Ericsson, SkyMax to Construct a Next-generation 5G Broadband Network across sub-Saharan Africa

Key Signals in Telecommunications

Centre Setup and Expansion
Huawei-SITA launch an innovation center for ICT talent in SA
The main aim of the Huawei-SITA innovation center is to foster the development of Information and Communication Technology among the operators. Moreover, this will also help in the National Development Plan 2030 and the 4IR strategy of the country. Read More>>
Ooredoo starts three new Oman data centers to be linked to 2Africa
Each site will be developed to meet the requirements of a rapidly growing digitally enabled society and the demand for hosting and digital data processing. Each of the three new data centers will be rated as Tier 3 and have a capacity of more than 500 racks. Read More>>
Orange wins Telecom Egypt’s roaming tender
The multi-year roaming agreement would ensure that Orange continues to provide high-quality voice and data mobile network coverage to Telecom Egypt’s customers nationwide and offer a technical edge to boost the development of services. Read More>>
Ericsson strikes deal for 5G broadband in sub-Saharan Africa
The company has partnered with SkyMax Network in a move to construct a next-generation 5G broadband network and deliver digital services across sub-Saharan Africa. Under the deal, SkyMax will tap the vendor for network supplies, rollout, and optimization or managed services. Read More>>
Frasers Property Australia selects Juniper Networks
The company has selected Juniper Networks to upgrade its network infrastructure, enhancing business agility and IT efficiency across Australia. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Telia Lietuva acquires the cleanest 5G Band worth USD 7.1 Mn
The almost month-long auction for three 3.5 GHz radio frequency blocks is over. The valuable 3.5 GHz frequency band won in the auction is the cleanest and least constrained 5G band that Lithuania has offered to the market. Read More>>
Lumentum acquires NeoPhotonics
Under the terms of the merger agreement, NeoPhotonics stockholders will receive USD 16 in cash for each share of NeoPhotonics common stock in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement. Read More>>
Huawei Technologies, ITIDA sign MoU to launch Huawei Spark Program
The program aims to provide opportunities for deep-tech start-ups to establish roots in new markets, widen their client reach, and co-create with Huawei. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Huawei appoints Jim Liu as CEO for Huawei Egypt
In this role, Jim Liu will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company’s operations and efforts to empower public and private organizations to accelerate their digital transformation agendas and sustainability challenges. Read More>>
Comtech appoints Ken Peterman as President and Chief Executive Officer
A thought leader in defense and aerospace space, Peterman has worked across multiple technology sectors in both commercial and government markets at companies including Viasat, Collins Aerospace, Raytheon, and SpyGlass Group. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Key Focus Area
Broadband and Video Enhancement
  • Harmonic aims to develop Network Virtualization that enables higher internet speeds for consumers, and significantly more deployment flexibility, while lowering capital and operating costs for cable operators. 
  • Harmonic aims to bridge the rural divide, improve broadband deployment flexibility, stimulate economic growth, and scale the network to meet the demands for ultra-fast broadband.
Key Recommendation Area
Connectivity Technology
  • Harmonic aims to expand its FTTH solution for the improvement of rural broadband connectivity by leveraging the CableOS cloud-native solution for the improvement of broadband deployment flexibility.
  • Harmonic intends to offer modern and advanced virtualized CMTS, helping the customers to power the ultra-connected future of broadband, including high-split and symmetric 10G. Service providers with rich expertise in these segments would find a better opportunity to serve Harmonic.

Key Funding Alert

Singtel invests USD 100 Mn to boost Innov8 
: The additional investment in Singtel Innov8 will cultivate businesses with technology matched with the telco’s own priorities. The funds will also diversify their investments across regional and global markets. Read More>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – SPARK Microsystems
Total Funding – USD 23 Mn
About: SPARK Microsystems is a fabless semiconductor company that is leading the way towards ultra-low power wireless communications for the IoT revolution. With its patented technologies, SPARK Microsystems will bring a high-performance wireless transceiver that allows for orders of magnitude improved power consumption and latency while providing higher data rates than competing technologies. Read More>>

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TalkTalk Telecom Group Plc Account Intelligence Report
TalkTalk Telecom Group focuses on Future Fibre 900 bandwidth products to provide great fiber connectivity and entertainment to enhance the customer experience. Read More>>
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. Account Intelligence Report
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is keen on providing a technologically advanced communications system that will help connect first responders across the state with reliable, modern communications tools needed to stay mission-ready. Read More>>
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