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Swedish operator group Telia has made its big IoT move in the form of a bundle of technologies designed to take the hassle out of global implementation. The new portfolio is called Telia Global IoT Connectivity and the big claim on its behalf is that it will save companies on average 28 percent of the
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Dr Silke Holtmanns, head of 5G security research at AdaptiveMobile Security, looks at some of the unique security challenges associated with 5G. 5G networks are at a critical stage in their design and roll out. Touted
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US mobile chip giant Qualcomm has unveiled its latest 5G modem – the X65 – which claims to be the world’s first to manage 10 Gigabits per second. On top of that it’s also apparently the first 3GPP release 16 modem-RF system, so it will support all the latest wireless goodness that implies. Qualcomm seems
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Everything is being done online like never before. Telcos have been keeping the whole world connected and to do this better they have started to adapt their own business models to digital-first. Where are they in this journey? What decisions have they already made? Are they investing more? Do they have digitalization strategies in place?
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Finnish kit vendor Nokia reported flat sales in Q4 2020 and a decline for the full year, and its outlook indicates that trend is set to continue. The numbers weren’t terrible but they weren’t great either. Considering the unique circumstances the world found itself in last year, a small drop in sales accompanied by increased
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2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges, but the telecoms industry led by example in keeping the world connected and continuing to push forward regardless. The 2020 Glotel Awards reflected that, once more receiving hundreds of entries of an impressively high standard. While we weren’t able to celebrate the winners in person this year,
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Telecoms operators in the Netherlands may work together in various ways to speed up mobile network rollouts, according to new rules from the country’s competition body. The Authority for Consumers & Markets (ACM) has published the final version of new guidelines on the sharing of mobile networks, noting that telcos may collaborate under certain conditions
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The vast majority of EU member states have failed to enact new telecoms legislation so the European Commission is taking action… …via a strongly worded letter. The tension is palpable. The European Union hammered out its new Electronic Communications Code over a period of a couple of years, and it finally came into force in
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The last of the major European economies is now represented in an operator cabal created to do something or other about OpenRAN technology. The group was presented to the world a couple of weeks ago, flush with debutante optimism, vowed to collaborate in order to make Europe a hot-bed of radio access network innovation. Vodafone,
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BT saw revenues and earnings decline in the nine months to the end of 2020, while spending on fixed and mobile network infrastructure increased. The UK telco group posted a 7% year-on-year revenue decline to £16.06 billion on the back of the Covid-19 impact at its consumer and enterprise businesses, as well due to ongoing
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The importance of broadband connectivity is indisputably greater now than ever. The immediate need to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ongoing broader objectives of delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are accelerating the requirement for broadband. Omdia has identified six key challenges that the broadband industry needs to
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Nokia Bell Labs has only gone and found a way to deliver 100 Gbps on a single Passive Optical Network wavelength. The new tech has been put through its paces for the first time by Vodafone in Germany, where they presumably downloaded the 8K version of War and Peace in one nanosecond. The specifics involved
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Autonomous vehicles are so 2020 and the cools kids are all about the Urban Air Mobility these days. South Korea has been at the leading edge of 5G development from the start and it seems determined to maintain that position. While everyone else is still wondering how to make driverless cars, operator SKT has signed
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Enrico Salvatori, Senior Vice President and President of Qualcomm Technologies EMEA takes a look at the 5G Pathway and what this means for operators and industry. 5G is, in essence, an exercise in unlocking greater network efficiencies; efficiencies
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What started as a few amateur investors trying to undermine the efforts of hedge funds to make money from a declining stock is having wider repercussions. As you’re probably aware, shares in US computer games retailer GameStop have been going through the roof since the start of the year and are currently priced around 8x
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Driven by volatile rates, billing complexities and the challenges of working with multiple suppliers, managing the international voice business is harder than ever before. To streamline operations, while ensuring customers high quality service, operators need to work with an experienced global telecom provider. With over twenty years of experience and over 700+ connections with mobile
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NTT DoCoMo has announced its latest successful 5G test on a moving high-speed train. The Japanese operator said it had achieved a stable 5G connection, including handover between base stations and the transmission of high-definition video, on a train moving at, wait for it, 360 km per hour. For those of us more familiar with
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Swedish kit vendor Ericsson has managed to improve its share price the old-fashioned way, by doing a bit better than investors thought it would. Sales were up 13% year-on-year, when adjusted for adjustments, in Q4 2020. Even more impressive was a 60% increase in net income. The full year was pretty healthy too, with sales
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Network management has remained largely the same for decades despite substantial change in network technologies. Traditional approaches cannot keep up with rapidly-evolving developer needs and application requirements, so more organizations are implementing automation into network services management. Automating network management provides more control and visibility into network resources. This e-book covers the benefits of modernizing
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