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Networks & Systems

2023’s Big Question : Subsidize or Innovate?

January 31, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Everyone probably knows by now that the European Union (EU) is likely to decide that “big Tech”, meaning the content and social media companies, has to somehow subsidize the telcos. (If not, check this Reuters report from September 30, 2022, […]


News

EU backs $100m venture capital fund for ‘Industry 5.0’ (Industry 4.0 with-a-conscience)

January 31, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Zurich-based venture capital group Momenta has launched a $100 million target fund for ‘Industry 5.0’ tech – basically, for startups pushing Industry 4.0 with-a-conscience. The new fund is backed by the European Commission, which told IoT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) […]


Modern Media, Unified communications

UCaaS and Cellular Together in Perfect Harmony

January 30, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Earlier this month, Verizon became the first U.S. operator to launch Microsoft Teams Phone Mobile. It is a new service that integrates an organization’s mobile devices with Microsoft Teams. This is a fairly significant launch, and it should stimulate interest […]


Internet, Modern Media

Reliance Jio launches 5G across six states in the North-East circle

January 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian carrier Reliance Jio announced the launch of its 5G services across all six states of the North-East circle, the company said in a release. The telco’s 5G offering was activated in the cities of Shillong, Imphal, Aizawl, Agartala, Itanagar, […]


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The Sunday Brief: Different disciplines

January 30, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Greetings from Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Florida (Ft. Lauderdale, the location of this year’s MetroConnect conference, is pictured). It’s been a full week of Telco Top Five earnings, and we will devote most of this Brief to results analysis. […]


Modern Media, Radio and television

Why network operators need to get smarter about streaming video (Reader Forum)

January 25, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

With practically every social media platform doubling down on video over the past decade, the emergence of apps like TikTok, and the rise of competing movie and TV services, video on demand is the battleground where businesses fight for the […]


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KDDI starts deployment of 5G Open vRAN sites in Japan

January 25, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Japanese operator KDDI announced that, in cooperation with Samsung Electronics and Fujitsu, it initiated commercial deployment of O-RAN-compliant 5G Open Virtual Radio Access Network (Open vRAN) sites in Osaka, Japan. “The expansion of 5G services promises a variety of exciting […]


Modern Media, Unified communications

Ten Unified Communications and Collaboration Trends to Watch in 2023

January 24, 2023

Via: No Jitter

Cloud-based conferencing and collaboration technologies continued to lead the unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) market in 2022, building on the momentum they acquired during the pandemic. Omdia expects the UC&C market — telephony-enabled unified communications as a service (UCaaS), collaborative […]


Networks & Systems

Airspan to use Federated Wireless’ AFC system for Wi-Fi 6E solutions

January 24, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Telecoms software and hardware provider Airspan has selected Federated Wireless as its Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) service provider for its latest Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) product line. The new solutions — A6, C6x and B6x — use 6 GHz spectrum, […]


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Int’l Bytes: Orange Business, eStruxture, Infovista, DATAIX, Proximity

January 23, 2023

Via: Telecom Ramblings

A few interesting items from around the world and from different corners of the internet infrastructure world to catch up on: Orange Business has sold some networking technology in the world of coffee. Jacobs Douwe Egberts has deployed Orange Business’s […]


Modern Media, Unified communications

Quo Vadis, Unified Communications?

January 18, 2023

Via: No Jitter

This is the time of year when we traditionally look ahead to what’s coming next. Given that, and given the holiday season that’s upon us, I think it’s fitting to open with a question, phrased in Latin. “Quo Vadis” means […]


Networks & Systems

Delta’s plan to offer free Wi-Fi will turn its planes into first-party data hubs

January 18, 2023

Via: No Jitter

At the recent Consumer Electronics Show, Delta announced that the airline would start rolling out free Wi-Fi through a partnership with T-Mobile to passengers on more than 700 of its planes. Delta also announced that in April it will launch […]


Modern Media, Unified communications

What to Consider When Planning Your Communications Technology Budget

January 17, 2023

Via: No Jitter

According to Gartner Research, enterprise technology spending in 2023 is forecast to grow at least 5% — but not all technology spending is equal. After a few years when organizations were spending big money to launch, upgrade or expand their […]


Networks & Systems

The year when cloud makes its mark in telecommunications (Reader Forum)

January 17, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the telecommunications industry enters 2023, economic times are uncertain and capital and operational costs are under increased pressure. Customers need to be better understood and served. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) need to understand and manage their environment better. New […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

UK researchers develop 3D-printed mmWave antennas

January 17, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Researchers at the University of Sheffield have developed 3D-printed radio antennas that could be used to bring mobile networks to people living in remote areas. In a release, the University of Sheffield noted that these 3D-printed millimeter wave aerials are […]


Modern Media, Worldwide equipment

What to Watch in the Enterprise Wireless Market in 2023

January 10, 2023

Via: No Jitter

In my last post, I called out the US cellular carriers for their continuing failure to deliver on any of the new enterprise-focused services. The cellular carriers appear to be totally absent from the biggest developments in enterprise networking, in […]


Modern Media, Unified communications

Kagan: CES 2023 shows difficulty companies face getting noticed

January 10, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) just concluded and it raged back to life this year after the pandemic. This year’s CES illustrated how difficult it is for companies to be seen and heard trying to shout above all the noise […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Reliance Jio’s 5G network reaches 78 cities across India: Report

January 9, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian telecommunications operator Reliance Jio Infocomm has already launched 5G in 78 cities across India, according to local press reports. Some of the cities where the telco already offers 5G include Delhi, Mumbai, Varanasi, Kolkata, Nathdwara, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Gurugram, […]


Internet, Modern Media

What is continuous integration and continuous delivery/deployment (CI/CD)?

January 9, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery/deployment (CD) — together referred to as CI/CD — is a software development principal or method in which automation is introduced into the entire lifecycle of software or application development, from testing to deployment. The […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Indian government expects BSNL to launch 5G in March 2024

January 9, 2023

Via: RCR Wireless News

Indian state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) could launch 5G services by March 2024, Indian press reported, citing the country’s Minister of Communications Ashwini Vaishnaw. Vaishnaw also confirmed that the state-owned operator will start to deploy 4G services […]