Amazon steps into European 5G market through strategic cloud deal with O2 Telefónica

Amazon steps into European 5G market through strategic cloud deal with O2 Telefónica

O2 Telefónica in Germany, in partnership with Nokia, has made a groundbreaking move by deploying 5G standalone core software on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

This marks a significant milestone as it is the first instance of an existing mobile operator shifting its core network to a public cloud. 

Traditionally, telecom networks have migrated IT and other non-core operations to the cloud, but this transition by the subsidiary of the Spanish group Telefonica sets a new...

Rakuten Symphony launches Telco Cloud training through TIP Academy

Rakuten Symphony has launched a Telco Cloud curriculum on the Telecom Infra Project’s industry-neutral training platform, the TIP Academy.

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) Academy, launched by TIP in collaboration with Accenture in June 2022, is an industry neutral training platform for the Telecom industry.  With a prime focus on educating and upskilling the Telecom community in the practical aspects of architecting, building, testing, integrating and deploying Open Network...

Huawei Mobile Services partners with AVOW and Turismo Andalucía ‘to strengthen bonds’

HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Council of Tourism, Culture, and Sports of the Andalusian Government (Turismo Andalucía) and marketing agency AVOW, aiming to advance mutual goals and capture business opportunities.

The MOU signing ceremony took place at MWC 2024, held in Barcelona, Spain.

Huawei was represented by Ning Shenglan, President of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Global Ecosystem Development & Sales Dept, and...

Optiva accelerates competitive edge with generative AI-enabled real-time BSS

An old black telephone.

Optiva, which provides telecoms firms with cloud-native billing, charging and revenue management software on private and public clouds, has revealed that its business support systems (BSS) platform now allows users to leverage generative AI (GenAI) technology to quickly highlight new, targeted revenue opportunities and dramatically reduce customer churn.

Full integration with Google Cloud’s BigQuery and Analytics capabilities powers the deep learning needed to customize...

Vonage and AWS leverage communications and network APIs to deliver solutions

Vonage, a specialist in cloud communications helping businesses accelerate their digital transformation and a part of Ericsson, has collaborated with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate the availability of new solutions to millions of AWS developers through AWS Marketplace.  

This collaboration will bring together Vonage’s platform, which is based on communications APIs and network APIs that connect to communications service provider (CSP) networks, Ericsson’s 5G network...

Nokia and Innova Solutions partner to deliver programmable network applications

Nokia and Innova Solutions, a global digital transformation solutions provider, have announced a partnership that will utilise the Nokia Network as Code platform with developer portal (platform) to create and deliver programmable network solutions.

The agreement will accelerate the digital transformation of enterprises in industries such as banking/financial services, transportation and logistics, technology, life sciences, retail, and industrial sectors.

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ManageEngine launches cloud-based remote monitoring and management solution 

ManageEngine, the enterprise IT management division of Zoho Corporation, has launched Endpoint Central MSP Cloud, which it says brings the advantages of the cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and efficiency to the remote monitoring and management (RMM) of endpoints for managed service providers (MSPs).

The launch also completes the first stage of the company’s vision for a unified platform for MSPs. 

MSPs need a holistic solution for remotely monitoring and...

Nearly a quarter of businesses are losing more than £100,000 a year to IT skills shortage

Nearly a quarter of IT decision-makers (22%) estimate IT skills shortages are costing their business more than £100,000 a year in recruitment fees, temporary staffing, increased salaries and investment in lower-level employees to bring them up to speed over time.

As the skills shortage worsens, over three-quarters of respondents polled (77%) say their organisation’s IT recruitment costs have increased over the past three years, and nearly half (45%) say costs have risen by more...

40%+ of firms lose revenue from technology downtime and cloud complexity

55% of enterprises are struggling to derive meaningful insights from their data, highlighting an industry-wide need to deliver technology faster, more reliably and in more places, according to a survey by Hitachi Vantara, the modern infrastructure, data management and digital solutions subsidiary of Hitachi.

The survey revealed ongoing challenges related to security, inflexible systems, isolated data, a skilled labor shortage, and the need for infrastructure agility. These...

UK startups wasting over two weeks per year – costing the UK an estimated £37bn in GDP

UK startups and microbusinesses are wasting over two working weeks every year on admin tasks, including managing mobile phone contracts, choosing energy providers, and buying insurance – according to new research. 

The study, conducted by Beasy, which surveyed 500 business owners employing between 1-9 people, found that startup founders are spending an average of 5.5 hours per week choosing and managing the business services they need to run their company – equating to a...