• Dish does another 5G network deal and calls T-Mobile anti-competitive

    Dish does another 5G network deal and calls T-Mobile anti-competitive
    Dish Network on Monday trumpeted the signing of a 5G security deal with Palo Alto Networks, but it has more than just its own infrastructure to worry about at present.
    The TV provider-turned-mobile operator is all bent out of shape about rival T-Mobile USA’s plans to shut down its CDMA network at the start of next year, the very network that supports its Boost Mobile customers.
    A quick recap, if one were needed: Dish Network acquired formerly Sprint-owned MVNO Boost Mobile as part of T-Mob
  • See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows

    See some theatre inspired displays in Fortnum’s windows
    The posh food emporium in Piccadilly, Fortnum and Mason has filled its shop windows not with goods for sale, but models created by theatre set designers.
    It’s been on display since January, but during the lockdown, understandably few will have seen them. With a brief to “make joy” in their windows, the department store invited theatre set designers to create shop windows and share their creativity.
    The resulting windows range from “the dramatic and surreal, to the everyda
  • The Telecom and Communications Services Provider Data Imperative

    The Telecom and Communications Services Provider Data Imperative
    With 42 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices expected to generate 80 zettabytes of data by 20251 and 5 billion mobile phone users currently generating 2.5 exabytes of data daily, it is no surprise that 95% of businesses cite the need to manage unstructured data as a serious problem for their businesses.
    This comprehensive e-book explores the challenges telecoms companies are facing right now with:• Managing data at the heart of their operations with the increased demand in services&bull
  • Science Museum reopening with Climate Change exhibition

    Science Museum reopening with Climate Change exhibition
    The Science Museum will reopen its doors following the lockdown with an exhibition that looks at how mankind could remove CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change.
    Alongside efforts to reduce greenhouse gas at source and prevent it from getting into the atmosphere, scientists are exploring ways to actively remove and store carbon dioxide, a key area of innovation in the fight against climate change.
    The new exhibition, Our Future Planet will show off some of the technologies being deve
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  • Global smartphone revenues forecast for fastest growth in six years

    Global smartphone revenues forecast for fastest growth in six years
    Strategy Analytics forecasts that the global smartphone wholesale revenues will increase by 13% in 2021, driven primarily by pent-up demand during the pandemic and increased device price.
    The research firm published a snapshot of its forecast of the global smartphone market for 2021. While the wholesale market value of smartphones went down by 5% globally last year, mainly due to the economic impact of COVID-19 and the closing down of retail outlets in many countries, analysts at the firm believ
  • US escalates its anti-Big Tech crusade

    US escalates its anti-Big Tech crusade
    The US House of Representatives has given the thumbs-up to a report that recommends a raft of legal measures designed to curb the power of Big Tech.
    The ‘Final Report on Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets’ runs to no less than 450 pages. Essentially it asks whether the US tech giants have become too big and thus exert too much influence over the markets they inhabit. The conclusion that they have is hard to argue with, but what to do about it is another matter entirely.
  • Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume

    Regular steam train trips between London and Windsor resume
    A regular steam train service will resume this summer running three times a day between London Victoria and Windsor & Eton Riverside stations.
    Approaching Windsor Riverside (c) Steam Dreams
    The Royal Windsor Steam Express started as an experimental idea before the pandemic as a once-a-week service from Waterloo, but proved popular, so this Summer, in addition to shifting to Victoria station, it will run every day.
    The trains depart London Victoria at 8am, 11am and 2pm, arriving in Windsor 90
  • Jeff Bezos signs off with aplomb

    Jeff Bezos signs off with aplomb
    In his final letter to shareholders as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos looked back on the achievements during his tenure, laid out visions on multiple fronts for the company, and defended its track record in labour relations.
    In keeping with his annual pattern, Jeff Bezos penned a letter to Amazon’s shareholders. What’s different from the past is this is the last time he will address the shareholders in his capacity as Amazon’s CEO.
    Bezos is a proud man with plenty to be proud of. In
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  • Vodafone testing drones for mobile site surveillance

    Vodafone UK have announced today that they will be using drones to help inspect their infrastructure in hard to reach areas, both in rural areas and in urban centres.  The drones will be equipped with a high definition camera and Lidar technology that uses lasers to judge an object’s scale. The data captured will allow for the creation of a so…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • SK, KT, and LG Uplus sign up for rural 5G sharing

    Today it has been announced that the South Korean mobile operator triumvirate of SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus, have agreed to share their 5G networks in a number of remote locations across the country. The three operators will share their 5G networks in 131 coastal and farm towns…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Romania will be latest country to implement Huawei 5G ban

