Celcom taps TCS to improve its digital platform by integrating AI and ML capabilities

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Mergers and Acquisition  
Celcom acquires InFront for Cloud technology 
The acquisition of Infront further strengthens its foray into ICT services, specifically in cloud services and managed networks that will cater to Malaysian enterprises and SMEs. Celcom will leverage Infront’s field expertise to bring one-stop digital kits that are cloud-based for local micro-businesses and SMEs to enable digital transformation. Read More>>
AtlasEdge acquires 12 data centers from Colt to expand coverage in Europe
The successful acquisition from Colt strengthens AtlasEdge’s unique portfolio of distributed data centers and further expands its coverage in several new geographies as well as establishing a collaboration between AtlasEdge and Colt Data Centre Services. Read More>>
Clavister completes the acquisition of Cybersecurity AI specialist Omen Technologies
The acquisition will enhance the company’s portfolio and help it tap into the growing AI market. The deal will see the entirety of Omen Technologies business and personnel transfer to Clavister. AI allows cybersecurity systems to analyze patterns, learn from them and then detect changes in behavior. Read More>>
Viasat to buy UK rival Inmarsat in a USD 7.3 Bn deal
The acquisition seeks to broaden Viasat’s offerings of satellite and land-based communications services. Viasat offers its services to residential, aviation, and defense customers in North America. At the same time, Inmarsat is a provider of communications services to shipping and aviation industries and government departments, including Britain’s Ministry of Defence. Read More>>
Indosat Ooredoo targets SMBs with Google Cloud partnership
The strategic deal will see the two organizations work jointly to transform Indonesia’s SMBs across their business lifecycles digitally. The companies plan to create a marketplace of tailored Saas offerings to fully digitize SMBs from the day they register their businesses and at every stage of their business. Read More>>
IT-giant TCS to extend partnership with Malaysia-based Celcom
The partnership intends to transform Celcom’s primary business support system using TCS HOBS & TCS TwinX hosted on Microsoft Azure. Under this extended partnership, TCS will help Celcom improve its digital platform positioning through advanced digital capabilities such as AI/ML-driven corporate simulations and partner ecosystem enablement. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Teleste names new CEO
Esa Harju has been a member of Teleste’s management group since 2016 in the role of SVP, video security, and information. Before joining Teleste, he was the CEO of Ixonos Plc and, before that, the CEO of Nokia Siemens Networks Finland. Read More>>
Kailash Narayanan named President of Keysight’s Communications Solutions Group
As president of the Communications Solutions Group, Narayanan will be responsible for Keysight’s USD 3.3 Bn global business that addresses the design and test solutions needs of the communications ecosystem, including wireless and wireline, as well as aerospace defense and government customers. Read More>>
Center setup and expansion 
DataBank announces a major Data Center in Northern Virginia-
An area rich in fiber connectivity and tech talent, Northern Virginia has a high concentration of enterprises, technology that require dense interconnection and proximity to best-in-class data center infrastructure. DataBank’s facility will incorporate energy-efficient technologies available and demonstrate its commitment to building environmentally sustainable data center solutions. Read More>>
Granite River Labs partners with Rohde & Schwarz for a Digital Compliance Test Lab in Germany
Located in Karlsruhe, Germany, the new state-of-the-art lab supports the growing needs of automotive, medical, and industrial automation industries in Europe to validate and troubleshoot high-speed connectivity and charging interfaces. These interfaces include automotive Ethernet, HDMI, USB, MIPI, and DDR, and USB Power Delivery and Qi wireless charging. Read More>>
Huawei inaugurates a new technological hub in Madrid
The new technology support and service center in Madrid will provide technical support for Huawei’s main telecommunication partners in ten European countries. Huawei currently has more than 10,000 employees in Europe, and this project will open room for over 200 new employees. Read More>>
Deals and Deal renewals
Saudi Arabia’s STC picks PTT system from Motorola Solutions
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has selected Motorola Solutions to deliver a next-generation mission-critical Push-to-Talk (PTT) service to provide its customers with instant communication and collaboration capabilities. Motorola Solutions will provide a scalable, highly resilient, network-integrated 3GPP standards-compliant mission-critical system that provides secure connectivity over Specialized by STC’s LTE network. Read More>>
Telefonica Deutschland partners with Lebara for providing Infrastructure
The deal was announced as Telefonica raised its 2021 core profit target based on the growth in new customer contracts for its core brand O2. Lebara, which provides mobile SIM cards with low-cost international calls, will start using Telefonica Deutschland’s network infrastructure next year. Read More>>
Globe Telecom expands strategic collaboration with Amdocs
Globe Telecom selected the cloud-native, microservices-based Amdocs Catalog and Commerce Suite to provide an enhanced digital experience for its mobile and fixed-line customers. Amdocs has already completed the implementation of these solutions for Globes enterprise business, ensuring automated order management, superior customer experience, greater operational efficiencies, and faster time to market. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Telecom companies are enabling network capabilities by enhancing Optical networks and investing in technologies like SD-WAN and automation to provide automated 5G network services 

  • Ericsson has collaborated with VMware to provide network virtualization for Communication Service Providers (CSP). 
  • NEC Corporation and Netcracker, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC, have deployed their 5G Core and full-stack Digital BSS/OSS on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to orchestrate and automate 5G digital services. 
  • Cisco partnered with Verizon Business to offer solutions combining Verizon’s 5G network and 5G Edge to provide a safer in-person experience 


Startup Spotlight

Company – Cellwize 
Total Funding  USD 56.5 Mn
About: With Cellwize Chime, they enable mobile network operators (MNOs) to accelerate 5G network deployment and the ROI on their network investments. Even in the most complex and dynamic of network environments, Chime enables operators to connect to any application and any vendor, as well as co-create on top of the platform, delivering unprecedented ease, speed, and agility. Read more>>

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Avaya Account Intelligence Report – Oct 2021: Avaya focuses on AI-powered meeting capabilities through the Avaya Spaces app, which uses the NVIDIA Maxine video conferencing AI platform to simplify the user experience while increasing the impact and value of visual, audible, and collaborative experiences. Read More>>
Keppel Corporation Account Intelligence Report – Oct 2021: Keppel Corporation utilizes digital technologies like Computer Vision and the Internet of Things intended for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and 5G-enabled V2X communications. Read More>>
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