News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #51

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Nokia inks a 5G deal with Elisa Estonia

Elisa Estonia, a subsidiary of Elisa Finland, has selected Nokia for a national 5G RAN deployment, as well as the replacement of current 4G infrastructure in a five-year arrangement. On completion of Estonia’s spectrum auction in early 2022, deployment is planned to begin in the following year. Nokia will supply Elisa with equipment from its newest ReefShark System on the chip-powered AirScale equipment portfolio, which will cover the nation’s countrywide radio network.

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BT announces the creation of a Clinical Advisory Board

BT has announced the formation of a Clinical Advisory Board, which will be made up of experienced healthcare experts. The aim of this initiative is to help drive the development of innovative, connected healthcare solutions that will improve results and experiences for the NHS and their patients. The professionals will contribute decades of expertise and deep knowledge to guarantee that BT’s connected healthcare solutions are thoroughly trialed, tested and incorporated with direct input from NHS colleagues before they are implemented in hospitals.

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Oracle to buy healthcare records company Cerner

Oracle, the database corporation, has announced the acquisition of Cerner, a provider of electronic healthcare records, for $28.3 billion. With this acquisition, Oracle will significantly expand into the healthcare industry, a lucrative market that should boost Oracle’s growing cloud infrastructure footprint. For the time being, this announcement is the first in a sequence of activities that will include a formal filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. 

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T-Mobile releases scam call report

Scam call traffic more than doubled in 2021 according to T-Mobile, with an average of 425 million such calls each week. The company claims that its Scam Shield service prevented over 21 billion undesirable calls to T-Mobile users, or over 700 calls each second in 2021. Over half of the 21 billion calls were tied to fraudulent automobile warranty frauds, with others impersonating Social Security workers, cell phone providers, car insurance firms and parcel delivery organizations. Last year, T-Mobile debuted its Scam Shield program, guaranteeing safety for all consumers regardless of their subscription package.

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Orange Business Services recognized for advanced Cloud CX and IoT services 

Orange is well positioned to supply and orchestrate technical knowledge in data, network, IoT, customer experience, cloud and security, combining the dual skills of a global telecom operator and a system integrator. Frost & Sullivan has named Orange Business Services, a global network-native digital services company, the 2021 Asia-Pacific IoT Analytics Services Company of the Year and the 2021 Asia-Pacific Telco Cloud Contact Center Services Company of the Year based on its recent analysis of the Asia-Pacific telecom services market.

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