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.
Orange made the decision after issuing a request for proposals in early 2019 followed by several months of testing.
Deutsche Telekom will restructure and standardise its IT architecture using SAP’s S/4HANA real-time enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.
In November 2019, Michele Gamberini was appointed to lead the Chief Technology & Information Office at Italy’s TIM. In this first interview since his appointment, he talked to Annie Turner about the tasks ahead.
ABI Research says there are plentiful opportunities for the manufacturing sector and technology vendors: if hardware is included in the total, it rises to $1 trillion.
The CEOs of European telcos have called for measures to support innovation and lower network deployment costs.
The company claims its new strategy will generate an additional €2 billion in revenue and increase operating cash flow by 2% by 2022.
The operator group’s organic earnings rose 1.4% in the second quarter, but it reported a loss of almost €1.9 billion in its half-year results.
It’s early days but several telcos are implementing blockchain networks and offering solutions to enterprises, according to GlobalData.
The blueprint was developed collaboratively within the trade association for telecom firms and is intended to speed operators’ digital transformation.
Telefónica recorded a loss of €443 million in Q3 on revenues that rose 1.7% to €11.9 billion, missing analysts’ predictions.
The companies announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop AI and IoT solutions to help operators and other enterprises with digital transformation.
Will operators ever give up control and invite the wider world to join them in driving new digital service innovations using standards-based APIs? By Sue Tabbitt.
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