Veon completes sale of Djezzy Algeria stake for $682 million

Global digital operator Veon confirmed the sale of its 45.57% stake in Djezzy Algeria for $682 million. Veon said the cash will be used to improve its liquidity position. Veon’s stake in the company now belongs to Fonds National d’Investissement (Algeria’s national investment fund), which...

What is service function chaining (SFC)?

Service function chaining helps automate traffic flow between services in a virtual network In order for operators to traffic steer using a sequence of multiple Network Function Virtualizations (NFVs), they must make use of a technique called service function chaining (SFC) or network service chaining, which...

VEON, Nokia launch 5G trial in Kazakhstan

Initial speed tests in Kazakhstan trial show a downlink speed of 1.0GB per second Operating under the Beeline brand, VEON’s joint venture company in Kazakhstan, KaR-Tel, has launched a large-scale 5G network trial in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. The trial, conducted in partnership with Nokia, is integrated...

Should telcos go beyond connectivity with 5G? Google and Softbank debate the merits

Should telecoms operators stick to airtime provision, honing their networks and eking out business, or should they reinvent themselves with 5G as content and services providers for a new digital age? This was the start point for The Great Telco Debate in London, presenting...

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