Airtel partners with Google Cloud & Cisco to launch Airtel Office Internet

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Centre Setup and Expansion
Future Technologies opens Innovation Center with Cambium Networks
As a founding member, Cambium Networks helped define the mission for the center, which includes a lab where enterprise, automation, and industry 4.0 IT teams can research broadband and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity solutions in a real-world environment. The industrial lab capabilities include Wi-Fi 6, 5G, CBRS, Terragraph 60 GHz, and 4G technologies. Read More>>
Nexans Telecom & Data opens new office in Saudi Arabia
The expansion will enable it to provide better, more tailored services to the clients in Saudi Arabia, which include its latest fiber and copper structured cabling solutions, data center solutions, and Fibre To The Office (FTTO) concept. Read More>>
NTT to build seventh U.S. Data Center Campus in Mesa
The Mesa campus will be built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified specifications for Core and Shell, signaling NTT controls the design and construction of the entire mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection system. Read More>>
Shentel expands high-speed internet for Page County
New communication towers with a fixed wireless broadband service called Beam is now capable of providing high-speed internet service to those areas. The new service could serve over 1,600 households once implemented. Read More>>
Deal and Deal Renewal
AT&T signs the first 5G connected car deal with GM
 The company has entered the 5G wireless connected car race by signing its first deal with GM. This deal will enable General Motors vehicles to be equipped with 5G wireless devices, connectivity, and operations using the AT&T Mobility network beginning in 2023. Read More>>
USOF inks pact with BSNL for high-speed internet access to northeast India
The support is for hiring a 10 Gbps international bandwidth for internet connectivity to northeastern India. Under the agreement, USOF would extend financial support to BSNL for a period of three years for hiring the said international bandwidth. Read More>>
Fujitsu wins broadband network contract from FPUA
Fujitsu’s role as broadband network integrator includes providing market analysis, financial/ business modeling, engineering design, deployment, and overall project management for the Lincoln Park project. The project is slated to be completed in phases, with an initial service turn-up expected in early 2022. Read More>>
Maxar wins USD 26 Mn contract to support NGA Open Map Platform
Under the agreement, Maxar will continue to provide engineering, software development, and geospatial tradecraft in support of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence Open Mapping Enclave (NOME). It has been used for remote unclassified mission support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More>>
Executive Movement 
Cradlepoint appoints two new APAC channel execs
Judy Faulkner has been named the new partner account manager for Australia and New Zealand, and Tim Karamitos joins as regional sales manager, managed service providers for the Asia Pacific. Both of the new execs will be based in Australia, Faulkner in Sydney and Karamitos in Melbourne. Read More>>
Maxar appoints Colleen Campbell as Chief Marketing Officer
In her new role, Campbell will oversee business growth, customer retention, new market development, employee engagement, and talent acquisition. Read More>>
NETGEAR appoints Shravan Goli to the Board
With deep roots in the technology industry, Goli joins the board with executive experience in developing and growing brands such as Coursera,, Yahoo!, and Microsoft. Shravan Goli is Coursera’s Chief Product Officer and Head of Consumer Revenue. Read More>>
Telekom Romania appoints Alexander Jenbar as new CTIO
 Alexander Jenbar will be responsible for coordinating all mobile network and IT activities and ensuring that these are running effectively and sustaining high-quality service delivery to the customers. He has 23 years of professional experience, with over 15 years in senior management positions within the tier one telecommunications market. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition 
Comcast acquires Masergy to bolster its Enterprise SD-WAN and SASE offerings
 The bulk of Masergy’s business is with enterprise-class companies, making this an ideal acquisition target for Comcast. Masergy currently has over 1400 customers in about 100 countries, which gives Comcast a more extensive international footprint. Read More>>
Mavenir acquires Telestax to enhance Mavenir Engage
Telestax’s Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) enablement solutions are expected to enhance Mavenir Engage, the vendor’s cloud- messaging monetization and customer engagement offerings. Mavenir Engage is cloud-based and provides systems integrators and channel partners with RCS Business Messaging, messaging monetization, and chatbots. Read More>>
Airtel partners with Google Cloud & Cisco to debut ‘Airtel Office Internet’ for Small Businesses
Airtel Office Internet is an integrated enterprise-grade platform for the increasing digital connection demands of small businesses, SOHOs, and early-stage tech start-ups. Airtel Office Internet is built on these insights and brings together secure high-speed data connectivity, conferencing, and business productivity tools as a unified solution with one plan and one bill. Read More>>
TeleSign partners with Digi Telecommunications
The partnership will help to safeguard Digi’s mobile users against Account Takeover (ATO) through SIM swaps, registration fraud, and other fraud-related activities through TeleSign’s Score and PhoneID solutions. Read More>>
Fujitsu and NEC in 5G ORAN pact with Japanese state backing
Japanese vendors Fujitsu and NEC collaborate to ensure their open RAN 5G equipment works together. They are carrying out their work at Fujitsu’s US labs and NEC’s lab in the UK, with funding from New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) of Japan. Read More>>
NTT and I-CABLE partner to address the evolving network demands of Hong Kong enterprises
The collaboration will explore initiatives including managed network services to accelerate enterprises’ performance. An increasing number of Hong Kong enterprises have adopted digital business models, with the wide adoption of cloud, distributed workplace, and disruptive technologies. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Telecom industries are focusing on enhancing their 5G network by incorporating advanced network solutions to provide high-speed network services to their customers. Many industrial use cases have been developed on 5G, which has acted as a catalyst in their digital transformation journey. 5G is creating a significant impact across the industries to adopt intelligent technologies with unbeatable speed and low-latency connectivity. 

  • Microsoft acquired Affirmed Networks to deliver new opportunities for a global 5G ecosystem. This acquisition allows evolving the work with the telecommunications industry, building on a secure and trusted cloud platform for operators. 

  • Verizon partnered with MasterCard and JPMorgan Chase for a 5G Payment solution to further digitize and change global consumer spending at retailers and other merchants. 

  • CCB introduced Huawei’s SD-WAN and 5G technologies into WAN construction for 5G+ intelligent banks. 5G and SD-WAN lead the development of WANs in the banking sector and extend the range of financial services. 

  • Human Horizons has launched its first 5G Equipped Production Car-HiPhi 1. The vehicle can analyze massive amounts of information and make decisions utilizing cloud computing with a powerful data analysis engine. 

Startup Spotlight

Company – Radiotalk 
Total Funding – USD 3.57 Mn
About: Radiotalk is a voice distribution platform that lets users create custom podcasts and subscribe to popular podcasts while enabling connectivity across the app through voice. It provides live streaming, community chats, and background listening to its customers. Read More>>

Funding Alert

Trooli secures USD 92.8 Mn in expansion capital for the company’s Gigabit network  
The funds will be used to expand the reach of Trooli’s Gigabit-capable network as it increases from more than 100,000 premises today to 170,000 by the end of 2021, 400,000 during 2022, and rising to one million in 2024. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

C Spire Account Intelligence Report: C Spire accelerates the next-generation 5G wireless technology deployment to consumer and business customers, activating the game-changing service in two counties and nine cities since December. C Spire also worked with sources that surveyed most of the state’s 151 school districts to identify, develop and test the approved learning sites for mobile broadband internet accessibility. Read More>>
 Nokia OYJ Account Intelligence Report:Nokia primarily focuses on enhancing its 5G network by incorporating advanced network solutions such as PON, 5G base stations, and 5G standalone core. Nokia also introduced new technological innovations such as Anomaly Detection Service, Liquid Cooling AirScale Baseband, Cybersecurity Tools, and Full Fibre Technology. Read More>>
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