News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #30

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Rogers apologizes for the massive service outage

Rogers, a Canadian telecommunications company, experienced a widespread outage earlier this month and is now under pressure to guarantee that this does not happen again. The most damaging effect of the outage was how it disrupted crucial communications, and the Canadian government has declared that it now wants all national carriers to find a way of helping each other in such worst-case situations. Rogers has committed to investing at least CA$250 million to physically isolate its wireless and internet networks so as to add an extra layer of stability. There is also a promise to spend CA$10 billion over the next three years to extend and improve Rogers’ network.

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Nokia and CityFibre sign a 10-year broadband equipment agreement

A 10-year contract for XGS-PON broadband equipment with CityFibre has been announced by Nokia. This arrangement covers the purchase of access nodes for the company’s fiber exchanges, fiber modems for client residences, and IP aggregation switches. In order to provide its wholesale customers with multigig residential broadband (up to 10Gb/s in both directions) and higher bandwidth services for connecting enterprises and providing backhaul for mobile networks, Cityfibre will use the Lightspan access nodes that Nokia is providing as part of this solution.

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Viasat and ESA to conduct a multi-layered SATCOM study

The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen Viasat UK Ltd., a division of the international communications business Viasat Inc., to carry out a multi-layered satellite communication (SATCOM) research. The research will examine the technological characteristics, application cases, and market sectors of these upcoming systems, which will be made up of networks spanning several orbital types. This investigation will examine a system architecture that could accommodate the whole spectrum of both present and foreseeable types of satellite services, as well as improved spectral efficiency and interoperability.

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Bai Communications sign a deal to buy ZenFi Networks

In order to increase its market share in North America, BAI Communications has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to acquire ZenFi Networks, a provider of digital infrastructure. ZenFi Networks offers colocation facilities, wireless infrastructure, including small cells, and fiber connection assets within the metropolitan regions of New York City and New Jersey . Some of these regions are serviced by BAI Communications’ subsidiaries Mobilitie and Transit Wireless. It is anticipated that the combination of the existing services and Mobilitie’s 5G indoor and outdoor wireless infrastructure technologies will improve BAI Communications’ capacity to execute a broader 5G expansion plan and grow into a significant provider across North America.

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Infobip completes Peerless Network acquisition

Peerless Network, a global provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), has been fully acquired by Infobip. This transaction strengthens Infobip’s domestic market position and enables the company to broaden its voice product line internationally. Currently covering more than 190 countries, the two companies collectively handle more than 30 billion client contacts every month across all communication channels. The purchase provides organizations with best-in-class CPaaS software that is SaaS-enabled, and facilitates an end-to-end solution for omnichannel communications.

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