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5G Business Models: Considerations for Operators

In the commercial telecom industry, and in the wake of the 4th industrial revolution shaking today’s markets, operators require new avenues of income. Operators have potential to make new money because of new 5G business models and capabilities including huge connectivity, ultra-reliable connections, low latency, and integration with edge services. This is especially true with […]

The Central Role of Telecom Operators in the Metaverse

The digital world has been witnessing intermittent events that change how we interact, access information, complete our daily activities, and basically live our daily life beyond our physical connections. Probably the first prominent introduction was the Internet and the world wide web in the nineties. The next awaited event is the advent of the Metaverse, […]

Batelco Joins 6 Middle East Operators in An Open RAN MoU

Batelco signed an Open RAN (Radio Access Network) MoU, aiming to increase momentum for the technology and its solutions in the region and other leading Middle East Operators.  As such, the other signatories to the MoU are Etisalat Group, Saudi Telecom Company STC, Zain Group, Mobily, du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), and Omantel.  […]

Middle East Operators Establish Region’s First Open RAN Centralized Test Lab in Collaboration with TIP and Intel

Batelco and Omantel join five operators in the ground-breaking Open RAN MoU ABU DHABI, 02 March 2022: Middle East operators have opened the first regional community lab in collaboration with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) and Intel, following the signing of the Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) MoU last year. The move will accelerate the implementation […]

Positive Response from South African Operators Amid Auction

After many delays, South Africa has high hopes of finally being able to auction spectrum, while it seems that the countries’ operators are now keen to get involved in the process.   As such, reports note that there have been six applications for the so-called high-demand spectrum. Telecoms regulator ICASA received applications from MTN, Vodacom, Telkom, […]

South Africa’s Operators Cooperate to Combat Crime

South Africa’s leading telecommunication operators, including MTN SA, Vodacom, Telkom SA, Cell C, and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, joined to establish a non-profit organization, the Communication Risk Information Centre (COMRiC).   The new company seeks to better protect its network investments and advance the country’s participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.   As such, COMRiC‘s main focus will be on […]

Two Slovakian operators merged on New Year Eve, next step 5G rollout

Swan and Swan Mobile (4ka), the two Slovak operators, merged to create a full-fledged telecommunications operator with an offer of convergent, fixed, and mobile services. “We have integrated smaller players over the last decade and three years ago, by merging the two largest alternative operators – Benestra and Swan, we created a relevant Slovak competitor […]

Chilean operators deploy 5G networks as first Latin American nation

Ten months after acquiring 5G-compatible frequencies, Chile’s telecommunications regulator (Subtel) announced that Movistar (Telefonica), Entel, and WOM activated their fifth-generation networks. President Sebastián Piñera and transport, communications minister Gloria Hutt and the Undersecretary of Telecommunications, Francisco Moreno, announced the activation of 5G in Chile, thus becoming the first nation in Latin America to have 5G […]

Telecoms operators are facing headwinds: here’s how to change course

Telecoms operators should be flying high. Over the past 20 months they have been a linchpin of societies and economies, keeping businesses going, families talking and us all hooked to Netflix. And yet, from February to December 2020, telcos created less value for shareholders than nearly every other sector, according to Bain & Company. This […]

US charges 2 suspected major ransomware operators

A suspected Ukrainian hacker has been arrested and charged in the United States in connection with a string of costly ransomware attacks, including one that snarled businesses around the globe on the Fourth of July weekend, U.S. officials said Monday. Yaroslav Vasinskyi was arrested last month after traveling to Poland, according to the Justice Department, […]