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  • Vodafone Idea shares crash after receiving no respite from Supreme Court over AGR...
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Supreme Court is not giving an inch when it comes to the exorbitant adjusted gross revenue (AGR) penalties being demanded from India’s operators. Yesterday, the Supreme Court denied all requests for relief by the beleaguered telcos.    The news was met by a collapse of Vodafone Idea&rsquo…read more on […]

  • BT strikes partnership with Google to offer cloud gaming
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Google’s Stadia platform is aiming to revolutionise gaming by allowing consumers to steam games directly to their screens, regardless of whether those screens are laptops, desktops, TVs, or mobile phones. As part of a new strategic partnership with BT, the UK ISP will be offering a range of Superfast Fibre Stadia gaming plans, as well as […]

  • After minor delays, Sky Mobile’s 5G network is up and running
    on January 17, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Sky Mobile joins five key competitors – Vodafone, EE, Three, BT, and O2 – in launching its own 5G network for British cities. The locations are London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast, Leeds, Slough, Leicester, Lisburn, Manchester…read more on »

  • IT Matters: How to Get Ahead in 2020
    on January 16, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Going into 2020, Wi-Fi 6, multi-gig switching, and automated security are the key IT areas that need to be prioritized by those wishing to get ahead of the competition.

  • Huawei offering £20 million to entice UK & Ireland app developers
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    At a Huawei Developer Day yesterday, Anson Zhang, MD of Huawei UK, announced a £20 million investment for the UK & Ireland, with any developer who can publish its app on Huawei’s App Gallery by the end of January receiving a £20,000 incentive.   “Ultimately, we envision an all-scenario intelligent consumer […]

  • 5G Future Forum created to aggregate 5G expertise
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The creation of the 5G Future Forum (5GFF) will allow its members to collaborate on 5G solutions quickly an easily, potentially allowing applications to work on a more global scale.   “It’s critical that technology partners around the world unite to create the most seamless global experience for our customers…read more on […]

  • O2 joins Vodafone in testing OpenRAN
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Back in October, Vodafone announced that it was launching O-RAN trials in the UK and Africa. Now, O2 is following suit. O-RAN presents a vendor-neutral approach to RAN-related hardware and software, therefore allowing for increased interoperability between operators. This means that operators will have far more vendors to choose from when […]

  • Indian telcos left high and dry as Supreme Court rejects appeals
    on January 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The Indian Supreme Court has today dismissed formal petitions by telcos for a review of the fees owed to the state.  “Having perused the review petitions and the connected papers with meticulous care, we do not find any justifiable reason to entertain [them]…read more on »

  • 2019 in Review: The Biggest Internet Outages of the Year
    on January 15, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Over the last year, several large-scale outages had ripple effects across the global Internet, impacting enterprises and consumers alike. Here are the year’s most disruptive outages and what can be learned from them.

  • Saudi Arabia to open its doors to foreign MVNOs
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Saudia Arabia has long been regarded by the telecoms industry as something of a closed ecosystem.   The market is currently dominated by three Saudi Arabian operators, the Saudi Telecom Company, Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), and Zain. As it stands…read more on »

  • Vodafone’s FTTH network goes live in Cambridge
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Vodafone’s ongoing collaboration with CityFibre continues to bear fruit, with Cambridge is rapidly becoming one of the UK’s leading connectivity hubs.    The network offers speeds of 900Mbps, some of the fastest in the country…read more on »

  • Glasfaser Nordwest: Deutsche Telekom partners with EWE to deliver fibre in Germany
    on January 15, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Deutsche Telekom today announced that it is joining with EWE to help connect homes throughout the northwest of Germany in a venture they are calling Glasfaser Nordwest.   The deal has been a long time coming…read more on »

  • Harnessing technology linked to business optimism in BT’s latest study
    on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    A new study into SMEs by BT has demonstrated an interesting correlation between technological nous and economic optimism.  The survey asked a range of questions to 1,000 SMEs (defined in this case as being companies with fewer than 100 employees), revealing a mixed bag of positivity and foreboding regarding the coming year. While 57% of […]

  • “What’s the alternative?” Boris Johnson speaks out on Huawei
    on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    In an interview with the BBC, PM Boris Johnson has finally broken his silence over Huawei, asking critics of the company to offer an alternative. This comes after a US delegation arrived to meet with the UK government yesterday, bringing new evidence that Huawei could represent a security risk. One delegation member told journalists that a UK […]

  • Nigeria to secure investment of $732 million towards 2025 broadband goals
    on January 14, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Broadband access in Nigeria is currently accelerating at an impressive rate, but it builds on very humble beginnings. In 2000, Africa’s most populous nation had a meagre 79,000 internet users out of a population of 122.5 million – less than 0.1% of the country’s inhabitants…read more on »

  • Low-Power WANs: A 2020 Enterprise View
    on January 13, 2020 at 5:19 pm

    LPWANs 2020: Choices, challenges, and breakthroughs on tap for IT managers.

  • Moving to a Security-Driven Networking Strategy
    on January 13, 2020 at 12:59 am

    A security-driven networking approach better addresses the challenges of the expanding attack surface, from mobility to multi-cloud adoption.

  • World’s first 5G medical private network unveiled in China
    on January 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Next generation mobile technology has a lot to offer a modern hospital. From faster connection speeds to ‘smart’ computing and augmented reality, 5G has the capacity to revolutionise the medical industry and vastly improve the efficiency and quality of treatment.   As of last November, China’s West China Second University […]

  • Vodafone 5G goes live in six new locations and introduces MORAN tech
    on January 13, 2020 at 12:00 am

    The new year sees Vodafone continue with its expansive 5G rollout, adding Belfast, Edinburgh, and Leeds to its list of cities to have received the 5G switch-on.   Vodafone’s 5G coverage in and around Greater Manchester is also improving, with the towns of Cheadle…read more on »

  • 2020 Glitch Guide and the Tools That Can Help
    on January 10, 2020 at 11:14 am

    Here’s a look into the network glitches experienced last year, and some free tools that can help monitor and solve for future mishaps.

  • Is Your IT Department Ready for Generation Z?
    on January 8, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Gen Z's high-tech upbringing will bring a new set of behaviors, expectations, and preferences to the workplace. Here's some advice for CIOs.

  • Who Takes the Lead on Backup and Disaster Recovery?
    on January 8, 2020 at 6:42 am

    Companies who lack backup and recovery for their SaaS data are on thin ice. When it breaks, they’ll likely point fingers in the wrong direction.

  • 6 Imperatives for Successful SD-WAN Deployments
    on January 7, 2020 at 3:18 pm

    The long-term success of any SD-WAN implementation heavily depends upon the assessments, observations, and adjustments you make during these early stages.

  • 5 Questions to Ask When Implementing a Multi-CDN Strategy
    on January 5, 2020 at 9:16 pm

    Answers to these questions can help companies select a multi-CDN architecture that will minimize costs and risk while delivering optimal performance.

  • The 10 Point Checklist to Make Your VoIP System a Success
    on January 1, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Use this checklist for a fully-functioning and much-improved VoIP communications system you and your business will enjoy.

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