News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #24

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Intel and Exfo release tool for 5G issue detection

Operators will be able to monitor a 5G network in real time thanks to a new solution developed by Exfo, a Canadian telecommunications testing company, and Intel, a US chip manufacturer. The new service, dubbed “Exfo’s full-stack assurance solution,” is marketed as a way for 5G network operators to detect and correlate service degradation concerns.The software is said to combine system, monitoring, and telemetry data flows, monitor them in real time, and respond quickly if a fault is detected.

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Qualcomm’s €1 billion antitrust punishment lifted

Qualcomm was fined €997 million by the EU in 2018, in what was considered as a major victory for regulators over ‘big tech.’ The General Court, Europe’s second-highest court, has now overruled this order. The complaint concerns Qualcomm’s payments to Apple running into the billions of dollars between 2011 and 2016 to encourage the smartphone manufacturer to utilize its 4G processors. Before determining whether to appeal the court’s ruling to the EU Court of Justice, the EU competition enforcer has stated that it would carefully analyze this petition.

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Twilio adds Red Oxygen as a technology partner

Red Oxygen, a service supplier of SMS solutions, has been approved as a Silver Level Technology Partner in the Twilio Build program. Twilio’s Messaging platform for SMS is used by Red Oxygen to create seamless communications with dependable, efficient messaging and reliable delivery. Twilio is now used by Red Oxygen to transmit millions of messages every month. This is the second significant cooperation that Red Oxygen has concluded this year, having previously established a strategic alliance with Residential Management Systems (RMS) in May of 2022.

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Germany launches an investigation into Apple’s monitoring policies

The German competition authority has launched an investigation into Apple’s monitoring regulations for third-party apps. Tracking is used by advertisers to display tailored advertising on websites and applications, among other things. Users must opt-in to tracking, and the framework specifies specific criteria for user tracking as outlined by Apple. According to preliminary findings, while consumers may limit the use of their data for targeted advertising on third-party applications, Apple was not appropriately constrained by the framework’s guidelines.

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Avaya offers its OneCloud™ Experience Platform for digital campus learning

Avaya, a supplier of cloud-based communication solutions, is redefining digital campus learning with the Avaya OneCloud™ Experience Platform. Creating a communications-enabled digital campus entails establishing seamless communication and cooperation. This modular solution improves the digital learning experience provided by educational institutions while keeping students and faculty connected and safe.

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