Altice and Vodafone to construct €7 billion fibre network in Germany
Vodafone and Altice want to construct a €7 billion optical fibre network in Germany. The partners are stepping up the competition with Deutsche Telekom, one of Germany's biggest optical fibre providers.
As part of the plan, Vodafone and Altice will found a new company dubbed FibreCo. The plan... Read more
Belgian government helps consumers switch providers
Switching telecom providers is getting easier in Belgium. Petra de Sutter, the Minister of Telecommunications, recently announced new rules that help consumers change providers and receive compensation in the event of delays.
The Easy Switch system has allowed Belgian consumers to switch teleco... Read more
Red Hat OpenStack 17 focuses on telecom operators
Red Hat presented version 17 of the Red Hat OpenStack platform. The release integrates containers and VMs into a single cloud environment, allowing telecom operators to deploy additional services for 4G and 5G network environments.
According to Red Hat, RHOP 17 features new integration with its ... Read more
‘European telecom providers prepare for power outages’
Several European telecom companies told Reuters that the energy crisis could lead to network outages in the coming winter.
Russia's gas supply has been cut off. Putin blocked one of the main European pipelines after the European Union imposed sanctions for invading Ukraine. The supply of energy... Read more
UK to boost Gigabit broadband by improving infrastructure access
As a part of the 'mini-budget', the UK government is all set to help telecom operators with the usage of utility poles on private property in an attempt to bring high-speed broadband internet connectivity up across the country.
The mini-budget was partly established to tackle the increasing cost... Read more
EU says telcos must prove that streaming sites should pay for traffic
The bloc is investigating whether content providers like Netflix and YouTube need to pay additional costs for internet access.
The European Commission wants telecom companies to provide evidence that streaming sites such as Netflix and YouTube should pay for the additional traffic sent over thei... Read more
EchoStar launches Europe’s first LoRa IoT network
EchoStar Mobile, a mobile satellite provider, recently launched a 'LoRa-enabled IoT' network – an industry-first.
Short for Long-Range, LoRa is a low-power network protocol best suited for connecting battery-backed devices. Sometimes, terrestrial infrastructure limitations constrain tech usage... Read more
Aircall again earns over $100 million in annual revenue
Call center software company, Aircall has reportedly topped 100 million dollars in annual recurring revenue.
Aircall reported annual recurring revenue of over $100 million and plans to grow in Madrid and Singapore as it prepares for a potential stock market IPO.
In addition, Aircall stated th... Read more
ZTE announces the W600D, its first cloud-based laptop
ZTE, a Chinese telecom equipment manufacturer, announced its first-ever cloud-based laptop, the W600D.
ZTE shared the news at the annual Cloud Network ECO Summit. The cloud-based laptop will feature powerful performance, a low carbon footprint, security and reliability, and maximized portability... Read more
Telecom Italia secures €725 million tender for 5G rollout
On Monday, the ministry for technology innovation and digital transformation announced that Telecom Italia has won a federal tender for implementing 5G networks.
Telecom Italia is a telecommunications, internet and cloud services provider. Domestic activities include retail and wholesale voice a... Read more