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Singapore’s telecom regulator unveils new 5G projects

For one of the projects, IMDA partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine, M1, Hiverlab and Suga to develop and commercialize 5G-enabled solutions for the maritime sector Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said it is currently working with industry to expand the country’s 5G ecosystem...

Cisco reorganizing business groups as exec plans exit

Todd Nightingale leaving Cisco to take on CEO role at Fastly Todd Nightingale, long-time executive vice president and general manager of the Cisco Enterprise Cloud and Networking Group, will become CEO of edge cloud platform provider Fastly on Sept. 1. Cisco, according to an emailed...

In telecom cyber security, wicked problems require wicked solutions (Reader Forum)

A new report by Darkhorse Global, a geo-economic and national security consultancy, makes some good points about the convergence of national security and industrial policy frameworks for telecommunications infrastructure. It outlines three “wicked problems” confronting today’s global ICT ecosystem.  First, vulnerabilities exist in all networks, hardware and software. Second,...

Comcast, Charter continue rapid mobile growth

Cable MSOs Charter Communications and Comcast both saw strong growth in their mobile businesses during the second quarter, with each cable company reporting net mobile customer additions greater than 300,000 and outperforming host network Verizon, which added 12,000 postpaid phone lines during the second...

Verizon CEO: ‘Private networks are the gateway to’ MEC

Hans Vestberg touts Verizon success with FBI, Virginia International Terminals While it's weathering a rough second quarter, Verizon still sees material revenue opportunities from delivering private 5G networks, mobile edge computing and other services into the enterprise and government sectors. Speaking on an earnings call...

Strong Qualcomm Q3 marked by long-term deal with Samsung

Qualcomm and Samsung extend patent licensing agreement through 2030 Qualcomm revenues are up across the company’s handset, RF front-end, IoT and automotive businesses based on Q3 earnings released this week as the firm executives on its strategy expand total addressable market to $700 billion in...

BAI Communications to acquire ZenFi Networks

Communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications will acquire ZenFi Networks, a digital infrastructure solutions provider based on the North American east coast. Financial terms were not disclosed. Once the deal is approved by regulators, the ZenFi Networks team will join BAI’s Transit Wireless and Mobilitie...

Spanish telcos Orange, Masmovil ink deal to merge their operations

Orange said that the transaction is based on an enterprise value of 18.6 billion euros Spanish mobile operators Orange and Masmovil have signed a binding agreement to combine their operations in Spain. The telcos had started negotiations in early March of this year. The transaction is...

Ericsson completes Vonage acquisition

In November 2021, Ericsson announced the acquisition Vonage in a $6.2 billion deal Ericsson said it has completed its acquisition of Vonage Holdings, which will enable the vendor to offer a full suite of communications solutions including, Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), unified communications-as-a-service...

Korean government urges telcos to launch mid-tier 5G data plans

The total number of 5G subscribers in South Korea reached nearly 24 million in May South Korea’s Minister of Science and ICT Lee Jong-ho urged the country’s mobile carriers to introduce mid-tier 5G data plans during a meeting with the operator’s CEOs. During the minister’s first...

Aviat Networks expands presence in Canada with Redline acquisition

Aviat said that it is committed to maintaining the current engineering jobs in Canada as well as the corresponding R&D spend in the country Wireless transport solutions specialist Aviat Networks said that the completion of the acquisition of Canadian firm Redline Communications, a provider in...

How the mobile phone is at the center of security technology for businesses (Reader Forum)

IHS Market estimates that around 120,000,000 mobile access credentials will be downloaded by 2023. Businesses are moving away from traditional access control methods like keycards and are investing in mobile-first technology. Why is mobile-first technology becoming so popular in the security sphere? Keep reading as...

AWS expands presence in the Nordic, Baltic regions via new Tele2 deal

As part of the collaboration, Tele2 now joins the AWS Partner Network (APN) Nordic operator Tele2 announced a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enhance the cloud services and cloud management portfolio that it offers to its customers, the former said in a release. Under...

Ericsson aims to complete the Vonage acquisition in July

Ericsson had announced the acquisition of Vonage in November 2021 Ericsson said it expects the completion of its deal to buy U.S. cloud communications company Vonage to occur before the end of July, as the vendor continues to work with the Committee on Foreign Investment...

Supreme Court denies Apple’s request to hear Qualcomm patent case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Apple's request to hear its patent case against Qualcomm, affirming the Biden administration's suggestion.

Indian firms see 5G as a key enabler of digital transformation: Ericsson

The government of India recently confirmed that some 5G frequencies will be reserved to enable enterprises to deploy private mobile networks Indian enterprises view 5G as the key enabler of their digital transformation, according to a recent research conducted by Omdia for Ericsson in India. According...

Rogers, Shaw may need to divest more mobile assets in merger: Report

Rogers and Shaw last week agreed to sell Freedom Mobile, the cellular business owned by Shaw, to Montreal-based Quebecor Canada's competition bureau is expected to ask Rogers Communications to sell Shaw Communications’ cellular unit Shaw Mobile to overcome competition concerns presented by the proposed merger...

UK5G survey finds UK businesses are prepared to adopt 5G

The survey showed that 45% of surveyed businesses are planning to make investments in 5G by 2023 A survey carried out by UK5G, which focuses on accelerating the adoption of 5G in the U.K., found that 70% of the surveyed businesses are now using 5G...

Vodafone to migrate systems to Oracle’s dedicated cloud platform

Oracle will deploy dedicated cloud regions in Vodafone's main data centers that manage its European IT and network operations Vodafone is accelerating its transition to the cloud with the migration of several of its systems to Oracle’s managed cloud region called Dedicated Region [email protected] (DRCC). The...

Intel seeks additional damages related to EC antitrust case 

Intel says the $40 million in interest it received from the EC isn't nearly enough and instead, it wants $625 million In January, Intel won a court appeal involving a 1.06 billion-euro ($1.2 billion) antitrust fine, which it initially paid to the European Commission (EC)...

The Sunday Brief, Alaska Edition: Market commentary

June greetings from the 49th state, home to some pretty noisy glaciers (Aialik Glacier pictured).  We have had a terrific ten days touring many of the TelAlaska properties and learning more about broadband deployment challenges.  TelAlaska has an amazing team working every day to improve...

Can businesses get what they want from private cellular networks? Three factors in play

The enabling ecosystem for LTE private cellular networks has matured significantly, but there's still quite a ways to go when it comes to private 5G. And the network, as one participant put it, "is only one piece of the puzzle." Spectrum availability, end-user device...

Singapore’s Singtel increases investments in Thai carrier AIS

Singtel is increasing its investment in Intouch Holdings, which is the parent company of Thai carrier AIS Singapore telecommunications operator Singtel is increasing its stake in Thai operator Advanced Info Services (AIS) through a new investment by its subsidiary Singtel Global Investments. In a release, Singtel...

Kagan: What to expect from Verizon Business under new leadership

Verizon is one of the strongest wireless companies in the United States. That being said, over the last decade they have not been firing on all cylinders. Years earlier, they rocketed to success under CEO Ivan Seidenberg. Then they struggled for several years under...

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