• UK reveals its strategy for taking on the US tech giants

    UK reveals its strategy for taking on the US tech giants
    The UK government has created the Digital Markets Unit to tackle the growing problem of US tech giants using their size to stifle competition.
    Modeled on the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the DMU will focus solely on digital giants, who dominate the internet space and thus, by definition, restrict competition. While it will look at general competition and data privacy, initially at least it seems to have been instructed to look at the dynamic in which traditional media has seen its re
  • Continuous profitable growth as S&T Group continues its IoT mission

    Continuous profitable growth as S&T Group continues its IoT mission
    The leading technology and IoT provider in Europe is helping customers undertake their digital transformation journeys Austria, 13th April 2021 – S&T Group continues to rapidly expand its market position as a technology leader with industry-leading technologies and a growth strategy focused on smart Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company is pursuing ambitious financial goals including a target revenue of minimum EUR 1.40 billion for 2021 and EUR 2 billion in revenues with an..
  • Speedcast Selected to Expand Connectivity Solution to Future-Proof Stena Drilling Fleet

    Speedcast Selected to Expand Connectivity Solution to Future-Proof Stena Drilling Fleet
    Investment in digital transformation driving communications design enhancements for global drilling assets Aberdeen, United Kingdom — April 13, 2021 — Speedcast, the world’s most trusted communications and IT services provider, has announced it has secured a five-year contract with Stena Drilling to expand its existing communications service with a newly designed solution to maximize operational effectiveness and support digital transformation efforts for Stena’s global f
  • Towercos signal the prospect of healthy returns

    Digital infrastructure Reits have high valuations, but serve a sector with accelerating demand
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  • UK told to use new telecoms suppliers after Huawei’s 5G exit

    Government task force says Britain should use smaller companies’ kit after banning Chinese group
  • EllaLink: A transatlantic journey in connectivity innovation

    Perhaps more than ever, submarine cable systems are at the centre of our connected world. This is the infrastructure at the heart of the internet, but yet it finds itself so often the unsung hero of the telecoms industry. With connectivity demand rising exponentially…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Towers specialists buy more sites, raise more money

    Towers specialists buy more sites, raise more money
    The towers specialists are at it again. The past few days have brought news of a sizeable telecoms towers deal in Latin America, while a smaller acquisition is underway in Europe.
    IHS Towers has brokered a deal to acquire more than 800 towers in Brazil and Colombia from local player Centennial Towers.
    This is a bit different from the raft of deals we have witnessed unfold of late, in that it is a case of one passive infrastructure specialist buying sites from another, rather than the more usual
  • Knowing me, knowing EU – the UK’s post-Brexit identity

    Knowing me, knowing EU – the UK’s post-Brexit identity
    Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Rob Otto, Field CTO/Principal Architect at Ping Identity, takes a look at digital documentation as it effects the new relationship between the UK and the EU.
    With the Brexit deal done, there is still a great deal of confusion around how UK citizens abroad, and EU nationals in the UK, can interact with their respective local government – a situation made wo
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  • The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, OpenRAN and regulation

    The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, OpenRAN and regulation
    The Telecoms.com Podcast · MWC, OpenRAN and regulation
  • Huawei unveils its cunning plan for surviving ‘a complex and volatile global environment’

    Huawei unveils its cunning plan for surviving ‘a complex and volatile global environment’
    At its latest annual global analyst summit, Chinese telecoms vendor Huawei revealed the strategic changes it’s putting in place to deal with the many novel challenges it faces.
    The summit comes just two weeks after Huawei published its 2020 annual report, in which it revealed that it has done a good job of dealing with everything the US has thrown at it, but it will do even better to emerge unscathed from this year. This event was designed to outline how Huawei intends to do just that. Her
  • Orange taps up pension fund to finance Poland fibre rollout

    Orange taps up pension fund to finance Poland fibre rollout
    Orange Poland has become the latest major telecoms operator to seek out a joint venture partner to help it fund the rollout of fibre infrastructure.
    The telco announced a partnership with Dutch pension company APG that will see the pair roll out fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) to 1.7 million premises over the next five years, mainly in areas of low and medium competition.
    Essentially, Orange has set up a new company – known as Światłowód Inwestycje, or FiberCo – to build an
  • Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – Updated

    Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – Updated
    Microsoft is reported to be in advanced talks to buy speech recognition company Nuance Communications for $16 billion, which would be Microsoft’s second largest acquisition ever.
    First reported by Bloomberg, which cited its sources “familiar with the matter”, the Redmond-based software giant is believed to be close to acquiring AI firm Nuance Communications, known for its speech recognition technologies. At the proposed price of $56 per share, or $16 billion in total value, thi
  • Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – report (Updated)

    Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – report (Updated)
    Microsoft is reported to be in advanced talks to buy speech recognition company Nuance Communications for $16 billion, which would be Microsoft’s second largest acquisition ever.
    First reported by Bloomberg, which cited its sources “familiar with the matter”, the Redmond-based software giant is believed to be close to acquiring AI firm Nuance Communications, known for its speech recognition technologies. At the proposed price of $56 per share, or $16 billion in total value, thi
  • Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – report

    Microsoft is close to acquiring Nuance for $16 billion – report
    Microsoft is reported to be in advanced talks to buy speech recognition company Nuance Communications for $16 billion, which would be Microsoft’s second largest acquisition ever.
    First reported by Bloomberg, which cited its sources “familiar with the matter”, the Redmond-based software giant is believed to be close to acquiring AI firm Nuance Communications, known for its speech recognition technologies. At the proposed price of $56 per share, or $16 billion in total value, thi
  • HomeGrid Forum advances G.hn for industrial applications

