News Roundup

A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #50

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Fusion Connect launches Operator Connect for Microsoft Teams

Fusion Connect, a global Managed Communication Service Provider (MCSP), now offers Microsoft Teams Operator Connect. This new solution ensures the availability of the platform and services, backed by Fusion Connect’s complete service guarantee. With this offering, customers can use Microsoft Teams to make direct calls to mobile devices and landlines using dedicated local phone numbers that can be accessed from any device. By partnering with Fusion Connect for Microsoft Teams calling services, businesses can more fully integrate their use of Microsoft 365 services and benefit from enhanced collaboration, continuity and workforce management capabilities.

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University of Surrey to research greener telecom networks

The University of Surrey has secured a £12 million grant to research the development of more sustainable and resilient telecommunications networks. The 5/6G Innovation Centre at the University of Surrey will act as the project manager for the TUDOR (Towards Ubiquitous 3D Open Resilient Network) initiative, which will investigate the technologies that could be used in a future mobile network that is projected to be more open and scalable. The initiative will study how this research could boost UK skill development and help create international telecom network standards.

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SecurityGen establishes a 5G Cyber-security Lab

SecurityGen, a global provider of telecom security solutions and services, has announced the opening of its new 5G Cyber-security Lab. This Lab is designed to help mobile network operator (MNO) security professionals understand and study 5G networks. The Lab is solely focused on 5G security, allowing teams to conduct thorough examinations of 5G networks to identify vulnerabilities and validate new attack methodologies. The Lab is a scaled-down simulation of a 5G environment that includes all of the key components of 5G.

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Nokia in an analytics software deal with BT Group

Nokia and BT have announced an expansion of their relationship with a five-year agreement for Nokia’s AVA Analytics software for fixed networks. This software will help the UK operator improve its subscriber experience by using AI and machine learning to enhance network monitoring. The agreement expands Nokia’s dashboard solution for BT, that provides call center agents with a real-time, comprehensive view of the operator’s network. Nokia’s AVA Analytics will also allow BT access to automated workflows and deep analytics to improve operational efficiency.

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FreeConferenceCall.com named best provider of conferencing services

In Forbes’ 2022 evaluation of the top conference services, FreeConferenceCall.com was included as one of the leading services. The Forbes team praised the platform for being easy to use, reservation-free, and accessible on landlines, mobile devices and desktop computers. They also noted that it is simple to organize or participate in free international teleconference calls within and between various locations worldwide. According to the Forbes Advisor team, “you simply won’t find a more reliable, feature-rich solution than FreeConferenceCall.com.”

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