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  • Liberty Global create new German JV for FTTH
    on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Liberty Global plc (“Liberty Global”) (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK), and InfraVia Capital Partners, a leading independent private equity firm specialized in infrastructure and technology investments, have set up a new Joint Venture (JV) aimed at assessing the opportunity in building […]

  • IBM scores big with Telefonica deal for cloud-native 5G core platform
    on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    IBM has announced that it has struck another major 5G deal, this time with Telefonica, working with the Spanish giant to help create Telefonica’s 5G core network platform.    The multi-year deal will see IBM’s intelligent automation software and services used by the operator to build the 5G platform…read more on »

  • Bharti Airtel schedules $2.8 billion share sale
    on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    At the end of August, Indian mobile operator Bharti Airtel announced that it would be seeking to raise 210 billion rupees ($2.87 billion) through a sale of shares to existing shareholders.    Now, the operator has announced a schedule for the sale, with shareholder eligibility to participate to be decided by September 28 and the subscription […]

  • West Midlands 5G enable 5G-powered endoscopies from home
    on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    An endoscopy is a well-known medical procedure characterised by feeding a small camera attached to a tube into the patient’s bowels, allowing the physician to perform a visual appraisal of various internal organs.   Given the hands-on nature of the procedure, endoscopies are routinely performed at hospitals and other medical facilities with […]

  • BT urges CMA to pull the plug on Cellnex tower deal
    on September 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Neutral host specialist Cellnex has been making enormous tower purchases in various European markets over the last couple of years, the largest of which was an agreement with CK Hutchison in 2020 to acquire all of their European towers for roughly €10 billion.  In many of the various European markets involved, the transfer of assets has […]

  • New Zealand's Spark taps Nokia for 5G equipment
    on September 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The deal will see Spark deploy Nokia’s latest 5G RAN technology across a large part of the rollout, while simultaneously upgrading 4G at these sites using Nokia products. The upgraded service will provide Spark customers with 5G connectivity, bringing faster speeds and additional capacity. Under the deal, Nokia RAN equipment will be used to […]

  • Iliad bets big on Poland with $1.8bn UPC purchase
    on September 23, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, Iliad has announced that it will purchase Liberty Global’s Polish broadband unit UPC Polska, the number two fixed line player in the company.    The agreement will see 100% of the company’s fixed assets handed to Iliad’s Polish mobile subsidiary Play, in a move that will see Play offer converged fixed and mobile services for the […]

  • The Connected Britain Award Winners 2021
    on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    For many people, the phrase ‘Connected Britain’ conjures up images of fibre cables being deployed in trenches, or mobile masts being erected in a local field.  But it is so much more than that.  Connecting Britain means bringing together the best technologies…read more on »

  • Telefónica Tech and Alias Robotics launch cybersecurity lab for robots
    on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, Telefónica Tech and Alias Robotics, a company specialising in cyber security for robots, have inaugurated the world's first laboratory dedicated exclusively to innovation in cyber security for robots, at the Wayra Innovation Hub in Munich. The launch of this lab, called CS4R (Cyber Security For Robots), is part of the integration of Alias […]

  • Connected Britain: "More than just the rollout of full fibre and 5G"
    on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Please tell us a little about yourself and your current role at Gigaclear   I am CEO at Gigaclear, the UK’s leading rural broadband provider. We are the Heineken beer of the UK infrastructure ISP industry.    We seek to profitably build to the parts of the country other telcos can&rsquo…read more on »

  • The fibre at the heart of “building a better Britain”
    on September 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Over the past 18 months, connectivity has become far more integral to our lives, both at work and at home, than ever before. Government targets to make gigabit-capable networks available to the majority of the UK population have seen rollouts accelerated like never before.  But what exactly does a Connected Britain look like? For Clive Selley, […]

  • Ericsson unveils latest ultra-lightweight radio antenna-integrated radio
    on September 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    At 12 kg (26lb) and 23 liters, AIR 3268 is the lightest and smallest Massive MIMO radio in the industry. With 200W output power, 32 transceivers and passive cooling, the radio weighs about 40 percent less than the earlier generation, making installations easy not only on towers and rooftops, but also on poles and walls. The radio will help to […]

  • Airtel to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 50% over next decade
    on September 21, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Today, Indian telecoms giant Bharti Airtel has announced that it has accelerated its plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to reduce its operational emissions by 50% of their currently level by the 2030–31 fiscal year.   In addition, Airtel has also committed to reducing its absolute Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions (i.e., […]

  • BT latest telco to accelerate carbon emissions targets
    on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    As the effects of clime are change are increasingly felt all over the world, from flooding to wildfires, the telecoms industry is stepping up to do its part. Earlier this year, the UK government enshrined a new emissions target into law, aiming to reduce the nation’s total emissions by 78% by 2035, compared to 1990 levels. This new Carbon […]

  • What makes Britain connected?
    on September 20, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Please tell us a little about yourself and your current role at Virgin Media O2. I’m Jo Bertram and I’m Virgin Media O2’s Managing Director, Business and Wholesale. I’m responsible for providing services to our large enterprise, public sector, and small business customers, as well as our wholesale and MVNO partners.   Who or what […]

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