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.
EE has made impressive progress in enhancing 4G coverage across rural North Yorkshire, overhauling more than 40 masts in two years. This improvement, part of the £1 billion Shared Rural Network initiative, is shrinking the digital divide, bringing transformative changes to local businesses, residents and even emergency services.
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.
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.
The telecommunications sphere is preparing for a significant event: Altnets’ inclusion in the revered EB100 digital guide. This recognition represents Altnets’ successful year, fueled by innovation, community contribution, and robust growth. Altnets’ appearance on this list is a testament to its commitment to high-quality service and client satisfaction.
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.
VMO2 reignited talks over a potential acquisition of TalkTalk’s consumer business this week, eyeing several million UK broadband subscribers. Yet, the negotiation’s early nature and TalkTalk’s sizable £1.1 billion debt make the situation complex.
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.
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.