EU wants Digital Network Act as answer to telecom concerns big tech
The European Union is considering a Digital Network Act next year. The Act should shake up and harmonize current European telecom policy. Among other things, it should put an end to the debate over whether big tech companies should co-pay for European operators' networks.
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European telco operators call on Big Tech to pay for upgrades
The CEOs of major European telecom operators recently sent a collectively signed letter to the European Parliament. The letter calls for large tech companies to help pay for rolling out and maintaining telecom network infrastructure in the EU.
European telecom operators have been calling on the ... Read more
German telco networks forced to rid themselves of Huawei, despite high costs
German telecom operators must quickly remove potentially dangerous Huawei and ZTE systems from their telecom networks by the German government. There are potentially extremely high costs involved in doing so, but telecom operators have used that excuse for too long, Germany's interior minister says... Read more
ORAN tech to be tested in Bulgaria
Dutch-based United Group is going to test Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) technology in cooperation with Parallel Wireless. The network of Bulgarian provider Vivacom will apply the new network solution. This should show how the performance of ORAN compares with traditional SRAN.
ORAN is a relat... Read more
Deutsche Telecom, Ericsson and Google partner for 5G Edge calling
The three companies have reached a milestone in their joint development 5G Core VoIP project
Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson and Google Cloud have announced a significant milestone in their strategic partnership to bring cloud infrastructure closer to mobile devices at the network edge. This week th... Read more
Telco providers collaborate on universal cloud software framework
Five major telecom providers will collaborate on interoperable cloud solutions for the telecom industry.
The initiative was dubbed Project Sylva. The project will be hosted by the Linux Foundation. Project Sylva consists of a collaboration among five major European telecom providers: Telefonica... Read more
Telenet fined after storm damages datacenter
Telecom regulator BIPT imposed a €190,000 fine on one of Belgium's major operators. Telenet improperly handled storm damages to a critical datacenter. Furthermore, site security was found to be lacking.
According to the regulator, Telenet did not act with due diligence when securing a critica... Read more
Orange and Equinix partner to improve telco efficiency
Network operator Orange and infrastructure provider Equinix join forces to enhance the efficiency of the Telco Cloud Platform networking service for customers.
Operators look for innovative technology providers to up their game of network services. Similarly, Orange will be carrying the bare met... Read more
Deutsche Telecom reviewing bids to sell a stake in its mobile towers
The telco could sell a minority or a majority stake, sources said.
Deutsche Telekom is reviewing proposals to sell a majority or minority stake in its towers business, according to a report in Reuters. They are choosing from a slew of financial and corporate investors that have approached the G... Read more
Ukrainian telco suffers a “powerful cyberattack”
The attack disrupted service, but was "repulsed", the company says.
Ukraine's national telecoms operator Ukrtelecom is restoring internet services after driving back a major cyber-attack, according to Reuters.
Ukraine's state-owned telecommunications company Ukrtelecom experienced a disruptio... Read more