Reuters reports Altice Europe is sounding out prospective bidders, but the price tag looks steep.
Separately, TIM, the financial services arm of Accenture and Crédit Agricole Italia have signed a ten-year strategic partnership.
The Danish operator was acquired by Macquarie and three local pension funds in 2018.
The board of directors agreed to separate the company into SK Telecom and SKT Investment.
CONGRATULATIONS to Telefonica’s Enrique Blanco who won the Gamechanger Award 2021 and to Philippe Ensarguet of Orange Business Services, our Trailblazer of the Year 2021.
Altice, controlled by Patrick Drahi, is now BT’s single biggest shareholder, just ahead of Deutsche Telekom with 12%.
The bank has teamed up with the flagship French fintech which has experienced exponential growth in Europe.
The firm has gathered an ecosystem to work with operators going cloud native.
TIM is one of the first operators worldwide and the only one in Italy to launch an Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) Lab.
Japan already has a joint R&D agreement with the US in the bid to fend off Chinese domination of the next generation.
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A message from Annie Turner, Editor of Mobile Europe & European Communications, opening the Telecoms Europe 2021 Virtual Event
Keynote: The resurgence of infrastructure
By Christoph Aeschlimann, CTO & CIO, Swisscom
Covid has put networks right where our industry believes they belong – centre stage. What are the ramifications of being the backbone of the digital economy? How well does playing such a huge role in social and economic welfare sit with running a commercial business? Should more of the cost of building out fibre and 5G come out of the public purse?
The future of ‘smart’ intent-based networks
By Enrico Maria Bagnasco, Chief Technology Officer, Sparkle
As networks become more complex and harder to manage, what do we mean by intent-based networks and why do operators need them? Moving from pre-defined systems to intelligent network services. How do you leverage predictive analytics, machine learning and other kinds of AI to build an intent-based network? What will intent-based networking deliver?
Coming to a container near you…
By Wim Bouckenooghe, Director Core & Communication Solutions, Proximus
Is being cloud-native critical to operators’ survival and how well are telcos progressing towards becoming cloud-native? Risk aversion and an under-competitive vendor market have kept telecom networks from keeping up with the state of the art in networking, but cloud-native techniques and containerisation are bringing them to the cutting edge. What are the next steps in this transformative journey?