5G proves to be a game-changer as telcos partner with service providers to develop next-gen IoT solutions

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Deal and Deal Renewal
Intel lands 5G deal with Airtel to help telco accelerate rollout
Airtel collaborates with American chipmaker Intel to work towards 5G network development by leveraging Virtualized Radio Access Network (vRAN) and O-RAN technologies. Read More>>
sTraffic picks BlackBerry QNX OS for Communications-based Train Control System (CBTC)
This will enable sTraffic to develop systems that meet the most stringent safety certifications and standards, including IEC 62279: 2015, a railway functional safety standard. Read More>>
Comtech bags a USD 3.2 Mn contract to provide satellite systems for the Brazilian Military
The deal includes the provision of new remote satellite terminals and services to expand the military’s satellite network for its air traffic control system and builds on a similar deal signed in June 2018.. The announcement was made during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021 by company executives. Read More>>
Telenor monetizes fast-growing mobile services with Oracle
Telenor selected Oracle Comm. Billing and Revenue management, including Oracle, Converged Charging to lay the groundwork for 5G and provide seamless charging and billing interactions for its 175 million subscribers in the region. Oracle Comm. Consulting is leading the implementation and will deploy the solution in Malaysia, Thailand, and Pakistan. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Nancy Altobello appointed to the board of Amphenol Corp
With Nancy’s appointment, the size of the company’s board has increased to 10 members. Most recently, she was Global Vice Chair, talent of Ernst & Young, where she was responsible for the firm’s global talent and people strategy. Ms. Altobello brings more than three decades of talent management experience to the board. Read More>>
BK Technologies appoints communications veteran John Suzuki as CEO
Mr. Suzuki is a proven leader in the mobile communications sector with broad executive experience including sales and marketing, operations, product development, and supply chain. He joins BK Technologies following his role as President & CEO at radio company EF Johnson Technologies for four years. Read More>>
Extreme Networks names Calvin Rowland as Senior VP of SaaS
 At Extreme, Calvin will be responsible for overseeing SaaS go-to-market initiatives and ecosystem programs, as well as helping Extreme continue its SaaS portfolio momentum. Calvin brings over 25 years of experience driving business and cloud strategy, most recently serving as Senior VP and GM of Cloud at F5 Networks. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition 
ATN International acquires Alaska Communications for USD 343 Mn
The company has completed the acquisition of Alaska Communications Group in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately USD 343 Mn. Under the terms of the merger, each outstanding share of Alaska Communications’ common stock was converted into the right to receive USD 3.40 in cash. Read More>>
AT&T is in talks to sell Xandr to India’s InMobi
AT&T is in talks to get Xandr, its ad division, off its balance sheet. The ad unit is resulting in major losses every year and has not been a right fit for AT&T. The Xandr deal could give InMobi, India’s largest ad tech firm, more scale at a fire sale price. However, AT&T may only consider this sale if it can get at least USD 1 Bn for the unit. Read More>>
Carlyle to acquire live streaming tech firm LiveU for over USD 400 Mn
 The acquisition is part of an effort to capitalize on the rapidly growing demand for high-quality live video transmission. The group executed its acquisition of LiveU from Francisco Partners.  At present, LiveU is used by more than 3,000 large media organizations. Read More>>
KKR to acquire Telefónica Chile’s Fiber Optic Network
KKR will become a majority shareholder of the new independent entity while Telefónica will be a minority shareholder with a 40% stake. The new company will expand the availability of ultra-fast fiber optic internet, benefitting more consumers and businesses across Colombia. Read More>>
AT&T targets US 5G smart city first
The company partnered with US property developer JBG Smith to build a 5G network in a community near Washington, DC, which would become the nation’s first full-scale smart city powered by the technology. Plans call for an interconnected series of equipment installed on buildings, streets, and underground, covering mmWave and sub-6GHz bands. Read More>>
Intel and Airtel collaborate to accelerate 5G in India
The collaboration is part of Airtel’s 5G roadmap as it transforms India’s networks to provide the possibilities of a hyperconnected world. Airtel’s network will be powered by a collection of Intel technology, including the latest Xeon Scalable processors, FPGAs and eASICs, Ethernet 800 Series, and FlexRAN reference architecture. Read More>>
NTT and Fujitsu Hong Kong partner to drive mobile digital workplaces
NTT will offer a ready-to-go global mobile data service for the end-users of Fujitsu LIFEBOOK Business Notebooks, enabling seamless and secure connections for easier transfers of company data and better collaboration with colleagues and customers anytime. Read More>>
Swift Navigation and KDDI partner to build on precise positioning
By partnering with Swift, KDDI can utilize Swift’s patented wide-area corrections solution, a hybrid of precise point positioning (PPP) and RTK. The solution delivers wide area corrections with a low density of reference stations, fast convergence, centimeter-level accuracy, all via the cloud. Read More>>
Tata Teleservices partners with Zoom Video Communications
Tata Teleservices and Zoom will address the unified communications needs of Enterprise customers, especially SMEs across the Country. Organizations across industry segments such as banking and financial services, healthcare, and education will now have access to unified communications backed by Tata’s highly acclaimed 24/7 managed service support. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Telecom Market in APAC Market: 

Top players like Samsung, apple 5G debut will provide a major boost to the new technology. The infrastructural growth in the APAC region and the increasing deployment of 4G and 5G networks present enormous opportunities to implement the 5G services. 

Market Insights: 

  • Smart Factories: 
    • Tech Mahindra and Honeywell collaborate to develop “Industries of the Future” with plans to capitalize on software, Industry 4.0, 5G, and digital transformation capabilities. 
  • 5G NR Industrial IoT 
    • Qualcomm Technologies and Bosch announce research collaboration on 5G New Radio (NR) technology applications for the Industrial IoT (IIoT) in smart, connected factories of Industry 4.0. 
  • Digitization 
    • Google is moving forward with Reliance in a new 5G partnership. The partnership involves collaborating for Jio’s 5G telco service and migration of parent Reliance Industries’ core businesses, including Reliance Retail, JioMart, and JioSaavn, to the Google Cloud infrastructure. 
  • Radio Access Network
    • Airtel and Qualcomm partnered to use the latter’s 5G platforms to enable an array of use cases, including 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) designed to deliver broadband connectivity at gigabit speeds to homes and businesses in India. 
  • Automated Service-Oriented Lifecycle Management for 5G Networks 
    • Ericsson to develop automated service-oriented lifecycle management for 5G networks. It helps the 5G network operators to solve the complex challenge of managing network services for diverse customer sectors.

Startup Spotlight

Company – Celona’s solution
Total Funding – USD 40 Mn
About: Celona’s solution architecture is designed to automate the deployment of cellular wireless by enterprise IT organizations and managed service providers and drastically simplify its integration with an enterprise IT network. Read More>>

Funding Alert

Blues Wireless nabs USD 22 Mn in venture funding

The new funding will be used to expand its global marketing, sales, and operations and will support further investment in R&D for hardware and associated services to integrate data into cloud applications. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

US Cellular Account Intelligence Report: US Cellular focuses on the LTE-M network for enhanced IoT capabilities to improve the existing network for business and government customers. US Cellular is keen to expand 5G mmWave coverage to offer high-speed broadband services to consumers and businesses in rural areas and underserved communities. Major focus areas of US Cellular are 5G, IoT, AI, and Machine learning. Read More>>
Laird Account Intelligence Report: The company is engaged in developing 5G wireless for Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and heat solutions. The major focus areas for the company remain in 5G, wireless modules, and thermoelectric coolers. Product and Engineering Services and Application Development & Maintenance are the major outsourced segments by Laird. Read More>>
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