Nokia Bell Labs aims to pioneer next-gen 5G platform as a service

Nokia Bell Labs, the industrial research arm of the Finnish technology giant, has said it is collaborating with a variety of stakeholders for the next generation of 5G platform as a service (NGPaaS).

The collaboration includes industry vendors, operators, IT companies, small and medium sized enterprises, as well as European academic institutions, to dedicate 24 months towards the advance of 5G. The group, known as 5G Infrastructure Public-Private Partnership (5G-PPP) mediates between...

Telstra acquires app development firm Readify – a sign of things to come?

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Australian telco Telstra has announced the acquisition of enterprise application development platform provider Readify in order to “drive digital transformation for enterprise customers in domestic and global markets,” according to a press release.

Readify, which employs approximately 200 staff across Australia, offers a wide variety of services across the enterprise and mobile stacks. The company has a distinctive Microsoft beat, with...

Global telecom API platform market to hit £3.4bn by 2022

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The latest report on the global telecom API industry from Market Research Engine argues the market is projected to see CAGR of over 19% in the period 2015–2022 and is slated to see valuation in excess of $5 billion (£3.4 billion) by 2022.

Drastic growth in the mobile applications market has ensured demand for telecom APIs and telecom companies own several APIs. The requirement for API management is on the rise as more telecom operators...

Opera launches “all you can eat” app store

For operators, the added perks you can offer customers which helps to differentiate your package from the competition is one of the most important factors as network performance becomes negligibly different between providers. Opera Software has launched an operator-branded app store which promises "all you can eat" apps and games, and it could be worth adding to your arsenal. 

One of the biggest benefits of Opera's store is that it is...

DevOps in Telecoms – is it possible?

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A recent article on CA takes a look at how DevOps is making strides into many industries to improve the speed in how we deploy our solutions in Agile development environments. What surprised me was that in telecoms the adoption of DevOps is much higher than generally believed and seems most willing to extend their existing agile methodologies. CA says:

“The clear leader here is telecoms. They are almost two-times more likely to be...

How APIs save the day for telecom profits

Telecom operators are finding themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place; neither the services nor the customer are willing to foot the bill when it comes to bandwidth for OTT services.  With increasing mobile usage and customers demanding constant access to these network saturating services such as Google, Skype and Netflix, telecom bandwidth is becoming a treasured commodity. Ovum has predicted that global revenues for telcos will decline by 1 per cent between 2017 and 2018, so...

A closer look at Virgin Media Business “Three New Things” shortlist of web technologies

UK telecoms giant Virgin Media Business is currently running a competition to find “Three New Things” alongside some very appetising rewards for digital entrepreneurs up and down the country. The list has now been whittled down to 10 finalists – and most have something in common…

Perhaps unsurprising for a competition run by a modern and forward-looking empire as Virgin Media – the majority of the finalists have some relation to the web and connected...

How Westpac is adapting in a fast mobile banking world

Westpac New Zealand is aiming to stand out from the crowd by being especially mobile-friendly.

Through its Global App Challenge, the bank is crowdsourcing ideas for the next generation of mobile and web banking apps with a NZD$100,000 prize at the end.

And according to Westpac NZ head of digital Simon Pomeroy, the reason why traditional banking has been relatively slow on the uptake is because banking has never changed.

“If you boil banking down to its grass...

AT&T launches connected car platform

It’s all happening in the automotive-space at this year’s CES! Just yesterday our sister publication DeveloperTech reported about Google’s “Open Automotive Alliance” announcement; today AT&T have announced their own connected car platform.

The partnership is alongside industry heavyweights Ericsson, Amdocs, Jasper Wireless, Synchronoss and others to create “AT&T Drive”.

As a platform, it aims to provide a place for developing...

Will Google Glass be the killer app for M2M? #TTW

TelecomsTech caught up with Pat Nash, managing director at InVMA, a partner of M2M and IoT solutions provider ThingWorx to discuss standardisation, Google Glass and how startups can get by in an increasingly competitive market

There are a few burning issues with machine to machine (M2M) communications before the mainstream boom hits; namely standardisation and partnerships.

Yet Pat Nash, managing director at InVMA, sees things differently.

"I don't think...