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OpNet partners with Sandvine

OpNet, Italy’s first 5G standalone network operator, is partnering with Sandvine to maximise its network performance and improve customer satisfaction as a first step toward offering B2B internet services with strict service level agreements (SLAs). Resulting from the spin-off of Linkem’s Retail branch and its subsequent merger with Tiscali, OpNet is the Italian 5G Wholesale Operator, covering more […]

August 2, 2023

£40m boost for UK local 5G

Local areas across the UK will be helped to boost their digital connectivity and develop advanced wireless technologies, thanks to a new £40 million (€46.6m) fund that could power everything from innovative healthcare solutions to futuristic farming and smart systems to improve transport and cut congestion. Local and regional authorities can now apply for a […]

August 1, 2023

Data: Improved rural connectivity worth £65bn to UK economy

Improved rural connectivity could boost the UK economy by £65.1 billion (€76bn), new economic modelling from economics consultancy the Cebr for multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has found. The report, The Great Rural Revival, addresses four sectors central to the UK’s rural economy – tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and small businesses – and finds connectivity improvements […]

August 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Chip problems delay Gogo’s 5G start

Gogo Business Aviation, which provides connectivity and broadband to business jets, says that it has had to delay its 5G system launch “due to a design error in a non-5G component of its chip, which was designed by a third-party subcontractor of its 5G solution provider”. “We are disappointed in this delay, but remain confident […]

July 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telco majors in AI collaboration

SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, e& and Singtel have formed the Global Telco AI Alliance designed to create a new customer experience and make a difference in the lives of global citizens using AI technology. The four members of the Global Telco AI Alliance agreed to make joint efforts to accelerate AI transformation of the existing […]

July 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Lynk success for 2-way sat calls

Lynk Global has released its claimed ‘first-ever’ video of a series of two-way voice calls between standard-mobile-phones connected via satellite. The video shows multiple voice calls using standard mobile phones connected via Lynk’s existing satellite-cell-towers in orbit. Charles Miller, CEO and co-founder of Lynk, stated, “Carl Sagan once remarked ‘Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.’ The […]

July 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Towers businesses combine

Three giant telcos are combining their cellular towers businesses which will create a company of almost 30,000 tower sites. The three companies, National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) has entered exclusive negotiations with Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain Group) and UAE-based TASC Towers Holding to establish the largest tower firm in the MENA region. Ooredoo, Zain and […]

July 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Viasat changing Inmarsat’s plan for LEOs?

Inmarsat, prior to its take-over by US-based Viasat, had planned to launch a fleet of low Earth orbiting satellites (Orchestra). It now seems that Viasat is re-thinking the scheme which would save millions in terms of investment. Viasat has written to the FCC withdrawing its applications for V-band satellite spectrum. The letter from Viasat to […]

July 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

VMO2 to cut 12% of workforce

Virgin Media O2 is to cut up to 2,000 UK jobs, or 12 per cent of its total workforce, by the end of this year. That includes 800 reductions already announced. The news comes as rivals BT and Vodafone both announced major cuts. Virgin Media O2 said: “As we continue to integrate and transform as […]

July 25, 2023

VMO2 Q2: Accelerated network rollout

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has released its Q2 results which show that its fixed network rollout accelerated with 175,500 additional homes serviceable. Its 5G services are now available in over 2,800 towns and cities. Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “As we navigate a tough economic climate, we have a clear […]

July 25, 2023