What’s up with… BT and Cisco, Jio platforms, enterprise 5G integrators, sustainability
In today’s roundup of industry news: BT and Cisco are doing their part for the circular economy; Jio Platforms claims traction with international carriers for its telecom software stack; ABI Research identifies leading enterprise 5G system integrators; and more!
LV teamed up with Cisco Systems on “a new program to reduce e-waste for business customers by recycling end-of-life equipment and helping them achieve their circular economy goals.” Hriday Ravindranath, Product Director and Head of Digital for BT’s Global Unit, said: “Electronic waste is a growing concern and, according to the WEF [the World Economic Forum], is the fastest growing waste stream in the world today. Our customers and partners are committed to reporting and improving performance in this critical area. Creating a more sustainable circular economy, where we favor dematerialization and avoid equipment ending up in landfill, is vital. It builds on our sustainability leadership and will help deliver on the commitments and ambition of the BT Group Manifesto to connect for good. Read more.
Jio Platformsthe digital business unit of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), which has mobile and broadband operator Reliance Jio in its portfolio, is reportedly selling its 5G software stack to network operators outside India, according to a report in The Economic Times, which cites a Jio executive as a source. Jio Platforms recently exhibit its software stack stand at the Digital Transformation World 2022 event in Copenhagen, noting that its platform-as-product (PaPs) research and development approach has enabled it to use the software in its own network in India and sell proven technology from operator class to other operators – see Attention, sellers! Here are Jio’s PaPs.
Meanwhile, before its full service launch, Addiction Jio started offering 5G services in four cities – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Varanasi – according to India Todaycapping off five days of intense 5G activity in India centered around the India Mobile Congress trade show which ended yesterday – see India bullish on 5G as first networks launch.
ABI Search crowned Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), NTT, Atos and Capgemini Engineering as System Integrators (SIs) with the best enterprise 5G offerings. To be considered leaders in this increasingly important industry, integrators must “Designing solutions that address the main pain points of the business. As enterprises are not primarily interested in deploying 5G connectivity per se, IS must provide true end-to-end connectivity solutions,” noted Leo Gergs, senior analyst for private networks and enterprise connectivity at ABI Research. “These include specific vertical applications and security mechanisms that give businesses the much-needed assurance of a protected network. To offer this in an attractive price structure, system integrators must do everything possible to reduce initial investment barriers for businesses and fully embrace a network as a service or even a business-as-a-service model. service,” he added. . Read more.
Wind River teamed up with Tata Consulting Services (TCS) to help network operators deploy virtual radio access network (vRAN) solutions on Wind River Studio, its cloud-native platform designed to help network operators develop, deploy, and manage complex distributed telecommunications cloud architectures. “This strategic collaboration will create a complete mobile infrastructure solution with TCS deployment and engineering services for use in a next-generation 4G-5G vRAN network using Studio as the cloud platform,” noted the new Friends of this advert.
we highlighted Telefonica‘s bullish outlook on the metaverse recently, noting that the company even hosted and held a metaverse day end of September, and now you can see what happened that day in this account of the procedure. Why is the Spanish operator so interested in immersive digital platforms and other emerging technologies? Its Chief Digital Officer, Chema Alonso, said: “As we always have, we need to transform, but not just with a telecom company vision. We need to think outside the box and make decisions at the industry level.
TelefonicaCorporate Regulatory Officer, Fernando Herrera Gonzálezhas published a blog given the increasing use of the term “dynamic competition” in connection with merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions in the telecommunications sector in Europe. It’s an interesting analysis, given of course from the perspective of an incumbent telecom operator, but aided by a number of food analogies that make any written article more palatable.
Samsung Electronics aims to consolidate its position as one of the world’s leading chip foundries, with plans to introduce more advanced semiconductor production processes, offer more personalized services to customers, better stabilize the supply chain and increasingly focus production on products for high performance computing (HPC), automotive and 5G. “With significant market growth in high performance computing, artificial intelligence (AI), 5/6G connectivity and automotive applications, the demand for advanced semiconductors has increased dramatically, making innovation in semiconductor process technology critical to the commercial success of foundry customers,” the company noted in this advert. Samsung is a big player in the chip foundry business but remains overshadowed by world leader Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which commands more than half of the global market.
ADVAwho recently merged with Adtranlaunched a new stand-alone company called Adva Network Security which focuses on “protecting critical communication networks from cyberattacks”. The new company “will develop, manufacture and integrate encryption technology capable of withstanding increasingly sophisticated threats. With its own IT infrastructure and secure data centers in Germany, Adva Network Security will work with national security organizations to provide end-to-end network protection that meets the highest industry requirements, including protection data from attacks by quantum computers. Read more.
– Staff, TelecomTV