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Telinta, a global leader in cloud-based softswitch solutions for VoIP service providers, and Hurricane Electric, the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that Telinta is adding Hurricane Electric’s IP network to connect its cloud-based TeliCoreTM Softswitch and Billing platform, providing world-class connectivity to Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs). The collaboration is significant and brings together Telinta’s TeliCore platform, the largest hosted softswitch of its type anywhere in the world, with Hurricane Electric’s global IPv6 network, the largest IPv6 backbone in the world. As part of Telinta’s redundant connectivity with multiple Tier-1 carriers, Hurricane Electric will enhance Telinta’s global reach in providing hosted solutions to customers worldwide.  This includes white label solutions for popular VoIP and UCaaS services such as Hosted PBX, SIP Trunks, VoIP calling from brandable Mobile and Desktop softphones, WebRTC, and more. “By leveraging our rich global network, Telinta can further serve the needs of VoIP providers,” said…

CMA probes ViaSat acquisition of Inmarsat The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) of the UK has said that it is starting its own investigation into ViaSat’s acquisition of Inmarsat. The two operators had initially expressed their expectations that the transaction would conclude in the middle of 2022, with input from different regulatory organizations. By October 5, the CMA is anticipated to decide if a thorough probe into this transaction is necessary. The merged corporation will initially operate a fleet of 19 satellites in various orbits and spectrum regions, with ten more in the works. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/y8zcwwtz FCC stops subsidies for SpaceX Starlink The FCC has refused to approve the Starlink proposal, stating that it was uncertain if the technology could reach the advertised speeds in its current state. The regulator highlighted that Ookla’s most recent projections indicated a reduction in the speeds Starlink may offer in 2022. According…

A strategic relationship between Türk Telekom and Korea Telecom (KT) was launched on Sunday. This initiative will promote cooperation in the areas of media content, private fifth-generation network construction, and collaborative investment in startups. The cementing of this agreement is a conclusion to the two businesses’ nonbinding memorandum of understanding for collaboration inked at the Mobile World Congress in March.   The new agreement, according to KT, would increase consumers’ access to Korean media content offered by KT through Türk Telekom’s internet protocol television and streaming services. Depending on how Turkish viewers react, the agreement also suggests possibilities for expanded bilateral media content sharing and collaborative efforts to produce new media content.   Furthermore, KT has promised to share its private wireless network technology with Türk Telekom in order to establish an enterprise network by 2023. The private network architecture is anticipated to provide business and government clients with wireless…

Pragma has announced enhancements to its iPECS Cloud 5.0 UCaaS platform, which will broaden the product offering for channel partners. The iPECS Cloud platform upgrade adds a number of new capabilities to iPECS ONE and iPECS, Analytics and iPECS Cloud.   iPECS Cloud 5.0 includes enhancements to the iPECS ONE collaboration service as well as connectivity with Microsoft Productivity tools. Device integration for Android and iOS mobile users, as well as call recording and compliance tools have been added to iPECS ONE to improve the user experience and provide administrators and compliance teams with added confidence in controlling their voice interactions.   Pragma claims that the most recent version satisfies their shared commitment to enhancing customer experience with Ericsson-LG. Pragma continues to provide UCaaS tools and features through its alliance with Ericsson-LG, assisting their fast-growing reseller channel in dominating the industry.   IPECS Analytics is the offering’s focal point for…

After reaching a deal last week, TalkTalk is prepared to purchase SSE Phone & Broadband. All existing SSE customers and the company’s staff will switch to TalkTalk in the upcoming months after the purchase has been finalized.   This sale will allow Ovo Energy to concentrate on its core energy business, which the company acknowledges is a difficult position right now. For TalkTalk, the focus is on gaining economies of scale.   The services delivered to customers won’t change right away, according to OVO, and TalkTalk confirmed that this is also true for the terms and conditions that apply to those customers until their current contract expires.   These developments have come in the wake of rumors that Virgin Media O2 is considering acquiring TalkTalk, which was returned to private ownership under Tosca IOM in a £1.1 billion transaction late last year. According to reports, the firm might be valued…