    HomeGrid Forum advances G.hn for industrial applications
    Beaverton, US, 12 April 2021: HomeGrid Forum is accelerating the development of G.hn for use in industrial settings, which will prove critical for the future success of businesses worldwide. Facilitating fast communication, G.hn is bridging the gap between legacy systems and newer technology to transform operations with reliable, fast connectivity. It comes as pioneering telecommunication technology and industrial automation member, Teleconnect, launches its G.hn system on module (SOM) solution
  • London’s Alleys: Hogarth Court, EC3

    London’s Alleys: Hogarth Court, EC3
    This is a wide and tall alley that passes through a modern building, and while the alley looks new, it follows a path that’s nearly 600 years old.The site had one main occupant for most of its life, when the Ironmongers’ Company bought a plot of land some 570 years ago for their livery hall. The first hall was built in 1457, it was rebuilt in 1587 and rebuilt again in 1745 on the same site.
    A passage was left to the western side of the Hall, and unsurprisingly called Ironmonger Alley
  • Euskaltel/MasMovil: little consolidation gain in Spain

    The merger is unlikely to boost returns for long-suffering telecoms investors
  • White House convenes industry meeting to discuss chip shortage

    Top officials from the Biden administration are set to meet with over a dozen high-profile CEOs today to discuss the ongoing semiconductor shortage that is having major knock-on effects around the world. When the coronavirus pandemic first began early last year, the semiconductor industry was heavily disrupted. A rapid fall in demand for certain chips – such as those for the automotive industry – led to a sharp decrease in production, with some factories temporarily ceasing pro
  • Telia Carrier’s expands in the Silicon Prairie with Flexential partnership

    Telia Carrier has extended its partnership with Flexential, a leading provider of data centre colocation, cloud and connectivity launching a new Point of Presence (PoP) at Flexential’s Aurora Colorado location. The partnership will allow Flexential’s customers to take advantage of Telia Carrier’s fibre backbone and connectivity providing cloud, application…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Sky Italia to cut a quarter of its workforce

    On Friday, Sky announced that its Italian business would be cutting down its Italian workforce by a quarter, including contractors, as part of a major reorganisation plan for the next four years. Sky Italia currently employs around 11,000 people in Italy, with around 5,000 of which being direct employees. Under the new plan…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Orange partners with APG for FTTH joint venture in Poland

    Orange Polska has announced the creation of a 50-50 co-owned FiberCo with pension fund manager APG.The joint venture will support the rollout of fibre networks in Poland in areas which are currently poorly served by very high…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Microsoft confirms almost $20bn purchase of voice-tech firm Nuance

    Microsoft has today announced that it has struck a nearly $20 billion deal to acquire the voice recognition tech company behind Apple’s Siri, Nuance Communications.Rumours have been circulating over the weekend about a potential purchase, with Microsoft now confirming that it will acquire the tech company for $56 per share…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Ferrovial and 5PRING push forward 5G in construction

    A new partnership has been announced between Spanish based infrastructure operator Ferrovial and UK 5G application accelerator 5PRING to encourage startups and other small businesses to develop and scale innovations targeted at the construction sector which harness the power of 5G.The Future of Construction challenge recognises that construction output in the UK is valued at more than &pound…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • MTN targets valuation of at least $5bn for mobile money arm

    South African telecoms group plans to spin out business within the next year
  • Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains

    Take a ride on one of London’s miniature steam trains
    We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips through the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.
    Operated by local model railway enthusiasts, these miniature railways offer trips for the public for a nominal fee most weekends throughout the summer.
    A couple of hours one day surrounded by the flinty smell of model steam engines will help to shake off your lockdown cobw
  • UK consumers go crazy for cryptocurrency apps in third lockdown

    UK consumers go crazy for cryptocurrency apps in third lockdown
    Conferencing, cryptocurrency and greetings cards were among the biggest growing apps in the first quarter of this year in the UK as consumers grappled with another period of lockdown.
    AppAnnie this week shared new stats for Q1, looking at app downloads, usage and consumer spend in a number of key global markets.
    Its ranking of the UK’s top apps in terms of downloads contains few surprises, with big guns like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp and TikTok taking the first four places. Fifth spo
  • US export ban metastasizes to Chinese supercomputing companies

    US export ban metastasizes to Chinese supercomputing companies
    Not content with blacklisting Huawei, ZTE and a few other tech players, the US has decided the Chinese supercomputing sector is also in league with its military.
    ‘The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added seven Chinese supercomputing entities to the Entity List for conducting activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States,’ says the press release.
    Conducting activities that are contrary t
  • The Silk Road – a photography exhibition in King’s Cross

    The Silk Road – a photography exhibition in King’s Cross
    The silk route to the far east has come to London, in the form of an open-air exhibition by travel photographer Christopher Wilton-Steer.
    The exhibition aims to celebrate the diversity of cultural expressions found along the Silk Road, highlight examples of how historical practices, rituals and customs live on today, and also reveal some of the connections between what appear at first glance to be very different cultures.
    It’s an exciting mix therefore of grand landscapes and close-ups of
  • Viettel mulls satellite internet constellation

    Vietnam is a country with some of the most diverse landscapes in the world, with towering mountains to the north and thousands of islands along its coast. But, when it comes to internet deployment, these difficult-to-reach regions pose a significant challenge for operators, leaving almost a quarter of the country still without internet coverage despite impressive progress in recent years…read more on TotalTele.com »
  • Telefonica partners quantum companies to validate new tech

    Telefónica Tech has collaborated with Barcelona-based Quside, an industry-leading manufacturer of high-performance quantum random number generators, and New York-based Qrypt, a producer of cryptographic quantum security solutions enabled by its Quantum Entropy-as-a-Service (EaaS) solution, to successfully complete the integration of a new quantum technology into its cloud service hosted in its Virtual Data Centers (VDC).In addition…read more on TotalTele.com »

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