Infinera has achieved a significant milestone in advancing 5G mobile broadband technology through successful multi-vendor interoperability testing of its XR optics. The testing, conducted in collaboration with DZS and Calnex at the European Open Test & Integration Center in Torino by TIM, marks a pivotal step towards simplifying and cost-reducing 5G network deployments.

In an unexpected turn of events, Google’s Pixel smartphones are carving out a significant niche for themselves in Japan, a market traditionally dominated by local brands and, more recently, by Apple. Despite a general downturn in the Japanese mobile phone sector, Google has emerged as a notable exception, with its Pixel range securing a market share surpassing 10% by the end of the fourth quarter of 2023. This growth positions Google as the third-largest player in the market, right behind Sharp but ahead of several traditional and long-standing competitors.

Vodafone’s recent triumph, a successful trial achieving 5 Gbps using the upper 6 GHz band for mobile signal transmission, highlights the upcoming decision on spectral band division at ITU’s WRC23. Through this trial, performed on Madrid’s Vodafone campus, engineers established the 6 GHz band can provide coverage on par with existing 5G networks.

The GSMA’s recent State of Mobile Internet Connectivity Report reveals intriguing trends in global smartphone use. While a majority, about 57%, of the global populace now connects to the mobile internet, there’s a stark division in technology adoption. Most users in developed markets rely on 4G or even 5G-enabled devices, while developing regions substantially depend on older 3G and even 2G tech. Surprisingly, the pace of mobile internet user growth also appears to be decelerating. So, how can the world’s telecom industry respond to the challenges of this digital divide? An engrossing discussion waiting to happen at the upcoming Total Telecom Congress!

Despite robust projections for 5G growth, the radio access network (RAN) equipment market experiences a downturn, according to Dell’Oro Group. A typical industry cycle shows that after the booming initial rollout of new mobile tech, stagnation follows as operators complete their spending cycles. However, 5G RAN could still expand by 20%-30% by 2027, failing to offset decreasing LTE investments. As telecom industry anticipates the inception of 6G, dwindling subscriber growth and restrained capital expenditures, due to economic considerations, are putting pressure on the market.

PiPcall, a provider of hosted telephony services and solutions for businesses, has released the UK’s first mobile-only business phone system in an application optimized to be used on the personal mobile phones of employees.   The PiPoffice app allows users to work from anywhere, be that in an office, their home or even on the go. The telephone system frees the user from their work desk but keeps all the features of a traditional desk phone system. These features include call recording, conference calling, corporate voicemail, IVR, call groups, call tracking and call logging.   PiPoffice calls are made over mobile networks only. This technology separates business and personal activities on the device and ensures that call expenses are charged according to the organization’s service plan. When using the PiPoffice mobile app, the user does not incur any charges on its personal calling plan. In addition, PiPoffice states that its…

DIDWW, the cloud telephony platform focused on providing virtual phone numbers on a global basis, has recently been assigned a new international shared country code by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union). This organization is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies, and is responsible for implementing technical standards that ensure the seamless interconnection of networks. In the past, the company highlighted the vulnerabilities and shortfalls of the current number portability procedures and how it was possible that a subscriber could lose their phone number. This problem has become critical due to the fact that phone numbers are increasingly used as a supposedly secure means of identification and authentication in our journey towards full digital transformation. As per DIDWW’s official announcement, the company strongly subscribes to the ITU’s philosophy that the phone number is an asset that must be owned by the end-user, and the company…

As a whole, the telecommunications industry has been traditionally male-dominated. However, the trend is rapidly changing as this business sector becomes increasingly augmented with talented women having profound knowledge and skills, and influencing an industry where high-ranking female officials were a rarity until recently. Here is the list of the top ten women in the telecommunications industry, selected for their technical and business know-how, extensive experience, leadership and most significantly, their influence. Michelle Bourque Michelle Bourque is Senior Vice President, Product, Marketing and Access Strategy for BCE Nexxia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bell Canada. The company provides wholesale services, including voice, broadband, hosting and co-location, and IP connectivity. As the leader of a team of product and marketing professionals, Michelle has introduced innovation and fresh perspectives to the wholesale marketing and product divisions. According to Michelle, women already have a significant presence in the telecoms sector, and…