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Forecast: 5G voice users at 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has predicted that the total number of Voice-over-5G users will reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026; rising from only 290 million in 2022. This remarkable growth of 780 per cent will be driven by the acceleration of 5G roll-outs following a slowing during the pandemic. Voice-over-5G leverages the software-based nature […]

May 4, 2022

McKinsey & Company acquires S4G Consulting

McKinsey & Company has acquired Madrid-based S4G Consulting. As a top Salesforce Platinum Partner, S4G specialises in helping companies of all sizes extend the power of Salesforce’s customer relationship management (CRM) platform to improve customer outcomes. B2B digital commerce is undergoing a major transformation as buyers have flexed to remote and digital ways of engaging. […]

May 3, 2022

Belgium: 5 bidders admissible for radio spectrum auction

The BIPT has assessed the eligibility of the candidates for the auction of the future radio spectrum. Five mobile operators had submitted their candidacies for the upcoming auction and have been deemed admissible following an assessment by the BIPT. The auction regards the assignment of the new 5G and the existing 2G and 3G radio […]

March 22, 2022

ICASA wraps spectrum auction

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has raised 14.4 billion Rand (€875m) in the South Africa spectrum auction. The cash raised, from 6 bidders, goes into the country’s treasury. ICASA said bidders Vodacom, MTN, Rain, Telkom, Cell C and Liquid Telecom had all bid for, and obtained, spectrum licenses. The auction took 58 […]

March 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Speedcast, OneWeb partnership

Speedcast, the communications and IT services provider, has announced that it will become a OneWeb Distribution Partner, integrating OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity into Speedcast’s Unified Global Platform (UGP). OneWeb is set to enter customer trials in mid-2022, bringing in LEO service for Speedcast’s energy and enterprise customers followed by maritime mobility in […]

March 21, 2022

ICASA opens spectrum auction

South Africa’s ICASA telecommunications regulator has started its long-planned spectrum auction. The opening moves (the ‘opt-in’ process) started on March 8th with six players involved: Telkom, Vodacom, MTN, Cell C, Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Rain. The second round opens on March 10. Bidders have to attend the ICASA offices in Pretoria in person and at […]

March 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Intelsat to deliver 3G and 4G to Mali

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network operator, has been selected by Orange Mali SA to bring 3G and 4G connectivity to hard-to-reach areas in Mali, the eighth largest country in Africa. The agreement marks a first in Francophone West Africa – the successful deployment of 4G networks over satellite, judged to be the optimal […]

March 3, 2022

South Africa DSO on March 31

South Africa has confirmed that its analogue television transmissions will end on March 31st. The process is more than 10 years behind the initial plan which was to see 80 per cent of the nation converted to digital in time for the FIFA World Cup which started in June 2010 The ending of analogue broadcasting […]

March 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nokia, Kyndryl network partnership

Kyndryl, an IBM spin-off, and Nokia have announced a global network and edge computing alliance aimed at helping enterprise customers accelerate their digital transformations with secure LTE and 5G private wireless networking. The partnership builds on a successful private wireless connectivity project that yielded an innovative solution combining Nokia Digital Automation Cloud (DAC) application platform […]

February 17, 2022

Gilat Q4 revenues up 58%

Israel-based speciality satellite services company Gilat reported revenues up 58 per cent for its Q4 2021 to $67.3 million (from $42.6 million for the same period in 2020). The quarter help propel Gilat to revenues for the full year to $218.9 million, up 32 per cent y-o-y. Guidance for 2022 is for revenues of between […]

February 17, 2022By Chris Forrester