Ooredoo and Huawei to jointly develop fiber-optic sensing smart solutions for FIBER+

Key Signals in Telecommunications

Eutelsat wins a new contract from StarGroup for DTH
The company has selected Eutelsat to provide additional Ku-band transponders on the EUTELSAT 117 West B satellite for its Direct-to-Home pay-TV service, StarTV. Read More>>
Ooredoo and Huawei ink deal to jointly develop fiber-optic sensing smart solution
The agreement aims to upgrade Ooredoo’s FIBER+ high-speed Internet experience and develop a fiber-optic sensing smart solution. Read More>>
Etisalat by e& Egypt and Mastercard partner to redefine digital experience
By leveraging Mastercard’s technology and digital assets, Etisalat by e& Egypt aims to create innovative open payment solutions and enable seamless digital transactions. Read More>>
Ericsson, Virgin Media O2 extend partnership to boost UK’s 5G connectivity
The partnership aims to deploy the latest solutions from Ericsson Radio System portfolio in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Read More>>
Telefonica and Qwilt partner to provide content delivery service
This partnership allows Qwilt to expand its coverage and delivery capacity in Spain by leveraging Telefónica’s Content Distribution Network. Read More>>
Merger and Acquisition
T-Mobile acquires Ka’ena Corporation’s Brands
T-Mobile will acquire Ka’ena and its subsidiaries, including Mint Mobile, Ultra Mobile, and Plum. The acquisition will be worth up to USD 1.35 Bn in cash and stock payment. Read More>>
Lay Off
Telecom Italia in talks with unions on fresh job cuts in Italy
The company is planning to cut its workforce in Italy by up to 2,000 jobs through a voluntary early retirement scheme as part of its efforts to streamline domestic operations. Read More>>
Centre Setup and Expansion
T-mobile opens the latest Wisconsin store in Kaukauna
T-Mobile is expanding its retail presence in Wisconsin and providing customers in the area with convenient access to its services and products. Read More>>
Executive Movements
Telkom appoints Geoffrey Qhena as the new chairperson
Geoffrey Qhena is a non-executive director and chairperson of Exxaro Resources and Investec Bank, respectively. He takes over from Sello Moloko, who stepped down in November 2022. Read More>>
Axiata names Vivek Sood as CEO
Vivek Sood is the company’s new Group CEO and MD. Before joining Axiata, Sood was the Executive VP and Group CMO of Telenor Group Inc. Read More>>
Safaricom names Fawzia Ali as Chief Consumer Business Officer
In her new role, Fawzia will have a critical role in shaping Safaricom’s consumer-focused strategy and driving growth in the company’s core business. Read More>>
Financial and Market Report
Airspan Networks Holdings Inc. reports 2022 results
The company reported a sequential revenue growth of 1% to USD 41.7 Mn but a YoY decrease of 17%. The company’s operating expenses were USD 27 Mn, down from USD 33.1 Mn in the previous quarter. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Virtual Meeting and Training
  • Communication service providers can add services by producing metaverse assets and selling them as a service. 
  • One use case could be a Virtual conference room for enterprises with a VR/AR experience. This metaverse experience is perfect for remote meetings, multi-location training programs, and other events. 
  • CSPs are well placed to deliver such services, leveraging their edge computing resources and end-to-end QoS between various endpoints.
Customer Experience
  • Communication service providers can create a metaverse customer experience office to communicate with customers and give virtual product or service demos or technical support. 
  • This enhances the customer experience from a simple chat or audio call to a personal interaction without visiting an office or retail outlet.
5G Satellite Access Connectivity
  • With next-gen satellites, it’s now possible to integrate networks to manage connectivity to cars, airplanes, vessels, and other IoT device 
  • The capability of taking 5G in remote and rural areas is turning into a growth factor driving it forward. 
Business Models & Revenue Steam
  • With 5G, telecom companies can rewrite “business as usual” and create revenue streams by serving 5G-reliant service providers and end users. 
  • Telecommunications companies may collaborate with multiple industries by enabling smart devices and links across apps and systems.


Startup Spotlight

Company – Andrena
Total Funding – USD 17.6 Mn
About: Andrena is a developer of an internet distribution platform designed to offer high-speed internet at reduced costs. The company works directly with internet providers and leverages existing fiber networks to deploy antennas to blanket a geography with internet access. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Frontier Communications Parent, Inc. Account Intelligence Report
Frontier Communications’ strategy focuses on four levers of value creation: fiber deployment, fiber broadband penetration, operational efficiency, and improving the customer experience. Read More>>
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