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In today’s industry news report: European telecom giants are teaming up with a dedicated developer to experience 3D calls; Xavier Niel, CEO of Noisy Communications, Acquires Stake in Vodafone; Samsung gets RAN 5G equipment deal with US cable company Comcast; And more!

Deutsche TelekomAnd the orangeAnd the phoneica And the Vodafone I cooperated with him 3D Communication Specialist Matsuko Trying to make 3D communication as easy as a phone call by taking advantage of 5G connectivity and cutting edge computing. Matsuko looks like a really interesting young company: recently appeared in a 5G startup innovation The day you organized joyfully The telecommunications company alliance that was Formed earlier this year by six operatorsIncluding Telephone. Read more.

French billionaire Xavier Niel bought nearly 2.5% of the stock Vodafone Group Across Investment Atlasinvestment tool. The purchase was made as Vodafone was identified as “an attractive investment opportunity, in accordance with the quality of its asset portfolio and strong fundamental trends in the global telecoms sector,” the investment company explained in statement Announcing the move. In addition, Atlas Investissement expressed support for the carrier’s plans to pursue “merger opportunities in specific geographies” – We see Vodafone is still involved in many merger and acquisition discussions. The investment body added that it also supports Vodafone’s efforts to separate its infrastructure assets, reduce costs, improve profitability, and accelerate broadband deployment in Germany and other markets, as well as innovation. Vodafone has been steadily looking to reduce its ownership of its passive asset portfolio and includes recent moves mobile towers for sale in new zealandAnd the reduce ownership in INWIT (Its joint tower project with Telecom Italia) and speculation for a long time potential sale of Vantage Towers. Meanwhile, Neil was up to now Unsuccessful trying to get it Vodafone Italy For 11 billion euros through his French telecom company The Iliad.

Giant American cable operator Comcast she chose Samsung To provide 5G Wireless Access Network (RAN) technology to spread its cellular network using Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS / 3.5 GHz) and 600 MHz. The supplier, which has already had success with a 5G RAN product in the US with Verizon, is providing Comcast with Radio modules, baseband modules and a new RAN product, which is 5G CBRS Strand Small Cell, can be deployed on Comcast’s cable carrier. “By using the new compact and lightweight Small Cell product, cable operators such as Comcast can provide 5G cellular connectivity more easily and cost-effectively by leveraging their existing DOCSIS infrastructure without having to build or acquire additional cellular sites,” Samsung notes in This press release. In a separate blog post, Comcast indicated that it has no plans to build a national 5G network, but its plans are very big nonetheless. “We have no plans to build a full national wireless network, and instead, when it makes sense, plan to selectively deploy our 5G radios in dense, high-traffic areas in the markets we serve today. Our current holdings of the spectrum cover approximately 80% of Comcast homes and approximately 50% of the US population, and these are the areas we will focus on,” noted Tom Nagel, senior vice president of wireless strategy at Comcast at This blog.

still on Vodafone… Telecom Company He urged European policy makers to adopt new measures that would enable faster adoption of smart cities across the region. In a recent post ReportThe group of operators highlighted the need for “adequate financing” through public and private investment, along with clear guidance on ways cities can access these resources to achieve their smart city plans. Other actions that Vodafone considers to be “urgent” include establishing smart city task forces, which will follow best practices in data sharing, and developing frameworks to measure the effectiveness and impact of smart city solutions. Vodafone also insisted on providing “high-quality, affordable connectivity for all” as a way to address the digital divide and promote the development of smart cities. Vodafone warns that if such measures are not implemented, it could stand in the way of meeting the European Commission’s goal of achieving 100 carbon-neutral smart cities by 2030.

The purge of Chinese companies from the US telecom market continues. United State Federal Communications Commission (FCC) added China UnicomUnited States unit, telecom company Pacific Network and its wholly owned subsidiary ComNet (USA) to the list of companies with equipment and services considered a threat to national security. According to the authority, these companies were found to be subject to “exploitation, influence and control” by the Chinese government. This move comes after the FCC Cancellation America’s China Unicom and the Pacific Network’s authority to provide services in the United States at the beginning of the year due to security concerns. “Now, working with our national security partners, we are taking additional action to close the door on these companies by adding them to the FCC’s Covered List,” FCC Chair Jessica Rosenworsell noted. Other companies banned by the United States include HuaweiAnd the ZTEAnd the China Mobile And the Chinese Telecom.

Is the era of reusable communication software modules, long promised by the industry, a reality? industry association TM Forum Stating that “axiataAnd the geo And the Vodafone Confirmed as the world’s first service providers to achieve the new “Running on ODA” status, ODA (Open Digital Architecture) is an “industry-agreed set of reusable software building blocks to create, manage, and secure any digital service…Co-Create it” Over 1,750 professionals from over 350 TM Forum member companies Kieran Thomas, President and CEO of Jio Platforms noted: “With open components and well-defined APIs to link them together, ODA has allowed Jio to transform its applications landscape.. . [to be] More modern, paid and cloud-compatible microservices. This makes us more flexible and enables us to deliver value to our customers faster. ” Read more.

It is clearly no coincidence, then, that Thomas and his colleagues at Geo platforms They believe that they can successfully convince other network operators to adopt and deploy telco cloud platforms developed and deployed by Jio in India because, if it is built on an open industry specification that supports API, other operators can also adopt it. And make sure this is not a proprietary platform that you lock into Jio Platforms functionality, apps and support – We see Watch out, sellers! Here comes Jio’s PaPs.

The vast majority of network operators (92%) believe they have made a return on their 5G investment within the past five years, according to a survey of 170 operator CEOs from 93 carriers conducted by TM Forum And with the authorization of InfoVista. However, 87% of those CSP executives believe that “the way their new network assets were deployed could have been done in a more efficient and better way” and only 14% believe they have “benefited from their investment in full,” according to InfoVista. Read more.

The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) segment is on track to be worth over $6 billion this year, with the top four suppliers (in alphabetical order) Broadcom / SymantecAnd the Cisco SystemsAnd the Palo Alto Networks And the Zscaler They currently collectively capture about 50% of the market, according to a new research report from Dell’Oro . group. noted Mauricio Sanchez, Director of Research, Network Security and SASE & SD-WAN at Del Oro. “Both the SASE components, SSE and SD-WAN, experienced over 30% growth, demonstrating that organizations value the benefits of SASE Networking and Security Transformation.” Read more.

UK Fiber Optic Network to Workplace (FTTP) Air broadband Expanded its reach from 250,000 buildings to 1 million through CityFibre’s wholesale fiber network (which only owns Exceeded 2 million buildings across the UK). Air Broadband has already rolled out its reach network in markets such as Cambridge, Derby, Gloucester, Hull, Ipswich and London, but will now be able to promote its services to potential customers in places such as Christchurch, Norwich, Swindon and York, thanks to its wholesale deal with CityFibre. . Read more.

– TelecomTV Staff