Cloud and IT are empowering the modern workforce – and partnerships empower the modern telco

Sponsored It takes more than a strong internet connection for businesses to say they are evolving in today's climate. Businesses must be agile and efficient to meet changing market requirements - and to take advantage of the growth opportunities offered, they need to incorporate new technology and tailored services that have holistic long-term digital perspective.

In this digital age, companies that provide convenience and efficiency are winning the game.

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142 years of strong connections: How Eastern is changing the Philippines’ telecom ecosystem

Sponsored The telecoms ecosystem in the Philippines is a fascinating one, as the Southeast Asia country looks to capitalise on burgeoning digital infrastructure.

According to a report from BuddeComm earlier this month, the coming years will see most telecom investment in the Philippines focused on supporting fibre infrastructure in urban areas. The report also states that ‘a continuing interest in new data centre builds is expected as well as augmenting existing...

Why operators can be key to protecting memories

Chances are that you, like me, have been frustrated by a ‘storage almost full’ pop-up message on your mobile phone. In a digital world where we all value being able to safely and securely back up and store our personal pictures, videos, audio, contacts, documents and more—and are reluctant and simply do not like to free up memory by deleting cherished data—mobile device users are now more than ever willing to pay a premium to protect and save their content. The runaway success of...

Open Networking Foundation launches Aether platform for 5G edge cloud as a service

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) has announced the introduction of Aether, the first open source platform to deliver Enterprise 5G/LTE edge cloud as a service.

The platform offers mobile connectivity and edge cloud services for distributed enterprise networks, all provisioned and managed from a centralised cloud. According to ONF, Aether is easy to deploy, highly scalable and is designed for rapid...

Why operators need to be both open and automated in the 5G era

Sponsored As the Barcelona panel on next generation networks rightly says, our future networks won’t simply work on the 2G or 3G ‘build it and they will come’ principle. But if a 5G network isn’t built the right way, users may not come to the telco, and the OTTs could win again.

A 5G network is envisaged as the most open, powerful, flexible, and advanced network the telecoms world has ever seen. Capable of being different things to different users within a...

BT launches Halo plans to provide converged 5G and fixed broadband

BT has merged its “Halo” and “No Limits” mobile plans, which aims to combine the power of 5G mobile and fixed line home broadband (FTTC, FTTP, G.fast) networks. This will help the telecom provider’s subscribers enjoy the benefits offered by the convergence.

The existing 5G customers with BT Plus plans will be automatically upgraded to reap from Halo.

China Mobile Vice GM: 5G will be ‘the accelerator for new technologies’

Zhao Dachun, the vice general manager of China Mobile, has given his thoughts on the rollout of 5G during the third China Enterprise Reform and Development Forum.

Dachun highlights research from IHS Markit which predicts 5G will fuel growth across sectors by 2035 of $12.3 trillion globally.

"5G will become the aorta of the information society, the accelerator of the industrial transformation, and the footstone of digital society,” he said.

China Mobile was...

Huawei unveils industry’s first claimed fully containerised 5G core network

Huawei has unveiled what it described as an industry-first fully containerised 5G core network at the 5G Core Summit in Madrid.

The network aims to apply container technology to all network functions (NFs) to make network deployment more agile and provide more rapid service rollout, which helps carriers empower new businesses and operations across industries and digitally transform them.

The evolution of the MVNO: Why now is the time for brands to take control

When the MVNO model first appeared, it was predicted that a wave of non-telecom B2C brands would seize the opportunity to diversify into mobile. With a few high-profile exceptions, the wave never came. The challenges were significant, not least  dependency on an often-inflexible relationship host network, and the complexity involved in building and managing the systems needed to make the service work.

How Optiva and Google Cloud aim to alter perception – and adoption – of public cloud in telco

A few weeks ago at MWC19 Barcelona, telecoms software provider Optiva announced that its BSS-focused Optiva Revenue Management Suite was available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). It is a move which could have ramifications for how telcos approach the public cloud.

The concept of ‘telco cloud’ has been a long-standing – and potentially confusing – one. Previously, it revolved...