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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 Cloud@Customer (DRCC). The...

Cisco sees a virtuous cycle: Innovation lowers cost, lower cost means more connectivity

Open RAN as one of many vectors for closing the digital divide In my conversations at the recent Cisco Live event in Las Vegas, there were several recurring themes but for the purposes of this piece I’ll focus in on two: the relationship between innovation...

Vodafone calls for more robust, collaborative Open RAN integration efforts

New Vodafone white paper suggests multi-vendor integration labs, factory pre-staging, and ongoing network operations One of the primary criticisms, or opportunities depending on your world view, around multi-vendor, interoperable Open RAN is around added system integration complexity as compared to single-vendor integrated RAN systems. There...

Ofcom considers allowing O2 and Vodafone use existing licenses for 5G

Ofcom said the proposed changes would allow these telcos to deploy new technologies, including 5G U.K. telecommunications services regulator Ofcom has proposed an update of some licenses held by mobile operators Vodafone and O2 (Telefonica) with the aim of enabling the deployment of 5G using...

Vodafone unveils new trans-EU network performance platform

Vodafone's newly-announced UPM is network performance platform aimed at furthering its ambitious pan-EU 5G telco cloud ambitions.

Vodafone boosts 5G infrastructure in the UK

As of March 2022, Vodafone provides 5G in 380 locations across Europe, of which 141 are in the UK Vodafone has switched on its 5G network in 12 further locations across the UK, the carrier said in a release. New locations include Coventry, Dursley, Golborne, Keynsham,...

Three UK’s 5G network reaches 370 towns with 2,700 sites

The U.K. telco expects 5G will account for 35% of data usage by the end of 2022 U.K. operator Three UK currently operates 2,700 5G sites in 370 towns and cities across the country, the company said in a release. The telco noted that its...

Vodafone and Dell Technologies enable a new ecosystem with Open RAN

Vodafone plans to deploy Open RAN across 30% of its European footprint by 2030 Vodafone has been a staunch advocate of the innovation potential represented by Open RAN. Indeed, at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the multinational operator committed to deploying Open RAN...

Vodafone selects Nokia for SDN controller in fixed access network trials

If the SDN controller trials are a success, Vodafone and Nokia aim to deploy the technology more widely later this year Vodafone has selected Nokia as its sole software-defined network manager and controller (SDN-M&C) provider for its multi-access fixed network. Currently, the companies are conducting joint proof-of-concept trials in Europe, with the intention of...

European carriers update priority list for O-RAN development

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone has inked a MoU to boost O-RAN development across Europe A group comprising some of Europe’s largest telecommunications operators updated a list of priority technical requirements for the development of O-RAN systems. In a statement, the telcos noted that...

What is 5G RAN slicing?

5G RAN slicing is part of an edge-to-edge (E2E) network slicing strategy to guarantee predictable Quality of Service (QoS).

Vodafone, Ericsson make ‘incredibly valuable step forward’ in network slicing

As it continues to leverage investments in Standalone 5G, Vodafone today announced a successful lab trial, conducted with Ericsson, of automated creation of a network slice tuned to support virtual reality in a retail environment. According to Vodafone, it took 30 minutes "from placing...

Vodafone warns at MWC: 5G for innovation and digital equity

Headquartered in the United Kingdom and with network operations around the world, Vodafone Group is deploying 5G with a multi-faceted prioritization strategy that includes driving flexibility, cost-efficiency, sustainability and digital equity. Speaking this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Chief External and Corporate...

Samsung looks to drive vRAN adoption with partner-based approach

Dell, HPE, Intel, Red Hat, Wind River working with Samsung on multi-vendor "solution roadmaps" Samsung Networks has been at the front of the push toward virtualization of radio access networks and is now working with key hardware, software and silicon partners to conduct interoperability...

Vodafone and Samsung mark the dawn of Open RAN in the UK (Analyst Angle)

A single cellular site has never been this noteworthy and a milestone across multiple dimensions. I am talking about the recently launched Open RAN site in the UK by Vodafone and Samsung Networks. This was the first such commercial site in the UK—a brownfield...

Dell Telecom Systems Business ‘really looking to get into the game’

The latest from Dell Technologies covers telco cloud infrastructure integration, Open RAN partnership, design validation, and CSP services As telecom networks become more IT-centric in design and operation, and carriers move towards open networking and cloud-native network functions, it's getting complicated. Layer in the distribution...

European telcos say big digital platforms should help fund network infra

Heads of some of the biggest European telecommunications operators have published an open letter in the Financial Times claiming Europe’s telecoms market risks falling behind rivals, and that big tech firms needs to help fund network infrastructure deployments. The letter is jointly signed by José...

Juniper Networks, Vodafone and Parallel Wireless work on O-RAN trial

Juniper Networks announced that it is working with Vodafone and Parallel Wireless, conducting a multi-vendor Radio Access Network Intelligent Controller (RIC) trial for tenant-aware admission control use cases. The trial, initially running in Vodafone’s test labs in Turkey and with plans to move into its...

Vodafone’s new R&D center accelerates Open RAN silicon efforts

Vodafone has opened a new R&D center in Málaga Spain to spur the development of Open RAN chips and other telco technology.

European carriers urge EU to further support O-RAN

A new report, published by European carriers Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, TIM and Vodafone, and based on findings from research firm Analysys Mason, called upon policymakers, EU member states, and industry stakeholders to collaborate and urgently prioritize Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN). “Open, intelligent,...

Vodafone taps VMware Telco Cloud Platform for European Standalone 5G

Vodafone is using VMware's Telco Cloud Platform across Europe to virtualize and containerize its 5G Standalone (SA) core network functions.

Vodacom Group to acquire a 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt

The deal in Egypt marks Vodacom's first extension into North Africa South Africa’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, Vodacom Group, revealed plans buy a $2.74 billion stake in Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications. The deal, which marks Vodacom’s first expansion into North Africa, will result in the...

Vodafone and partners test Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) disaggregation

Open RAN isn't the only place Vodafone sees the importance of disaggregation. It's also fixed its sights on Broadband Network Gateways (BNGs)

#TBT: Verizon, Vodafone look ahead to LTE; RIP, Disney Mobile MVNO; the iPhone comes to Europe … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Verizon, Vodafone look...

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