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Ofcom has a plan for phone boxes Under new guidelines published by the UK communications regulator, Ofcom, stronger security for public call boxes went into effect. The new guidelines update from Ofcom’s aims to guarantee that strategically located phone boxes are not removed and that they are modified to provide extra services. As a result, phone boxes will be protected against removal if they are still needed by a local community. Millions of UK residents continue to rely on older technologies such as landlines and payphones for connectivity. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/mryanv67 TIM to cut 1,200 jobs to minimize costs TIM has reportedly secured an agreement with labor unions that will allow the company to cut up to 1,200 positions, allowing TIM to save significantly on domestic personnel expenses. Cuts will be implemented through a voluntary early retirement program, which will be the first step in the Italian incumbent’s larger…

Dialpad has launched Ai CSAT, a technology that evaluates each and every contact center interaction and forecasts customer satisfaction (CSAT) in real time. Dialpad’s Ai CSAT solution seeks to assist businesses in their desire to move away from post-call surveys, which can generate customer weariness and are sometimes seen as relationship deterrents.   As a major component of the Dialpad TrueCaaS platform, Ai CSAT will enable insight into 100% of conversations and evaluate each client call. Organizations will be able to gain actionable data using AI and the customer satisfaction (CSAT) score, resulting in a superior customer experience.   The purpose of AI CSAT is to enable a customer-centric strategy in which businesses may compile a comprehensive image of their consumers without bothering those customers with human feedback or surveys. This strategy will improve customer service by providing an accurate average CSAT score for each client and decreasing uncertainty and…

DIDWW, a global telecoms provider offering premium quality VoIP communication and SIP trunking services for businesses and telco carriers all over the world, has announced an expanded strategic partnership with ID Travel Group. This premier B2B luxury tour operator encompasses travel advisors and sales professionals located in North and South America, Singapore and Australia.   As part of this alliance, ID Travel Group will leverage DIDWW’s extensive virtual phone number coverage, allowing the company to accelerate its business growth and operate efficiently across multiple geographies. In addition, ID Travel Group will also utilize DIDWW’s fully compliant global two-way Voice and SMS solution to enhance the quality of its call center services and offer an extended reach for its customers.   With an international business spanning five continents, ID Travel Group highly relies on powerful two-way SIP trunking for their call centers in the USA, Singapore and Zimbabwe, and home-based agents…

Nokia, DOCOMO, Fujitsu, NEC, and NTT have established a collaboration to design and develop critical 6G technologies. In proof-of-concept (POC) experiments, next-generation mobile technologies will be focused on the sub-terahertz band and AI-enabled interfaces.   The partnership will concentrate on two proof-of-concepts for upcoming 6G technologies: an AI native air interface and sub-THz radio access. These seek to prove that an AI-based 6G air interface outperforms a traditional air interface in terms of performance, and that high-data-rate beamformed access can be obtained in a high frequency band at 140 GHz.   Nokia thinks that 6G will not only improve on existing technologies and systems, but will also expand and revolutionize the capabilities of a network. It will bring together the human, physical, and computer realms in order to unleash the full human potential. Nokia has identified six important technologies that will be critical components of future 6G networks in order…

Zain launches voice over 5G Zain has become the first operator to commercially offer voice over 5G (Vo5G) services on its standalone 5G network. The new Vo5G service is accessible across Kuwait with statewide coverage, and on the all-new Samsung Galaxy S22 family of handsets. Phone-over-5G enables clients to experience crystal-clear voice communications over the 5G network alongside data services, all without interruption. Customers may also utilize the Internet, streaming services and data-heavy apps while having phone conversations, thanks to 5G’s stable and ultra-fast speeds. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8as9nu Staffbase buys a majority stake in dirico Staffbase has purchased a controlling position in 247GRAD Labs GmbH, the software business behind the dirico content collaboration platform. The dirico platform enables businesses to plan, develop, publishand evaluate content for marketing as well as internal and external communication. As a consequence, Staffbase today employs over 700 people and serves over 2,000 customers globally…

