ITU backs launch of global platform to protect telecom networks during COVID-19 crisis

Never before have telecommunication networks been so vital to our health and safety, and to keep our economy and society working, as during the COVID-19 crisis we are living through, says Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General, ITU. As a result, I have instructed my team to leverage without any delay ITU’s existing regulatory and policy-maker platform to help

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High-speed fibre now makes up half of all fixed internet in nine OECD countries

Nine OECD countries – up from six a year ago – now have high-speed fibre that makes up 50% or more of their fixed Internet connections, according to an update to the OECD’s broadband portal. Working with more than 100 countries, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD) is a global policy forum that promotes policies

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MobiledgeX extends edge computing support to the enterprise with platform update

MobiledgeX, Inc. has released MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud R2.0 for the enterprise edge. This enables private and public edge cloud integration to allow developers to deploy location-specific services.

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Breaking tradition: Why collaborative solutions trump siloed working

Technology experts are increasingly working together to solve customer problems, Here Rob Lamb, client principal and CTO Officer at Dell Technologies,

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Guide to Edge Computing: The next frontier for Telecoms Service Providers

The global edge computing market is expected to reach $6.72 billion by 2022. The dependence on cloud, the reliance on internet connectivity and the enormous growth and potential of the IoT are some of the key factors driving Telecoms towards the edge. Edge computing and Telecom’s position as a key player in this emerging architecture

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Cisco’s ambitious plan for new silicon architecture unveiled as it aims to build ‘Internet for the Future’

Cisco has unveiled further details behind its technology strategy for building a new internet — one designed to push digital innovation beyond the performance, economic and power consumption limitations of current infrastructure.

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Private LTE & 5G network infrastructure an $8bn opportunity, says SNS Telecom & IT

Dubai, UAE. October 20th, 2019: SNS Telecom & IT‘s latest research report indicates that annual investments in private LTE and 5G network infrastructure – which includes RAN (Radio Access Network), mobile core and transport network equipment – will reach US$8 billion by the end of 2023. With the standardisation of features such as MCX (Mission-Critical

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Danes won’t sell Greenland to Trump but will they buy Huawei’s No-Spy deal?

A WEEK IN IoT: While Huawei is concentrating so much of its effort on launching its own operating system, the HongmengOS, (known in English as the HarmonyOS) it may come as a surprise that its new country manager in Denmark is offering a “No Spy” agreement to the government in Copenhagen.

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ZTE signs 5G cooperation agreement with UDFJC university in Colombia

ZTE Corporation, an international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, has signed a five-year 5G cooperation agreement with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas of Colombia (UDFJC University) to establish a 5G Joint Innovation Research Centre in Colombia.

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Workz sees mobile growth in West Africa

Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal to serve the West African telecoms market. This strengthens Workz’ African presence becoming the company’s second location in the region after its Johannesburg opening last June.

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Research reveals more UK telecom and IT professionals trapped in a rut at work than any other business sector

New research from executive mentors Rutbusters reveals the scale of the problem across Britain’s businesses from managers and professionals who say they are stuck in demanding roles they hate.

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Digital Transformation World predictions: 5G moves from hype to reality

Digital Transformation World is upon us, and as the telecoms industry meets in Nice, John English, director of Marketing, Service Provider Solutions, Netscout, shares his thoughts on some of the biggest trends expected to emerge from the show.

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CEO tells IoT Now why Hansen Tech is buying Sigma for £89.4mn

In a cash-only deal announced today, Hansen Technologies, based in Australia, is to acquire Canada’s Sigma Systems for CAN$157 million. The deal took market watchers by surprise and in an exclusive interview with IoT Now, Tim Spencer, CEO of Sigma describes what led to the deal. 

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Oz-based Hansen Tech snaps up Sigma to build create-sell-deliver software for telcos, media and high-tech firms

Global provider of catalogue-driven software, Sigma Systems, announced today that it is being acquired by Hansen Technologies for an undisclosed sum. Hansen is a specialist in billing, data management and customer care solutions for the energy, water, pay-TV, and telecommunications industries.

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More than half of telecoms leaders admit to launching transformation initiatives without a clear strategy

New research from Celonis finds that, despite significant pressure to embark on transformation initiatives that enable greater productivity, improve customer service and reduce costs, most telecoms businesses remain unclear about what they should focus on. 

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China Telecom and Tata partner to bring global connectivity to customers’ IoT devices

China Telecom Global  and Tata Communications are working together to launch a global Internet of Things (IoT) service in the Chinese market. The partnership will allow companies to deploy and manage IoT devices easily and cost-effectively within China and internationally across multiple industries,

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