UK delays deadline for telcos to remove Huawei from network cores
Britain delayed the deadline for removing Huawei equipment and services from critical network activities from January 2023 to December 2023. The government made the decision after consulting with telecom providers and operators.
The government stated that the goal of removing all Huawei equipmen... Read more
BT claims its new platform reduces AI dev time from months to days
BT Group deployed a new machine learning platform in its own environment that reportedly reduces the time required to produce an AI product from six months to only six days.
The platform, AI Accelerator, is in charge of continuously checking on the wellness and effectiveness of the artificial I... Read more
UK government plans to allow Patrick Drahi’s stake in BT
The UK government decided not to force billionaire Partick Drahi to lower his 18 percent stake in BT, Britain's largest broadband firm.
Patrick Drahi, a French-Israeli billionaire, won’t be forced to cut down his 18 percent stake in BT Group after the UK government ruled that Drahi's investme... Read more
BT increases standalone 5G speeds with carrier aggregation
Network operator BT managed to incorporate four carrier components (CC) into a standalone 5G network during a recent test. According to the British operator, this is the first time the technique has been successfully demonstrated on a live European network. Four CCs increase the bandwidth and speed... Read more
BT adds Fortinet security to SD-WAN offerings
BT has announced a new service where its global network is complemented by Fortinet's SD-WAN security. This will allow users to take advantage of the extensive capabilities offered by SD-WAN without having to worry about its security.
BT has offered an SD-WAN product for some time and says that ... Read more
The intelligent network: infra, cloud and security
The network threatens to fade into the background a bit in stories about innovation, migration and security. This is not justified, argues Joris van Oers of BT Global in conversation with us. In fact, the network is still a starting point for many of the conversations he has with customers. However... Read more
United Kingdom will completely remove Huawei from 5G networks
The United Kingdom has decided to completely remove Huawei from its 5G networks. According to the Secretary of State for Media and Culture, all Huawei equipment should be gone by the end of 2027.
Earlier this week, Vodafone and BT (two major providers in the United Kingdom) announced that if the... Read more
‘Removing Huawei equipment from British networks will cost billions’
British telecom providers BT and Vodafone warn that removing Huawei equipment from their networks will take at least five years. Besides, the costs to remove all the equipment would take billions of pounds.
Earlier this month, it was reported that the British government is drafting plans to remo... Read more