This week in Telecom: Cisco strengthens its strategy towards being the ‘internet of the future’

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Companies seek collaboration with tech service providers to make revolutionary technology accessible

  • Rohde & Schwarz partnered with Field force to offer comprehensive capabilities to test new 5G network deployments.
  • Telia Company AB has partnered with Ericsson, Nokia, to rollout 5G in different parts of the world.
  • Orange partnered with the CEA-Leti project on wireless 6G environments.
  • Ericsson collaborated with VMware, Slovak Telekom, and Proximus to provide Network Virtualization and 5G Radio Access Network.
  • Crown Castle partnered with Verizon and Dish Network to support Verizon’s 5G Ultra-Wideband.  

Telecom majors leverage AI, IoT, and Cloud to develop AI virtual assistants, Next-Gen Meeting, and Real-time Media Monitoring solutions    

  • DASAN Zhone Solutions collaborated with Nimbus Networks to offer a cutting-edge hyper-connected experience to over 20 high-end hotels.   
  • Telia Company AB focuses on improving lighting setup and boosting customer service experience by teaming up with Google Cloud to enhance its digital interaction through the Telia ACE platform.   
  • Syniverse Teledata System collaborated with RealNetworks to block spam and phishing text messages through the Kontxt-based machine learning analytics.   
  • Intrado Corporation launched Mosaic, an AI-Powered customer service platform, to automate complete customer service interactions and podcast monitoring and reporting through its notified platform to develop real-time media monitoring solutions.   
  • Palo Alto Networks leverages the acquisition and partnerships with companies like Zingbox, The Crypsis Group, and PwC to accelerate the use of its Prisma Access security offering to protect customers from future cyberattacks.    

Next-gen IoT sat services offer high bandwidth data packets with low-cost terminals

  • ORBCOMM partnered with Inmarsat to provide next-generation IoT satellite services, telematics devices, and end-to-end solutions that offer a combination of high bandwidth data packets with low-cost terminals.
  • Syniverse Teledata System intends to enhance connectivity solutions globally through its partnerships, such as Sensational Systems, to deliver IoT connectivity solutions and TravelSIM to optimize mobile users’ global connectivity.  

Palo Alto Networks reduces traffic blind spots with on-premises security 

  • Spirent enhances its CloudSure solution to provide insights into Network Functions Virtualization & Cloud Infrastructure performance and delivers a unified multi-cloud network with an integrated network service for its customers.   
  • Palo Alto Networks expanded its partnership with OPSWAT to provide a platform for both on-premises and cloud-delivered access security and reducing network traffic blind spots. 

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Key Funding Alert

Twilio to invest up to USD 750 million in telecom company Syniverse
Syniverse provides roaming, messaging and other telecommunications services for mobile operators and other businesses. 
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Startup Spotlight

Company – Cloud9 Technologies  
HQ Location –   Greater New York, US 
Total Funding – USD 61.5 Mn
About: Cloud 9 Technologies is a cloud communications service provider providing high performance voice, messaging and collaboration services designed for the unique needs of distributed work groups and teams. Read More>>

Key Insights and Signals in Telecommunication

Mergers and Acquisitions
Frequentis agrees to acquire parts of L3Harris’ ATM segment 
Frequentis will provide voice communication products for use in L3Harris’ large-scale solutions and services business as an L3Harris technology partner. Read More>>
Cisco completes acquisition of Acacia Communications, Inc. 
The Acacia acquisition reinforces Cisco`s commitment to optics as a building block that will enhance Cisco`s ‘Internet of the future’ Strategy. Read More>>
Boingo Wireless to be acquired by Digital Colony 
The deal will deliver significant and immediate value to Boingo’s stockholders and concludes a robust strategic review process undertaken by Boingo over the past year. Read More>>
Keysight Technologies acquires Sanjole to deliver a comprehensive 5G solutions portfolio  
Together, Keysight and Sanjole will provide communications standards-validated interoperability testing, enable fast debugging and accelerate customers’ time to deployment. Read More>>
Twilio makes a USD 750 million strategic investment in Syniverse 
The collaboration between the companies could be the first step on the road toward a public listing for Syniverse, which may be interested in being acquired by a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). Read More>>
Globe Telecom partners with Nokia, is ready to go “full steam ahead” with 5G 
The network will make use of high-capacity AirScale massive MIMO adaptive antennas, and Nokia’s 5G AirScale portfolio will be used to build out the Radio Access Network (RAN), including base stations and other radio access products. Read More>>
StarHub and Software AG partner for new 5G IoT platform service 
Through this partnership, StarHub will offer 5G IoT platform service, a one-stop solution that provides IoT connectivity including StarHub’s 5G, device management, professional services to integrate existing or new systems, and managed services to run the entire IoT environment for any organization. Read More>>
United Arab Emirates’ du selects Ericsson 5G RAN
Once deployed, Ericsson’s AI-powered 5G network optimization services will deliver versatility, improve capacity, increase cost efficiency and future-proof technology developments, according to the vendor. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Inmarsat appoints former Nokia head as new CEO 
Rajeev Suri oversaw Nokia’s acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in 2016 and led the company into a top position in terms of telecom infrastructure. Read More>>
Bharti-backed OneWeb appoints former Airtel exec Srikanth Balakrishnan as CFO 
Balakrishnan has plans to create a telecoms network in space and he believes it will help realize OneWeb’s vision of ‘internet access everywhere, for everyone. Read More>>
Palo Alto Networks appoints Dr. Helene D. Gayle to its board of directors 
Dr. Gayle brings to the board extensive experience leading organizations as well as risk oversight and governance expertise, having served as a director of private and public companies. Read More>>
Telecom Italia proposes CEO Gubitosi for another term 
Telecom Italia’s board is also proposing appointing as director Giovanni Gorno Tempini, chairman of state lender CDP, TIM second-largest investor. Read More>>

Center Setup and Expansion
NTT launches two 36MW data centers 
The new 47-acre campus Hillsboro campus plans to grow to 126MW, with more than one million square feet of data center space (93,000 sq m). Read More>>
Huawei launches Singapore lab for mobile developers 
The DigiX Lab will provide mobile developers access to various resources, including Huawei Mobile Services’ core kits and artificial intelligence technologies. Read More>>
Reliance Jio planning to build a data centre in India 
Reliance Jio is planning to build a USD 950 million data centre in Uttar Pradesh. The new centre may be powered by Reliance Jio’s own renewable energy plant. Read More>>
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