are putting their respective thinking hats on to ‘reimagine building automation’ with 5G private networks using Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System via some tests Siemens Chicagoland office in the US. More specifically, they are playing around
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Can operators really save an extra 10% in the RAN? – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Can operators really save an extra 10% in the RAN? A study from Enea found that operators can cut energy consumption in the RAN by a remarkable 10%,and save $10mn. Enea’s Fergus Wills explains how this can be achieved and gives Scott
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Though there have been nine new 5G SA networks launched since the last quarter, revenue for the Mobile Core Networks and Multi-access Edge Computing markets declined again in Q3, according to Dell’Oro. According to a new report from analyst firm Dell’Oro, the Mobile Core Networks (MCN) and Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) market revenue declined year-on-year
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BT’s networks unit Openreach has warned suppliers that its cost-cutting efforts will impact its long-term spending plans. Despite the uncertainty this will inevitably create, the UK incumbent maintains that its FTTH deployment remains on track. The Financial Times reported (paywall) on Wednesday that it has seen a letter addressed to suppliers in which Openreach said
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Telecoms operators, and the industry as a whole, face tricky times next year as a result of economic difficulties and existing market pressures, Analysys Mason warned this week. That headline conclusion is hardly rocket science. The vast majority of people and businesses are having to face up to economic uncertainty, and the telecoms industry was
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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 telecoms consultant William Webb examines the collective challenge of ensuring we are always connected. Across the western world, failures in communications networks are infrequent, but they do come at the expense of personal safety, data security
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Nokia and Inria sign a four year collaboration designed ‘to solve the key scientific challenges linked to the evolution of networks and network applications.’ The two firms are extending their collaboration for another four years as their boffins collectively scratch their heads and try to work out what networks will look like in the future.
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The Complex Relationship between Consumers and Cybersecurity and How it Can Impact Telco Revenues – Telecoms.com https://telecoms.com/wp-content/themes/telecoms.com/assets/images/dummy/tcoms-logo.png Partner Resources Written by Bitdefender 1 hour ago The need for constant connectivity – further accelerated by the pandemic – has increasingly opened opportunities for cybercriminals to infiltrate and exploit vulnerabilities in devices and in consumer habits. As
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Korean operator SK Telecom has launched its ‘ifland’ metaverse platform in a further 49 countries. It has got at least some part of every region covered: Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (see below for the full list of countries). Its footprint easily eclipses that of Facebook parent Meta’s Horizon Worlds; the
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Deutsche Telekom is pushing for the use of 6 GHz spectrum for mobile communications and has just completed a trial that shows the band could perform well in urban environments. The German incumbent hopes that its tests will help to inform the decision-making at the next ITU World Radiocommunications Conference, which will take place in
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