The advent of the Internet, as well as the widespread usage of smartphones, tablets and personal computers, has made it harder to have a healthy relationship with technology. Could you turn off your phone and not use the Internet for 24 hours if you wanted to? How about 48 hours or even a week? The answer to this question is frequently a resounding “no”, and we all understand why this is the case. Technology is becoming more pervasive and indispensable in both our professional and personal lives.   Staying connected on social media, taking part in video conferences at work, and replying to emails may all contribute to a “always on” mindset. We may feel as though we are losing out on important information if we are not constantly connected to technology. However, research suggests that excessive use of the Internet and internet-enabled gadgets can lead to a technological addiction,…

Telstra to decommission over 160 5G sites More than 160 5G mobile infrastructure facilities will be shut down by Telstra. The local competition authority expressed worries that the installations were set up to obstruct and stop Optus, a competitor carrier, from deploying 5G services. Months after The Australian Financial Review revealed that Optus had complained to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) about the sites, Telstra has accepted an enforceable promise to deregister them. Using the mostly untapped 900 MHz range, Telstra is said to have registered 315 new sites in January, mainly in major cities and rural regions. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/2pnvk38t KDDI to compensate consumers for network outages A month ago, KDDI had its worst network outage ever, rendering voice and internet services unavailable to millions of Japanese consumers for nearly the entire weekend. KDDI statistics show that the outage prevented more than 7.65 million users from…

Singtel has announced an additional US$100 million investment in Singtel Innov8, its corporate venture arm, in order to cultivate businesses with technology matched with the telco’s own priorities. The funds will also diversify their investments across regional and global markets.   The most recent cash infusion brings the Singapore carrier’s total investment in Innov8, which was founded in 2010, to $350 million. According to a statement released by Singtel on Tuesday, the VC arm has since invested in more than 95 companies, and has enjoyed 35 exits, four of which were unicorns.   Innov8 made investments in companies that match the group’s commercial interests, which include 5G, artificial intelligence (AI), sustainability, cybersecurity, the digital economy, and other cutting-edge technologies. The company uses an evergreen fund model of operation, reinvesting profits from portfolio sales into new assets. With this additional funding, Innov8 will diversify its investment portfolio even more, adding ventures…

Umbrellar, a Microsoft cloud solutions company that delivers cloud managed services, migration, consulting services and cloud procurement for over 1,000 New Zealand enterprises, has been bought by Pax8, a cloud commerce platform.   With access to a variety of technological know-how and professional services from Umbrellar, Pax8’s partners are now better positioned to drive local and global digital transformation. According to Pax8, the firm is thrilled to welcome new employees from Umbrellar who offer expertise and skills that will support projects and services for digital transformation in Aotearoa and across the world.   Chris Sharp, SVP at Pax8 Asia commented: “The team at Umbrellar are experts in cloud-enabling businesses in New Zealand, and they are the number one service provider of Microsoft cloud in the market. With a focus on infrastructure managed services, assessment, migration, and optimization, their technical expertise and award-winning professional services will prove to be a value-add…

‘Vodafone Business UC with RingCentral’ has been introduced to the German market by Vodafone Germany and RingCentral, a supplier of worldwide business cloud communications. The newly released Unified Communications (UC) platform combines RingCentral’s flagship offering, RingCentral Message Video Phone™ (MVP™), with Vodafone’s mobility and 5G technology.   Businesses now have another compelling option to migrate from their current infrastructure to the cloud thanks to this new unified communications solution. Vodafone Business UC with RingCentral enables staff to work from anywhere by providing a single app for team messaging, video meetings and a cloud phone system, and it provides a flexible yet dependable solution to handle the complexities of everyday work.   In order to make communication and collaboration easier, this highly secure system offers call recording, HD video meetings, and many other new features. End users will also benefit from the numerous distinctive features, such as the AI-based Advanced Meeting…