MTS and Huawei launch 5G zone in Moscow

Written on Sunday, 15 September 2019 06:44
Russian mobile operator MTS has launched a 5G zone at VDNKh (All-Russian Exhibition Center), one of Moscow’s major attractions. Equipped by Huawei and functioning on the 28GHz and 4.9GHz frequency bands, the network became operational on Thursday. It will test so-called Smart City technology, designed to improve security and urban services management, as well as helping to develop Moscow’s transport system. The agreement between MTS and Huawei was signed in June during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. 5G is…
TIM Brazil has selected Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualize its datacenters by the end of 2021. TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology for its datacenter servers to improve server capacity and deliver better service quality, internet access and video consumption for its users across Brazil. The agreement represents a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalization journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator creates…
BT has announced a range of new managed network services for multinational customers deploying applications and IT services in Microsoft Azure.
The divided island of Cyprus’s leaders have decided to launch the country’s first newly integrated mobile phone network.

Gobind positive about planned Telenor, Axiata merger

Written on Monday, 08 July 2019 11:36
The hype surrounding the highly anticipated merger plan between Malaysia’s Axiata Group Bhd and Norway’s Telenor Group seems to have lost traction since the plan was first announced in May, due in fact to the Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo’s statement that the potential partnership is still very much at the proposal stage.

BT expands its cybersecurity capabilities in Europe

Written on Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:19
BT has made new investments in its cybersecurity capabilities in Europe with the aim of further enhancing its position as a leading provider of security services in the region and globally. The company announced the opening of a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (Cyber SOC) in Paris, as well as upgraded facilities, new customer solutions and recruitment at its existing SOCs in Madrid and Frankfurt. BT’s global network of Security Operations Centres and 3000 security specialists protect it against 125,000…
Vodafone’s network was down across Europe on Thursday with thousands of customers unable to use the internet or make phone calls. Issues began at around 14:42 BST according to network monitor Down detector. Customers all over the UK reported issues and so did customers in Spain, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Greece and Portugal. Many customers took to Twitter to express their frustration on the matter. Vodafone then acknowledged the outage and tweeted, “We are currently investigating a potential outage to our…
A report released by ABI Research urges telecom operators to be more aggressive with their 5G deployment in cities to leverage the new potential economic value. 5G technology is expected to generate trillions of dollars through both direct and indirect contributions. The study, titled ‘5G Urban Deployment: Debunking the CapEx myth and unlocking new growth’, found that 5G will generate growth in three areas between now and 2028. They found that $2.4 trillion will be gained in direct contributions which…

Juniper Networks to power BT unified cloud solution

Written on Sunday, 09 June 2019 10:58
Juniper Networks has been chosen by British Telecommunications (BT) to deliver its Network Cloud infrastructure initiative. This deployment will pave the way for BT’s Network Cloud roll-out - and also enable a more flexible, virtualized network infrastructure that can deliver the technology requirements of various lines of business for BT from a single platform. BT will also use this platform to create new and exciting converged services bringing mobile, Wi-Fi, and fixed network services together. Furthermore, with the implementation of…
TIM (Telecom Italia), in collaboration with Nokia, has achieved a wavelength speed of 550 Gigabits per second (Gb/s), a new European record for data transmission over a long-distance backbone network.
The $26 billion merger deal between US telecommunication operators T-Mobile US and Sprint has received the backing of a key official at the US communications regulator FCC (Federal Communications Commission).

Vodafone announces 7.6bn euro annual loss

Written on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 09:17
Vodafone, the British Telecom giant, announced Tuesday its losses for the fiscal year which ended in March 2019 of 7.6 billion Euros ($ 8.5 billion).
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