Airtel inks Cloud & Data Center deal with Oracle to empower over 1 Mn enterprise customers

Key Signals in Telecommunication

Centre Setup and Expansion
Saudi Telecom Co. to invest USD 400 Mn in Data Center expansions
The project is to build the largest cloud-enabled data center in the region as the region seeks to become a center for digitalization. The company is implementing the third phase of its data-center program with a facility that has an allocated land area of more than 180,000 square meters. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewal
L3Harris wins USD 125 Mn Counter Communications Contract from US Space Fore
The contract aims to upgrade the latest version of the US Space Force’s Counter Communications Systems (CCS). Successful space operations depend on dominating the electromagnetic spectrum, and the system targets communications satellites operating in geostationary orbit and likely blocks C-, Ku- and X-band frequencies. Read More>>
Ribbon Communications distribution agreement with Westcon-Comstor extends to 10 more APAC Countries
The agreement will include ten more countries in the APAC region. The expanded distribution capabilities will see enterprises with multi-country operations benefit from single order services across the region, regardless of equipment or cloud service requirements. Read More>>
Nokia Oyj selected by Chubu Telecommunications to conduct 5G Sub-6GHz standalone trial in Japan 
The trial will verify how Nokia’s 5G SA network can help provide commercial high-speed, high-capacity, low latency Fixed Wireless Access services including Internet and telephone to subscribers without needing a fiber-optic installation at a customer’s home. Read More>>
Airtel, Oracle ink Cloud and data center deals to boost digital economy  
The partnership plans to raise the digital economy as data consumption explodes in India amid rapid Internet and smartphone penetration. Cloud major Oracle and Bharti Airtel announced new Cloud and data center deals to empower more than 1 million enterprise customers. Read More>>
Keysight Technologies and Credo accelerate validation of 800GE devices and network infrastructure  
The move to 800GE presents DCOs and vendors in the supply chain with new challenges to validate chips, optical transceivers, or networking equipment port electronics. The unique combination of the Keysight G800GE test system and Credo’s 800GE AEC technology enables the data center community to accelerate the validation of 800GE devices and network infrastructure. Read More>>
Telstra, Quantium partner to form New Data and AI joint venture 
Telstra and Quantium intend to create a new joint venture to unlock the full potential of data and AI for Telstra and its customers. The new joint venture will bring together Quantium’s market-leading data science and AI capabilities with Telstra’s customer, product, and network data assets. Read More>>
Vocera Communications Inc. announces a partnership with Amazon 
The partnership aims to develop the most sophisticated voice and natural speech recognition solution for healthcare institutions. The collaboration will create a solution based on Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant and Vocera Communications Inc. dataset that will allow healthcare professionals and patients to make audio calls without pushing buttons or sensors. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisition
Viasat acquires Inmarsat for USD 7.3 Bn
The deal consists of USD 850 Mn in cash, USD 3.1 Bn in equity to Viasat, and the assumption of USD 3.4 Bn in debt. The acquisition will create a leading global communications innovator with enhanced scale and scope to affordably, securely, and reliably connect the world. The new company intends to integrate both companies’ spectrum, satellite, and terrestrial assets into a global high-capacity hybrid space and terrestrial network. Read More>>
Millicom takes complete control of Guatemalan JV in USD 2.2 Bn buyout 
Millicom has announced that it will buy out its joint venture partner, Miffin Associates, to gain full control of Tigo Guatemala. The deal will see Millicom pay USD 2.2 Bn in an all-cash transaction to acquire Miffin Associates’ 45% stake in the company. Read More>>
Telenor and Charoen Pokphand Group discuss UD 7.5 Bn Thailand telecom merger
Norway’s Telenor and Thailand’s Charoen Pokphand Group are exploring a merger of their telecom units in Thailand to form a new market leader in the Southeast Asian country. A deal, if completed, would merge the telecom operations of Telenor’s Total Access Communication (Dtac) and CP Group’s True Corporation (True). Read More>>
AudioCodes Ltd. acquires Callverso  
This acquisition enables AudioCodes to add Callverso’s outstanding Conversational AI capabilities to AudioCodes portfolio of innovative contact center solutions and Live CX services that already cover high-quality voice connectivity, work-from-home solutions, contextual click-to-call, and voice channel integration with chatbots. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Inseego welcomes Ritesh Mukherjee as Senior VP and GM of 5G Enterprise Networking Business
With his experience in driving technology innovation for leading enterprise networking companies, Ritesh will play a key role in shaping new solutions that help customers orchestrate their networks to reduce complexity and maximize ROI. Before joining Inseego, he was VP at Reliance Jio, managing a global portfolio of market-leading innovative enterprise solutions. Read More>>
Cisco Appoints new ASEAN Leader to bolster growth across the Region  
Cisco announced the appointment of Bee Kheng Tay as the new President and leader for its ASEAN business. Bee Kheng is responsible for driving Cisco’s profitable growth and leading its go-to-market operations across ten countries in the region. Read More>>
Aamir Ahsan Khan appointed as Ericsson Pakistan country manager 
Ericsson has announced the appointment of Aamir Ahsan Khan as its country manager for Pakistan. Khan will lead a strong team aided by a network of partners to support communication service providers and increase Ericsson’s digital footprint in the country. Having joined Ericsson 14 years ago, he brings forward progressive and professional experience in information technology, telecommunication, and management. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Telecom Industry Insights: 

The digital agenda of Telecom Companies is to provide fast network connectivity across all the domains with capabilities of Big Data Computations. 

Telecommunication Industry Tech Stack: Field Digitization collaborations/investments on the technology modules range from Cloud Infrastructure to Network Management & Virtualization. 

Key Funding Alert

Mastercard, others increase investment in Airtel Money after CBN approval 
Airtel Africa PLC mentioned three investors, including Qatar Investment Authority, TPG, and Mastercard, who have increased their Airtel Money investments to USD 500 Mn. The telecommunications giant made the disclosure in a notice signed by the group company secretary, Simon O’Hara, posted by the Nigerian Exchange Limited and seen by PREMIUM TIMES. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – GenXComm 
Total Funding – USD 29.31 Mn
About: GenXComm’s robust Simultaneous Self Interference Cancellation (S-SIX) Technology enables maximal use of available spectrum just as carriers are planning their 5G cellular network deployments to cope with a flood of new wireless devices and rapidly increasing data demands on their networks. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Vodafone Account Intelligence Report: 
Vodafone has upgraded its customer relationship management (CRM) system to deliver expanded customer management solutions, ensuring that infrastructure is ready to handle the fast-paced 5G era of the future. Read More>>
Orange S.A. Account Intelligence Report: 
Orange S.A focuses on providing innovative digital solutions to the customers that enable use cases such as eSIM, Intelligent Networks, digital enterprise, and ecosystem enablement. Read More>>
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