News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #12

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DT and Vodafone to tackle areas of Germany with no 4G coverage

Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Vodafone Germany have announced further advancements in their efforts to close 4G coverage gaps in distant or rural parts of Germany where consumers are serviced by only one mobile network operator (MNO) or no operator at all. Over the last several years, the two operators have worked to increase coverage in 3,000 to 4,000 so-called 4G gray spots, which are commonly described as places where only one MNO can provide service.

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Spectralink launches DECT devices with Microsoft Teams SIP Gateway

Spectralink, a global workplace mobility solutions supplier, has announced the availability of DECT devices that are compatible with the Microsoft Teams SIP Gateway. Company-critical deskless workers, who must travel to a remote site in order to carry out their duties, are very much relied upon by enterprise companies such as in the healthcare, manufacturing, retail and logistics industries. This new service allows enterprise clients to move to Microsoft Teams, while keeping business-critical deskless workers seamlessly connected during and after the transition.

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Dialpad partners with MIA Distribution

MIA Distribution, an Australian distributor of Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), has established a strategic alliance with Dialpad, Inc., an AI-powered communication and collaboration provider. Dialpad’s TrueCaaS service, which combines corporate communications and customer engagement on a single AI-driven platform, enhances Dialpad’s reach throughout Australia, while MIA Distribution broadens its portfolio with Dialpad’s TrueCaaSTM solution. Dialpad is currently accessible thanks to the cooperation with MIA Distribution. In April, there will be launch events in Sydney and Melbourne to highlight this partnership.

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Qualcomm sets up $100M metaverse funding

Qualcomm has announced their next step in establishing the company’s pivotal place in the metaverse, promising to spend up to $100 million in core technologies and content experiences for the young industry through grants and investments. The Snapdragon Metaverse Fund will invest in relevant businesses while also providing grants to developers producing extended reality (XR) experiences in fields like gaming, health, media, entertainment, education and enterprise.

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T-Mobile teams up with SignalWire

T-Mobile Ventures has joined SignalWire’s Series B investment, which is focused on advancing software-defined telecoms infrastructure. T-Mobile is the first US carrier to invest in SignalWire, joining Deutsche Telekom and others in cooperating with SignalWire to provide audio, video and messaging APIs to developers around the world. SignalWire’s APIs are well suited to T-Mobile’s 5G network’s low latency, fast speeds and nationwide coverage.

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