EQT’s acquisition of a 60% stake in a new company formed to own and operate Wind Tre’s fixed and mobile network assets promises innovation and growth for the Italian telecoms sector. While the deal is still awaiting regulatory approval, it highlights a broader trend in infrastructure monetization and strategic partnerships, paving the way for sustainable market competition.
The UK’s first live wind and solar-powered mobile phone mast has been activated in Pembrokeshire (Wales) by Vodafone UK. The self-powered mast will provide 4G service to the community of Eglwyswrw and will be powered by a wind turbine, solar panels and on-site battery storage. The new mast contributes to Vodafone’s goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2027 for its UK operations. The mast is meant to eliminate the requirement for a connection to the national energy grid, a strategy that will assist in delivering connectivity in rural and distant places that are now without those critical services. The mast is equipped with a one-of-a-kind wind turbine that can generate electricity even in low wind conditions and can be deployed without the need for electrical connections. This infrastructure is also extremely quiet, making it ideal for installation in sensitive locations. The study is being carried out…
Open RAN Revenue Growth Slows Global Open RAN revenues saw a 10-20 percent growth in Q1 2023, while the vRAN market expanded by 20-30 percent, according to Dell’Oro’s report. However, this growth is slower than the previous year, mainly due to a decline in North America. The Asia Pacific region performed well and offset the North American decline. Despite the slowdown, Dell’Oro remains optimistic about Open RAN, expecting it to account for 6-10 percent of the global RAN market in 2023. On the other hand, Dell’Oro has lowered its full-year outlook for multi-access edge computing (MEC) by over 20 percent, citing a slowdown in China’s 5G market and subdued enterprise interest. Read the full article. Cisco Partners with the Greater Manchester Digital Security Hub Cisco has partnered with the Greater Manchester Digital Security Hub (DiSH) to enhance cybersecurity in the region. Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) program will focus on…
In just five years, Iliad has amassed over 10 million mobile customers in Italy, boasting a 99% satisfaction rate and making waves in the market. Offering transparent pricing and driving down costs, the telecom giant’s innovative approach is challenging traditional operators as convergence looms.
UK’s ambitious gigabit broadband and Net Zero goals face rural challenges; ACOME’s Nanomodule technology emerges as a game-changer, significantly reducing the cost of fibre deployment and helping meet environmental targets.
Telecom operators worldwide tackle rising energy demands and stringent regulations by adopting renewables and innovative technologies. Transparency in green initiatives helps retain customers, while tailored energy strategies and efficient power systems promote sustainability in the industry.
Nokia’s innovative drone-in-a-box solution gains traction as Belgian B2B provider Citymesh implements a nationwide drone network to aid emergency services, highlighting the potential success of B2B-led mobile operators.
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EllaLink and EXA Infrastructure join forces to offer a high-capacity, direct transatlantic data route, connecting Europe and South America for unprecedented network performance. Closing the connectivity gap, this collaboration strengthens Portugal’s position as a southern European digital hub.
Vodafone’s new CEO unveils a strategic plan targeting financial revitalization, including cutting 12% of its global workforce to streamline operations. Amid disappointing earnings and stagnant growth, can the company regain competitiveness with this bold approach?