Mobile data consumption reaches new records in the Netherlands
In the third quarter of 2023, data consumption on mobile reached 558 million gigabytes, the highest quarterly consumption ever.
This is according to figures from the Authority Consumer & Market, which has kept statistics on the mobile phone market since the beginning of 2014. Compared to the... Read more
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.
According to Bloomberg,... Read more
HPE and Ampere work on Arm processor for telecom networks
HPE and chip manufacturer Ampere are collaborating on an Arm server processor for use in Open Radio Access Network (ORAN) environments based on "inline acceleration" technology, according to DataCenter Knowledge.
The server processor that the tech giant and chip manufacturer are now jointly deve... Read more
Telecom regulators join Big Tech in fight against network tax
Big Internet companies are getting support from Europe's umbrella organization of telecom regulators, BEREC, in their fight against the "network tax" that European telecom operators want to impose on them. This writes Reuters.
Major telecom operators like Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and... Read more
EC approves Orange acquisition, compliant with competitor commitments
The European Commission (EC) authorised Orange's proposed acquisition of VOO and Brutélé, under the EU Merger Regulation. Orange's approval is based on complete compliance with a commitments package.
Orange is a retail mobile and fixed telecommunications service supplier in Belgium, with its o... Read more
Intel adds vRAN to 4th Gen Intel Xeon SoCs
Intel has added vRAN functionality to its fourth-generation Intel Xeon SoCs. This should provide telecom operators with more efficient technology for optimizing network virtualization paths.
During Mobile World Congress, Intel announced that its 4th Gen Xeon SoCs now include vRAN technology. Int... Read more
Dell Technologies moves more into open telecom solutions
Dell Technologies is increasing its commitment to Open Telecom Ecosystem solutions. Among other things, there will be new Telecom Infrastructure Blocks for Red Hat technology, hardware in the form of PowerEdge servers, a Private Wireless program and the establishment of a Dell Open Telecom Ecosyste... Read more
Arista launches 800G switches for data-hungry cloud giants
Arista is extending the 7050X4 Series en 7060X5 Series of spine and leaf datacenter switches, including support for 800Gbps connections. The advanced automation capabilities enable organizations to manage IT environments with ease and efficiency.
These switches boast an impressive range of featu... Read more
Belgian government protects EDPnet from creditors until January
EDPnet is protected from creditors until the end of January. The Belgian provider is in dire financial straits. The initial protection period was scheduled to end on December 15, but the date has been moved.
EDPnet's financial situation came to light in November. The provider asked a Belgian co... Read more
Huawei pledges to help connect 120 million people in remote regions
Huawei vows to help Partner2Connect connect 120 million people in remote regions over the next three years.
The pledge is part of Partner2Connect, an initiative of the Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the United Nations (UN). The initiative was launched in October 2022. Ever since, organizatio... Read more