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Vodafone to increase pricing and reduce costs In order to lessen the effects of the worsening economic climate, Vodafone has announced cost-cutting initiatives and lowered its full-year profit and cash flow projections. The business said that it will advance the digitalization of its operations while streamlining and simplifying its group-wide structure. The network will also implement “pricing action” across Europe to counteract high energy costs and growing inflation concerns. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/2p8mcfxm ZenFi Networks purchase by BAI Communications finalized BAI Communications has completed its acquisition of ZenFi Networks. ZenFi, located on the East Coast of the United States, is a supplier of digital infrastructure solutions and an innovator in small cell deployment, offload and roaming services, fiber connection, and network edge colocation. As part of this transactIon, BAI will acquire ZenFi’s portfolio of assets, including approximately 1,100 miles of fiber network throughout the New York and New Jersey metro…

The UK telecommunications regulator, Ofcom, has announced new regulations that will force phone companies to take action against fake phone number usage by detecting and, where possible, banning spoofed calls. This action tries to address an issue that has led to 40.8 million people becoming the subject of fraudulent calls and messages throughout the summer of 2022.   Technical steps to combat nuisance calls have already been put in place by the vast majority of the large ISPs, phone companies and mobile network operators, although these measures are not always successful. Furthermore, there are still many operators that could do more, notably smaller providers and some VoIP carriers.   According to the telecom watchdog, preventing such calls without substantial international cooperation and coordination is technically complex and frequently risks intercepting legitimate communications as well.   According to Ofcom, around 700,000 UK residents have fallen victim to spoofed phone calls in…

The launch of two new offerings, Spectrum Business Connect with RingCentral and Spectrum Enterprise Unified Communications with RingCentral, has been announced as a result of a strategic partnership between Charter Communications, a provider of broadband connectivity, and RingCentral, a global provider of enterprise cloud communications solutions.   By integrating RingCentral MVPTM with Charter’s Spectrum high-speed internet and network solutions, these new offerings will give SMB and enterprise clients of Spectrum access to a robust, secured and user-friendly communications platform that will allow them to be productive from any location. Additionally, Charter’s clients will benefit from RingCentral’s AI-powered upgrades such as Advanced Meeting Insights and advanced analytics, which will help them modernize and optimize their communications and optimize their business growth and operations.   More than 90% of Spectrum markets currently have access to Spectrum Business Connect with RingCentral, the solution’s exclusive UCaaS provider. In the upcoming months, this service will…

The Orange subsidiary, Orange Cyberdefense, has purchased all of the shares of SCRT and Telsys, two Swiss businesses. These two sister companies, which have operations in Geneva and Bern, together with a joint headquarters in Morges, near Lausanne, employ over 100 professionals with expertise in cybersecurity and related services.   The growth of Orange Cyberdefense is a strategic goal for the Orange Group as it seeks to position itself as a top European cybersecurity business. The purchases, according to Orange, would strengthen the group’s cyberdefense business, which intends to generate 1 billion euros in revenue next year. The financial terms of this deal have not been disclosed.   Currently, Orange Cyberdefense operates in nine countries, including France, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.   With the acquisition of SCRT and Telsys, Orange Cyberdefense is now able to provide around-the-clock local assistance to Swiss organizations.…

Vonage to repay $100 million to customers Vonage has been fined by the US Federal Trade Commission for making it too difficult for customers to quit their VoIP services. A proposed court judgment forces Vonage to repay clients affected by its actions in the amount of $100 million. The penalty payment will be sent to the FTC, which has committed to distributing the relevant funds to all customers who are identified as being eligible for compensation. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/4zxxaevh Arelion adds a new route for flexible trans-Atlantic traffic Arelion has announced the addition of a new flexible, high-capacity transmission route to its network. With the inclusion of this new route, Arelion’s clients will benefit from enhanced customizable routing diversity solutions for trans-Atlantic traffic that meet their specific requirements through a single, scalable end-to-end solution. This route will provide EU terrestrial extensions to client endpoints, as well as a US…

