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A quick roundup of the news in Telecoms | Week #7

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Telinta and Skyetel to hold a webinar for ITSPs

Cloud-based VoIP switching and billing solutions provider, Telinta, has partnered with VoIP services provider, Skyetel, to offer a webinar to Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs). The webinar will address topics such as delivering popular VoIP services without establishing infrastructure and providing mobile VoIP services to both Android and Apple iOS consumers via brandable mobile softphones and other solutions. The webinar will also showcase unique deals available from both companies for new consumers. The event will take place on March 14, 2023, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time (GMT-5). Interested parties can register on Telinta’s website.

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DT to lead development of European Quantum Communication Infrastructure

The European Commission has chosen Deutsche Telekom (DT) to oversee the creation of a new high-security communications network, the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (Euro QCI). The project intends to establish Europe as a leader in quantum communication by embedding quantum-based technologies into current communication infrastructures to give an extra layer of security based on quantum physics. The network will be divided into two parts: a terrestrial portion that will employ fiber communication cables and a space component that will use satellites.

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Liberty Global buys a 5% stake in Vodafone

Liberty Global, the joint owner of Virgin Media O2, has paid £1.2 billion for a nearly 5% interest in Vodafone. According to the American business, which is led by John Malone, Vodafone’s present share price does not reflect its long-term worth. Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, claimed that Vodafone had the ability to produce enormous wealth, notably mentioning a combination with CK Hutchison’s Three UK. The acquisition is described as “opportunistic” and does not represent the first move in a takeover effort. Vodafone has experienced severe competition in its most important markets, resulting in a 40% drop in its share price over the last four years.

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Orange unveils new strategic plan “Lead the future”

Orange has released its Lead the Future strategic plan. This plan has the goal of strengthening its leadership in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. It will also enable the French company to leverage its fundamental business capabilities in the telecommunications industry. Orange’s enterprise activities will be repositioned for next-generation connectivity, and its cybersecurity capabilities will be strengthened, with a focus on social and environmental responsibility. Capitalizing on the company’s core business, infrastructure expansion, increased technology usage, and increasing social and environmental performance are the four pillars of the Lead the Future strategy.

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Vonage awarded with a 2022 FinTech award for its cloud communication solution

Vonage has been named the 2022 FinTech Award winner for Excellent Cloud Communication Solutions by Hong Kong’s ET Net. Vonage won for its SMS API platform, which offers a two-factor authentication solution that includes everything from authentication administration to message automation through SMS and voice notifications. The Vonage Communications Platform (VCP) boasts over one million registered developers and provides forward-thinking enterprises with a comprehensive suite of programmable phone, video, messaging, and email services.

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