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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.

Virgin Media O2 recently achieved a landmark in the SRN initiative by completing upgrades or constructing 100 sites under its management. Telco Buzz

In a significant boost to rural connectivity, Virgin Media O2 has recently achieved a landmark in the Shared Rural Network (SRN) initiative by completing upgrades or constructing 100 sites under its management. This development is set to offer unprecedented mobile coverage quality to rural communities, benefiting not just its own customers but also those of Three and Vodafone, thanks to a collaborative effort to enhance infrastructure.

Cristina Luna-Esteban, Ofcom's Director, has recently conveyed dissatisfaction via written communication to renowned UK ISPs. Telco Buzz

Ofcom’s Cristina Luna-Esteban has recently criticized renowned UK ISPs including BT, Sky, TalkTalk, and VMO2, regarding delays in finalizing a launch date for the One Touch Switching (OTS) system. This creates a dilemma, as extended delays restrict consumers from accessing easy and simplified ISP switching. OTS, initiated by Ofcom to streamline provider switches, experiences technical complexities pushing its initial deadline, causing a concern echoed by Ofcom’s Lindsey Fussell.

In a development within the tech industry, Deutsche Telekom has taken a pioneering step by becoming the first corporate partner of Fetch.ai. Telco Buzz

In a significant development within the tech industry, Deutsche Telekom has taken a pioneering step by becoming the first corporate partner of the Fetch.ai Foundation. This collaboration marks a notable endeavor to merge artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, and Web3 technologies, aiming to revolutionize the way autonomous systems interact and operate within the digital world.

In a move towards enhancing developer access to advanced network capabilities, Ericsson's Vonage has teamed up with telecoms giant Verizon. Telco Buzz

In a significant move towards enhancing developer access to advanced network capabilities, Ericsson’s Vonage has teamed up with telecommunications giant Verizon. This collaboration, formalized through a memorandum of understanding, aims to integrate Verizon’s network APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) into the Vonage platform. This integration is expected to foster deeper consumer engagement and loyalty by enabling enterprises to offer a more seamless and enriched customer experience across various stages of the customer journey.

BCE, the owner of renowned telecom company Bell Canada, has expressed plans to slash 4,800 jobs, approximately 9% of its total workforce. Telco Buzz

Bell Canada Enterprises is making significant cutbacks, revealing plans to eliminate 4,800 positions which make up 9% of their total workforce. Citing a need to adjust to declines in legacy businesses and a challenging macroeconomic environment, the company hopes this strategy will result in substantial cost savings. Additionally, Bell Media plans to relinquish over half of its radio stations deemed no longer viable.