DIDWW, a global telecoms provider offering premium quality, two-way VoIP and SMS communications, has further extended its product portfolio to offer businesses a seamless transition to VoIP with their PSTN replacement solution.    The DIDWW local termination service, which acts as one of the key components in replacing traditional telephony, has been expanded to cover 41 countries. This service has also been the main driving force which has allowed DIDWW to build its two-way SIP trunking solution to meet the stringent demands of telcos and businesses of all sizes. Additionally, DIDWW local termination offers virtually unlimited call capacity, flexible SIP trunk settings, truly local dialing and premium voice quality.   As the need for emergency calling capabilities for IP-based solutions has increased significantly, the DIDWW Emergency Dialing service has also been further expanded and is now available in 27 countries. By maintaining the highest standards of regulatory compliance, DIDWW ensures…

Symbio Holdings, a supplier of communications software, has announced the release of Carrier Infrastructure as a Service (CIaaS), a unified carrier-grade product suite created to enhance the experience of wholesale customers.   With CIaaS, domestic service providers may access the same features as top carriers without having to make significant infrastructure expenditures to provide dependable, high-quality voice conversations. Furthermore, CIaaS is backed by carrier-grade customer assistance and expertise delivered locally by in-country customer care teams to worldwide clients for international call routing and other services. Symbio can assist service providers in navigating and understanding unique national licensing and regulatory hurdles.   Leveraging Symbio’s large voice network, the solution offers the physical infrastructure and virtual components required to deliver high-quality communications services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and other countries. Using Symbio’s cloud-based technology stack, Symbio’s CIaaS solution makes it simpler for communications service providers of all sizes to start and…

InterDigital, a technology research and development company, announced that it has been granted funding to support five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship research projects, each of which is distinctively devoted to empowering innovative technology advancement and exploratory infrastructures in 6G.  InterDigital is one of the most well-known research and development specialists in mobile technology, so their involvement is not a huge surprise. It also gives us an idea of the kind of things Europe thinks are deserving components of the future generation of mobile technology, because being invited to contribute to no less than five projects was deemed a triumph worthy of a special announcement.  The flagship projects entrusted to InterDigital are part of a portfolio of 35 research, innovation, and trial projects selected by the EU’s Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU). The SNS JU, co-led by the European Commission and the 6G-IA industry organization, is in…

  Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently one of the most talked-about and experimented-with technologies in practically every sector. Being amongst the most significant new technical advances, AI has major implications for Voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and Unified Communications (UC).   With its numerous capabilities, VoIP telephony is already transforming the communication capabilities of many businesses. However, when AI technology becomes an active participant, the efficiency and potential of this market will skyrocket. So, let us see how AI will revolutionize and influence VoIP, and how this technology will become an essential component in all corporate processes. VoIP service providers are always adding new features to their VoIP services in order to attract consumers on both individual and business levels. With the inclusion of AI in communications, new market opportunities are anticipated to emerge. This is why AI has become an essential factor in several VoIP and business phone service…

Deutsche Telekom leads the new 6G project The research initiative is a part of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research’s “6G Industry Projects for Research into Integrated Systems and Sub-Technologies for 6th Generation Mobile Communications” program. Nine partners from business and academia came together to launch the “6G NeXt” (Native Extensions for XR Technologies) initiative last week in Berlin. The 6G NeXt project will provide a scalable, modular, and adaptable end-to-end infrastructure that will be used as a test bed platform for research on sophisticated XR applications at various locations. Read more at: https://tinyurl.com/4jr6x784 Oracle releases Oracle Public Safety Services Oracle has unveiled Public Safety Services, a new digital platform designed for law enforcement and first responders. The platform offers a single hardware and software package meant to eliminate data silos. The suite is CJIS1 compatible and built on the performance and scalability of Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).…