Technology

Throughout last year, the concept of OpenRAN — modular, interoperable hardware and software from various vendors that can work in tandem — has been gaining momentum. In light of the geopolitical dimension surrounding 5G networks and their security, the idea of using multiple suppliers has become increasingly appealing for operators and governments alike, but the
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Millicom, which operates in emerging markets via the Tigo brand, has been withdrawing from the African continent for some time. The past four years have seen the operator divest of business operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, and Chad, noting that these businesses are simply not as profitable as their Latin American
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STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, has announced a strategic collaboration with Openreach, the UK’s largest digital network business. Openreach has chosen STL as a key partner to provide optical cable solutions for its new, ultra-fast, ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network. Under the partnership, STL will be responsible for delivering millions of kilometres of optical
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Telia Carrier has extended its partnership with Flexential, a leading provider of data centre colocation, cloud and connectivity launching a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Flexential’s Aurora Colorado location. The partnership will allow Flexential’s customers to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s fibre backbone and connectivity providing cloud, application… Telia Carrier has extended its partnership
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Vietnam is a country with some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with towering mountains to the north and thousands of islands along its coast. But, when it comes to internet deployment, these difficult-to-reach regions pose a significant challenge for operators, leaving almost a quarter of the country still without internet coverage despite
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Around the world, operators are looking to rollout 5G services as quickly as possible, but their ambitions are often limited by the availability of suitable spectrum. In many countries, the frequencies best suited for 5G are already in use, with satellite operators often loathe to undertake the tricky process of migrating their services to other
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T-Mobile US has replaced its premium live streaming services with YouTube TV as part of a wider tie-up with Google that will see the operator promote Google devices and services to customers… T-Mobile US has replaced its premium live streaming services with YouTube TV as part of a wider tie-up with Google that will see
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Today marks a major first for East Africa, with Safaricom launching the region’s first commercial 5G services with a trial in some of Kenya’s largest urban centres. Both individual and enterprise customers in Nairobi, Kisumu, Kisii and Kakamega, will gain access to Safaricom’s 5G network for the first time as a result of the trial…
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With the coronavirus pandemic driving rapid digitalisation throughout the economy, the case for AI incorporation across numerous industries has increased steadily over the past year. Now, a new report by IDC says that spending on AI could increase to $12 billion this year, with double digit growth predicted to continue until 2024. The IDC’s Worldwide
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In the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Openreach have nonetheless been hard at work rolling out FTTP at an astonishing pace, reaching 1.9 million new premises in 2020, bringing the total to 4.5 million UK premises passed.    The increased speed of the rollout is clear to see when compared to data from previous year.
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