BT unveils Global Fabric – a pioneering network-as-a-service product bridging various cloud environments. Flaunting adaptability and cost-effectiveness, this tool empowers users with the liberty to select and manage data transit routes. Uniquely functioning on AI-backed digital orchestration, Global Fabric predicts an enhanced application experience. BT envisages this as the future of connectivity, harboring better cost efficiencies, heightened application performance, while maintaining a robust defense against cyber threats. Its introduction holds substantial potential to revolutionize the network management market.
Nokia takes a significant leap in telecom landscape with a unique Cloud RAN trial, persistently striving to achieve parity between Cloud RAN and purpose-built RAN. This strategic move, involving Elisa, explores In-Line acceleration potential, positioning Nokia in a subtle competition with Ericsson’s ‘Look-Aside’ approach. The latter’s reticence adds intrigue to this telecommunication rivalry. However, will Nokia’s In-Line strategy prove to be the more efficient route?
UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has initiated an in-depth examination of the market dominance by Amazon and Microsoft in the cloud infrastructure services space, a move raising concerns about market competition. The regulator has tasked the Competition and Markets Authority with evaluating potential challenges for consumers in switching cloud providers due to issues like high data transfer fees and technical barriers. The outcome of this audit could have potential implications for these tech giants and impact the future landscape of the cloud services domain.
conXhub, a leading provider of cloud-based communication and collaboration platforms, has entered into a strategic partnership with DIDWW, a global telecom operator offering premium quality VoIP communications, two-way SIP trunking and SMS services for businesses and telecom carriers. Through the alliance with DIDWW, conXhub aims to extend its global reach, ensuring high quality voice services for unparalleled customer experience.
Swedish telecom giant, Ericsson, is making strides in harnessing the virtues of Open and Cloud RAN through a series of noteworthy offerings and trailblazing collaborations. Recent ventures with Telefónica on joint Cloud RAN trials underline a shared vision for a dynamic, open network architecture. This exploration goes beyond mainstream, incorporating automation and intelligent orchestration, with potential benefits to macro networks and enterprise applications alike. Ericsson’s commitment to open standards is further emphasized through successful deployment of radio hardware ready for next-gen open fronthaul technology and an intriguing pledge to offer an expansive Open RAN portfolio by next year.
Nokia intensifies focus on AI and machine learning enhancements with the advent of their new Open Innovation Lab in Dubai. This facility is set to target telecommunications operations in Middle East and Africa, potentially bolstering business for Dell and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The lab’s agenda encompasses three key areas: cloud RAN collaboration, promotion of private wireless and industrial networks, and acceleration of AI-driven network automation. The lab’s existence could pave the way for increased productivity, overall network efficiency and novel revenue opportunities in the region.
The surging interest in cloud-based applications represents a flourishing sector of the tech sphere, by providing an enhanced user experience and considerable savings on terminal investments. Telecommunication giant, ZTE, demonstrates this potential with their virtual STB (vSTB) solution in the television industry – a pioneering effort that bypasses traditional terminal downturns hampering TV service expansion. This solution effectively confronts challenges of limited service quality and hard adaptation processes linked with operator TV services, and eliminates sizable terminal outlays. Similarly, the cloud STB product presented by China Mobile and ZTE capitalises on China Mobile’s robust computing capacities and thus streamlines content broadcast to every terminal.
Ooma, a prominent player in the realm of smart communications solutions, and Prologis Inc., a leading global logistics real estate firm, have joined forces to bring enhanced telecommunications services to Prologis’ Essentials platform users. This encompassing offering includes the Ooma Office business phone service, tailored to meet the communication and collaboration needs of small and medium-sized enterprises, and the innovative Ooma AirDial® POTS replacement solution.
The recent Huawei Network Summit 2023 in Jakarta became a milestone for the Asia Pacific telecom sector, reinforcing Huawei’s commitment to relentless innovation. The Summit demonstrated advanced solutions like the Intelligent Cloud-Network and novel products geared towards enhancing digital productivity. Focusing on the growing need for robust network operations amidst digital transformation, innovative strategies were introduced across various platforms. Transformative solutions promulgated include offerings for streamlined office networks, improved AI training efficiency and convergent network management.
Avaya, a global leader in customer experience solutions, announced today that it has been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract in the Unified Communications and Contact Centre categories at Sourcewell ─ the leading Government Cooperative Purchasing Organisation in North America with more than 500 competitively solicited contracts to government, education, and nonprofit entities