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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). 5G

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.

Cisco and DISH Wireless have unveiled the testing phase of a pioneering network slicing technology designed for hybrid cloud setups. 5G

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.

Mavenir is joining forces with Terrestar Solutions to pioneer a project that blends satellite connectivity with Open RAN networks. Broadband

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.

This week features the affirmation by Dish regarding its extension of 5G voice services, reaching over 200 million households across the US. 5G

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.

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.

In an era where MNOs are striving to stand out, Versa Networks stepped up with its release, Versa Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) on SIM™. Telco Buzz

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.

Even though 6G technology is many years away from becoming a commercial reality, the interest in its development is steadily increasing. Telco Buzz

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.

Microsoft made their intentions clear: they're about to inject a $2.1 billion investment into their Spanish AI and Cloud infrastructure. Infrastructure

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.