Month: June 2021

Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Douglas Lloyd of Azoomee details the opportunities available to operators in the education sector. With nearly a year of intermittent lockdowns causing incalculable disruption to education, home learning has never been more of a priority for parents
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When we made our little Open RAN explainer, couple of years back, we never imagined this day when so many people in the industry will be talking about Open RAN. I have lost track of the virtual events taking place and Open RAN whitepapers that have been made available just in the last month. One
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LIVE FROM MWC21 BARCELONA: SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk (pictured) portrayed his Starlink satellite broadband service as more cooperative than competitive with mobile operators, a fact highlighted by it having at least two deals in the works with big players the sector. During a fireside chat with Mobile World Live’s Justin Springham at MWC21
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Today, the South Korean government has announced that it will be making 5G spectrum directly available to non-telcos for the first time. Currently, only the nation’s three major wireless telcos – SK Telecom, LG U+, and KT – have access to 5G spectrum, with allocations in the 3… Today, the South Korean government has announced
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UK electronics retailer Dixons Carphone has decided to be monogamous with Vodafone and make it the only MNO it offers its customers. Back when Carphone Warehouse was independent it used to resell postpaid contracts from all UK mobile network operators in as part of subsidised handset bundles. As part of the group that uses the
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Ericsson, Spirent Communications, Accenture and Avanade joined the 5G Open Innovation Lab, adding new expertise to the applied innovation ecosystem which helps start-ups develop use cases for the technology. The 5G Innovation Lab brings corporations, academia and government institutions together with start-ups to develop use cases for various industries. Its first application development field launched
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This weekend, BT has announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UK satellite communications firm OneWeb, pledging to use satellite communication to reach some of the most rural parts of the country.   The partnership will see the pair explore various ways in which satellite technology can support improved capacity mobile resilience, backhaul, and
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“It is great that MWC is back,” Samsung UK’s James Kitto said, opening up this year’s presser. “And behalf of everyone at Samsung, it’s great to be back at MWC.” What, precisely, it means to be “back” in 2021 is another question entirely. Samsung was, of course, one of a number of major industry players
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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Saturday said that the active number of the company’s Starlink satellite Internet service users crossed the “strategically important threshold” of 69,420 on Friday night. The billionaire entrepreneur — who often posts about his electric car company, Tesla, rockets, and of course cryptocurrency on Twitter — in another tweet said that
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Qualcomm on Monday said it expects to work with more than 30 carriers and telecommunications gear providers who have committed to using the faster variant of 5G networking technology. Fifth-generation networks use a combination of technologies. The lower frequency version, called “sub-6” by industry insiders, travels well over long distances but is only somewhat faster
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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 Olivier Lebigot, CTO at Gamestream, analyses the business potential offered to telcos by cloud gaming. With a global network infrastructure that can now support huge volumes of data transfer, and the widespread rise of cloud computing, video
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There are now three ways for a product to become Wi-Fi Certified Wi-Fi Certified, the internationally recognized seal of approval for products indicating that they have met industry-agreed standards for interoperability, has been a foundational component to Wi-Fi global success, according to Kevin Robinson, SVP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance. In fact, he revealed that a
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Intel aspira al título de principal proveedor de chips para RAN virtualizada (vRAN), a la vista de las nuevas incorporaciones a sus catálogos de productos 5G y Edge anunciadas en una sesión informativa previa al MWC21 de Barcelona. El fabricante ha presentado su Intel Network Platform, formada por módulos de software, controladores y arquitecturas de
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Back in 2013, Telefonica sold 66% of its stake in O2 Czech Republic to Czech investment fund PPF for around €2.47 billion.    Since that time, PPF has slowly been increasing its stake in the company, until today announcing in a press release that they had increased their share from 83… Back in 2013, Telefonica
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Vodafone Idea (Vi) has announced a new benefit for low-income group subscribers. It is offering free voice calling and data benefits for a limited period. The telecom provider says that the free offer is worth Rs. 75 and it is aimed at helping low-income group subscribers to stay connected as gradual state-wise unlocking efforts have
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Finnish kit vendor Nokia has taken the latest step towards getting its act together on 5G with the launch of a bunch of new AirScale products. Specifically we’re talking about basebands, remote radio heads and massive MIMO active antennas, the last of which nudges Nokia ahead in the competition to offer the lightest 5G antenna,
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Demand for 5G service packages in China remained strong in May but new purchases of compatible handsets plummeted, widening a gap between the number of connected devices and users. The three major operators in the country added nearly 31 million 5G package subscribers in May while data from a government statistics bureau showed device shipments
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