News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #46

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Vodafone to increase pricing and reduce costs

In order to lessen the effects of the worsening economic climate, Vodafone has announced cost-cutting initiatives and lowered its full-year profit and cash flow projections. The business said that it will advance the digitalization of its operations while streamlining and simplifying its group-wide structure. The network will also implement “pricing action” across Europe to counteract high energy costs and growing inflation concerns.

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ZenFi Networks purchase by BAI Communications finalized

BAI Communications has completed its acquisition of ZenFi Networks. ZenFi, located on the East Coast of the United States, is a supplier of digital infrastructure solutions and an innovator in small cell deployment, offload and roaming services, fiber connection, and network edge colocation. As part of this transactIon, BAI will acquire ZenFi’s portfolio of assets, including approximately 1,100 miles of fiber network throughout the New York and New Jersey metro regions. ZenFi now joins Mobilitie and Transit Wireless as BAI Group companies in the United States.

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The US aviation industry requests an extension of the 5G deadline

The Aerospace Industries Association, Helicopter International, Airbus, Boeing and Thales, among other major companies, have issued a warning stating that radio altimeter manufacturers and airlines would probably not be able to fulfill deadlines for installing refit kits in small regional aircraft. Due to delays in installing this new equipment, the main US airlines claim that the 5G C-Band mitigations for cockpit safety must be postponed until 2023. Failure to fulfill FAA standards earlier this year was attributed to certification concerns as well as worldwide supply chain problems.

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Dialpad for Startups is now available in Australia and New Zealand

Dialpad for Startups was recently launched in Australia and New Zealand. The program’s goal is to help underrepresented founders and small businesses outside of the technology sector. An award-winning business communications package will be given to eligible companies that are approved for the program. The package includes voice conversations, text messages and video conferencing, features that are ideal for a business’ primary phone line.

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Pax8 announced a global agreement with Todyl

Todyl, a complete, all-in-one security platform, has announced a global deal with Pax8, a cloud commerce marketplace, to provide its solutions in the Pax8 marketplace. The added technology provides MSPs with an easy-to-use suite of security and networking features to assist enterprises in protecting themselves against emerging threats. Todyl Security Platform unifies SASE, Endpoint Security (EDR + NGAV), SIEM, MXDR and GRC for threat prevention, detection and response.

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