Misidentification of roaming data set to cost operators $484M this year, $2.1B by 2026

A new study by Juniper Research highlights the losses that operators are expected to incur from misidentifying roaming data traffic.

This year, the company’s analysts estimate that operators globally will miss out on $484 million. While certainly not unsubstantial, it’s relatively small change compared to the years ahead.

By 2026, Juniper Research projects the losses will reach a staggering $2.1 billion—representing an eye-watering growth of 331 percent. Operators...

COP26: How 5G can help to achieve net zero targets

Ahead of the COP26 climate change summit in Glasgow, a report commissioned by Mobile UK highlights the role 5G will play in achieving net zero targets.

Mobile UK is the trade association of the UK’s mobile network operators: EE, O2, Three, and Vodafone. The report, 5G’s Crucial Role in the Race to Combat Climate Change: How 5G will help lay the path to net zero, examines how the operators can play their part in tackling one of the biggest threats to our health, environment,...

Virgin Media O2 launches its first joint product since £31B merger

Virgin Media O2 has launched Volt, the company’s first joint product since the £31 billion merger between the telecoms giants earlier this year.

Volt is a service that combines Virgin Media’s speedy broadband network with O2’s mobile connectivity into a single “supercharged” package for customers.

Benefits of taking up a broadband package and pay monthly mobile plan with Volt include:

A broadband speed boost to the next tier available (e.g. 100Mbps...

Opensignal: T-Mobile maintains 5G lead in the US while AT&T struggles

Opensignal’s latest independent report into the performance of US mobile networks shows a continued lead for T-Mobile in 5G while AT&T struggles.

T-Mobile wins the award for 5G download speed with an average of 118.7 Mbps, more than double Verizon and AT&T which scored 56 Mbps and 51.5 Mbps respectively.

It’s the fourth win in a row for T-Mobile in the 5G download speed category. Even more impressively, the operator extended its lead from 35.2 Mbps in...

BT launches AI-powered security platform Eagle-i

BT has launched a “transformational” security platform called Eagle-i that aims to counter rapidly increasing threats.

Over the past six months, BT has identified an increase in malware traffic of more than 50 percent. Cybercriminals are seeking to take advantage of the global shortage in security professionals and enterprises need solutions to keep pace.

Eagle-i combines AI with BT’s network insights to predict, detect, and neutralise security...

Vodafone deploys IoT sensors to monitor cliffs and detect landslides

Vodafone is deploying sensors on its Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network to monitor cliffs and detect coastal landslides.

A universal prototype device created by Vodafone can house different sensors for a variety of use cases and is designed to help businesses, local authorities, and academics to adopt smarter approaches to monitoring environmental and public safety issues.

Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone, commented:

“The global...

Microsoft stopped a record 2.4 Tbps DDoS from around 70,000 devices

Microsoft swiftly put a stop to a record-breaking 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack that originated from around 70,000 compromised devices.

The DDoS targeted an unnamed Azure customer and would have been 140 percent higher than a 1 Tbps attack Microsoft stopped in 2020.

The latest attack would have even set a new record after surpassing a 2.3 Tbps attack that Amazon Web Services halted in February last year.

In a summary of DDoS attacks last year, Microsoft highlighted...

WBA: 83% of survey respondents plan to deploy WiFi 6/6E by 2022

A cross-industry survey conducted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has found that 83 percent of respondents plan to deploy Wi-Fi 6/6E before the end of 2022.

The survey includes service providers, equipment manufacturers, and enterprises around the world and highlights the growing demand for WiFi 6.

“Service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises worldwide see more value than ever in WiFi,” commented Tiago Rodrigues, CEO of the WBA.

6GHz...

ETSI launches ISG for 6G-bound Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces technology

Global standards body ETSI has launched an industry specification group (ISG) for Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces (RIS), a technology that’s expected to play a key 6G role.

RIS is a new type of system node that aims to leverage smart radio surfaces with thousands of small antennas or metamaterial elements to dynamically shape and control radio signals in a goal-oriented manner.

In practical terms, RIS will enable new use cases such as improving elderly care by...

NTT will support remote work for all 320,000 staff as part of ‘new management style’

NTT has announced “a new management style suitable for a decentralized network society" that will see remote work supported for all 320,000 staff.

While many modern startups have embraced the benefits of enabling remote work for quite some time, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the hands of many of the older and more reluctant enterprises to quickly adapt or die.

Fortunately, the telecoms industry’s advancements enabled the world to largely continue moving even during...