Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and Vodafone call on other operators to join them in creating "a new frictionless ecosystem" for roaming discount agreements.
Adel Al-Saleh, CEO T-Systems, announced the new strategy for business clients last December as part of the transformation of T-Systems.
In a virtual meeting, the two agreed to jointly focus on areas including security, 5G, Open vRAN, B2B expansion and distributed cloud.
The plan is to create a 5G immersive accelerator programme to develop solutions for retail and other enterprises.
The operator says it will be the world's first open platform for IoT and will come into being as a separate entity 1 July, and launched commercially in the second half of 2020.
Nokia launches vRAN2.0 solution, is chosen by TOYOTA Production Engineering for a private 5G network and by National Broadband Ireland to provide optical infrastructure.
Most broadcasters (92%) expect to be ready to adopt 5G within two years, according to new research.
Google Cloud’s latest operator deal is with Telefónica in a partnership to advance 5G mobile edge computing and boost digitalisation in Spain.
This is part of the international carrier's backbone expansion across Europe and the first in a city.
Orange Ventures has launched the MEA Seed Challenge to fund businesses in the Middle East and Africa which are powered by new technologies.
Telefónica is bringing the target of zero net carbon emissions in its four main markets forward to 2030, knocking 20 years off the schedule.
Vendor says it has 15 operators and enterprises – existing and new customers – are signed up for or already using its Netcracker 2020 solution.
What a difference a year makes. This time last year, 5G deployment was just getting underway in earnest. Now the technology is all over the globe, but there were signs deployment could be slowing, even before COVID-19.
Telcos understand that to survive and compete in a fast-changing world, they cannot continue to do things the way they always have. Sarah Wray asks if they really can change – and fast.
A1 Austria is offering an intelligent access control system to support social distancing in shops.
The Equinix Cloud Exchange (ECX) is available in seven new markets to enable operators and other digital businesses to access its Platform Equinix.
The new insurance offering will be launched under the Orange Seguros by Zurich brand.
Nokia has deployed a “5G-ready” private wireless solution for Polish energy company PGE Systemy, following a one-year trial of a 450 MHz proof-of-concept (PoC) network.
This is part of BT's drive to develop a portfolio of converged business networking products.
BICS, which provides international wholesale services, has contracted Belgian start-up Inmanta as the service orchestrator for the end-to-end automation of its network services.
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