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In a decisive move towards advancing its digital agenda, the European Union (EU) has earmarked a substantial €763 million for the Digital Europe Programme. The lion’s share of nearly €549 million will fortify ongoing projects and multi-country initiatives aligning with the Digital Decade targets. These targets, a roadmap for Member States, aim to accelerate digital transformation by 2030.

As the digital revolution persists, Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are redefining traditional revenue streams, with data monetisation being key to their success. CSPs have transitioned from solely facilitating connectivity to enabling fascinating digital technologies. They’re effectively tapping into the vast quantities of data from their networks to drive valuable insights. For instance, Vodafone Portugal, aided by Celfocus, successfully converted raw data into significant insights to improve operational effectiveness.

EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, today announces it has partnered with Cambridge Management Consulting (Cambridge MC) as it continues to grow its Channel and Partner ecosystem. The partnership will bring together EXA’s award-winning network and Cambridge MC’s leading telecom experts who partner with public and private sector companies to support their digital transformation.   “We’re delighted to announce this new partnership with Cambridge MC. Their expertise in delivering complex network transformations for enterprise and government customers will extend EXA’s reach to new markets and opportunities,” EXA Infrastructure, Chief Commercial Officer, Nicholas Collins said. “Partnerships are important to us at EXA and we are excited about the opportunity to work alongside Cambridge MC and their team of global experts.”  This partnership is the latest addition to EXA’s Channel and Partner ecosystem which will comprise a hand-selected portfolio of strategic partners.  Cambridge Management Consulting, Founder…

The telecommunications industry is one of the most dynamic industries in the world, driving innovation and having a significant impact both on society and business. In fact, regardless what industry you’re in, telecoms will most likely have an impact on your business. If you want to stay ahead of the competition, you must keep an eye on emerging trends and advancements in the telecom industry. So, what major telecom developments should we be on the lookout for in 2023? 5G satellites Looking ahead, we anticipate a surge in satellite access for both devices that directly access satellite connections as well as Non-Terrestrial Networks (NTNs) that employ spaceborne and airborne vehicles for transmission. It is an intriguing capability enabled by Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites, which are smaller, lighter, and far less expensive to manufacture, launch, and maintain than traditional geostationary and mid-orbit satellites. Many opportunities are made possible by 5G…

Telefonica has announced their  significant commitment to the metaverse, indicating that the company will use MWC22 Barcelona to demonstrate its digital transformation and technological leadership initiatives through an innovative virtual environment.   Telefonica said it will utilize the metaverse to demonstrate all of its in-person demos, allowing conference attendees to digitally visit the four physical sites on the exhibition floors. The organization will provide a unique experience based on the quality of the information exhibited and the ongoing and diverse activities by combining real-time and virtual participation.   Telefónica will demonstrate its expertise, capabilities and dedication to assisting businesses, governmental agencies and society as a whole in taking advantage of the tremendous opportunities that digitization and connectivity provide. The company will also show what it can do for the community, and the advantages its solutions will deliver in terms of making participants more efficient, sustainable and safe. Telefónica will exhibit…

Hosting and colocation service provider Equinix has announced an agreement to purchase a portfolio of 13 data center sites across Canada from BCE Inc., the massive telecommunications and media conglomerate, and the corporate parent of Bell MTS and Bell Canada. The company expects to close this USD 750 million deal in the second half of 2020. The 13 data center sites that will join California-based Equinix’s portfolio represent 25 individual facilities and are expected to generate annual revenues of approximately USD 105 million. In addition to cementing a stronger foothold in the third-largest economy in the Americas, Equinix will also gain more than 600 customers that are currently operating within the Bell data centers. Equinix is already the world’s largest data center and colocation provider, with a network of more than 210 facilities across 55 metros. The company’s main business is hosting the technology infrastructure of third party organizations. “Canadian businesses…

The next-generation wireless technology for digital cellular networks is steadily gaining traction, with significant implementations under way. All of the major carriers are rolling out their 5G networks, targeting large cities that crave super speeds, virtually lag-free connections, extended coverage and other great benefits that are made available by this advanced technology. 5G has already been launched in many different locations around the world, but it is still considered to be in its initial stages. All of the US carriers have now launched some form of 5G cellular network. But what exactly is 5G, how fast is it compared with 4G, what will it bring to VoIP applications, and what are the benefits and drawbacks of this innovative technology? Let’s take a look at 5G in more detail. What is 5G?   5G stands for fifth-generation cellular wireless and is the next generation of telecom networks that entered the…

An independent news platform Telecoms.com has recently published its Annual Industry Survey 2019, with the main focus being on topics such as industry updates, 5G rollout, digital transformation, the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as the modernization of Operations Support Systems (OSS) and Business Support Systems (BSS). The survey, covering the industry landscape over the last 12 months and projecting into 2020, has revealed an optimistic forecast that is mainly supported by the launch of 5G commercial services, innovations and progress in other important areas of the industry. According to the report, the single biggest change in the industry landscape over the past year was the deployment of commercial 5G services in different parts of the world. Regardless of the fact that the best-selling service is high-speed Internet access (mobile and fixed), B2B services, including 5G serving other vertical industries, will undoubtedly play a much more significant role…