In a groundbreaking move, Mavenir is joining forces with Terrestar Solutions, a satellite operator based in Canada, to pioneer a project that seamlessly blends satellite connectivity with Open RAN terrestrial networks. This collaboration, revealed just before the Mobile World Congress (MWC), aims to offer users across the globe uninterrupted connectivity by merging satellite and terrestrial network capabilities.
Bouygues Telecom is set to challenge the balance within French telecommunications with a €963.4 million bid to fully acquire La Poste Telecom. Currently split between La Poste Group and SFR, the potential ownership change will significantly boost Bouygues’ customer base and reinforce its position in both mobile and fixed services.
Moflix and NAGRAVISION are establishing a partnership to create an enablement platform for operators in the telco and broadcast media industries. Recognizing the need to extend propositions beyond video the partnership will equip operators with new opportunities through which to diversify their service offerings.
Mobilise, a telecommunications software powerhouse, is set to deepen its influence in Africa with Tier 5 MVNE services launch in Nigeria, Africa’s vast telecom market worth US$9.09 billion. Responding to the demand fuelled by over 30 MVNO licenses recently issued by Nigerian Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), Mobilise positions itself at the forefront of this transformative stage.
As the evolution towards 6G continues, telecommunications mammoths NTT DOCOMO and NTT, have expanded their research circle to include SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz. The newly inducted collaborators will aid in various 6G trials in Japan, focusing on identifying potent frequency bands for the upcoming technology. Of particular interest is the development of a ‘6G AI-native air interface’, that promises to bolster network performance and energy effectiveness.
In a bold move, Millicom is widening its synergies with Harmonic, specifically leveraging Harmonic’s advanced cOS broadband technology to expand high-speed internet access across nine Latin American countries. This strategic advancement is enabled by the enhancement of existing nodes using Harmonic’s hybrid fibre-cable technology.
In a bold move, Microsoft has announced a hefty $2.1 billion investment in Spanish AI and Cloud infrastructure, sparking an unparalleled alliance with the Spanish government. The aim is to enhance citizen services, spark AI innovation and bolster national cybersecurity. Beyond the technological edge, this venture could also boost Spain’s GDP by €8.4 billion and generate around 69,000 jobs by 2030.
European competition authorities are reportedly on the verge of imposing a €500 million penalty on tech giant Apple. This action stems from accusations tied to the company’s management of its iOS App Store, which is said to limit competition. The Financial Times brought this to light, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.
TELUS, in partnership with Samsung Electronics, has unveiled plans to initiate Canada’s inaugural commercial virtualized and open radio access network (RAN), marking a significant leap forward in the telecom industry. This next-generation network technology aims to elevate performance, flexibility, energy efficiency, and automation, setting a new standard for mobile connectivity across Canada.
In a bold move to accelerate the United Kingdom’s digital infrastructure, nexfibre, a UK-based wholesale fibre network provider, has committed to investing £1 billion during the 2024 financial year. This investment aims to significantly expand the country’s broadband capacity, focusing on areas currently underserved by existing networks.