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Telstra’s rival operators are getting all worked up over suggestions that the Australian incumbent could merge with state-owned broadband infrastructure provider NBN. Optus and TPG Telecom have privately lobbied the government to block any future move by Telstra to take over NBN, the Sydney Morning Herald reported, citing unnamed sources. The government has apparently reassured
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Internet giant Google has unveiled its latest forays into the telecoms world in the form of its Network Connectivity Center. In his blog announcing the new product, Google’s Product Manager for Cloud Networking, Rohith Ramkumar, describes NCC as ‘a revolution in simplifying on-prem and cloud networking’. It seems to be an attempt to provide a
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UAE operator group Etisalat is the latest telco to use Rakuten’s platform to accelerate its adoption of OpenRAN technology. The Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP) is the Japanese MNO’s way of offering some of the cleverness it has put into its greenfield 5G deployment to others. Telefónica was one of the first to get involved with
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Ofcom will not cap the wholesale prices fibre network operators can charge customer for access to the fastest available services on their networks. The announcement will be music to the ears of those building out fibre networks in the UK, for whom the threat of regulatory intervention on pricing was casting a shadow over their
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Having made its mark on the Italian mobile market over the past three years, Iliad has now confirmed it will add to its portfolio and launch fixed services in Italy in the coming months. The French operator did not share an exact date, but in a statement accompanying its full-year results announcement pledged to launch
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Operation Diànxùn used a fake Huawei career site to target telecoms professionals with the apparent aim of getting hold of 5G technologies. The whole thing is detailed in this McAfee blog, which ‘details an espionage campaign, targeting telecommunication companies, dubbed Operation Diànxùn.’ It used a URL designed to look like a legitimate Huawei careers site
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Dish Network is in double figures, in that it has just inked its tenth towers deal of the year so far, this time brokering a master lease agreement with American Tower. The new deal will give Dish access to up to 20,000 American Tower sites across the US and, like the agreements that went before,
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One of Trump’s last acts as President was to blacklist Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi for reasons basic due process has revealed to be fundamentally flawed. The US legislature is largely circumvented by the current fashion of executive orders followed by court challenges. The matter of Xiaomi’s treatment at the hands of the US government is
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Finnish kit vendor Nokia has unveiled a new service enablement platform that’s designed to enable innovation across the OpenRAN ecosystem. The new SEP is apparently “The first commercial solution to deliver radio network programmability, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning innovation across the OpenRAN ecosystem.’ It bundles together Nokia’s RAN Intelligent Controller and edge computing stuff
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The Indian government has published new procurement rules for the telecoms space, a move that looks a lot like step in the direction of blocking Chinese vendors from the market. The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Wednesday issued amendments to its licensing agreements for telcos and virtual operators, imposing additional conditions on the procurement of
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There is further evidence that Biden is picking up where Trump left off regarding policy towards China as his government is reportedly adding restrictions to Huawei trading licenses. For much of his presidency Trump expressed concern about the Chinese government stealing intellectual property. This was one of the reasons given for acting to not just
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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 Guillaume Lavernhe, Senior Product Manager Fraud Prevention & Security at BICS, analyses the evolving telecoms security landscape. The mobile connectivity and roaming ecosystem has evolved significantly over the past 15 years. People have been travelling more for
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Dish Network has been linked with a possible move for TDS, which would give its mobile ambitions a significant boost. Following the announcement earlier this week that Dish had agreed to buy mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Republic Wireless – along with its 200,000 customers and Relay business unit – a Citi analyst posited the
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