News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #39

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Telefonica partners with Oracle

Telefonica Spain has signed a multi-year agreement with Oracle to accelerate the transfer of its business processes to the cloud in order to improve agility and expand its capacity to create new digital services. Oracle will deploy and operate an on-premises version of its Exadata Cloud Service in Telefonica’s data centers as part of the arrangement. The operator will be able to combine its mission-critical systems while still fulfilling data residency and latency requirements. Telefonica intends to migrate its Oracle database systems, as well as its OSS and BSS applications, business intelligence systems, CRM, billing, and revenue management systems, to the new platform.

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NTT Docomo targets net zero emissions by 2030

NTT Docomo said that by 2030, it intends to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero. As part of that effort, Docomo has announced the launch of a new ecosystem called Caboneu, in which it would collaborate with its partners and consumers to promote a more environmentally responsible lifestyle under the tagline “Saving Our Planet With You.” The operator claims that it will accomplish its new objective largely by implementing more energy-efficient technology and expanding its usage of renewable energy. At the same time, the firm stated that it will join the electric power industry in March 2022, with the intention of selling renewable energy to clients under the “Docomo Denki” brand.

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PaaSoo Technology Ireland enters the Japanese market

PaaSoo Technology Ireland Limited, a cloud communication services provider, has announced its entry into the Japanese market. PaaSoo KK, a new Tokyo organization formed with the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for telecommunications operations, marks a new milestone in the company’s connection with the Japanese market and a firm commitment to the country’s user privacy protection laws. INST Inc, a Japanese technology firm that provides cloud communication apps and integration services, is a significant partner in the growth.

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Sinch acquires Pathwire

Pathwire, a cloud-based email delivery platform, and its Mailgun, Mailjet, and Email on Acid solutions for developers and marketers, have been acquired by Sinch, a supplier of cloud communications for mobile consumer interaction. Sinch said that it will pay $925 million in cash and 51 million new shares in the company. Thanks to the purchase of Pathwire, Sinch is now one of the few global CPaaS providers that can offer high quality at scale across all of the major digital communications channels that businesses use to connect with their consumers.

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Bandwidth hit by DDoS attack

After being struck by a cyber-attack over the weekend, Bandwidth, a software supplier for internet-based voice and text communication, is suffering disruptions. A DDoS attack has caused occasional service delays for Bandwidth and many other Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers, including the Canadian business A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack is a flood of falsified requests and traffic directed against a company’s website or service. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said that it was aware of the cyber-attack on Bandwidth and is keeping an eye on the issue.

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