5G and Industry 4.0 are the keys to unlocking Europe’s economy

Economic forecasts across the globe make for grim reading. The coronavirus pandemic when it first hit brought countries to a standstill. In June, the World Bank projected that the global economy was on course to shrink 5.2% over the course of 2020.

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Huawei upgrades optical networking 2.0 solution to create better business opportunities for operators

Huawei announced it will further upgrade its Optical Networking 2.0 (ON2.0) solution at Huawei’s 7th Optical Network Innovation Forum, which featuring new speed, new sites, new smart O&M, new schema and new services. This solution will help operators develop innovative services and thrive. The global pandemic has seen home networks undergo a radical transformation, from serving

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Vodafone and Sumitomo Corp unveil strategic 5G alliance

Vodafone Group Plc (Vodafone) and Sumitomo Corporation (SC) today jointly announced that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate on international technology infrastructure and digital services projects, sharing knowledge and collaborating on new business opportunities in the 5G era.

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Cross-Industry survey reveals 79% plan to adopt WBA OpenRoaming

According to a Wireless Broadband Alliance cross-industry survey of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises, almost four out of five (79%) have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard.

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Palo Alto Networks claims first 5G-native security offering, enabling new revenue streams while securing 5G

Palo Alto Networks introduced what it says is the industry’s first 5G-native security offering, to secure networks, clouds and devices in the 5G world. This new offering reportedly enables service providers and enterprises to turn 5G networks into highly secure networks.

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Going beyond connectivity to give enterprise and industry users the edge

The end of 2019 saw industrial giants like Bosch and Siemens announce plans to invest and test their own private 5G networks. The first half of 2020 has seen further announcements as the likes of Ford UK, Lufthansa and Toyota have all announced that they will work with partners to develop their own private 5G

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Smart city hardware market may top US$1.7trn, reports IDTechEx

Investors SpaceX, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Baidu, Toyota, Tesla, Hyundai, VW, LG, Apple, and Virgin are involved in smart cities in ways you may not expect. Their involvement spans making complete smart cities from scratch to robot shuttles replacing 10 types of vehicle, vertical take-off taxis, Hyperloop, vertical farming, battery elimination, solar and sensor

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NGMN Alliance to assess 6G vision and drivers for mobile networks

The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Board has launched a project focusing on the Vision and Drivers for 6G.

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IPX to carry 2,222PB of IoT and consumer roaming data by 2025, says Kaleido

New research from roaming experts Kaleido Intelligence shows that approximately 767 Petabytes of data roaming traffic were transported by IPX vendors in 2019. This is predicted to reach 2,222 PB in 2025, representing an average annual growth rate of 17% between 2019 and 2025.

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Wi-Fi 6 creates new IoT opportunities and new testing requirements

Think back to the beginning of 2020, and try to imagine what your pre-pandemic self might have listed as the essential tools you need to live and work productively. Now think about the new additions that would be on that list today: a mask, certainly, and perhaps an ever-ready bottle of hand sanitizer, but there

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China takes lead in worldwide cellular M2M module revenues

The big supply-side story from the Internet of Things (IoT) in 2019 was the rise of Chinese vendors to the number one position in cellular module shipments and revenue, for the first time.

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Virtualised 5G security solution helps operators protect subscribers’ handsets and IoT devices

Avast, a global provider of digital security and privacy products, has launched Avast Smart Life for 5G, its smart home security solution for 5G, delivered as a virtualised network function (VNF).

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Equinix data centres to connect Nokia to mobile, IoT and cloud ecosystems

Digital infrastructure company, Equinix, Inc., has been selected as a strategic supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service, in a collaboration to bring next-generation edge architectures and services to market. WING allows operators without an Internet of Things (IoT) footprint to gain fast entry to the IoT market or to help operators expand an existing

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Sim Local announces appointment of head of eSim business development

Sim Local has appointed long-standing industry expert, Marcus Sly, as its head of eSIM business development. Marcus brings extensive knowledge and experience of the telecommunications sector, having worked in the industry for over 23 years.

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Ericsson buys Cradlepoint for wireless Edge WAN solutions in US$1.1bn deal

Ericsson has agreed to acquire Cradlepoint, the US-based specialist in Wireless Edge WAN 4G and 5G Enterprise solutions. The investment is key to Ericsson’s ongoing strategy of capturing market share in the rapidly expanding 5G Enterprise space.

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Partner Ecosystem Management platform for CSPs launched by Subex to fast track new service launches

Subex, a specialist in Digital Trust, has launched its Partner Ecosystem Management platform. This is designed to allow communication service providers (CSPs) to accelerate their digital services portfolio expansion.

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