News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #17

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BT to make EE its flagship brand

BT Group has announced intentions to make EE its main consumer-facing brand. This move is intended to streamline the mobile operator’s service while also propelling the company into new areas of convergence. The BT brand will be more focused on consumers who utilize standalone broadband and telephone services, while BT Sport will remain unchanged. BT will also continue to be the name for its Enterprise and Global divisions.

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NTT and Sky Perfect JSAT forma joint venture

NTT and SKY Perfect JSAT have agreed to form a joint venture company to increase humanity’s use of space. The formation of the joint venture is a significant step toward the construction of the space-integrated computer network specified in the two companies’ partnership agreement of 2021. The collaboration will help to advance the global space industry and promote the achievement of a sustainable society. With the space data center, the corporation will continuously expand the number of satellites equipped with sophisticated computing functionalities in order to construct a high-capacity communication/computer processing infrastructure in space.

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YouMail partners with law enforcement to fight robocalls

To combat the USA’s complicated robocall problem, YouMail has partnered with the state Attorneys General in Michigan and North Carolina. To put an end to this unlawful communication, investigators must first identify the calls, then the providers from whom the calls originate, and finally the carrier subscribers who are accountable for the calls’ origination. Because unauthorized and unlawful calls sent to YouMail users are immediately recognized and reported to law enforcement authorities, YouMail’s huge and active user base is crucial in the battle against illicit robocalls.

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Comcast Business expands strategic partnership with Cisco

Comcast Business has announced the inclusion of Cisco SD-WAN powered by Viptela in its strategic alliance with Cisco. Comcast Business will be able to provide business clients with more comprehensive  worldwide secure networking solutions as a result of the partnership. Cisco SD Wi-Fi powered by Meraki and Comcast Business Teleworker VPN with Cisco Meraki are also part of the Comcast Business and Cisco managed services offering. The company is now able to provide a comprehensive spectrum of secure network solutions to its enterprise customers thanks to the extension of the strategic alliance.

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Avaya deploys Virtual Agent configurable service for businesses

Avaya has released an update to Avaya OneCloudTM that will significantly decrease the complexity of virtualizing customer engagements. The ‘Avaya OneCloud’ virtual agent is now offered as a ready-to-deploy and customizable service. Avaya Virtual Agent is a customizable, ready-to-deploy solution that provides organizations with the full benefits of virtual, AI-based communication interactions, instantly improving the customer experience.

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