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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is joining forces with TELUS to pioneer Canada’s inaugural 5G open radio access network (Open RAN), marking a significant advancement in the country’s mobile connectivity infrastructure. By supplying essential infrastructure across 3,000 locations, this collaboration aims to revolutionize the way Canadians connect, offering faster and more responsive mobile services.

Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. has launched Virtuora® IA, an innovative suite of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered network applications. This breakthrough technology, designed to enhance the performance of mobile network operators (MNOs) with significantly streamlined operations, incorporates network-focused machine learning (ML) models and deep telecommunications expertise. By leveraging neural network modeling, Virtuora IA aims to offer MNOs a substantial edge in the competitive 5G arena and future markets.

Telenor, the Norwegian telecom giant, has announced a groundbreaking partnership with Nvidia, marking a significant step towards integrating artificial intelligence (AI) within its operations and offerings in the Nordics. This ambitious initiative is set to transform Telenor’s business model, embedding AI into its network operations and creating AI-driven solutions for its customer base.

In a major development, AI semiconductor giant SAPEON is partnering with DOCOMO Innovations to boost AI services. Their focus ranges from Large Language Models to computer vision AI applications. The collaboration will leverage SAPEON’s latest AI semiconductor, the X330, expected to revolutionize sectors including finance and health. The high-performing X330 not only doubles its predecessor’s power efficiency but permits enhanced operations like voice recognition and automated responses.

In a significant development, Cisco and DISH Wireless have unveiled the testing phase of a pioneering network slicing technology designed for hybrid cloud setups. This cutting-edge solution, which leverages Cisco’s advanced hardware and software, promises to revolutionize how network traffic is managed, segmented, and optimized across different applications and use cases.

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.

Dish Network’s ambitious expansion of its 5G voice services has been announced, asserting coverage of over 200 million households in the United States. While the telecom giant has invested almost $6 billion since 2019 in establishing its nationwide 5G network, the new reach seems disproportionate to its current customer base of just 7.5 million. Recent executive exits and the impending pressure of extensive debt add another layer of turmoil.