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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #46

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Consolidated Communications launches new gigabit service

Consolidated Communications has introduced Fidium Fiber, a new Gigabit consumer fiber internet brand with an entirely new customer experience. Fidium Fiber internet will first be available in certain locations in Northern New England, providing symmetrical, Gigabit internet to residential consumers with no data limitations. Fidium provides simple, uncomplicated plans and pricing, with a range of high-speed fiber services beginning at $35 per month. Fidium is currently available in communities throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, with new locations being added on a weekly basis throughout Northern New England.

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Nokia introduces SaaS services

Nokia announced the launch of several Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications for communication service providers (CSPs), with the objective of providing operators with a more cost-effective, flexible, and customer-centric approach for running existing networks and delivering new services. Nokia’s approach to SaaS for CSPs is to provide new software that is utilized completely on demand via a subscription, hence increasing value and decreasing complexity. Nokia Data Marketplace, NetGuard Cybersecurity Dome and Nokia Anomaly Detection are among the SaaS services available. Other SaaS for CSP services from Nokia will be introduced in early 2022.

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Cloudli Communications releases TalkNText™

Cloudli TalkNText, a new mobile-first service from Cloudli Communications, provides smaller companies (SMBs) with unified voice and business texting capabilities, eliminating the need for SMBs to manage two separate plans. TalkNText also enables companies to text-enable their current landlines, allowing them to send and receive texts using their existing business numbers. The app also allows businesses to exchange phone numbers between staff so that anybody can handle client calls and messages right away. Text message auto replies, business hour settings, automated attendant, voicemail transcription and more services are available with all plans.

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Samsung is joining TIA

This week, Samsung announced its membership in the Telecommunications Industry Association, an organization that represents over 400 worldwide companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Samsung has joined the group to support ICT innovation and push for a more secure, interconnected world. Samsung’s worldwide presence and extensive range of 5G technologies will provide a broad and multinational perspective to the association’s vital effort to make upcoming networks and supply chains more broadly available, dependable and safe.

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Telenor partners up with Google Cloud

Telenor, the Norwegian telecommunications carrier, has announced a strategic digitalization cooperation with Google Cloud that includes network function virtualization efforts as well as new 5G income prospects. According to a joint statement, the companies will leverage the new platform to deliver innovative upcoming 5G  services such as edge computing and IoT. The partnership’s two primary aims, according to the operator, are to improve the customer experience and modernize Telenor’s IT and network technologies as it moves to a cloud-native 5G core. Telenor has 172 million clients in Asia and the Nordic countries.

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