Vodafone Group plans to launch an OpenRAN tender across its entire European network within weeks of announcing the first trials in Europe.
Telecom trade association TM Forum reports that while the industry is making progress in using its Open APIs, vendors’ progress is slower, leading some telcos to lose patience and go their own way with implementation.
The infrastructure will be coupled with submarine cables and centrally managed, with the commercial launch planned for Q2 2020.
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.
Deutsche Telekom (DT), Telefónica Germany and Vodafone Germany will collaborate to expand their networks across the country.
Spending on telecom services and pay-TV will reach $1.63 trillion worldwide in 2019, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Telecom Services Database.
TIM wants to become a key player in the cloud and edge computing market, expanding its offer of public, private and hybrid cloud solutions.
State media in China said that government ministries and research bodies had met to ‘kick off’ work on 6G.
It is also the first 5G network in the country, and was launched in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Iasi, with other cities to follow from 2020.
After the launch of two nano-satellites, Dutch start-up Hiber is rolling out a low-power IoT network to connect the 90% of the world that previously lacked connectivity.
Telefónica recorded a loss of €443 million in Q3 on revenues that rose 1.7% to €11.9 billion, missing analysts’ predictions.
Virgin Media agreed a five-year deal with Vodafone UK to bring new services, including 5G, to more than 3 million mobile customers and grow its mobile business.
Total revenue reached £1,598 million in the quarter to the end of September, up 4.1% year on year; the number of direct and indirect individual customers hit 34.1 million.
The independent company Zen Internet is to expand its broadband network to reach 80% of homes and businesses.
Its UK subsidiary, Virgin Media, will help address the shortage of on-street electric car charging points to encourage more people to use electric vehicles.
Telia Company is working with Capman Infra, the infrastructure investment arm of Nordic private asset management firm CapMan.
This was the message from Ivo Rook, SVP, IoT, Sprint, during his keynote at Total Telecom Congress in London.
Parag Shah, SVP & Customer Business Executive, explains in this exclusive sponsored article how operators can leverage existing assets alongside 5G.
Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, Telefónica and Vodafone are trialling blockchain to simplify roaming settlements.
Vodafone Business and América Móvil say the partnership will make it easier for customers to connect devices globally.
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