Technology

This week, Virgin Media O2 (VMO”) has announced that launch of five new apprenticeship schemes, set to focus on digital marketing, cyber security, quantity surveying, network cabling and DevOps.   These new schemes will run in addition to the 40 the company already offers in these crucial areas, with VMO2 also running alternative schemes for
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This week, the Tanzanian government has announced that state-owned mobile operator Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) has begun connecting Africa’s highest mountain to the internet.    The government said that it had completed the installation of telecommunications equipment 3,720 metres up the mountainside, providing access to a high-speed broadband connection for the thousands of climbers that
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This week, US investment firm KKR has announced that it has completed its acquisition of California-based IT security company Barracuda Networks from fellow private equity company Thoma Bravo. The financial details of the deal have not been announced, but inside sources have previously suggested a price tag of roughly $4 billion.  Barracuda provides cybersecurity solutions
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Amazon Web Services (AWS) first unveiled its private 5G services back in November last year, announcing that they were developing a private mobile network offering that would allow enterprises to deploy, operate, and scale up their own mobile networks “in a matter of days”. Now, nine months later, the AWS Private 5G service has officially
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In recent years, Malaysia’s journey towards 5G has been bottlenecked due to the highly unorthodox approach taken by the government, eschewing the conventional wisdom of a spectrum auction and instead launching a nationwide 5G wholesaler, DNB.  Even before DNB’s official launch in early 2021, the operators had been lambasting the government for its decision, saying
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EdgeConneX® announces the launch of Voltera. Rising from the EdgeConnex history of space and power innovations, Voltera builds, owns, and operates charging facilities that enable electric vehicle (EV) deployment and operation at scale. Voltera has equity backing from EQT Infrastructure, which plans to invest several billion to address the challenges around fleet EV charging that
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The National Digital Twin programme, part of Centre for Digital Built Britain, wanted to create an interactive demonstrator tool to help show how connected digital twins can make telecoms, water and energy infrastructure more resilient to flooding due to climate change. Part of the National Digital Twin’s (NDTp) Climate Resilience Demonstrator (CReDo) project, the demonstrator
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Total Telecom are keeping track of the latest news from the USA as billions of dollars pour into developing internet access for all. If you are interested in a more in-depth look at how progress is being made, check out our new Connected America event. 12 August 2022 Cantwell, Capito Propose Broadband Buildout Along America’s
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At the end of 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded the first phase of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) broadband subsidy auction, allocating $9.2 billion to wide range of connectivity providers seeking to deploy high-speed internet infrastructure throughout rural America.  The RDOF had received huge interest from across the US telecoms industry, drawing
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This week, Korea Telecom (KT) has announced it has signed a new strategic agreement with Turkish state-run operator Turk Telekom, seeking to mutually develop their 5G capabilities and explore the technology’s commercialisation.   As part of the deal, the partners will co-develop a private 5G platform for to Türk Telekom’s customers… This week, Korea Telecom
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Today, international mobile operator Veon has announced that it has sold its 45.57% stake in Omnium Telecom Algeria, the company that owns Djezzy, Algeria’s second-largest mobile provider.    The deal will reportedly net the company around $682 million… Today, international mobile operator Veon has announced that it has sold its 45.57% stake in Omnium Telecom
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This week, Vodafone Group has reportedly agreed the sale of its 70% stake in Vodafone Ghana to smaller African player Telecel.   Telecel currently owns and operates a number of mobile operators in African and Europe, as well as providing wholesale, enterprise, and digital security services to other operators and businesses worldwide. The company has
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A 2015 United Nations report estimated that every year, an average of 60,000 people and $4 billion USD in assets are exposed to the global tsunami hazard, which can be triggered by certain types of undersea earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.  Over a number of decades, various countries have deployed dedicated tsunami warning systems, like floating
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This weekend, Orange and Másmovíl have announced that they are officially moving forward with their planned merger to create a 50:50 joint venture in Spain. The deal values Orange Spain was valued at €7.8 billion and Másmovíl at €10.9 billion, giving the combined entity a market value of €18.6 billion.  The combined, converged operator would
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Rakuten Symphony, Inc., a global leader in cloud-native, Open RAN telco infrastructure platforms, services and solutions, today unveiled plans to establish a new lab in Bengaluru. The Global Innovation Lab is expected to open in early 2023 and will be housed inside new engineering development facilities opening simultaneously to bring together Rakuten Symphony’s Bengaluru employee
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