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  • General Motors new Factory ZERO installs 5G
    on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Back in January, General Motors (GM) announced plans to invest $2.2 billion in retooling their Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Center, preparing it to specialise entirely in the creation of electric vehicles. They dubbed the revamped plant Factory ZERO, after GM’s new philosophy that aims for a future with zero-crashes, zero-emissions and zero…read […]

  • Tiscali commits to FiberCop, signs co-investment contracts with TIM
    on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In late August, TIM approved an agreement with KKR Infrastructure and Fastweb to create FiberCop, a new company to which TIM’s ‘last-mile’ access network will be transferred, as well as the fibre network developed by FlashFiber, a TIM–Fastweb joint venture…read more on »

  • Pre-empting catastrophe: Introducing the Mentor Execution Index
    on November 23, 2020 at 12:00 am

    From fibre to 5G, modern telcos are inundated with a variety of complex programs, each of which is designed to be robust but can, in fact, be just a short step from disaster.    Typically, telcos only realise their programs are in jeopardy once they have already failed. At this point the programs will need to be rescued…read more on […]

  • Today's headlines from The 5G Daily
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    5G is going to change the world. Find out how this exciting technology is going to reshape your industry at this year's Total Telecom Congress   November 23rd • SK Telecom and Samsung have combined to create a cloud-native 5G core network system   November 20th • A Wireless Broadband Alliance survey of service providers, equipment […]

  • Media, entertainment and streaming - what we are reading today
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Streaming, Entertainment and Media have never presented more opportunity for new business models, new partnerships and new products. Find out more about M.E.S. MediaRe-imagined, email Rob Chambers 20 November • Streamlining streaming - despite the explosive growth of the streaming market, this doesn't necessarily spell good news for […]

  • Why putting an open platform at the edge of the network is vital for 5G
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    For Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), who have long worked alongside telcos in the IT space, 5G represents an interesting opportunity. The company was at the forefront of helping telcos to deploy virtualised network functions and now, with 5G, they are ready to go one step further.&nbsp…read more on »

  • Major Open RAN research facility for UK to be established by NEC
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    NEC Corporation today announced the establishment of its Global Open RAN Centre of Excellence (CoE) in the U.K. to accelerate the global adoption of Open RAN and to further strengthen its structure for accelerating the global deployment of 5G. This new CoE is responsible for business and solution development…read more on »

  • Speed demon – no wonder Finns are the happiest people in the world
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Finland is often quoted as home to the happiest people in the world. Whilst we all thought that was down to fantastic scenery, high incomes and a great healthcare system (and of course being home to Santa Claus) it appears that local service provider Elisa is set to help maintain that position by offering record breaking 5G speeds…read more on […]

  • Zen Internet set to launch gigabit broadband services over CityFibre's network
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    UK ISP Zen Internet becomes the third consumer ISP to launch full-fibre services to its customers over CityFibre’s national open access network, following in the steps of Vodafone and TalkTalk.  &nbsp…read more on »

  • Survey suggests OpenRoaming vision is moving closer to reality
    on November 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

    According to a Wireless Broadband Alliance cross-industry survey of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises, almost four out of five (79%) have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard. As the Wi-Fi roaming standard was only introduced in late May 2020, this demonstrates a very rapid and widespread acceptance of WBA […]

  • Oaktree and Varde may rescue Vodafone Idea with $2bn funding
    on November 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Vodafone Idea has been on the brink of collapse for some time now. Struggling to compete with disruptive newcomer Reliance Jio and crushed under the weight of enormous adjusted gross revenue dues, the company has threatened to fold multiple times…read more on »

  • Vivendi set to complain to EU over proposed Italian media plurality law
    on November 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Italy has recently drafted a law, currently under discussion in parliament, what would require regulator AGCOM to investigate for up to six months companies operating in both the telecoms and media sectors at a significant scale.   This move will directly affect French media firm Vivendi, which currently owns a 24% stake in incumbent operator […]

  • BT may mull sale of Openreach stake, says CEO
    on November 19, 2020 at 12:00 am

    BT’s CEO Philip Jansen has claimed to be ‘open minded’ about the prospect of selling a stake in the company’s giant infrastructure unit Openreach, but only once the company has received clarity on the fibre regulatory framework next year.   &quot…read more on »

  • Sun shining on Liberty Global’s Swiss merger, but cloudier skies for UK’s O2 deal
    on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Last week, Liberty Global wrapped up its acquisition of Sunrise, almost three months on from the deal’s announcement.    Liberty Global said that it will not merge Sunrise immediately with UPC, the Swiss operator that it has owned since 2005, but would instead let them work independently until early 2021…read more on »

  • Germany: On the right path for 5G leadership
    on November 18, 2020 at 12:00 am

    One of the things we have all seen this year is a huge increase in data consumption. While this is largely driven by the changes forced upon us by the coronavirus pandemic, the industry broadly agrees that 5G will see data demand skyrocket even further in the coming years. The greatly increased capacity of 5G will unlock numerous new services, […]

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