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  • Ericsson’s Chinese woes laid bare in latest results
    on October 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Ever since Sweden banned Huawei and ZTE from its upcoming 5G networks back in October 2020, Ericsson’s future in China has been put under the microscope. Since then, the vendor’s market share in China has collapsed, with sales for Q3 2021 today revealed to have fallen 74% year-on-year to just $150.3 million. As a result of this continuous […]

  • The journey from traditional telco to digital service provider
    on October 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent to operators around the world that they must go beyond traditional telco services if they are to survive and thrive in an increasingly digital age.  This is especially true of the B2B sector, where telco customers are increasingly looking for more than just raw connectivity. Partially spurred […]

  • Vodafone introduces recycled Eco-SIMs
    on October 19, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, Vodafone Group has announced that it will begin offering half-sized Eco-SIM cards made from recycled plastic to their customers. According to the operator, the Eco-SIM should eliminate the need for 320 tonnes of virgin plastic to be produced every year, which, in turn, should remove around 1,280 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year…read more […]

  • TelcoDR announces $1bn M&A fund to target public cloud
    on October 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Acquired assets will be overseen and operated by Skyvera, a subsidiary of TelcoDR, which will provide communication service provider (CSP) customers with the software offerings they need on their public cloud journey. In addition, TelcoDR has announced the acquisition of a number of assets from telco software company Zephyrtel. These assets will […]

  • Telefonica finally offloads El Salvador unit
    on October 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    In late 2019, Telefonica announced that it was undergoing a major strategic shift in and, in an attempt to reduce its debt, would be withdrawing from a number of markets to focus on its core businesses in Spain, the UK, Germany, and Brazil.  Since then, the operator has divested of numerous business units throughout Latin America…read more on […]

  • Virgin Media O2’s first converged offering ‘Volt’ hits the market
    on October 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, newly merged UK operator VMO2 has announced the launch of their first range of converged products, which they are calling ‘Volt’.    These Volt products will allow customers to buy Virgin Media and O2 products packaged together for the first time, the promise of which was at the heart of the two companies’ merger.   Packages […]

  • Rakuten Mobile grabs stake in JTOWER as losses increase
    on October 18, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Rakuten Mobile has reportedly purchased a minority share in Japanese tower infrastructure specialist JTOWER, hoping to lower their network deployment costs in the face of rising debt. The operator launched its commercial 4G services back in April 2020 and since then has expanded their network considerably, including the launch of 5G services in […]

  • E.ON establishes TowerCo subsidiary to build 4G, 5G mobile masts on electrical...
    on October 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    German energy provider E.ON, has announced plans to convert electrical power pylons across Germany into radio masts for the 4G and 5G network. The company, already established in the fibre market through its e.discom subsidiary, plans to use its existing infrastructure with over 100…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • WCA finalists demonstrate innovation and excellence in telecoms
    on October 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    On the 26 October 2021 we will discover the winners of the 23rd annual World Communication Awards (WCA). And whilst it may be a cliché, its not the winning that counts. Every entry that has made the shortlist deserves to be celebrated as they represent the very best of the global telecom industry and more importantly has already made it past the […]

  • Deutsche Telekom with ONF marks a milestone in SD-RAN development
    on October 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Deutsche Telekom and partners from the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) have taken a massive stride in software-defined RAN through a trial in Berlin. Alex Choi, senior vice president of strategy and technology innovation at Deutsche Telekom said &ldquo…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • New landmark diversity and cultural inclusiveness index launched
    on October 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, has successfully completed an alpha trial of a new Inclusion and Diversity Score (IDS) - a single, universal index, believed to be the first in the world to measure both diversity and cultural inclusiveness, providing a benchmark for real change. The […]

  • Nothing doing ear...yet
    on October 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Challenger consumer technology company Nothing, famed for the transparent earbud called Ear, has signalled its intention to move the brand into new product categories by raising $50M from strategic and private investors…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • NTT aims for carbon neutrality by 2040
    on October 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    NTT Group has announced plans to increased use of renewable energy and lower energy consumption with an aim to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040. Revealed as part of an environment and energy vision called &quot…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • BT launches transformational new security platform, Eagle-i, to predict and prevent...
    on October 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Business and public sector bodies continue to face an exponential growth in the volume and complexity of cyber attacks, with new research from BT identifying a more than 50% increase in malware traffic over the last 6 months. Alongside a global shortage of skilled security professionals…read more on TotalTele.com »

  • Nokia and Orange commit to use refurbished equipment for network infrastructure
    on October 14, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Orange and Nokia have signed a joint commitment to increase the use of refurbished network equipment in telecom infrastructure. The partnership is aimed at generating a reduction in carbon emissions by refurbishing existing equipment rather than manufacturing new. Nokia will offer the refurbished equipment to all of Orange&rsquo…read more on […]

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