News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #9

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Telefonica partners with Meta

A new agreement between Meta and Telefonica has been inked to create a Metaverse Innovation Hub in Madrid. Local startups and developers will have access to a 5G laboratory inside the Hub, where they will be able to use a metaverse end-to-end testbed using Meta and Telefonica’s networks and equipment. The hub’s goal is to test innovative network topologies, use cases and devices in order to speed metaverse network and device readiness. Participants will have access to Telefonica’s open innovation ecosystem, as well as the Innovation and Talent Hub Resources and Meta’s engineering capabilities.

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Turkcell partners with Ribbon and Odine

Ribbon Communications has teamed up with Odine, a virtualized and containerized infrastructure and solution integrator, to provide Turkcell, a Turkish integrated telecommunications and technology services provider, with next-generation voice interconnect services. Ribbon’s SBC SWe, which delivers the features and capabilities of appliance-based SBCs in a virtual software footprint, and PSX SWe, a virtualized version of their centralized policy and routing solution, and a best-in-class, virtualized Element Management System are all part of the comprehensive solution deployed in Turkcell’s core network (EMS).

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Magna5 acquires TCG Network Services

TCG Network Services (TCG), a renowned Boston-based managed IT and cybersecurity services provider, has been acquired by Magna5, a global supplier of managed IT, cybersecurity and cloud-based services and a NewSpring Holdings platform business. Magna5’s position as a strong competitor in the lower middle market for cybersecurity, data recovery and cloud services has been strengthened by this transaction. Magna5’s purchase of TCG is the company’s second acquisition within the last year.

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Orange to shut down 2G and 3G by 2030

In the period 2025 and 2030, Orange plans to phase out 2G and 3G networks across its entire service footprint. This initiative is part of the company’s attempt to shift spectrum to 4G and 5G and prioritize investments in next-generation network technology. The shutdown operation will be implemented in two stages by the operator, with the 2G network in France being phased out by the end of 2025, and 3G by the end of 2028. 3G will be terminated in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Spain by 2025, while 2G will be discontinued by 2030, according to the objectives of each subsidiary.

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Claro Enterprise Solutions announces company repositioning

Claro Enterprise Solutions, a supplier of Network Connectivity and Communication, Cloud, IoT and IT Managed Services, is launching a new public relations campaign to promote the company’s strategic repositioning. This repositioning will assist organizations in mitigating the dangers of cyber-attacks by providing scalable solutions with several levels of protection, worldwide experience, and trustworthy customer service. The repositioning coincides with the company’s strategic focus on expanding its worldwide solutions footprint within multinational corporations, particularly targeting US mid sized firms, through the use of secure-by-design managed services.

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