ESET, a multinational cybersecurity company, has introduced a new suite of solutions for the telecom and ISP industries, with the goal of providing consumers with comprehensive protection. The newly released ESET NetProtect suite provides network operators and end users with the tools they need to battle complex and evolving mobile threats.   The new ESET NetProtect can safeguard consumer devices linked to telecom and ISP networks from harmful web domains or domain risks such as malware, phishing and possibly undesirable material via mobile or fixed network connections. End users may utilize the ESET NetProtect administration interface to modify their connected devices’ ESET NetProtect settings, manage their domain whitelists and blacklists, and receive security reports.   These network-level solutions do not require any software installation on end-user devices because they’re compatible with every Internet-connected device, including iOS and Android, thanks to their integration into telco and ISP network services and proven…

BT and Ericsson have launched a new cooperative venture in which the two companies will collaborate to deliver private 5G networks to Industry 4.0 clients. The details of the multimillion-pound arrangement have not been released, although it is reported that the partnership duration is to be for several years.   Under the terms of the agreement, BT will use Ericsson technology to provide private 5G networks to partners in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation and logistics, with a focus on enabling valuable solutions such as asset tracking, predictive maintenance and automation.   Asset tracking, predictive maintenance, networked sensors, real-time data processing, automation and robots are among the industry 4.0 solutions promised. The actual implementation may vary depending on the environment, but the private 5G network, which enables all of these use cases with low latency connectivity, is the main selling point.   Katherine Ainley, CEO Ericsson…

Google Cloud, an accelerator of digital transformation for businesses, is expanding its presence in the Dutch public sector, having secured an agreement with the Central Dutch Government to provide access to the Google Workspace suite of cloud-based collaboration and productivity tools.   The Central Dutch Government acknowledged in a statement that the agreement will help its departments shift toward hybrid working methods while also allowing participants to adopt the multi cloud paradigm of IT service consumption. The new agreement’s goal is to make it easier and more effective for Central Dutch government agencies to use the entire suite of Google Workspace technologies under pre-negotiated terms.    In order to reach this goal, organizations will be able to fully utilize a variety of technologies, including industry-leading products such as Chat, Docs, Meet and Sheets, to better serve Dutch residents and enable new hybrid-working environments.   The Central Dutch Government initiated a…

ORENcloud is a cloud communications company, with a mission to revolutionize communication solutions by assisting businesses gear towards digitization in adopting cloud communications to achieve agility, resilience and modernization. Organizations may benefit from ORENcloud’s hosted unified communications for a variety of reasons, including mobility, accessibility, flexibility, management and affordability. Hosted IPPBX, Contact Center, Ticketing, Helpdesk solution, Microsoft Teams PSTN Integrations, Unified Chat and Chatbots, as well as SIP trunking services are among the telecom’s solutions that help boost corporate efficiency and promote customer-business interactions over multiple channels. The VaaS (Voice-as-a-Service) and CCaaS (Call Center-as-a-Service) solution, enables consumers to acquire a complete set of enterprise-grade communications solutions in a single, easy-to-use package. ORENcloud SIP trunking offers high-quality, multi-codec and multi-connection services, with terminations handled by Tier-1 Local Malaysian as well as international telecoms with virtually unlimited channels. ORENcloud collaborates with these international partners to offer a variety of global…

As sanctions bite, Russia’s MTS begins to discount cell phones MTS, Russia’s largest operator, reported a 76.2 % year-on-year drop in Q1 net profit, blaming the results largely on rising interest rates caused by Western sanctions. Russia boosted local interest rates to 20% in the early days of the conflict before lowering them twice, leaving rates around 14% today. MTS has resorted to selling used and discounted smartphones, and is planning to sell its tower assets, in keeping with the current trend of monetizing passive assets located throughout Europe and beyond. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/c65t43kb Verizon warns of record rise in ransomware According to Verizon Business, the number of ransomware attacks on enterprises has increased by 13% year-on-year, resulting in a rise exceeding that of the previous five years combined. Ransomware was involved in some manner in one-quarter of the cases investigated, with desktop-sharing software and email being the two…