    In a major win for the US in the 5G cold war against China, Romania is the latest country to announce that it will ban the Chinese vendor from its 5G networks.The announcement came yesterday with a government source telling Reuters that the government had passed a bill in favour of the ban.&nbsp…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • New markets, old copper: IMMCO’s CEO talks modernising the network

    In today’s world, data usage is increasing at a staggering pace, with operators hurrying to deploy fibre networks to meet the surging demand. But fibre is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each market brings with it a unique set of requirements, from difficult geographies to nuanced legislation, with the correct choice of equipment paramount to a successful and profitable network. In the past two years, the US-based tech, engineering and design specialist IMMCO has been experiencing
  • Romania goes ahead with Huawei 5G ban

    Romania goes ahead with Huawei 5G ban
    Despite the best efforts of Huawei’s lawyers, Romania is the latest country to bar Chinese vendors from its 5G networks.
    Romania and Poland were persuaded to join team America when it came to excluding Chinese vendors from its 5G networks because they might help the Chinese state with espionage, or something. On top of being a diplomatic win for the US, it also represented yet example of the European Union failing to act collectively.
    Huawei’s lawyers were alert to this awkward situa
  • InCoax cracks European telco MDU broadband headache

    InCoax cracks European telco MDU broadband headache
    The company will be highlighting the potential of fiber extension technology at Gigabit Access 2021 Lund, Sweden, 15 April 2021: The global pandemic has fuelled a huge growth in demand and placed additional stress on operators to deliver connectivity for Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs) across Europe, and at this year’s Gigabit Access, InCoax will discuss how reusing existing in-building infrastructure for broadband access can combat the connectivity complexities for residents and businesses. A
  • Booking opens for the Natural History Museum

    Booking opens for the Natural History Museum
    The Natural History Museum has confirmed its reopening from Monday 17th May, and booking for tickets opens today.
    They will also be reopening with full hours unlike the partial opening last time we attempted to come out of a lockdown, and the two main exhibitions will also reopen.
    A new display, Our Broken Planet: How We Got Here and Ways to Fix It will open on 21st May, so you might want to avoid the first few days of the reopening so you can take in the new exhibition.
    The vast majority of the
  • Huawei is even struggling in its domestic smartphone market

    Huawei is even struggling in its domestic smartphone market
    New data from research firm Counterpoint reveals Vivo and Oppo are scrapping it out for the top smartphone spot in China, with Huawei now a distant third.
    Huawei commanded almost half of the Chinese smartphone market at recently as Q2 of last year, according to Counterpoint, but that has fallen off a cliff. Of course the divestment of the Honor brand will have contributed to that decline, but that was completed in Q4 2020, when Huawei still managed to claim 30% of its domestic market. By Q1 2021
  • Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition

    Charles Dickens Museum reopening with extended exhibition
    Charles Dickens family home, now a museum, has confirmed that it will be reopening on 19th May, and its Technicolour Dickens exhibition has been extended for an extra month.
    The museum, which is made up of Dickens own home, and the neighbouring house for exhibition spaces, will initially be open Wed-Sun weekly, and visits will need to be booked in advance.In addition, the exhibition, Technicolour Dickens, which was due to close this month has been extended, so there’s one month to pay a vi
  • 6 Steps to Simplify Service

    6 Steps to Simplify Service
    With an ever-increasing number of channels available and rapidly shifting expectations, service is often filled with complexity. A new generation of customer service technology can help your team reduce this complexity for your customers, agents, and administrators across all of your service touchpoints.
    If you’re looking for ways to simplify service experiences, download this eBook and start with these six steps. Please fill in the short form below to receive a copy of this eBook.Name*Fir
  • EE and AT&T are winning the early 5G performance races

    EE and AT&T are winning the early 5G performance races
    Two reports analysing operators’ 5G performances in the US and the UK have put EE and AT&T slightly ahead of their peers respectively, but there are no sweeping winners.
    Research firm RootMetrics published its latest “5G in the US” report to analyse 5G performance by the three national operators in the first half of 2021. Live 5G networks by AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have been test across 45 US cities, and been compared on three key parameters: 5G availability, 5G dow
  • SK Telecom to spin off its non-telecoms companies

