EdgeCore Digital Infrastructure has partnered with Zayo to enhance connectivity at its Santa Clara data center. Meanwhile, a US-led operation dismantled the Qakbot malware network, preventing further infections and seizing $8.6 million in cryptocurrency. Global roaming fraud is projected to cost $8 billion by 2028. KDDI and SpaceX plan to launch satellite-to-cellular services in Japan by 2024, bridging connectivity gaps in remote areas beyond 5G and 4G coverage.
As mobile operators grapple with record levels of international roaming traffic, they are faced with intricate wholesale roaming partnerships. Syniverse’s Senior Director, William Oliver, sheds light on intricacies surrounding such relations, mainly due to time-consuming discount calculations. Oliver proposes ‘multilateral netting’ as a solution to streamline cash flow and decrease workloads, taking into account not just roaming bills, but a variety of other payments.
Japanese mobile operators KDDI and Rakuten Mobile forge a new roaming agreement to boost network coverage, enhance connectivity, and reduce financial burden while streamlining 4G infrastructure utilization and 5G network rollout.
Global mobile roaming data revenue is predicted to reach $10 billion in 2024, driven by 5G demand among travelers. Telecom operators face challenges in balancing costs with customer protection, as eSIM adoption and travel mobility services expand, intensifying competition.
The independent German telecommunications company 1&1 Drillisch has announced that it has accepted Telefonica Deutschland’s improved national roaming offer. Drillisch said that if a roaming agreement were to be reached with Telefonica, it would retrospectively add $41 million to its 2020 earnings, which it would book in its 2021 fiscal year. Telefonica Deutschland and 1&1 Drillisch have agreed on the details of a new national roaming agreement after lengthy pricing disputes. Both sides claimed a positive result after the European Commission (EC) helped reach a compromise. The companies are expanding their long-term partnership by transforming the current MBA MVNO contract into a National Roaming Agreement (NRA) under the 2014 Telefónica Deutschland and E-Plus merger remedy framework. The parties are now seeking to complete the contractual details for the NRAs by mid-May 2021. Initially, the NRA includes a 5-year contract period that retroactively starts 1 July 2020 and…