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Skim through the roundup of weekly news in telecoms.

Telecom News | Week #9: Nokia develops AI, global coalition sets 6G principles, IBM and GSMA AI training, Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon X80. News Roundup

Nokia unveiled specialized, private AI models for the telecom sector to improve network operations and customer service. A coalition of 10 governments agreed on principles for secure 6G networks. IBM and the GSMA have launched a global AI training initiative to bridge the AI knowledge gap among telecom operators. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X80 modem chip introduces 5G-Advanced support with up to 10 Gbps speeds and six-carrier aggregation.

Telecom News | Week #8: BT launches NB-IoT, Elisa showcases 5G, Nokia unveils virtual power plant controller, LeapXpert and ASC partnership. News Roundup

BT launched NB-IoT network covering 97% of the UK to boost IoT use in sectors like utilities and construction. Elisa and Nokia showcased 5G Advanced’s L4S technology, demonstrating its potential to improve connectivity. Nokia’s Virtual Power Plant Controller Software enables mobile operators to lower energy costs, earn revenue, and reduce carbon emissions. LeapXpert and ASC collaborate to offer a compliance recording solution for Microsoft Teams, enabling regulated external communications.

Telecom News | Week #7: MATRIXX launches Jawwy, NTT expands data center, Crexendo launches POTS, Hero revamps website, FCC against SIM fraud. News Roundup

MATRIXX Software, Celfocus, and Qeema have launched Jawwy 2.0 to improve customer experience and reduce costs. NTT Ltd. plans to open its first data center campus in the Paris region as part of a $10 billion global expansion. Crexendo and TELCLOUD launched a POTS Replacement platform to offer cost-effective, reliable alternatives for critical services. Hero Digital revamped Calix.com, enhancing user experience and performance. Consumer advocacy groups urge the FCC for stricter regulations to protect against SIM swap and port-out scams.

Telecom News | Week #6: BT 5G network slicing potential, Disney invests in Epic Games, D&H launches Go Big AI program, IPFone acquires Joon. News Roundup

BT, Ericsson, and Qualcomm demonstrated successful 5G network slicing trials for diverse applications, proving its potential to improve service quality in the 5G SA era. Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic Games to blend its iconic franchises with Fortnite. D&H Distributing launches the Go Big AI Program to help partners use AI technologies. IPFone acquires VoIP company Joon to expand its cloud communication services and enhance offerings through synergistic technologies.

Telecom News | Week #5: Stage X wins MNO spot, Yellow.ai and Infobip partnership, Breezeline fiber expansion, Nokia and DARPA moon base. News Roundup

Stage X won South Korea’s fourth mobile operator spot with a $322 million bid for 5G spectrum. Yellow.ai and Infobip have partnered to enhance global customer support through AI-driven voice automation and conversational experiences.
Breezeline invests in a 525-mile fiber network to boost internet for 45,000 homes and businesses in New Hampshire. DARPA, in partnership with Nokia’s Bell Labs and others, aims to develop a sustainable Moon base with a robust telecom network to support future Mars expeditions.

Telecom News | Week #4: AST secures investment, smartphone market rises, Nokia and Oppo deal, ASC partnership, Mavenir cloud solution. News Roundup

AST SpaceMobile secures a funding boost of $206.5 million from AT&T, Google, and Vodafone. Used smartphone market saw a robust 9.5% growth, while the new smartphone market faced a 3.2% decline. Nokia and Oppo have resolved their patent dispute with a multi-year cross-licensing agreement on 5G technology. ASC Americas partners with Wilmac Technologies to integrate ASC’s “Recording Insights” into Wilmac’s services. Mavenir has secured a contract to modernize messaging capabilities for Deutsche Telekom networks.

Telecom News | Week #3: DTST merges subsidiaries, Samsung Galaxy on-device AI, DoCoMo AI-powered Metaverse, South Korea semiconductor plan. News Roundup

DTST successfully merges Flagship Solutions Group and CloudFirst. Senior Technology Analyst Anisha Bhatia underscores the game-changing impact of Samsung’s Galaxy S24 series. NTT DoCoMo utilizes AI to generate diverse NPCs in metaverses, extends genAI initiatives to predict and visualize changes in the human brain. South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol unveils a $471 billion initiative by 2047 to establish the world’s largest semiconductor cluster.

Telecom News | Week #2: CASC's launchpad, OmniOn's Intelligent Distribution Bay, Infobip AI Hub, CallTower ITC membership, Dish open RAN. News Roundup

China finished building the first launchpad at its Wenchang spaceport for the Long March 8 rocket. OmniOn Power’s Intelligent Distribution Bay addresses the growing challenges in the telecom and data center industry by providing real-time monitoring. Infobip launched AI Hub, an advanced upgrade integrating analytics, AI, and gen AI features to facilitate seamless end-to-end conversational experiences. CallTower joined the International Trade Council, reinforcing its dedication to excellence in Cloud Communications. The US government granted $50 million to Dish for the Open RAN Center for Integration & Deployment (ORCID), aimed at enhancing the global Open RAN ecosystem.

Telecom News | Week #1: Ooredoo Qatar project, Vodafone proposes 5G for net zero, CableLabs milestones for 10G launch, Microsoft Copilot key. News Roundup

Ooredoo drives Qatar National Vision 2030 with a widespread fiber rollout, covering 99.9% of households, maintaining high service levels and introducing innovative technologies. Vodafone UK advocates for the implementation of 5G SA technology, citing its transformative impact on industries, such as renewable energy and agriculture. CableLabs has made strides in deploying 10G network in 2023, advancing DOCSIS 4.0 technology, issuing CPON architecture specifications, and accelerating FTTP adoption. Microsoft’s new Copilot key represents a groundbreaking addition to Windows keyboards, integrating AI seamlessly and signaling a significant shift after three decades.