    SK Telecom to spin off its non-telecoms companies
    Korean ICT group SKT has decided it’s too diversified, so will be creating a new company to house stuff like SK Hynix and ADT Caps.
    It’s calling the move a ‘horizontal spin-off’, whatever that means. The whole thought process still seems to be in a fairly early stage, as indicated by the rather vague diagram below. The long and short of it is that SKT has a bunch of businesses that aren’t directly concerned with connectivity, so they might do better having their own
  • Progress works on the new Brent Cross West station

    Progress works on the new Brent Cross West station
    Works to build a new Thameslink station just to the south of Brent Cross progressed over the Easter weekend as Network Rail lifted and moved some of the redesigned track between West Hampstead and Mill Hill Broadway.
    This work to improve the track layout, as well as vital changes to the signalling, will continue over the two May Bank Holidays. It will allow one of the stations new platforms to be built between Hendon and Cricklewood, to connect with the rest of the line.
    The first train pulled i
  • American telcos have sounded another death knell for RCS

    American telcos have sounded another death knell for RCS
    AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile have pulled the plug on Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI), the telcos’ joint initiative to develop an RCS-based cross-carrier rich messaging solution.
    First reported by Light Reading, the operators behind the initiative decided to call it a day. “The owners of the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative decided to end the joint venture effort. However, the owners remain committed to enhancing the messaging experience for customers including growing
  • London’s Pocket Parks: Willow Street, EC2

    London’s Pocket Parks: Willow Street, EC2
    This Shoreditch based pocket park sits in front of the Nobu Hotel, and is relatively new, being added when the hotel was built in 2017 and sits on top of what had been a service ramp to an underground car park.It’s also very different from what was planned, which would have been a gently sloping lawn with some planting and lots of seating, but the plans were changed later on.
    The approved design gave us the level square that exists today and a basement space beside it which is used for a r
  • Swisscom quietly turns off 2G network

    After being introduced all the way back in 1993, Swisscom announced yesterday that it has turned off its 2G network. The removal of the last devices on the network began at the start of 2021, with the network shutdown itself coming in mid-April.The shut down has been coming for some time. While 2G was once the dominant mobile technology for sending texts and making calls…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Openreach partners with STL for UK Full Fibre

    STL, an industry-leading integrator of digital networks, has announced a strategic collaboration with Openreach, the UK’s largest digital network business. Openreach has chosen STL as a key partner to provide optical cable solutions for its new, ultra-fast, ultra-reliable ‘Full Fibre’ broadband network.Under the partnership, STL will be responsible for delivering millions of kilometres of optical fibre cable to support the build over the next three years…read more
  • New Zealand’s 2degrees taps Ericsson for 5G

    Modernisation of New Zealand operator 2degrees’ core network equipment began in late 2020 using Ericsson core technology. Now, a few months later, it has been announced that that 2degrees has selected Ericsson as the sole provider of its 5G RAN equipment. Work on the network will start immediately, with around 700 sites planned across the country…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • East meets West: How success in India is taking Tejas Networks global

    It goes without saying that 2020 was a disruptive year for the telecoms industry. The onset of the coronavirus pandemic saw demand for connectivity skyrocket to an incredible extent, with most of us reliant on broadband infrastructure for both our business and home lives. But while this surge in demand was impressive, it was not entirely unexpected. It is well understood throughout the telecoms industry that data usage is increasing rapidly each year and will only continue to do so in futu
  • Dell spinning off VMware stake to raise nearly $10bn

    Last year, it was reported that Dell Technologies was considering a spinoff for its roughly $50 billion stake in cloud specialist VMWare, with the PC maker hoping that such a move would boost the value of its shares. At the time, the company was reportedly exploring all of its options, including buying the remainder of the cloud software giant&rsquo…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening

    West End galleries to have syncronised late night opening evening
    London’s West End galleries are having a collective late night opening to encourage people back to the area after the lockdown relaxes.
    At the moment a total of 33 galleries across Soho, Fitzrovia, St James’s and Marylebone will be participating, all of them open until 8pm on Friday 23rd April.
    The idea is that people can hop between the galleries throughout the evening.List of galleries as of 5 April 2021
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  • Enabling the future of connectivity with eSIM – Ahmed Khattak, CEO, US Mobile

    Enabling the future of connectivity with eSIM – Ahmed Khattak, CEO, US Mobile
    Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Ahmed Khattak, CEO, US Mobile shares his thoughts about eSIMS.
    eSIMs are probably not as flashy or as hyperbolic as 5G with ludicrous speeds or movie downloads in seconds. eSIMs are the nascent/quiet revolution in telecom, as significant as streaming was to music. In fact, the impact is likely to be much more meaningful because connectivity is more ubiquito

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