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.
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.
Bouygues Telecom is set to challenge the balance within French telecommunications with a €963.4 million bid to fully acquire La Poste Telecom. Currently split between La Poste Group and SFR, the potential ownership change will significantly boost Bouygues’ customer base and reinforce its position in both mobile and fixed services.
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.
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.
Spearheading a revolutionary stance in the telecom security sphere, Versa Networks brings forth its ground-breaking Versa SASE on SIM – a fusion of AI and machine learning powered SIM-based identity system, aiming to reshape security measures at mobile network edges. Given the challenges faced by MNOs and MVNOs to distinguish their offers in an overly-saturated market, the shift towards value-added services further emphasizing on security is an escalating trend.
As the evolution towards 6G continues, telecommunications mammoths NTT DOCOMO and NTT, have expanded their research circle to include SK Telecom and Rohde & Schwarz. The newly inducted collaborators will aid in various 6G trials in Japan, focusing on identifying potent frequency bands for the upcoming technology. Of particular interest is the development of a ‘6G AI-native air interface’, that promises to bolster network performance and energy effectiveness.
In a bold move, Millicom is widening its synergies with Harmonic, specifically leveraging Harmonic’s advanced cOS broadband technology to expand high-speed internet access across nine Latin American countries. This strategic advancement is enabled by the enhancement of existing nodes using Harmonic’s hybrid fibre-cable technology.
In a bold move, Microsoft has announced a hefty $2.1 billion investment in Spanish AI and Cloud infrastructure, sparking an unparalleled alliance with the Spanish government. The aim is to enhance citizen services, spark AI innovation and bolster national cybersecurity. Beyond the technological edge, this venture could also boost Spain’s GDP by €8.4 billion and generate around 69,000 jobs by 2030.